A man has today clearly demonstrated that he far prefers feeling informed, than actually being informed, after repeatedly demonstrating his ignorance across a range of subjects.
Derek Williams, 45, has been chipping in with his geopolitical ‘expertise’ in a thread about Israel and Palestine, despite being a factory worker currently working nights, and holding no qualifications on the subject whatsoever.
Williams explained, “I know what the real truth is, because I saw a YouTube video and some memes that explained it to me in nice simple terms that even someone with a D in GCSE Geography could understand.
“And to be honest, I really like feeling informed. It’s a nice feeling, and I’m really not used to it. It gives me a nice warm feeling in my tummy, which is why I’m going to hold onto it despite everyone who has actually studied this subject telling me I’m wrong and desperately misinformed.
“All that years of studying, and of spending time in the region, of reporting on what’s going on out there sounds like a lot of work just to become actually informed, so I think I’ll stick to feeling informed. It’s MUCH easier. To feel informed only took a couple of hours on my phone, and a few choice pieces of algorithmically chosen content forced into my social media feeds.
“And the feeling of being informed is really strong, I’ll happily argue the toss with literal geopolitical experts about the intricacies of the Oslo Accords, even though I hadn’t even heard of them until I saw them mentioned in a meme yesterday.
“No, I think I’ll hang on to this feeling thank you very, it’s the first time I’ve felt like the clever one in the room in decades.”