Daniel J. Boorstin (1914-2004), was an American historian who taught at the University of Chicago. He was also prolific writer who produced some exceptionally thoughtful and detailed books. These included The Creators, The Discoverers, and The Americans as just a small sample of his engaging work.
In light of events that have occurred since the very beginning of our Covid-19 challenge, I am reminded of one of Boorstin’s observations:
“The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance; it is the illusion of knowledge.”
From day one we have been hit with a tidal wave of ‘expert’ opinions, scientific ‘models’, and ‘well-meaning’ legal orders all with one common denominator – the illusion of knowledge.
What would motivate someone in the face of a direct challenge to American lives to speak with ‘authority’ where no such authority exists? Political ambition? Professional narcissism? Greed? Misplaced confidence? Con-artistry? Not wishing to let a serious crises go to waste (according to Rahm Emanual)? Simply not knowing what they didn’t know?
These people did America and Americans no favors.
Americans deserve to be told the truth not someone’s version of ‘truth’ wrapped in the illusion of knowledge. And then Americans need to be free to make their own choices they decide to be in the best interests of themselves and the people they love.
Please allow us to serve you and those you love.
P.S. What should we be doing to insure America is once again the land of the free?