Why is Stupidity So Contagious?

I love arrogance.

I love the self-righteous superiority of the intelligentsia.

I love the conceited posturing of those who live in ivory towers.

After having spent eight years at University as a captive observer, I can speak on this subject at length. But then there are days when I would like nothing more than to knock a hundred points off my IQ and join the hallowed ranks of the high minded. I would love to turn my back on reality and wallow in ignorance and arrogance.

Unfortunately, I have developed a taste for the painful truth, so I’m stuck.
However, there are many who do not suffer from my misfortune and feel the need to share their enlightenment with others.

I’m so disgusted, I could scream.

What event has inspired my angst and ire? What occasion has raised my indignation to the point that I would heap abuse on our beloved institutions of higher learning?

Well, it seems that a British academic union, the National Association of Teachers in Further and Higher Education (Natfhe), has voted to boycott…

“…Israeli lecturers and academic institutions who do not publicly dissociate themselves from Israel’s ‘apartheid policies’.”



If I hadn’t spent eight years learning about how stupid academics can be, I’d be shocked.

Of course, this is to be expected. Intellectuals buffer themselves from the real world by living in a cocoon of utopian ideals. They then infect simple-minded youngsters with their pretentious muck. Why do you think that so many revolutionaries are college graduates?

Unfortunately, they have succeeded in infecting more than youngsters. Their foolishness has leaped the Atlantic and found a home in the minds of the Ontario chapter of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE).

Why is stupidity so contagious?