A man who believes pretty much everything he reads on the Internet – including that Britain is a Sharia state, Brexit is about avoiding EU tax evasion laws, and judges upholding the written law are traitors – also believes that teenagers are far to easily duped to be allowed to vote, he has confirmed.
Simon Williams, who regularly shares content from a variety of sources including Infowars, Another Angry Voice and Jordan Peterson, worries that the democratic process might be undermined or devalued by allowing ‘gullible and easily led’ teenagers near the ballot box.
“It needs a calm, thinking, mature mind to develop the critical faculties to filter out obvious and blatant misinformation,” he told us, “I read that in an article on Wings Over Scotland.
“Kids today are so easily manipulated – just look how many of them took to the streets on Friday to protest climate change, just because a few dodgy newspaper articles pretended it was a real thing.
“Can we really trust our democracy to people with that level of critical thinking? To get on this world you need to be able to think for yourself and agree with me on everything.
“I have worked very hard to avoid being duped by any obvious scams – I can see them a mile away, and I’m very pleased to say that according to the Daily Express I’m far too clever for a bunch of freewheeling shysters to get one over.
“It’s just a shame more of today’s kids aren’t exactly like me.”