We’re a naturally paranoid species. In a twisted way it comforts us to believe in boogeymen, phantoms, evil geniuses, and all other sorts of devils in the world responsible for our problems. But we refuse to believe in that lowest common denominator where the truth lays and that is mass idiocy. Our ego’s cannot process the notion that combined human intelligence decreases exponentially it’s the effect of mob rule really.
I think Tommy Lee Jones put it best:
“A person is smart. People are dumb, panicky dangerous animals and you know it. 1500 years ago, everybody knew the Earth was the center of the universe. 500 years ago, everybody knew the Earth was flat, and 15 minutes ago, you knew that humans were alone on this planet. Imagine what you’ll know tomorrow…”