The Uncommoness of Common Sense

In our everyday lives we sometimes run into stupid people.  Some stupid people are helpful, at least, in that in their stupidity they manage to remove themselves from the gene pool a la the Darwin Awards (though oftentimes not before breeding, unfortunately).  Some stupid people, however, don’t quite manage to erase themselves from the human population, but the depths of their intellectual deficiency is such that we are sorely tempted to do this for them.  Morons like this guy in Minnesota, who gave a con artist nearly $70k for…wait for it…a magic potion which would change plain paper into money.  Ok, let’s just temporarily ignore the fact that such a feat is impossible and even momentarily entertaining the idea is FUCKING RETARDED

.  Let’s just ask some common sense questions, like “Wow Mr. Swindler, if you have this magical potion that enables you to produce all the money you want, why would you even bother charging me $70,000?  Surely you can make this much money yourself.”  Oh, but it gets better:  the “magical” potion turned out to be nothing more than plain water!

I am against exploitation, especially of vulnerable members of society such as the elderly or feeble-minded.  For this case, however, I am willing to make an exception; not only did this guy deserve to be exploited, but he should also either be locked in prison for life or castrated, so that he can never produce children and run the risk of passing on those idiot genes to posterity.  Consider it chlorine for the gene pool.

3 thoughts on “The Uncommoness of Common Sense

  1. “Wow Mr. Swindler, if you have this magical potion that enables you to produce all the money you want, why would you even bother charging me $70,000?  Surely you can make this much money yourself.

  2. This reminds me of the people selling little bottles of magical fluid, a few drops of which turn water into gasoline…

    I am against exploitation, especially of vulnerable members of society such as the elderly or feeble-minded.

    Agreed, Iolite.  And I agree that it sounds like the guy who bought into the paper-to-money scheme doesn’t deserve much sympathy.  The difficulty is, where do you draw the line?  My brother calls the lottery “stupidity tax”, but should the stupid be taxed?

    For example: the televangalists who get rich from the credulous poor are the scum of the earth in my book.  But what can be done against bilking the poor?  I can’t imagine any sort of legal recourse.  I guess education is the only possibility.

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