I kind of think that’s the central point that Bertrand Russell is making we mistakes and perhaps save humanity from the triumph of stupidity?. -Bertrand Russell. “The Triumph of Stupidity” () in Mortals and Others: Bertrand Russell’s American Essays, (Routledge. DMCA. The Triumph of Stupidity by Palmas Gran Canaria, Aplicaciones Numéricas En Ingeniería, Enrique Fernández Perdomo, To Sila, Bertrand Russell V.

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Yeah, those things you quoted don’t seem like counterexamples. The history of the electoral college is well documented. This is a good point and it’s a shame you got downvoted for it. Complexity and complacency kill. Rather, those obsolete institutions were salvaged and repurposed by the new Medieval society for its own needs. There is a large chunk of society who’re easily swayed by purely emotional rhetoric based on in-groups and out-groups, and likes to follow leaders who make a show of macho masculinity.

Dowwie on Nov 27, These words, in particular, ring clearly: I choose to have friends, rather than isolating myself.

You beautifully illustrate Bertrand’s point. Steve Bannon, the pied piper of brutality and stupidity has poisoned his minions with fake news in order to elect a fake president with fake values. The US was never a democracy.

I think we’re doing pretty well compared to civilizations of yore. They either didnt check the veracity of their information and protested something they didnt fully understand.

Russell here is making the same mistake as most people today. But blaming ‘The Muslims’ for all of this and using excuses such as that terrorists will infiltrate the west disguised as refugees are blinkered and cowardly. Trump is bad news and will make ruzsell lot of money for himself out of the next couple of years. This does not belong here. Complex systems are made up of simple independent pieces.

The Triumph of Stupidity

He uses “intelligent” as if it is objective and obvious who is included, and stupidkty it is those who he broadly agrees with. They either checked and protested anyway because it was never really about protesting but about intimidation or they did check, found their claim was false and protested anyway because protesting was always just a cover for intimidation.


Here’s a link for anyone trjumph lazy to teh it up themselves http: Her book, Push Back: December 26, 91 Comments Donald Trump and the triumph of the stupid What is happening in the United States is a matter of the gravest portent for the whole civilised world. Thanks to the internet, 2 weirdos out of seven billion can find each other in seconds, and cram comic books covered in mommy blood into each other the next day.

Russell, Bertrand – “The Triumph of Stupidity” (10 May ) | WIST

And haven’t they earned at trumph a little bit of the right to call themselves more rational than the person who has never even thought in these terms for a single moment of their life? Places like Irish monasteries were also saving ancient literature.

I’m in such a poetic and verbose mood. While the rise of Trump is far from good, I take some comfort in the differences between the political conditions that exist here and now compare to those that existed there and then.

What made the last years different for the US and for the world has been free market economy, not laws alone. Those pieces work together naturally often leading to new behaviors. Only the mob and the elite can be attracted by the momentum of totalitarianism itself.

Ah yes, because Chinese media is so well known for its balanced, neutral and thorough investigation of political issues.

The government bombs teh country every years and people let it happen.

Bertrand Russell: The Triumph of Stupidity

Since all human judges of what is ethical are biased by everything they are. The US was one of truumph good guys then, sure. So had these individuals done any actual research they would not have protested this venue for the reasons they said they were protesting. I am replying to this essay because I do not wish my silence to be misconstrued as acceptance.


That scene epitomizes a large portion of talk I hear about me, but with no real substance, or a Will Hunting to put them in their intellectual place. Also, wouldn’t the decades long commitment to eugenics on the part of many of Russell’s friends, including forced sterilization, suggest that the intelligent should be full of doubt?

I up voted it, but it’s still grey. Carolingian minuscule yhe faster writing and producing of books prior to the printing press which is seen as the starting point of Renaissance but was developed by medieval people. Life would not have been that great for me in s America. Ygg2 on Nov 27, Again, hungry and dangerous times, and again the survivors picked up the pieces and build the world we know today.

This is not to say that everything was somehow great or that all ages are “equal” in “value” whatever that really meansbut you can not begin to study a period of history without facing your own preconceptions of it and, really, your own society. I rusesll think your claim that “all the intelligensia spend almost all its brain power in obscure religious debates” is very realistic. I thought he is fascist through and through.

The voters have chosen wisely for the most part only to be usurped by the Electoral College, a pathetic relic of slavery. The problem might be that the “mob” is getting stronger for various reasons and there is an active elite that is eager to exploit them for their own gain. That’s what Gothic architecture is all about even though the name “Gothic” is a later pejorative.