THE LIBERTARIAN ENTERPRISE
Number 792, October 12, 2014
Stupid Is As Stupid Does
Attribute to L. Neil Smith's The Libertarian Enterprise
Why is Gwyneth Paltrow so stupid?
I can't put it more simply or politely. She looks smart enough, and is very attractive, to me, at least. But to judge from remarks she made the other day, the woman can't think her way out of a wet paper bag. I know many people think I put too much emphasis on looks, but it's a cold, dark, hostile universe out there. Here and there along our winding path, there are a few bright lights. Beautiful women who are willing to share their beauty with all of us cannot be thanked enough.
But she's dumb. And that's a terrible pity. It spoils the entire package, Her mother, Blythe Danner, is a favorite of mine, as well. She played Martha Jefferson in the splendid movie version of 1776. She should have taught her daughter better. A whole hell of lot better.
It seems she (Gwyneth, not Blythe) threw a $15,000-a-plate gala raising money for the "people's party" and Barack Ebola, at which she gushed about how handsome he is, and how everybody ought to get behind him and lay off criticizing him, and he should be made dictator for life or some such nonsense. She appears to have not the faintest glimmering that the man is a criminal, mass-murdering, illegal alien fraud.
Was she born that stupid, or did she have to study?
This begs the question, of course, why is everyone out there in Hollywoodland so stupid? There are exceptions. Sarah Michelle Geller—Buffy—is a conservative Republican. Kurt "Snake Plisken" Russell is a libertarian. There are also Clint Eastwood, Tom Selleck, and Marg Hellgenberger from CSI. But by far, Hollywoodites are mostly "useful idiots".
Cretins like Gwyneth Paltro, politically naive, historically ignorant, and economically over-endowed, fail to understand that, when comes the Revolution—the Revolution that Barry has been striving toward his entire, useless life—they'll be the first ones to the wall.
Largely, I suppose, it's a matter of selection. These individuals are chosen because they look good and can take direction acceptably. They are not chosen for their intelligence. Often, they don't have any. Then, too, acting is a discipline in which emotions—feelings—are supreme; rational concept-formation would only interfere with that
A great deal of this applies to politicians, too, in this Age of Television, and to TV hairsprayheads—newsfloozies and gentlemen of the evening—as well. This is one of the qualities that make Fox News stand out. Those people, resented so bitterly by the left, are surprisingly bright and well-educated. That doesn't mean they can't be wrong.
What can be done about morons and moronettes like Gwyneth Paltrow? Not much, I'm afraid, in this Land of Free Speech, a value that I'd willingly die to defend. We're pretty much stuck with her and her ilk. About the only thing is not to support her. Don't go to her movies. If she has the brains of a snail, she'll get it—by the time she turns 90.
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