The Origins of the Encyclopedia Moronica

While it had certainly been on the tips of many people's tongues, it was the Canadian prime minister's director of communications, Francoise Ducros, who famously diagnosed George W. Bush as a "moron" in fall 2002. Prime minister Jean Chrétien later tried to disagree, saying [Bush] is "a friend of mine. He's not a moron at all." But the cat was out of the bag. Soon experts in stupidity began to confirm Bush's condition.
"Technically, a moron is someone who is stupid but looks normal," said Albert Nerenberg, a Toronto-based film director who is completing a television documentary titled Stupidity. "Much has been said recently about Bush arriving at a point where he looks presidential," said Nerenberg. "What's intriguing about morons is that they can pass as just about anyone, but inside they're still morons."
While some prominent analysts have tended to see Bush as more of a sociopath, the weight of evidence over the course of Bush's term of office has basically cemented his legacy as a true moron.

A Culture of Idiocy

What Bush has achieved, with the help of scores of accomplices, has been prodigious. Whether one looks to foreign policy, economics, the environment, or public health, the culture of idiocy fostered by Bush's leadership has been a historic development. Yet the will and the resources to chronicle the calamity for posterity has been wanting. It is therefore to the collaborative devices of online authorship that we now turn to assemble the rudiments of an Encyclopedia Moronica.

Like Diderot before us, ushering in the age of rationalism, this project aims to serve human knowledge by describing in all its breadth and chicanery the many facets of the Bush-era. With your help, this volume will soon begin to do justice to the staggering stupidity that now besets readers everywhere.