Today, thanks to Shatzi, we’re going to discuss a word recently introduced to the English language: ineptocracy.
Ineptocracy (in-ep-toc’-ra-cy) - a system of government where the least capable to lead:
Big Guy and Little Joe
are elected by the least capable of producing:
It’s nice someone still wants to learn Latin and Greek. Butt let me see if I’ve got this right: the “worthless” (your words, not mine) degree you chose to spend $100k on is going to land you in the unemployment line? And you thought that would be a good idea - because??
A note for future Classical Studies majors – prospects are directly correlated to your ability to produce something people are willing to pay for. Right now, pontificating in ancient Greek doesn’t appear to be in high demand. Just so you know.
and where the members of society least likely to sustain themselves or succeed are rewarded with goods and services:
Uh, I don’t know. Butt be careful, because it looks like your habits could well end up polluting those “rivers” of prosperity that you covet so:
paid for by the confiscated wealth of a diminishing number of producers.
Included among the 1% of the wealthiest in the country are these American-hating Celebrities in Simpatico. I assume they are all willing to have their wealth confiscated in order to be eaten by the other 99%:
L to R from top left, music moguls Russell Simmons and Kanye West, has-been actors Roseanne Barr, Tim Robbins and Susan Sarandon (I know, I mistakenly took Tim for a Lesbian-of-a-certain-age at first too)
Michael Moore was also down with the little people, Occupying Wall Street in a big way:
Although he does qualify on the IHA front, due to all of the iconic “I Hate America and Here’s Why” movies like Roger and Me, (bashing GM) Bowling for Columbine (bashing the Second Amendment) , Farenheit 911 (bashing Bush) Sicko (bashing the American health care system) Capitalism: a Love Story (bashing American Capitalism), apparently he’s not part of the 1%:
As he explains here to Piers Morgan, the reason he’s not part of the 1% is not because he’s not rich, butt because he’s dedicated his whole career to hating on America!
Later on I guess Mickey was shamed into conceding that he actually was part of the 1%. Butt he explained that he’s exempted from the vitriol and hatred that he was encouraging everyone to direct towards the rest of the 1% because - even though he was de facto part of the 1% - he was really down with the unwashed masses because he too was once unemployed. Therefore, he is a certified “I hate America” one-percenter.
I was not previously aware of that exemption, so I guess that lets the above gallery of otherwise-one-percenters off the hook too.
This is beginning to explain a lot of things I’ve been wondering about:
Oh! That reminds me: big shindig last Saturday night: National Italian American Foundation Gala. Fancy Nancy got a new hairdo to go with her new (again) face:
Lady M couldn’t make it, she was busy baking healthy cookies for the Halloween party. Big Guy was the keynote speaker, and after admitting that he doesn’t have one drop of Italian blood in him, can’t sing and can’t cook he conceded: "So all I've got to offer is a last name that ends in a vowel. "That's all I've got." Apparently that was enough.
Then, after praising the contribution of every famous Italian ever born in his speech honoring the anniversary of Italian Unification (?) Big Guy dropped this bombshell:
“Although, I must say, it might be nice to know what our politics would (be) like without the contribution of Machiavelli. That's been internalized a little too much here in Washington."
So let’s end today’s lesson with another word definition, although this one is certainly not new:
MACHIAVELLIAN (Ma·chi·a·vel·lian) - suggesting the principles of conduct laid down by Machiavelli; specifically: expediency, deceit, cunning, or bad faith
You might initially think that today’s two words are mutually exclusive. Butt you would be so wrong.