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Friday, October 22, 2021

Taken from a circular letter, addressing many topics, written to three friends and co-workers in the conspiracy against Hitler, on the tenth anniversary of Hitler's accession to the chancellorship of Germany ...

(Hitler later hung the author right before American troops liberated the camp he was in)

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Stupidity is a more dangerous enemy of the good than malice. One may protest against evil; it can be exposed and, if need be, prevented by use of force. Evil always carries within itself the germ of its own subversion in that it leaves behind in human beings at least a sense of unease.

Against stupidity we are defenseless. Neither protests nor the use of force accomplish anything here; reasons fall on deaf ears; facts that contradict one's prejudgment simply need not be believed- in such moments the stupid person even becomes critical " and when facts are irrefutable they are just pushed aside as inconsequential, as incidental.

In all this the stupid person, in contrast to the malicious one, is utterly self-satisfied and, being easily irritated, becomes dangerous by going on the attack. For that reason, greater caution is called for than with a malicious one. Never again will we try to persuade the stupid person with reasons, for it is senseless and dangerous."

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#1 | Posted by Corky at 2021-10-22 11:06 PM | Reply

"Against stupidity we are defenseless."

And the dumbest 10% of America number about 33,000,000.

All with the same (internet) megaphone as you.

America: A Good Concept While It Lasted!

#2 | Posted by Danforth at 2021-10-22 11:10 PM | Reply

Maybe we should Breed It Out....

No I don't know a good way to do this.

#3 | Posted by Tor at 2021-10-22 11:30 PM | Reply

Maybe we should Breed It Out....
#3 | POSTED BY TOR

Unfortunately, it works the other way in the modern world. The stupid breed way more than the intelligent.

#4 | Posted by TFDNihilist at 2021-10-23 03:07 AM | Reply

If that's the case, then maybe the smart aren't so smart.

#5 | Posted by visitor_ at 2021-10-23 03:20 PM | Reply

What if a person is both malicious AND stupid? There is alot of that today.

#6 | Posted by truthhurts at 2021-10-23 03:28 PM | Reply

Boenhoeffer's solution is to liberate the stupid from the oppression that is causing their stupidity and reason will return.

So, how do we liberate the stupid of today?

Well, who is oppressing the stupid? The stupid will say woke cultural and the like, but the reality is that the forces of capitalism and a political structure that does not serve their needs are the oppressors.

How do we liberate them from those oppressors?

Sounds like a call to revolution.

#7 | Posted by truthhurts at 2021-10-23 03:31 PM | Reply

TRUTHY

"What if a person is both malicious AND stupid?"

Republicans elect the worst of the worst President of the United States.

#8 | Posted by Twinpac at 2021-10-23 03:35 PM | Reply

"So, how do we liberate the stupid of today?"

C-O-V-I-D

#9 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2021-10-23 10:32 PM | Reply

If that's the case, then maybe the smart aren't so smart.

#5 | POSTED BY VISITOR_

Says the dumbfuq.

#10 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2021-10-23 10:34 PM | Reply

There's a difference between being smart and being clever. Stupid is not being smart enough to carry out clever ideas. Example: Donald Trump, a stupid failure at absolutely everything.

#11 | Posted by Twinpac at 2021-10-24 03:32 AM | Reply

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