gaeln (gaeln) wrote,

This pretty much sums it up for me


noun: Government by the least qualified or worst persons.
From Greek kakistos (worst), superlative of kakos (bad) + -cracy (rule). Ultimately from the Indo-European root kakka-/kaka- (to defecate), which also gave us poppycock, cacophony, cacology,  and, cacography. Earliest documented use: 1829.

All of which goes along quite nicely with this quote from one of my favorite writers

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.
          -Isaac Asimov, scientist and writer_1920-1992

Thank you for listening.
Hillary is now up 1.5 million in the popular vote with more to come. In as much as the Dems have won the popular vote but lost the election TWICE already this century, maybe it is time to do away with the Electorial College.

Tags: personal_political_social, personal_thought of the day

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