By guest blogger Sadako Red [see disclaimer]
[June 17, 2018] Attention! Now, here this! I am issuing a challenge to any politician from any big city that wants to debate me in a mano-a-mano contest of wit and logic on any subject of their choosing … or even greased-pig wrestling in the mud if they so desire. My end-goal? To make fun of their stupidity and do it publically, relentlessly, and with half my brain tied behind my back; which I’ll do without a shred of remorse. In fact, I’ll simply say that destroying (metaphorically, of course) any pompous-ass politician is the deepest, most fulfilling form of entertainment I can contemplate. Pass the popcorn … it’s going to be more than soaring entertainment for you good citizens but it will be a valuable lesson on why you should never elect an idiot for city-level government.
The ancient Greek philosopher Antisthenes once wrote that “the most useful piece of learning for the uses of life is to unlearn what is untrue.” He wrote in Greek and although it loses a bit in translation, he tells us that it is human nature to resist change, even when it is clearly the right thing to do and a difficult task. Yep, that is the basis of my way to destroy politicians everywhere when arguing with them. Now, we all know that arguing with a politician is like mud wrestling with a pig; everybody gets dirty and the pig likes it. But what this metaphor fails to convey is that I’m really good at getting dirty too, really good a liking it, and really really good at overwhelming domination of the pig, oops, I mean the politician. I can do it because politicians most often fail to unlearn what doesn’t work for them and since most are wannabe socialist, my side of the debate is easy.
The readers of General Satterfield’s leadership blog know that I’m no politically-correct braggart or highbrow; I follow through on everything I say. That is more than a promise, it’s the way I’ve done business for these many decades and came out ahead. I also like to call crap for what it is; it stinks and yet it gets used by politicians like it’s made of gold … but it’s still crap. That’s the second part of the way I debate; I use crap better than politicians do every day. I beat them at their own game, I know what rules they follow and what intellectual fashions they follow, and I do it better than they could ever imagine. Think of this debate this way; I’ll crush them like the bugs they are. This means the subject or subjects of the debate are not that important to me. I would like for the politician to make the choice of what is important to them (rarely anything pro-American) and which they have some semblance of knowledge.
Readers, please get the word out. I’ll debate right here on the comment pages of this blog; which makes the most sense. Or … I’ll debate on the floor of the politician’s home turf (wherever that is located). The only caveat is that the debate is public; otherwise, what’s the point in intellectually wiping the floor with them and making them run away crying like the babies they are. Remember the most famous quote from Forrest Gump in which he said that “stupid is as stupid does.” The stupidity of politicians is not just a surface thing, it’s all about their deeds.
Sadako Red’s Previous Posts:
- Why Cities like Washington D.C. are Prone to Fail
- Stupid is as Stupid Does … City of Baltimore
- Thoughts from Sadako Red as a Young Man
- Race, Leadership, and Moral Failure
- City of Baltimore: When Leaders Fail
- City of Baltimore: Stuck on Stupid II
- Weak Leaders, Politicians, and Racism â€¦
- City of Baltimore and Race: Stuck on Stupid
- Lead by Example and Show Some Dignity!
- Fear: Racist, Sexist, Homophobe Accusations
- The U.S. Army, Race Relations, and Manhood
- Race: Leadership and the Lack of Leadership
- A Failed Management Culture in the VA
- Race Trumps and Leadership Fails
- Race, Character, and the Government