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  •  Do the math, it's inevitable (1+ / 0-)
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    By statistical definition, half the population is below or at most average in intelligence. The further away they are from that average, the less likely they'll vote for politicians who are above that average, and more likely they'll vote for those also below it. It's one of the inevitable paradoxes of democracy, that many of those most likely to be best served by it, are those most likely to vote against their own interests, for reasons that make absolutely no rational sense, but lots of emotional sense.

    And as democratic societies evolve, their less intelligent and developed components become a bigger and bigger drag on them. Unlike nature, where less functional and adaptive branches usually die off, societies don't and can't do that. Thus the rise of the right, and popularity of objective morons like Palin and the Bushes. Stupid rich people leading stupid poor and middle class people, and we all have to pay the price for their refusal to just fade away. That's the paradox of democracy.

    Fox Nauseam Delenda Est

    by kovie on Wed Jul 08, 2009 at 04:11:33 PM PDT

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    •  and you forgot to credit Faux Noize... (0+ / 0-)

      ... the right wing propaganda machine, for puking out stupefying CRAP 24/7 that contributes DIRECTLY to the level of "idiocracy" that runs through the conservative base.


      Republicans: YOU'RE the PROBLEM, WE'RE the SOLUTION.

      by dagnome on Wed Jul 08, 2009 at 04:57:45 PM PDT

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