Surveying the landscape of stupidity and arrogance from our politicians these days will present one with an embarrassment of riches.
But even by our already sharply declining standards, Biden’s Secretary of Transportation, Pete Buttigieg, recently said something that is just horrendously stupid.
Idiocracy Made Flesh
The former Democratic Presidential candidate and mayor of South Bend, Indiana, Pete Buttigieg has been made the Secretary of Transportation in the Biden Administration. That, among other things, gives him decision-making power over what will be done with the nation’s roads, highways and other critical infrastructure.
This matters because Biden has recently proposed a nearly $2 trillion infrastructure plan. That this bill, if passed will be a ghastly boondoggle is a given. Our political leadership no longer understands how to deal with any sort of problems, except by throwing money at them and issuing pious-sounding but ultimately empty statements about them.
But what’s also guaranteed now is that everything, even seemingly unrelated things infrastructure projects, will have to be infected by the woke virus. Today, our elite must tie everything to “racism” and to how bad white people are, no matter how forced and obvious absurd any such connection may be.
Thus, in a recent interview with PBS reporter April Ryan, Buttigieg said something that will shock even those who are used to hearing leftists say stupid and insane things. He said, “There is racism physically built into some of our highways, and that’s why the jobs plan has specifically commuted to reconnect some of the communities that were divided by these dollars.”
It’s amazing that this even needs to be pointed out, but “racism” is not a physical object or quality and therefore cannot be “physically built” into anything. Also embedded into Buttigieg’s statement is the perennial left-wing fallacy that any disparity that is ever observed between racial groups in anything must be due to “racism.”
Whether Buttigieg really believes this nonsense or it’s just virtue signaling doesn’t really even matter. Surely, idiocy like this is a sign that the present social order cannot last?