�Nothing in the world is more dangerous than a sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity�
-Martin Luther King Jr.
There are many problems in the world today. Global famine, diseases, violence, and war run rampant. There�s racism, sexism, mumpsimus� abound. The roots of all of these problems, and many more, can be traced back to one single element: human stupidity. If the former are to be taken care of, then the latter must first be sniffed out in society and firmly dealt with.
People are far too gullible. Send a letter to an old lady in Vermont telling her to �send all her credit card numbers to win a prize� and she�s likely to do it. Every year telemarketing frauds take almost a billion dollars from consumers (http://www.oag.state.va.us/Protecting/Triad/fraudstats.htm). People will readily give out their money, their social security numbers, and the deeds to their houses to a good-looking swift-talker. curious compulsion is most often fueled by a simple, innocuous force called �greed.�
I think the picture speaks for itself.
The populace will give anything for just a little bit more. Children are taught in their youth that if you give a mouse a cookie, he will ask for some milk. There are bars all over the country set up seemingly for the lone purpose of initiating one-night stands. Obese Americans save money by eating at McDonald�s, Taco Bell, Burger King, Dairy Queen, Arbies, Wendy's, and Hardee�s (often simultaneously). Religious cults convince people to contribute all their material possessions and spend the rest of their lives working in cornfields in promise of a better afterlife. So how can all of be resolved? The best way would probably be to rid the population of its most greedy and gullible individuals. The most obvious and ingenuous method of doing would be to take every person on Earth and, one by one, place them in a room with two doors. One door would be labeled �Safety.� The other: �Pie.�
Society hasn�t progressed very far when it requires an 8th-grade education just to read the instructions on a medicine bottle; or when half the population doesn�t meet that requirement (Http://www.wsws.org/news/1998/oct1998/ill-o14.shtml). Nearly one out of two American adults is functionally illiterate, meaning that they can�t read above the 8th-grade level. About one out of every four is completely illiterate, aside from being able to write their own name. These are the people running the country, voting for president, and handling the fries behind the counter. And yet there are still those who wonder how Bush got elected. To solve the country's illiteracy problems, several candidate solutions have been proposed. One solution involves increasing funding for schools. , however, will not work, because there are still greedy people who would spend the money on themselves, say by building a new school with lots of neat unnecessary accessories, rather than increasing the quality of the curriculum. Another solution to illiteracy involves taking everyone on Earth and placing them, one by one, in a room with two doors. One door says �Safety� while the other has a picture of a pie. comes with the added bonus of killing off the greedy and gullible, as well as the illiterate.
Up until recently, women have been misrepresented. They were given the image of useless baby-makers who took care of their husband when he took ill and spent the rest of the day watching soap-opera reruns. Nowadays, if you�re a man and you treat a woman like that, you�re rightfully branded as a sexist. If, however, you�re a woman and you treat a man like that, you�re declared a feminist and praised for your ability to stand up to oppression.
Feminism, as well as masochism, should be abolished. The same goes for racism; anyone who believes someone is better or worse than everyone else by birthright is an idiot. The world should be rid of people who are that impressionable, and the solution is easier than one might expect. First, take everyone in the world. Then, one by one, put them in a room with two doors. One door says �Safety.� The other door says �Royal Pie."
There are many problems in the world, most of which seem all but irresolvable; however, one thing seems blatantly evident: Pie holds all the answers.