"Information becomes a distraction, a diversion that is putting pressure on our country and on our democracy."
-- President Obama
I sat and paused over this quote made over the weekend.
Information is knowledge.
Knowledge was the shield that Socrates offered....to protect mankind from mistakes, from evil, and from temptation. Without it....we are lost, and without a compass.
Knowledge putting pressure on our democracy? Only if people deny the value of the knowledge in front of them. Denying wisdom would limit your future and the trust of people.
Socrates would have a good laugh over this matter....and probably start asking a bunch of stupid questions....that would just make matters worse. You know how blacksmiths are.