For, en masse, mankind can neither understand complex or ambiguous thoughts nor remember them

For, en masse, mankind can neither understand complex or ambiguous thoughts nor remember them

“Public knowledge has its own peculiar character, for it must be dumbed down to a level that can be absorbed by a mob.A learned and thoughtful man may speak before a crowd and get no positive reaction whatsoever. A real demagogue, on the other hand, will distill his thoughts into a few simple-minded expressions and soon have enough admirers to run for public office. Readers who have wondered why it is that politicians all seem to be such simpletons now have their answer: It is a requirement for the job. For, en masse, mankind can neither understand complex or ambiguous thoughts nor remember them.”

Financial Reckoning Day P. 168

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