Stupid Is As Stupid Does

Our Constitutional Revolution starts at your next local election and culminates, this year, on November 8, 2022. We can overwhelm them at the polls, even if they try to cheat again


Stupid Is As Stupid Does


By Steve Rossiter


“Stupid is as stupid does.”  These words were uttered and made famous by that great American philosopher Forrest Gump, in the movie by the same name. Until recently, I viewed these words as a cute slogan with a limited application in the real world.  Not anymore! A few days ago, I received a short video that discussed German theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s (1908 – 1945) Theory of Stupid.  As a student of history, I keep finding that there isn’t much need for new intellectual input about human behavior.  Everything about human nature has been known since biblical times by wiser men than anyone today.


In a previous article I discussed the phenomena of mass psychosis and how this has impacted American culture and values in our times.  Coupled with the information that Bonhoeffer presented, we have a complete picture of our problems with human nature in 2022 America, Canada, and much of the world.


Bonhoeffer writes: “Upon closer observation, it becomes apparent that every strong upsurge of power in the public sphere, be it of a political or a religious nature, infects a large part of humankind with stupidity. The power of the one needs the stupidity of the other. The process at work here is not that particular human capacities, for instance, the intellect, suddenly atrophy or fail. Instead, it seems that under the overwhelming impact of rising power, humans are deprived of their inner independence and, more or less consciously, give up establishing an autonomous position toward the emerging circumstances. The fact that the stupid person is often stubborn must not blind us to the fact that he is not independent.


In conversation with him, one virtually feels that one is dealing not at all with him as a person, but with slogans, catchwords, and the like that have taken possession of him.


He is under a spell, blinded, misused, and abused in his very being. Having thus become a mindless tool, the stupid person will also be capable of any evil and at the same time incapable of seeing that it is evil.


This is where the danger of diabolical misuse lurks, for it is this that can once and for all destroy human beings.”


He continues: “It seems obvious that stupidity is less a psychological than a sociological problem. It is a particular form of the impact of historical circumstances on human beings, a psychological concomitant of certain external conditions.”


Against stupidity we have no defense


Bonhoeffer goes on: “Against stupidity we have no defense. Neither protests nor force can touch it. Reasoning is of no use. Facts that contradict personal prejudices can simply be disbelieved — indeed, the fool can counter by criticizing them, and if they are undeniable, they can just be pushed aside as trivial exceptions. So the fool, as distinct from the scoundrel, is completely self-satisfied. In fact, they can easily become dangerous, as it does not take much to make them aggressive. For that reason, greater caution is called for than with a malicious one. Never again will we try to persuade the stupid person with reasons, for it is senseless and dangerous.”


He further writes: “The word of the Bible that the ‘fear of God is the beginning of wisdom’ declares that the internal liberation of human beings to live the responsible life before God is the only genuine way to overcome stupidity. But these thoughts about stupidity also offer consolation in that they utterly forbid us to consider the majority of people to be stupid in every circumstance. It really will depend on whether those in power expect more from peoples’ stupidity than from their inner independence and wisdom.”


He finally concludes: “We must abandon all attempts to convince the stupid person.”


Please understand, we may all have a bit of “stupid” in each of us about something. Be that as it may, Bonhoeffer has isolated a failing strategy patriotic Americans have tried to use for decades, trying to reason with the Marxist Democrats.  We now know that they simply will never listen to reason. It also allows me to understand my experience trying to have a discussion with these people and all I get is being labeled by the latest term in the Marxist Democrat arsenal of hate speech, followed by the current platitudes of the month.


“If you can’t convince them, confuse them.” ~ Harry S. Truman


Rid America of the criminal cabal of Marxist Democrats


It is time for patriotic, Constitution-loving, Americans to focus on what we can do, rather than wasting time trying to change the hearts and minds of Marxist Democrats.  With our actions to date, it appears we have already established a state of confusion for the Biden administration, the Marxist Democrat cabal, and their minions in the media.  We simply need to keep the pressure on as more and more truth is revealed in regard to their complicity in the wrong doings against President Trump and America.


What is left is the thing we have the most influence on and must do; defeat them at every possible turn.  Rid America of the criminal cabal of Marxist Democrats and their minions in every elected office in America.  Defeat is the only message the Marxist cabal will understand.


When the majority of Americans step up and squash them like a bug in the voting booth, it will demonstrate to them and all patriotic Americans that the Marxist Democrats were, at best, a small loud minority, not a majority.


It is time for America’s silent majority to once again come forth and loudly proclaim the traditional American values we have allowed to slip away.  It is time for Americans to step up and stop allowing 5% of the population dictating how the other 95% should live and behave.  If the 5% choose to be offended, whose problem is it?  This current foolishness has to stop!


Our Constitutional Revolution starts at your next local election and culminates, this year, on November 8, 2022.  We can overwhelm them at the polls, even if they try to cheat again.


Steve Rossiter — Bio and Archives


After a 55 year career as a professional pilot in the military, in law enforcement, in the private sector, and in federal civil service, I am now retired.


In many of these positions I repeatedly took an oath to defend the United States Constitution against all enemies foreign and domestic.