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Stupidity never seems to go out of style. Our daily lives are inundated with such stupidity that fighting against it often is like trying to hold back a mighty ocean of inanity. But such has always been the lot of that societal minority whose IQ falls into the triple digits. Promethean Times has always argued the responsibility the non-stupid segment of the population bears toward the great legions who are. Sometimes the greatest kindness can be illustrating more fully the depths of an individual’s thickheadedness.
Some intelligent people have no compunctions about snatching the veil of ignorance from unseeing eyes. Although their manner can be abrasive at times, these brave souls risk the opprobrium of yahoos to make the world a better place. These days such revelations are likely to earn at worst a beating, but once upon a time that kind of talk could get you burned at the stake.
Others, more timid or introspective, have difficulty in apprising morons of their staggering and cretinous idiocy. It is for these non-confrontational people that we offer an elegant solution to this problem. By employing the Promethean Times Method, not only is it possible bring the shithead to a painful–but ultimately healing–self-awareness, but also to accomplish it by allowing the halfwit to arrive at the deduction by himself.
Executing the Method:
When the stupidity of a speaker becomes nauseatingly uncomfortable for all parties present, the intelligent person should say something to the effect, “I was with you until you got to that part about you not really knowing what you were talking about, and how you feel you’re a just a bit of an idiot.”
The reaction will no doubt fall along these lines: “What? That wasn’t what I said!”
Tell ’em, “Well, not in so many words.”
Try it. You’ll be making the world a better place.