Reason VS the Hivemind

posted by Nima

February 19, 2013 · Posted in Politics 

When you’re a curious and reasoning individual, election time has probably got to look like one of the most embarrassing human displays of collective intellectual inertia and laziness.

During the “off-season” knowledgeable people politely point out the inevitable consequences of current policies and are met with knee jerk derision, mindless platitudes, or plain disinterest.

Come election time, you’ll find numerous people vociferously beating each other up over inevitable symptoms of the inevitable consequences of the policies they derided others for criticizing.

And when the same knowledgeable people then politely remind them that these are the inevitable consequences of those past policies, they will be met with … oh well you know that part :)

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