Call me Ms Gullible. Ever since I was a kid, I retained an innocence that borders almost on severe stupidity. I only had one brother who was two years older, and as everyone who has EVER been the butt of jokes of an older brother knows…. you are left standing with, ”I can’t believe he did that!” feeling of horror on your face too many times to EVER grow up with a sense of trust on just about anything.
Your parents can be the most loving parents in the universe, but if you have a fun-loving brother whose main purpose in life is to succeed as the favorite child, you are doomed.
One time my older brother and cousin Corky, told me to go to the end of the sewer tunnel, and they swore that they would NOT light those firecrackers— I trusted them.
I didn’t hear for 2 week.
These “Let’s fool little sis!” jokes went on for years, until one day, when I was fourteen, and a 19-year-old girl wanted to know if my brother really was the cousin of Elvis and if he really was 19…I told her flat-out: Nope…he was only fourteen, and Elvis didn’t even know he existed.
There is still a hole in the bedroom door where my 14-year-old brother put his fist because, I was on the other side.
SO…because I was a victim of an older brother’s imaginative hours of entertainment, I’m a hard woman to dupe. And I have to ask you? How could millions of people believe that some football player had a girlfriend that he was in love with, and he had never met her?
A football player in his prime NOT having sex? That’s about as rare as getting a tax return the next day.
How could millions of people believe that Barry Bonds, Mark McGuire, and Roger Clemens weren’t using something to make them superhuman? Because they SAID so?
How could millions believe that Lance Armstrong, a man who hardly ever lost a race, was not ‘doping’ even though many were accusing him of it? What did he do? He ATTACKED them! He learned that from being friends with the Clintons.
Nobody is still wondering how everyone can still believe that the Clinton’s, two of the most notorious liars in American history—should be held in the highest esteem.
“I did NOT have sex., or rape, or sell military hardware to China, or kill Ron Brown, or lie to a grand jury…or…” I mean, just how gullible are we?
Did the older brothers of the world just lose their ability to teach the younger siblings about life?
Nobody Wonders: I know how gullible I have been in my lifetime, and I have learned from my own stupidity.
So…Why…are so many people still so gullible?
Some people will do anything to stay at the top. The rewards are many. The means justifies the ends.
Some people…just won’t. I still remain, after all the years of countless lies and tricks..honest.
But that doesn’t mean they have to remain gullible and stupid does it?
My brother did a fine job educating me on the various ways a human can lie and cheat..to get ahead. And I should thank him for it. I don’t think I would have the enquiring mind I have today if not for him.
Maybe I can get him to write a book….and title it: “The REAL reason Lance Armstrong Got Away With it.” I’m sure he knows just how he pulled it off.