This is the great flaw of democracy. It is easy for the working class exploded by corporate powers to conflate that with educated experts. Of course the experts don’t always get it right, but they have a much better chance than those of blind ignorance.

As they say birds of a feather flock together. So if the ignorant out number the educated, bad things are bound to happen in a democracy.

Jim Ridgway, Jr. military writer — author of the American Civil War classic, “Apprentice Killers: The War of Lincoln and Davis.” Christmas gift, yes!

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