People are dumb

Samael (
Tue, 15 Dec 1998 09:25:14 -0000

-----Original Message-----
From: <> To: <> Date: 14 December 1998 23:43
Subject: Re: Private armies

>I wrote:
>>I disagree. Anarchy will arise and endure when and where the majority of
>>people understand that governmentalism is never to honest people's
>>advantage. It's a matter of increased knowledge and ethical rigor, which
>>are certainly within the purview of human nature.
>Samael rejoins:
>>The majority of hte people will never understand anything. The majority
>>the people are too stupid to notice what's being forcefed to them. The
>>majority of the people watch baywatch.
>Yikes. Fortunately for my sanity, I don't happen to subscribe to such an
>arrogant, elitist point of view. Ignorance, gullibility and apathy are not
>stupidity. When presented with an inspiring message, people will put aside
>their apathy and don their thinking caps. Obviously, they're not finding
>anything inspiring about the usual statist propaganda.

Having occasionally worked as a trainer (and thus hung around with a lot of trainers too), I can state that in my/our experience most people, even when they want to learn, are pretty stupid, slow and tend to give up after about 5 minutes.