Mediocrity abounds. It is only due to the lifetime dedication by what is a numerically insignificant and unsung minority that the human race has survived.
Political parasites, public servants, social activists and an assortment of other cranks and ne’er-do-wells drag the planet away from survival and prosperity toward doom and poverty. Their power is derived from honest toilers who are placidly content to leave government to others. A democracy with an ignorant populace does not have a bright future.
Our journey from draughty caves to air-conditioned dwellings was facilitated by the efforts of a tiny few. As they have brought about human progress so, simultaneously, they have to hold the human race back from exterminating itself.
The mediocre majority are unable or unwilling to even think, let alone follow logic, and unable or unwilling to be responsible for anything beyond their own immediate sexual and material gratification.
They are kept alive only by the patient and persistent actions of those who continue to create the future despite all inducements to cease – the intellectuals and producers who add real value and backbone to the human world.
We live in a disordered universe. Sane people endeavour to put in order. Insane people endeavour to increase the disorder. That, in its essence, is the nature of human existence. Brief periods of widespread sanity (increased order) are known as civilizations.