The world has become complicated, everyone will agree to that – but they will not agree they cannot understand it. Instead, they will dig in their heels and assert that they can understand it – but will not say how they understand it – using the simple strategy of refusing to talk about anything serious – such as understanding the world.
This is just a complicated way of saying they are stupid.
I started my day by reading about Ripple – which gave my old mind a workout. This is an excellent example of a complicated subject – and I can sympathize with those who do not want to think about it.
But we do not have that option – this complication exists (a new way of dealing with money) and we have to think about it. This sorts the world into two kinds of people – those that can think (maybe one percent of the population) and those that can not.
The tragedy of our time is that the non-thinkers outnumber the thinkers in politics. And are messing everything up. Democracy cannot work in these conditions.
I am not alone is saying this, this article in Open Democracy is saying much the same thing.
Just when we need our collective intelligence to be high – it is low.