Concerning the entirety of human existence, unified ignorance has a distinct advantage of strength over independent free thought. Philosophy, enlightenment, and reason will enjoy a minor renaissance every now and then, but indomitable mass stupidity will always prevail. This is what we are.
When most claim to prefer originality; that they enjoy the anarchy of free thought and new ideas, what they really mean is they just have an entirely different set of rules which are just as limiting as any other person’s ideas of what is “good” and what is not. Listen as they explain their preferences [...]