Reality is harsh writes:
Indonesia is a shithole mostly because of the people. They are the stupidest people you’ll ever meet in your life. It’s a quasi-literate society – the average Indonesian house contain no books save the Koran or Bible. They read instructions and news headlines – that is it. After an Indonesian leaves school, they stop absorbing new information entirely.
Moreover, public TV there broadcasts only karaoke/dance shows, talk shows, soap operas and news related to weather, traffic and religion. It lobotomizes the country in a way that allows them to mindlessly laugh at all their failures as a people, which is a constantly growing litany.
At this point the country’s inability to plan and execute nearly anything effectively has locked them into living a miserable life: 3 hour traffic jams, smog-filled cities, rampant corruption, no foreign investment, decayed infrastructure, rapidly dwindling natural resources, and a population with an average IQ hovering around the low 90’s. The best thing that could possibly happen to the country is a huge natural disaster that wipes out eighty percent of the development and people so they can start over completely. If not, the fourth largest population is doomed to rot their lives away indefinitely.
I am not sure if I agree with the next to last sentence, but this is a familiar litany, and he sadly takes a page from my writings when he echoes my repeated comment that lousy people make lousy countries. As I wrote earlier, Mexico sucks mostly because it’s full of Mexicans. When Mexicans go abroad, they are probably just going to recreate Mexico. That’s likely about all they can do.
How many other countries could be described this way? Thailand (I hate to say it), the Philippines (this sounds very much like the Philippines), Malaysia, India (which is actually vastly worse than this), Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal? A large slice of the entire region of South and Southeast Asia seems to resemble this. Exceptions might be Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, and Burma, which are better, and Papua New Guinea (which isn’t even this good) and Afghanistan (ditto), which are even worse.
Moving out of the area, what other countries around the world are like this? I keep thinking Brazil, Haiti (which doesn’t even rise to this level, and subtract 20 more IQ points), Jamaica (even worse), Dominican Republic (ditto), Belize (likewise), Panama (like I said).
I read that description and my brain keeps screaming, “Mexico!” Though I know Mexico is not quite this bad (decayed infrastructure and lack of foreign investment do not apply), there are things there that ring true.
Face it. Your average Mexican mestizo will never read a book in their life. Out in the countryside, the Indians are even worse. Here you will find folks who not only will never read a book but have probably never even seen one since school. Beyond that, they are so backwards that they still believe in witches.
Despite having plenty of money to do so, the state refuses to fund the rural schools. Thus, while they exist, many rural Mexicans never finish school. I recently met a young man Mexican from rural Guerrero in a dive bar full of illegals I like to hang out in. This 20 year old man told me he had only a 2nd grade education! He told me this was the norm in his region. He left school at age 7 (repeat that) to work in the fields. Here in the US, his girlfriend was only 15. He told me that was typical too. They’d throw the book at a White man for that, but in the barrio, that’s simply normal, and no one even cares.
I have a recurring nightmare. I look at our darkening world and its darkening future the Left is cheering and partying about, and I keep seeing Indonesia replicated all across the globe. Stupid World is the future.