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Tuesday, April 20

I Am An Elite Intellectual

60 Minutes asked Woodward about Dubya's "intellect" and this was the reply: "“He’s not an intellectual. He is not what I guess would be called a deep thinker,” says Woodward. “He chastised me at one point because I said people were concerned about the failure to find weapons of mass destruction. And he said, ‘Well you travel in elite circles.’ I think he feels there is an intellectual world and he's indicated he's not a part of it … the fancy pants intellectual world. What he calls the elite.”"

Ah f*ck it. I am an elitist. I am not a common person. Half the country is common and feels really good having a regular common person in charge of the most powerful country in the world. It doesn't matter that the POTUS attended Harvard and Yale because he got there because of his dad and not because of his brains. If I had attended either of those schools I would have had to have performed and I'm sure I would have.

I don't believe in political correctness. Some people are smarter than others and some people excel in some areas more than others. I believe it's wrong to hold back our most brilliant and talented people in order to build up those who don't have the same abilities just to make them feel good. That's bullshit. That's why the country is in the mess we are in now. We have insecure bullies running the country.

The leader of the most powerful country in the world with the most nukes is a common man who doesn't think too deeply, goes to bed early, doesn't read, relies on god to tell him what to do and lies to go to war. I am nothing like him. I don't relate to him at all. All those Republican senators and congressmen who stand up for Bush must be pretty dumb too. I look down my nose at those who stand up for Bush.

I'm an intellectual fancy pants elitist. I read, I think, I philosophize. I have many degrees including years studying metaphysics. I'm an accomplished artist. I read and write music. I studied dance and have theater background. I am a classically trained musician on guitar and also play piano. I write poetry. I read the news constantly. I read news from the left and from the right. I contrast and compare and connect the dots. I never take things at face value. I know all about god and the history of god. I even got a masters degree in god. Yeah, I see a shrink because I give a shit and I wrestle with matters of purpose and existence. I believe in peace, justice and freedom. If it means I'm the opposite of George W. Bush to be an elitist, then by all means shout it from the rooftops!

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