A More Dangerous Enemy

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22 thoughts on “A More Dangerous Enemy

  1. Like choosing between a rock and a hard place.

    Who was more dangerous, Hitler (the stupid one) or Stalin (the one of malice)?

    Certainly stupid and nuclear weapons is a scary combination because it is very hard to undo a mistake.

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  2. So true, I have always thought that belief in something without evidence as quite stupid but when conspiracy theories are invented and lies perpetrated to prevent the truth from interrupting their belief it is a significant step further than simply using malice and being stupid. This is when the term “an absolute fucking idiot” comes to mind. Excuse my French.

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  3. In case you are wondering why I had a prior passionate swearing, my thoughts were prompted by people who I have been blogging lately who claimed that evolution is a fabricated story by all the worlds scientists for the last 150 years, this is because they hate God and want to destroy Christianity so they are not accountable to God.

    It is a great reminder of how the brain can manipulate our thinking, oh and by the way, the earth is as flat as a pancake!

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  4. There might be a positive spin to all of this American political stupidity Nan, so I’ll simply echo what Thomas Jefferson wrote to James Madison in 1787. The bold print is my emphasis and primary point here…

    “Societies exist under three forms sufficiently distinguishable.
    1. Without government, as among our Indians.
    2. Under governments wherein the will of every one has a just influence, as is the case in England in a slight degree, and in our states in a great one.
    3. Under governments of force: as is the case in all other monarchies and in most of the other republics.

    To have an idea of the curse of existence under these last, they must be seen. It is a government of wolves over sheep. It is a problem, not clear in my mind, that the 1st. condition is not the best. But I believe it to be inconsistent with any great degree of population. The second state has a great deal of good in it. The mass of mankind under that enjoys a precious degree of liberty and happiness. It has it’s evils too: the principal of which is the turbulence to which it is subject. But weigh this against the oppressions of monarchy, and it becomes nothing. Malo periculosam, libertatem quam quietam servitutem. Even this evil is productive of good. It prevents the degeneracy of government, and nourishes a general attention to the public affairs. I hold it that a little rebellion now and then is a good thing, and as necessary in the political world as storms in the physical. Unsuccesful rebellions indeed generally establish the incroachments on the rights of the people which have produced them. An observation of this truth should render honest republican governors so mild in their punishment of rebellions, as not to discourage them too much. It is a medecine necessary for the sound health of government.”

    In light of the referenced stupidity Nan, it might do this country a world of good to have some good ole rebellion as fire purges many impurities. What I have never liked about “rebellions”, armed trigger-happy rebellions especially, are the innocent bystanders caught in crossfires. 😦

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  5. And there is a name for the effect we see in a prominent individual:

    The Dunning–Kruger effect is a cognitive bias wherein unskilled individuals suffer from illusory superiority, mistakenly assessing their ability to be much higher than is accurate. This bias is attributed to a metacognitive inability of the unskilled to recognize their ineptitude.

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  6. I see that the White House has now stopped some leading news organisations from attending a press briefing. Whilst the President’s latest Twitter target is the FBI.

    What next, I dare not speculate.

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