Indoctrination: The Eurocentric Counteractive to “Intelligence”

“Intelligence” in Dubois’ formulation is “natural” and “innate” but it comes up against indoctrination and indoctrination can mitigate the insight of intelligence, so that the masses become ignorant, denying what they know inside and embracing what they are told by ideology. In that context, the averagely and innately intelligent are denied the chance to learn from their experiences and thus the original context of the word democracy in ancient Greece, the potential rule by ignorant mob or at least by unenlightened majorities, comes into play.

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