“Stupid People: A Case for Eugenics?” (For Liam)

In my latest book, Mouth: Rants and Routines, there’s a particularly virulent diatribe against idiots. You know, people with the minds of boll weevils and the imagination of stone outcroppings.

I am not tolerant when it comes to morons; in point of fact, I eat them alive.

I floated my mini-essay “Stupid People: A Case for Eugenics” among family and a few selected friends, and my oldest son Liam identified it as a particular favorite. He requested a recorded version and I have acquiesced.

I also recorded several other pieces that same day, added some incidental music and posted them on my Bandcamp page. You’ll find quite a bit of my work there, both readings and ambient, spacey music. All of it free for listening and downloading. Be my guest.

If you haven’t already, I urge you to download the complete ebook of Mouth: Rants and Routines—it’s available dirt cheap in both major ebook formats—and, once you read it, please leave a review on Amazon or Goodreads or Librarything or…wherever. I can’t emphasize how important a good review is for an unheralded book by the weirdo, cult writer from western Canada.

Here’s “Stupid People”, on MP3. Anybody else out there have similar problems putting up with the dummies in their life? Tell us all about it…

One comment

  1. Don Britton

    Good one Cliff. I can hear Liam laughing from here! As with the other essays in this collection, while I am giggling at your wonderfully phrased invective, a terrifying truth always emerges. In this case how exposed many people are to the clutches of tyrannical politicians, mega-business owner and the other idiots (or robots) riding on the Zuckerberg express, making very poor choices based on limited information concerning who they will support with their votes, dollars, or Facebook Shares. Unfortunately, their naivete affects us all as we end up with Trump and Ford, Amazon ruling the fucking world and fake news spreading throughout social media.

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