Posted BY: Christopher Chantrill
Back when I was a young-un growing up in Limeyland in the 1950s, there was a Thing called “a blithering idiot.” You readers, having been socialized to “lived experience” America, may shy away from the such direct talk, such violation of the eternal culture of “safe spaces,” especially if you have internalized the CIO Council culture at Stanford.
But, in our present pass in the good old USA, nearly two years since the start of what experts agree is the Biden “bomb cyclone” administration, I think that the only way to make sense of today’s America is to say that we are governed by “blithering idiots.”
When we say “blithering idiots” we are saying that the problem is not so much the malevolence our rulers demonstrate as just ordinary human stupidity, of the type immortalized by the Keystone Kops.
Are our rulers blithering idiots? The short answer is yes they are among other things.