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Post Political Power of Ignorance: What's That?
Created by John Eipper on 01/09/18 10:09 AM

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Political Power of Ignorance: What's That? (Tor Guimaraes, USA, 01/09/18 10:09 am)

I love it when John Eipper gets analytical, because I know deep in his mind he has a lot to contribute. {Thanks, Tor!--JE.]

I wrote on January 6th, "The ignorance of the masses and mental laziness should receive no respect." John responded, "Does such a pronouncement make the ignorance and mental laziness, if we call it that, go away?"

We all know that fighting ignorance and laziness (mental or otherwise) is a never-ending uphill struggle absolutely essential for real democracy. The alternative is to slowly allow entropy to engulf us all. Further, over millennia, most nations have a strong legal precedent for this notion: Ignorance of the Law is no excuse. We all should know the Law and Science.

Last, unfortunately I have no idea what John is saying with "Ignorance and laziness have political and military power." Sorry.

JE comments: For starters, how about Climate Change Denial (should this be capitalized?), and removing the US from the Paris Accords?

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