Defining Oneself as ‘More Informed’

An eye over the planetAfter writing about the wanker-class I am reminded of a conversation I had with a middle-aged environmental activist at a fundraising function – yes, for an environmental cause.

At one point, concerned about how dismissive she was about the views of ordinary people, I commented: “Your position does depend on the fact that you are more informed, and more accurately informed, than the people who disagree with you?” She replied:

But I am more informed than the people who disagree with me. I read two newspapers a day, and The Guardian once a week.”

Well, enough said.

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