How odd that this blog, now that I'm in Japan, has the address .jp after it. How stupid, too.
In fact, I'm rapidly losing patience with humanity in general. I just have a couple of simple questions, which I'm sure you'll be only too happy to think about.
Number one, is as usual, always Number One: Why are people, as a rule, in general, individually or en masse, as small groups, as countries, as tribes, as families, as PEOPLE, so fucking stupid?
One continually, CONTINUALLY is bombarded about how remarkable the human brain is. Yes, indeed, it's true. In general, the human brain is a truly monumental creation of Creation, possibly the most supremely well-made, most complicated and truly miraculous object that has ever existed in what we like to call the universe, though what that might be might well be something completely different than what we like to call it.
But in so, so, so, so, many ways, the human brain is the ultimate expression, as far as anyone knows, of the power of randomness to come together in such a remarkable and unique way as to be so astonishingly complex that even itself cannot comprehend how complex ITSELF is.
Therefore, I ask, plaintively, why are SO MANY PEOPLE, who are endowed with this incredible, awesome thing the creation of which dwarfs even the complexity of the entire universe as we understand it, SO FUCKING STUPID?
I'm so sorry, but in my 54 years of existence on planet earth, it has come to my attention that approximately 99.999999999 % of human beings are SO STUPID, so slow, so DUMB, so . . . the superlatives overwhelm me! I can't keep up! with how stupid we are as a species, individually or otherwise.
It is just as astonishing to me that we have even been able to get to this point of existence, if one counts the sheer uncountable deeds of stupidity that have generally marked the path of human progress to this point.
The chances AGAINST our getting this far are so numerous as to be be uncountable just by themselves.
So I'm just going to have to attribute it to just PLAIN DUMB LUCK. As my good friend Ironman points out, Schopenhauer called life "an unprofitable episode disturbing the blessed calm of nonexistence."
I for one am astonished to be here, in this sea of stupidity that I see surrounds me everywhere. I just got just plain FUCKING DUMB LUCKY, or just fucking plain DUMB UNLUCKY -- both are acceptable to me.
Here's a sample question as to the stupidity of people: Why has Apple turned around and become what Microsoft used to be? Here I am, trying to process a simple movie that I took with my camera not two hours ago, on my supposedly advanced laptop with the latest Apple OS, and what have they done? Taken the easiest-to-use piece of movie-editing software, iMovie, which five years ago was so simple and effective a gibbon could put in a "fade-in/fade-out" effect onto a simple movie so that it faded in at the beginning and faded out at the end SO DIFFICULT now that you need a degree in advanced filmmaking to perform.
How can Apple be SO FUCKING STUPID? It's because it's now become a consortium of the WORST MINDS that could all be assembled in one spot, so puffed-up with their own grandiosity that they just can no longer see past their eyebrows.
And so it goes. From the lowliest of the low to the finest minds that have ever existed, stupidity is one of the MOST CONSISTENT FACETS of humanity ever to be relied upon.
Take it from me -- that is NO JOKE.