The Instincts of the Ignorant

“Anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that ‘my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge” said Isaac Asimov.

Asimov was right; ignorance is not as good as knowledge. Unfortunately democracy gives a person ignorant the same vote as the person who has great knowledge. Perhaps sometimes humanity needs the instincts of the ignorant.  Perhaps not.

One Response

  1. What one could have said was, there are those who know but are not allowed to say, those who think they know and are paid to say, and those who have no idea what the other two are talking about and simply follow the best scary story line.

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