February 07, 2019
January 17, 2018
Ignorance is Power!
You just know Calvin made that exact same speech at school.
I wonder which school textbook he learned that from.
This sounds like the start of a disaster.
Calvin doesn’t care that knowledge is what enables one to make the correct decision.
Ignorance is bliss and Calvin is a very blissfull person.
He’ll carry that with him his whole life!!!
Any excuse for not studying, eh, Calvin?
Hobbes’s eye roll in the last panel. Says it all…..
Yeah, you wouldn’t want knowledge to bog you down.
An anagram of, “man of action,” is, “maniac of not.”
Alexander Pope said almost the same thing. “A little knowledge is a dangerous thing.”
There are too many people who would agree with Calvin’s conclusion.
$ + Power = Corruption ! ( power, politically, other peoples $, is the destroyer of whole countries )
Ignore reality, create “alternative facts,” and do whatever you want. It works for elephants.
The motto of the modern-day voter who knows more about their favorite “reality” show than the issues…
Great description of the GOP of today. Thinkers are deserting the party, knuckle-draggers remain. Have you ever watched Trump walk? He does not swing his arms. Have you ever watched an ape walk?
The essence of politics in a short toon. Give people a rational, informed and thought out platform and they will likely tune you out. Give them simplistic, tribal and emotional rhetoric and you get elected. I used to think more information was always a good thing. With the Internet and the easy dissemination of false garbage, I’m not sure anymore.
Ignorance is bliss Hobbes, it’s bliss. LOL
Ignorance is not a crime. Choosing to remain ignorant should be.
Action, even in ignorance, is preferable to inaction and ignorance. Isn’t it?
The ‘intelligent’ candidate tells people only what he/she wants them to know, then plays on their gullibility to convince them that opponents are telling falsehoods. Those who depend on only one or two sources of information are most likely to swallow that line. For others it appears ‘thinking’ hurts so they avoid doing it.
Hobbes knew the answer already.
Most people are stubborn and don’t change their views, regardless of how many “facts” you clobber them over the head with
Once again we see verification that Artificial Intelligence will be no match for Natural Stupidity.
There does eventually come a tipping point where he’s right. But it’s at the margins, not a general principle.
Thomas Bayes has some advice for you.
Ironically, that’s a Math Book… ☺
Gotta love Hobbes and his logic when it comes to Calvin. Last panel expression is classic.
“You’re ignorant, but at least you act on it.” That’s the sacred motto of the Dunning-Kruger brigade.
“Don’t confuse me with facts.”
Shouldn’t that be act “like” it Hobbes?
Lol this is fantastic!
Fine for crimefighters – not so good for Presidents.
In the Final Judgment, how much will Watterson have to answer for in inspiring the so-called millennial mindset? I’m sure I’ll get comments, so go ahead.
Well, THAT explains so much…
Wow! Just Wow!
“If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.” – Thomas Jefferson As we are now seeing.
Sounds like the current House.
Where have I heard essentially this most recently? Probably the House of Representatives. At least…
A restaurant menu, 4 pages, small print, so many choices….
The essence of systems analysis is picking out the correct wrench to hammer in the proper screw.
Analysis paralysis! Love me some Calvin & Hobbes!
The roll of the dice, the flip of the coin, the turn of the card. Seems like a hėll of a way to make up your mind, doesn’t it? However, I advance the premise that, in real-world terms, it’s not so bad. You usually don’t resort to chance as a decision-making technique unless you’ve reduced your alternatives down to 2 or 3 options, no 1 of which is clearly better than any of the others. In short, your time might well be more efficiently spent making some sort of decision than in further dithering over exactly which 1 will give you that extra 1% of benefit. At least the concept of chance implies the choice between alternatives, which means you haven’t just blindly accepted the 1st idea that popped into your head. And, of course, chance has a real role to play in experimentation, where you want to be sure that the choices of, say, which patients get real drugs and which get placebos isn’t governed by hidden assumptions or prejudices.
It’s much easier to act on limited information. The more you know the more complex things become.
99% of Americans in a nutshell
Ignorance is bliss, alright. Love Hobbes rolling eyes.
Future politician there.
But only 50 shades of gray