Thursday, August 20, 2015

Rise of the Idiot Philosopher™

Listening to Donald Trump's town hall last night, it dawned on me: we are in the age of the Idiot Philosopher™. Simply put: Idiot Philosophers are morons who think they know everything. Until now, they could be found in bars, fishing holes, tailgate parties, superbowl parties and thanksgiving dinners where they spurn their tales and offered solutions to things beyond their realm of expertise (i.e. nothing!), But with thrusting of Sarah Palin (Moron from Wasilla™) into the political limelight, idiot philosophers have become more popular and enboldened. Like Senator Thom Tillis who wants restaurant workers not to wash their hands after using the bathroom. Or Trump who wants to deport 11 million people. Or those lefty morons who are convinced vaccines are killing us. Or the guy who has zero economics degree but is convinced an increase in minimum wage will kill small business jobs (despite all the economists who say this isn't the case).

Of course, part of this can be blamed on the emergence of social media and the 24/7 "news" media. Used to be we were spared from the rantings of these idiot philosophers. But now a moron in Wasilla, Alaska can post something on Facebook and within hours, it becomes the subject of national discussion and local news all over the country.

So the next time a guy starts telling you how he's got all the solutions if we'll just listen to him, ask yourself: Am I in the esteemed presence of an idiot philosopher? If so, it's OK. Idiot philosophers, like most drunks, are quite funny; especially after they are liquored up (when they happen to be politicians, you are the one who needs to be liquored up to find them funny).