We can have intolerance for moral relativism and thus world diversity with nationalism or we can have intolerance for intolerance which is just a dictatorship of permissiveness leading to civilization death via low standards and negligence.
Stupidity is a pervasive force in our society. Almost every instant of our day is touched by stupidity:Let’s wait in traffic. Every morning and evening, all the able-bodied adults get in their cars and sit around in traffic for an hour. This makes them ragingly mad. However, they’re equally fond of assuring us there is no other way.Dumb product design. You’re telling me that Steve Jobs is the last human being capable of making white laptops and products that show some thought at all was put into the user experience? Or that most cars are disposable junk, and you need a Mercedes-Benz to have a reliable one? It seems that most products are poorly designed and yet few object.Moronic entertainment. If only they made movies that addressed interesting struggles in life. Instead, you get cartoon epics of good versus evil, and lots of tear-drenched drama. Surely we’re better than this.Architecture. I know! Let’s put the bathroom next to the entrance to the hallway and make it cramped, ill-ventilated and prone to echoing. That’s brilliant. There are other human stunners like awkward rooms and confusing layouts that are more common than not.Leadership. We are accustomed to making our leaders compromise, committee-ize and tolerate so much insanity that the only people who take the jobs are masochists and sociopaths. As a result, they’re not particularly competent. We suffer more stupidity.The list could go on, but why bore ourselves? We are soaked in stupidity. It has two causes.First, oblivion reigns. Because our society has decided everyone is equal, we have to tolerate low levels of insanity as if they were normal. Our brains switch off at this paradoxical and illogical proposition. As a result, we are accustomed to going through life while not considering anything around us, because all there is to see is stupidity. We have become obliviots who march on like drunk people or zombies, determined to ignore everything but our immediate compensation for putting up with this mess.Second, many people are biologically stupid. If your ancestors were turnip-pickers, pick-pockets or other people lacking in differentiation from the herd, you are probably equipped to be just like them and it is pretense to think otherwise. Intelligence and other traits are heritable.However, we can’t come out and say that human intelligence varies widely. That conflicts with our mythos that everyone is equal and that just be “working hard” an idiot can become a productive member of society. To perpetuate this illusion, we tolerate stupidity and even praise it.The end result is a numb, dumb and glum society of bitter people.http://www.amerika.org/social-reality/stupidity/