I attended the Bishop City Council Candidate Forum on Tuesday evening at Bishop’s Cerro Cosso campus.
A few off-the-cuff observations.
Chris Costello is running for the two-year term versus Howard Wu. Costello is fond of repeating the following mantra: “All of us are smarter than some of us.”
Seems as if he believes this is both inclusive (suggesting public participation makes for the best democracy) and catchy and wise. And it also suggests the average voter really is on top of things and a pretty smart cookie.
But the point is, all of us are not smarter than some of us.
In reality, most of us are dumber than some of us. Not dumber in that we’re ultimately less capable. There are plenty of capable people out there if they really want a job and put their mind to it.
Rather, we’re dumber in the sense that we’re either not paying attention or couldn’t be bothered or don’t have the time.