Precisely. The point was not to demean the danger but to put into perspective the nature of the simplistic assholes to whom we have given the freedom to destroy us.

There are dangerously evil people, not common but out there, who can hide there pathological intent but what we have are garden variety, generally stupid assholes. A moderately perceptive seven year old can easily identify this type.

As an educator I have long wondered why kids, who are incredibly sensitive bullshit and asshole detectors, become easily duped adults. My only guess is an evolutionary weighting to give kids the edge in survival. Adults over the age of 25 are biological deadweight so it doesn’t matter they are suckered and die We lose the survival edge.

It’s bad enough to be suckered by an artist but disgusting to be suckered by a set of gibbering idiots.

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