My knowledge and experience as an eminent bio-political socio-anthropologist has enabled me to identify, and name, a previously unrecognized sub-species of human beings (Homo sapiens). I have named this sub-species Homo sapiens democratus horribilis.
This sub-species can be identified by the presence of several distinctive traits:
1. The inability to apply logic, reason, and/or common sense to practical political problems and issues.
2. The inability to consider the actual historical record.
3. The inability to acknowledge the reality of human nature, and consider its effect while seeking real solutions to problems.
4. The propensity to apply wishful thinking to the task of problem-solving while ignoring real-world practical solutions.
Democratus horribilis have an extreme tendency toward self-destruction, particularly as applied to any social institution in which they find themselves that may have well-established social mores, customs, and traditions. Once recognized, they should be quickly removed from any position which may empower them to have influence over such institutions, or control over individual members of that society.
This has been a public service announcement.
©Brian Baker 2016