Martin On Mars – Hello? – Day 29

Hello Martin. I hope you are enjoying your stay deep underground. Miles deep under the suffocating ground. Eventually your air is going to run out, the water is going to be gone, and you’ll die there, forgotten and useless. You should have answered God’s call. But now you’re going to die.

I’m sorry that I had to do this to you, but I couldn’t have you interfering. You see, I have a mission to complete. And now I have enough industrial grade explosives to finish the job, just like I’ve finished you.

I know that you think that I’m some twisted religious fanatic that is out to kill all of the poor stupid people that don’t believe.

There are no stupid people.

People aren’t stupid. I get so tired of hearing all the raging about those stupid people, those idiots, those Darwin Awarders, those inferiors.

People aren’t stupid. They’re smart. No, think about it. They get what they want by acting the way they do. They’ve evolved in ways to get what they want by their behavior. People aren’t stupid, they’re selfish, self-centered, ignorant, impatient, rude, egotistical, wrong, misinformed, warped, misled, twisted, rotten, maybe even evil. But they’re not stupid. Seventeen billion of them out there competing for limited resources and they all have to get what they need, or want.

You know the guy, the one that has to be at the head of the pack, and it doesn’t matter how many people he cuts off to get there. Or the ones that run you over getting into the elevator before you can get out. Or the agitator that takes the time to tell you off about getting in his way. Hey buddy, we’re all trying to get somewhere. It’s not stupidity. It’s lack of character. It’s selfishness. It’s ignorance.

As they say, some people just want to watch the world burn. I would also add some of you just want it all for yourselves. So, you’re not stupid. You just suck. You suck because all you think about is yourself, and you haven’t bothered to think about others. You suck and you’re just damned lazy. Because doing something for others requires extra effort, and you’re so absorbed in the overwhelming universe of YOU that you don’t have another thought in your head. The all encompassing deity of yourself; the god that you worship night and day. And it’s just all about you.

Stupid? No, I don’t think people are stupid. They have very clear reasons for doing what they do to get what they want. And I mean to see that they don’t get it.