I squirreled this away a few days ago and didn’t get around to working on it. This morning I was responding to an email gag and I could’ve used this.
Jesse Kelly remarks:
Stop letting the dumbest, weakest, whiniest people in our society control what we do. Ignore them.
To which someone else responded:
“One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.” – Plato
I have no idea if this was stated by Plato, but it doesn’t make it any less true.