Delightful lack of self-knowledge

The argument is that there are more stupid people than you think and they are the most dangerous people in the world.

7 thoughts on “Delightful lack of self-knowledge”

  1. The same applies to the commentators he admires Take this piece of wisdom from Mike Parr: “However, my point is that inflation in the 1970s was partly fuelled by oil price rises (and a moderately tight labour market) leading to something of an inflation spiral from 1974 through to 1980. Things would eventually have worked themselves out (economically) but Thatcher decided otherwise – with a highly simplistic approach – raise interest rates.” About the only factually correct statement there is that fuel prices rose in the 70s

  2. Diogenes and as eny fule no them fule prices rose because inflation – aka money printing. The Ayrabs was not happy with getting bad lower value USD for their oil, hence price rises.

    Old Spud really is a numpty.

  3. Perhaps, for once, spud is right (but if so, it is not because he is smart, it is purely by accident….).

    Dietrich Boenhoffer: ‘Stupidity is a more dangerous enemy of the good than malice. One may protest against evil; it can be exposed and, if need be, prevented by use of force. Evil always carries within itself the germ of its own subversion in that it leaves behind in human beings at least a sense of unease. Against stupidity we are defenseless. Neither protests nor the use of force accomplish anything here; reasons fall on deaf ears; facts that contradict one’s prejudgment simply need not be believed- in such moments the stupid person even becomes critical – and when facts are irrefutable they are just pushed aside as inconsequential, as incidental. In all this the stupid person, in contrast to the malicious one, is utterly self-satisfied and, being easily irritated, becomes dangerous by going on the attack. For that reason, greater caution is called for than with a malicious one. Never again will we try to persuade the stupid person with reasons, for it is senseless and dangerous.

  4. There are over 3 billion people in the world with an IQ below 100. So part 1 of the statement is true.
    Part 2 is not true – the most dangerous people in the world are Xi JingPing, Vladimir Putin and Joe Biden, none of whom are stupid. The most dangerous person in Britain is Alexander de Pfeffer Johnson who is extremely clever but lazy and immoral.

  5. John77,
    Lazy and immoral I could live with, if it involved doing very little and holding coke and rent boy parties at Chequers, but over covid Johnson has acted against the interests of the British people, and continues to do so. He is a traitor, pure and simple.

  6. ‘ The argument is that there are more stupid people than you think…’

    Nope. I do not under-estimate the stupid – it is easy enough confirmed just what a majority they occupy in the population by going outside and watching the parade of the mask morons who believe vaccines ‘work’ but wear masks, and believe masks ‘work’ but still think they have to stay 6 feet apart and only one in the shop, the masked rest stand on pavement in the cold.

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