Hanlon’s Razor is “Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity.”
Taken from Robert A. Heinlein’s short story “Logic of Empire” (1941), the term is also referred to as “the devil” theory of sociology. As the text reads: “You have attributed conditions to villainy that simply result from stupidity.”
This tension between evil and stupidity is particularly acute when ascribing motivations to members of the DNC and Progressive movement. Their claim to both moral and mental superiority dissolves before the evidence, to everyone but themselves. Their stated claims of freedom, fairness, justice, and equality have produced not only their opposites but has proven the destructive to our economy, the culture, whole cities like Detroit and states like California, and has brought the every sort of barbarian inside our gates.
While Halon’s Razor may allow some to resolve this “chicken or egg”-like enigma, we can never be fully satisfied. After all, even stupid people can recognize a boneheaded move on their part from time to time.
No so with progressives! Their blind assurance of their own virtue and intelligence remains unabated, like careless Neros fiddling while Rome burns.