Yes, Some People Really Are Stupid
For years and years I could never think it, much less say it, if, if, a glimmer of it crept in my mind I would quickly chase it away. No, I could not say it, just could not think it. How could I, me, the person who don’t know much of anything. Who when I do know something and know I know something am not listened to because I am no one who knows anything worth listening to.
So when clues would surface I would batter them back down. I would say you are wrong, there is no way you of all people can say such a thing. How can it be true? No, it cannot be true. People are not stupid; they are just ignorant, lack exposure, hungry, distracted, in need of –a revelation, a humbling, a kind hand, a reason to understand.
Then I play at the better than. That game is always there, like a maggot in our past which will happily devour our future (kisses Horatio) the better than game will gnaw and gnaw at your core unless you work your way out of its clutches. Dare I think it, say it at the risk of feeling better than the stupid ones, or, should I keep my opinion to myself. Perhaps if I don’t label it, it will not be true, there will not be stupid people, just people who are just not yet not stupid.
Of course, it is not to be assumed that I am speaking of people who are mentally challenged as in less than an average medium of whatever is considered capable of not being stupid. No, not them. The stupid people are the other ones.