In case you had any doubt that you are surrounded by complete and utter idiots any time you leave your residence, I present you with this national survey from Consumer Reports. I was reading along this weekend from one of the few periodicals I enjoy and happened upon this survey. I was a bit surprised the article it was housed in made no mention of the utter stupidity emanating from it, but I had to include a screen shot and share:
So, when someone presents an opinion, and then says, “you’re an idiot for believing x,y,z”, I normally think they’re an idiot because a) their opinion is usually naive and misinformed and b) who the hell do they think they are pushing their agenda on everyone else and calling anyone who dissents an idiot. But in this case, this is pure common sense and there is literally no logic whatsoever to vote anything other than “More Likely” or “Neither”. I mean, let’s look into these in further detail:
I Hate My Community – 2% – While that may seem like a small number, there are literally 1 in 50 Americans who actually prefer that a company ignores their local community. You know, because that has any benefit to anyone. I could see being indifferent. But to actually AVOID purchasing from ya know, ethical, good companies that don’t tear up the roads, treat everyone like shit, pollute and then disappear?
I Like Companies That Treat Workers Like Shit – 4% – That’s a whole 1 in 25 people that actually don’t like purchasing from companies that take care of their employees. See, child labor, worker abuse and outright shitty behavior is their thing. Next time you’re in class or at your next family party, take a look around. At least 1 person in a party that size feels this way. Ask them WTF is wrong with them.
I Love When Companies Destroy the Environment – 7% – Apparently, some people are pissed off enough that the Mayan Apocalypse didn’t rapture our asses that they’re rooting for the most destructive companies they can find. They literally AVOID buying from a company that doesn’t pollute, dump, destroy. 7% is a fairly large number. That’s no sampling error. About 1 in 13 Americans is a complete dipshit.
I Prefer to Send US Dollars Overseas – 6% – I’m no protectionist, you know that. I’m all about the theory of comparative advantage. But when answering a 1 line survey question, with no other pieces of data, why the HELL would an American actually prefer to buy from a foreign company OVER an American company? This is utterly moronic. You’d actually prefer that we increase our trade deficit? Weaken our currency? Provide that many fewer dollars into our Treasury so we have to tax another American more (or just run up that much more debt) rather than seeing an American corporation pay corporate taxes on that purchase? Someone, for the life of me, please explain why 1 in 16 Americans prefer this?
Screw My State – 7% – Senators and Congressional Representatives go out of their way to pile all the pork they can into each bill. Maybe this is why America has such a low approval rating for Congress. Americans actually don’t WANT any work in their state! They want companies to put their plants somewhere else! I get it, the gravy train distributionist country we’ve turned into has made it easier and easier to live off the public teet that maybe this 7% hates the idea of having opportunities for work in their state.
My only hope for humanity is that there’s overlap in moronic comments; i.e. the same dipshit that won’t buy from an American firm also doesn’t want any manufacturing presence in their home state.
What Am I Missing Here?
Are We Truly Surrounded By Idiots?