"To sum it up, the knowledge and intelligence that are required to be good at a task are often the same qualities needed to recognize that one is not good at that task—and if one lacks such knowledge and intelligence, one remains ignorant that one is not good at that task. This includes political judgment."
Here's an article about gun control that seems to be posted as controversial but to actually prove another point. Near the end the author throws in a sentence telling the reader to type the word "bananas" in any comment they make in the comments section, guessing correctly that 90% of the readers will chime in without having finished the article. With over 800 people chiming in, the comments go for three pages before someone types in the secret word.
Hopefully I'll someday get motivated to get this blog going again, but my schedule, life situations, and frustration that after 13 1/2 years (12 of those years with consecutive daily posts without missing a day) Facebook has apparently made "link blogs" obsolete, has curbed my enthusiasm.