|Tywin Lannister (old_lion) wrote in valarnet,|
@ 2013-05-04 01:46:00
|Entry tags:||enjolras, gaz membrane, laura kinney (wolverine), margaery tyrell, renly baratheon, sansa stark, sebastian vael, sirius black, tywin lannister, velma kelly|
For those of you who don't know me or know the Lannister name, I am Tywin Lannister and you ought to know that already. There's a severe lack of knowledge in this country, a lack of knowledge about surroundings, industry, history, science, all of it. When I see ridiculous fools on the television spouting inane prattle I'm reminded of that old Isaac Asimov statement.
There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there always has been. The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that "my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge."
He does have an excellent point, even if he was a damned liberal.