A 2006 science fiction comedy film called Idiocracy depicted life 500 years from now when over the coarse of five centuries, the most intelligent humans fail to have children, while the least intelligent reproduce prolifically; and thus through the process of natural selection, generations of people collectively became increasingly dumber and more virile with each passing century. Hence after 500 years we have a "dystopian society where anti-intellectualism and commercialism run rampant, and which is devoid of intellectual curiosity, social responsibility, and coherent notions of justice and human rights."
The bird box challenge happened in Utah. Maybe that tells us something.
I have often said that you just can't fix stupid, and Mo Brooks is the latest example of that.
On Jan. 6, the Alabama Republican incited Trump followers to sack the Capitol. “Today is the day American patriots start taking down names and kicking ass!” he told the crowd at a pre-riot rally. “Now, our ancestors sacrificed their blood, their sweat, their tears, their fortunes, and sometimes their lives…. So I have a question for you: Are you willing to do the same? My answer is yes. Louder! Are you willing to do what it takes to fight for America? Louder!”
But when it came time to be held to account for inciting the deadly insurrection, Brooks chose flight, not fight.
Brooks tweeted the photo, of his computer screen, in such haste that he evidently didn’t notice it included what appeared to be a PIN and his Gmail password taped to his monitor. Apparently, taking a screenshot exceeded Brooks’s technical capabilities.
Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) helpfully tweeted advice to his colleague: “Never tape PW to computer.”
Could it be any more embarrassing for Congressman Luddite? Well, consider that he is a member of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Cyber, Innovative Technologies and Information Systems.
Brooks is hoping Alabama voters will reward his stupidity by promoting him to the Senate next year. There is precedent for the state electing the dimwitted. Last year, Alabamians chose as their other senator former Auburn football coach Tommy Tuberville, a Republican who shortly after his election listed for an interviewer “all three branches of government…. You know, the House, the Senate and the executive.”
If you think that Brooks can't get elected to the Senate, consider the fact that he has consistently gotten at least 60% of the vote in the elections he has run in - and he actually ran for the Senate once before (in 2017). He is a member of the House Freedom Caucus, and his policy positions confirm the fact that he is nuts.