Diesel Ad Campaign: “Smart listens to the head. Stupid listens to the heart – Be stupid.”
The reason we’re mired in debt up to our ass, our kids are intellectually lagging behind China and India’s kids, and we’re more concerned about keeping up with the big booty bitches, is because hardly anybody listens to their head anymore. In fact for most people the head is on life support right now, atrophied by years of neglect. We’d all much rather talk about the douche-bags on Jersey Shore than keep an eye on what Congress is doing to fuck up the health care bill. But then again, isn’t Diesel one of those douche-bag brands anyway? Almost as bad as that Ed Hardy shit.w
And I’m going to be honest – Obama got some of you by the heart. That’s the God-honest truth, and it’s a fucking shame. Those who considered him the Messiah now realize that he can’t fix everything that is wrong with our country. His administration is in dire need of a swift collective kick to the nuts. For those of us who voted with our head, we saw it coming. We just didn’t think he’d be THIS ineffective.
Listening to Glenn Beck saying that social justice is a bad thing, is to listen to the heart and give in to its worst instincts. Check this out:
God I hate that man. I hate him because he knows just what to do to turn people into the worst they can possibly be. Hell, I don’t even have to agree with him to be a worse person just for listening to him; see the reaction he’s getting out of me?
So you have it, that values that were once universally applauded (such as social justice) and those that have been rightfully scorned ( stupidity) are now switching places. All it takes is somebody with enough gall, someone with virtually no conscience to speak of, to stand up and say something like “social justice is bad”. The obvious implication is that all you need is somebody equally vile to start speaking in favor of INjustice.
Enter Ayn Rand.
There is Ayn Rand’s way of looking at the world: cold, uncaring, and real. Ostensibly, Ayn Rand’s entire philosophy of objectivism is about thinking with the head, and not the heart. I too, believe in trying to look at things objectively (believe it or not. I think that we’re so far to the right in this country that we NEED a bit of populist socialism just to move it to the true center). Ultimately, I believe her books are nothing more than apologetics for egotism and selfishness. I don’t see how looking at the world through clear lenses equates to being a dick.
OK, so perhaps it does come down to a happy medium between smarts and stupid. I’m just saying though…let’s step the smarts game up, people.