Sunday, December 04, 2016
Who is politically contemptible?
Schopenhauer thought that five-sixths of humanity were contemptible, but I think the life-philosophies of the lower classes contain no more errors than the life-philosophies of the academic philosophers. Philosophers are full of abstract concepts that have little resemblance to reality.
Donald Trump and his populist followers are attacked as being stupid, but although the top sixth of humanity may have higher IQ's---even genetically derived---and may have more general information, they are no wiser than the bottom fifth of humanity.
Hollywood stars have proven themselves to be political idiots, but they are no more idiotic than the Big Media. The problem is that some of these morons can be dangerous. Trump and his cabinet will have to find their way around all of them if they are to put America first.