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Maisy - Intelligent people lack common sense and creativity, I'm glad I'm dumb


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Old 19-09-2011, 18:45
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I'm not talking about scientific discoveries. I'm talking about highly educated people who fall for the most obvious lies. I think in particular of left wing intellectuals and the Soviet Union. Never is Orwell's quote that "To see what is in front of one's nose needs a constant struggle" more true than with such people.

Asked why so many intellectuals fell for the lies of the Soviet Union, Robert Conquest responded "Orwell wrote somewhere that the great bulk of the population is both too sane and too stupid to follow the arguments."
That's a good point
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