HOW THE WORLD LOST IT’S DAYUM MIND (AND YOU CAN TOO!)
It is painful to read a magazine or an op-ed column these days. The comment sections of most online newspapers or message boards are guaranteed to make eyes bleed. People simply cannot think anymore. In olden days, when one was unable to frame a coherent thought or argument, one refrained from speaking in public without the inducement of strong drink. The old adage, which has made its way from King Solomon on down to Abraham Lincoln and Mark Twain, held true, “It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open your mouth and remove all doubt.” Yet in today’s shameless world of egomaniacal braggadociousness, the more ignorant one is, the more one calls attention to that fact.
Now it is tempting to suggest that anyone who disagrees with your worldview or position is ignorant. That is not what I am suggesting (despite the startling number of slack-jawed idjits who happen to oppose my worldview). What I am suggesting is that the average person has a much harder time thinking logically today than at any point since the advent of Greek philosophy, and it is all due to the spread of relativism in our schools and our art.
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