Ive "tuned out" lately, in case you haven't noticed.
I mean, I've REALLY tuned out, of the world around me, for a variety or reasons.
Burn out, frustration at the level of incompetency and idiocy and duplicity in the world..............maybe a combination of the three and a lot more.
For whatever reason, I dont read papers, watch news, listen to news, go to my usual news filled websites (that I have determined to be the BEST).
So today is 9-11. The aniversary of the day..............well, you know.
I overheard someone tell someone else today "I didnt realize it was 9-11..."
That part, I didnt forget. No one can tune out that much.
After a usually blissful day at work, I went out for some pizza with the gang.
And by gang, I mean a carload of kids.
While waiting for our order to be filled, I was treated via the pizza joint radio to a local talk radio buffoon that I tuned out long before I tuned out.
His name is steve corbett, and he is as clueless, and as embarrassing as they come.
Embarassing to the area, to thinking individuals everywhere, and to his employers.
But wait, theres more.
His callers, are a notch or 12 below him, and today, they were inspired to show how much they didnt know, and on the air, to boot.
So I'm standing in a typical pizza joint, waiting like all the other good folk for the pizza to be cooked. We're all forced to listen to the pizza joint radio and one after another after another local "got-it-all-figgred-outters" call in like they're going to get compensated for being the most inane caller of the day.
They all win.
There are the usual Rosie ODonnel types, you know, the "truthers" who believe the CIA did it all.
There are the "educated" types, who after reading "the entire 9-11 commission report, have ALL the answers...."
And there are the reformed new religious types, who believe that peace and harmony will conquor all"..............
I actually laughed out loud at two particullary idiotic comments while waiting, and got less than approved reactions from the other waiters in line, I might add.
One fool, actually said on air, that he "couldnt believe that any human being could actually believe that another human being would WILLFULLY fly a jet into a building, and kill other human beings....." and he said it like he was enlightened.
I suppose its easier to believe that EVIL U.S. government employees could plant explosives and blow up said buildings, easier than Radical Muslims could fly a jet into it, I dunno. It was nothing short of painful to hear it all, that much I do know. I couldnt help saying outloud "ever heard of KAMIKAZIES, you goddammed fool?"
My seemingly witty response was left hanging there in the pizza smell filled air.
Why do I write this now?
I dont know. Maybe because its something that has to be written today. On an anniversery of our stupidity, and our resistance to be anything but.
We're a hundred times as stupid as we were on 9-10-01. We havent even come to an agreement on what kind of building to rebuild there, some 8 years later.
We believe that by making nice policies with people who would do such a thing, that we could get them to realize that flying 767's into office buildings, is an unreasonable option.
THAT, is where we are today.
And worse, that is who is leading our nation, today.
And everybody wonders why I tuned out.
Everybody wonders whats wrong with Ted.
Like I said a billion times in my life,
"It aint me, Lord, it aint me.
Its the rest of the pack of idiots you stuck me here with."
Like the local talk radio buffoons.
Like the buffoons heading our country these days. Like the buffoons who are considered experts in the world of news, and world events.
I wouldnt allow any of them to watch my kids, let alone by back.
I've "tuned out" because quite honestly I believe its all over save for the next big white flash.
I've tuned out,because after two wars and more info than any reasonable individual would ever need to be truly informed, we are still, and MORESO dumber than a box of rocks, as a nation.
Don't believe me? Listen to Corbett.
Go talk to an ex-favorite relative who believes that "getting healthcare for everyone who needs it is worth whatever sacrifices we need to make as a whole."
Cant fix stupid, like you cant fix being short.
Whats MY solution, you say?
Yeah thats it.
Anyone who knows me knows what Ive been saying for the past 5 or more years.
Nobody listened, and they're still not.
My solution is to stick the I Pod things in your ears, and tune out.
Difference is, when the big white flash DOES occur, I know what to do.
You could just come to my house, I suppose, and start listening then.
Better late than never.