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Roland van Ipen­burg
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Lots of stu­pid peo­ple

Mon­day 18 May 2009 17:28

It seems that when you live in a coun­try for a long time you gath­er a lot of in­for­ma­tion that you then use to judge and ig­nore stu­pid peo­ple. So even if some­one from an or­ga­ni­za­tion that doesn't have a re­tard­ed re­li­gious or naive ston­er la­bel in it's name says some­thing, you know they fall into the re­tard­ed re­li­gious naive ston­er cat­e­go­ry and you've ig­nored them be­fore you know it. When you move to an­oth­er coun­try those fil­ters aren't trained yet, so it ap­pears there are a lot more stu­pid peo­ple. And com­bined with a dif­fer­ent lan­guage, I of­ten no­tice my­self read­ing some ar­ti­cle on dnews twice or more times be­cause I can't be­lieve some­one is ac­tu­al­ly say­ing such in­cred­i­ble stu­pid things.

'Pe­ti­tion ein­er Min­der­heit'. Duh. A pe­ti­tion isn't a ref­er­en­dum. Even if it was just one guy with a con­vinc­ing ob­jec­tion against some plan, that doesn't mean his ob­jec­tion gets less con­vinc­ing. The ma­jor­i­ty doesn't and doesn't need to know how stuff works, but that shouldn't be a rea­son for those who got elect­ed by them to be ig­no­rant about how stuff works also. And if you can agree with some­thing that is sin­nvol and wirk­sam and ap­par­ent­ly only the wirk­sam part is dis­put­ed, it's still sin­nvol? And just be­cause I can be­ton some­thing that doesn't make it true. Is it even le­gal to set up polls like this?

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