Let's Do Something Stupid
Let's invade "Syria."
Let's invade "Iran."
Let's invade "Russia."
Let's invade "North Korea."
Let's invade "China."
Let's invade "Vietnam."
Let's attack more countries with drones.
Let's give "Israel" more money than they ever dreamed of. While we're at it, let's give them a few tankerloads of weapons.
Let's build another prison in some other country.
Let's torture the people we imprison there.
Let's keep them there forever.
Let's overthrow a democracy.
Let's plausibly deny something.
Let's categorically deny something else.
Let's speak to reporters on background, revealing selected classified information.
Let's make all information classified.
Let's shoot some descendents of slaves.
Let's shoot people who look vaguely like descendents of slaves.
Let's reserve all the jobs for "white" people.
Let's reserve all the decent housing for "white" people.
Let's shoot immigrants.
Let's shoot children, especially immigrant children.
Let's shoot women, especially when they speak or get abortions.
Let's have more radio networks who do the same thing.
Let's tell some lies ourselves, especially about important matters that concern us.
Let's elect a bunch of psychopaths to public office - national, state, and local. Let's give them a lot of money.
Let's make sure banks and corporations have complete freedom to do whatever they want.
Let's make the tax system more regressive, so that poor people bear a greater burden than they do now.
Let's find ways to make the already rich even richer.
Let's put all the reservation land up for sale.
Let's sell the national parks.
Let's clearcut all the forests.
Let's have a big oil spill.
Let's cut off all the mountaintops.
Let's build the Keystone XL pipeline. Let's make sure it leaks.
Let's have a huge oil train derailment.
Let's do fracking in every state. The more earthquakes the better.
Let's forget about climate change. Start by taking all those scientists' jobs away.
Let's legalize the importation of ivory and rhinoceros horns.
Let's kill all the sharks for their fins.
Let's kill all the whales, for no particular reason.
Let's raise the weight limit on our crumbling infrastructure.
Let's repeal the Bill of Rights. Except, of course, the Second Amendment.
Let's abolish all workers' rights.
Let's spy on everyone everywhere. Let's blackmail people with the information we get.
Let's make everyone on the planet become "Christians." Let's burn those who refuse at the stake.
Let's have more sex and violence on TV.
Let's have more violent video games.
Let's put more people in jail.
Let's make more things criminal so we can put more people in jail.
Let's abolish public schools. If kids want to learn they can pay for it.
Let's sell off all our highways and city streets to private job creators. People can pay to ride.
Let's privatize city water, sewer and garbage collection.
Let's privatize all health care.
Let's privatize police and fire departments.
Let's act like jerks out on the highways.
Let's be cruel to animals, especially the ones we plan to eat.
Let's destroy some wildlife habitat.
Let's spill some chemicals.
Let's steal from future generations.
Let's turn the entire planet into manufactured products.
Let's make sure those manufactured products are shoddy and harmful.
Let's laugh all the way to the bank.
Let's bring back Bush and Cheney to run things again.
All this stupidity is enough to make one scream and cry.
I've linked to this song before. It keeps coming back.
We've heard this song before. It's like déjà vu.
Let's do something stupid, set to music.
I saw Jimmy Buffett do this song many years ago. It was an underwhelming experience.
For a full movie on stupidity, click here.
Some might remember The Fugs. Another Fugs song. And another Fugs song.
This is the stupidity that got me started on this rant. You have to wait a few seconds for the comment to appear. It was preceded by this.
I started a hashtag: #LetsDoSomethingStupid . It was already taken. This might work: #Let'sDoSomethingStupid .
Robert Pierce, an organic farmer in Madison. He is featured in the groundbreaking (pun not exactly intended) documentary Food Patriots.
The picture is from the South Madison Farmers Market, an affiliate of a national organization, Growing Power, based in Milwaukee.
We aren't doomed to stupidity. As painful as it might be for some, we can learn a lot from people who descended from slaves. It might save our dying civilization.
Here's an update on the value and need for organic agriculture.
This update on the Senate Torture Report is worth reading.
NPR has an update about justice, or lack of same, at the Guantanamo prison camp.
Here's an update about our client state "Israel."
In another startling update, it turns out that Jesus, the inspiration for countless attempts to force people to believe this or that, may never have existed. In some places one could still get burned at the stake for saying this. This calls for another look at Life of Brian. ______________________________________________________
This song is due for a revisit. This too.
I have my own update in regard to ISIS/ISIL/The Islamic State. Here's my update about "Russia," "Ukraine," "NATO" and the "U.S."
Some might remember Bobby Darin. I'm pretty sure this was his biggest hit.
Here's Tom Paxton.