Friday, October 16, 2009

Dr Johnson tells it how it is

"Mankind have a great aversion to intellectual labour; but even supposing knowledge to be easily attainable, more people would be content to be ignorant than would take even a little trouble to acquire it."
Samuel Johnson (1709-84)

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Blogger Mataeus said...

Even worse, with the advent of the internet people now seem to be dumber than ever... The problem we have is that stupid people write internet articles on otherwise moderately reputable sites like Wikipedia, giving their ridiculous ideas exposure... and the legions of stupid people around the globe (those who can read, at least) go on to believe their ramblings.
That guy, David Icke, has more 'followers' and is more successful than you can imagine. He is a published author. He holds successful sold-out tours of talks about what he considers 'the truth' about the world we live in today. Lots of people see him as a legendary saviour; an outspoken, refuse-to-lie-down-and-die honest voice for humanity.
He thinks the Royal Family are shape-shifting lizard men. From space.

October 16, 2009 at 4:21 PM  

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