Nothing to Lose But Your Brains
Said the ardent young socialist to the ABC, 'I was born when the Soviet Union still existed, but I have no memory of it and it doesn’t inform my politics at all.' It's frightening to realise how, even with a universe of fact and history just a click away, the stupid are determined to stay that way
It must be lovely to live in a world where history, even extremely
recent history, does not inform your politics at all. Millions of dead
peasants? I have no memory of it, so what the hell. Economic
degradation, mass executions, planned famines? Can’t remember those
either. And apparently I can’t look them up on this new-fangled interweb
machine, despite all those “information” promises.