It is hard to reconcile poor governance with a population which is reasonably smart. The basic nature of reality does not admit such contradictions. The inescapable conclusion is that the population is not smart. Evidence of it is all around us to see but I would like to present an illustrative example — with a picture below the fold. It demonstrates the stupidity of some apparently educated — well, if not educated, at least literate — people which makes them so terrifyingly gullible. Never think that we collectively do not deserve the poor governance.
I have started receiving this forwarded by a few people I don’t know personally. By forwarding it, they are declaring that they are greedy, stupid and gullible. Their misapprehension of the world at so many different levels is so deep that it is frightening to think that these people actually work at jobs and vote in elections. Be afraid, be very afraid.