… America has “no intellectual class” and is “rotting away at a funereal pace. We’ll have a military dictatorship fairly soon, on the basis that nobody else can hold everything together. Obama would have been better off focusing on educating the American people. His problem is being over-educated. He doesn’t realise how dim-witted and ignorant his audience is. Benjamin Franklin said that the system would fail because of the corruption of the people and that happened under Bush.”
“Obama believes the Republican Party is a party when in fact it’s a mindset, like Hitler Youth, based on hatred — religious hatred, racial hatred. When you foreigners hear the word ‘conservative’ you think of kindly old men hunting foxes. They’re not, they’re fascists.”
“Does anyone care what Americans think? They’re the worst-educated people in the First World. They don’t have any thoughts, they have emotional responses, which good advertisers know how to provoke.”
from the London TimesOnline.
September 30th, 2009 at 8:50 PM
This just made me laugh. The man has no idea what he is talking about. Stupid people getting quoted is always a fun read. For example he said that Obama is super educated which means that Vidal thinks that Obama is quite smart. If Obama was smart, he would realize that the American people are not as dumb as Vidal thinks we are. Neither one of them have a clue.