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Bonhoeffer's theory of stupidity

Posted 9 Months ago by Xhin

This video is on point:

Some of its arguments include:

  • Stupidity is a sociological phenomenon, not an intellectual deficiency -- anyone can become stupid via psychological mechanisms.

  • Facts that contradict a stupid person's judgment aren't believed, and when they are irrefutable, they're seen as inconsequential or incidental.

  • People's capacity for thought gets reduced to catchphrases, slogans and other things which are parroted back.

    The comments are also very interesting -- their references to the current political climate seem to suggest that both sides are becoming stupid simultaneously.

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