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Namehanger Sun 24-Jul-16 17:57:29

I am rubbish at sport, making friends, not good at all that girly small talk, art, anything involving fixing things. I have friends who can do all that stuff.

What I was good at at school was learning, I enjoyed critical thinking, understanding complex problems. Also worked hard. State educated. So I did well, passed loads of exams and ended up in a professional job.

Not everyone is book smart, studied to a higher level. So when I suggest that I might be 'more intelligent' than the majority of the population it is not because I think am better than most people who voted leave.

Why is that such an outrageous thing to say? To suggest that a proportion of leavers voted without understanding the issues is NOT calling them racist, xenophobes.

Onetimeatbandcamp Sun 24-Jul-16 18:14:44

Is this a real post? 😂😂

Corcory Sun 24-Jul-16 18:23:25

Are you for real?

RortyCrankle Sun 24-Jul-16 21:01:14

biscuit

It seems you don't need to be uneducated to be ignorant.

Sooverthis Sun 24-Jul-16 21:03:38

Err what?

A4Document Wed 27-Jul-16 11:15:56

biscuit

MaryAll Wed 27-Jul-16 13:40:22

I think it is way more complicated than that ...

facebookrecruit Wed 27-Jul-16 13:48:57

Educated fool is the term you are looking for. Or douchebag

Sooverthis Wed 27-Jul-16 14:03:13

I am good at sport, making friends, not good at all that girly small talk, art, anything involving fixing things. I am the friend who can do all that stuff.
I also enjoy critical thinking, understanding complex problems. Also worked hard. State educated. So I did well, passed loads of exams and ended up in a professional job.
Would I be unreasonable to therefore suggest that I might be 'more intelligent' than the majority of the population it is not because I think am better than most people who voted Leave yes I fucking would it's a democracy everyone citizen over eighteen gets a vote.

CancellyMcChequeface Wed 27-Jul-16 15:08:16

If you're as educated as you claim you might be familiar with the historical discourse surrounding working-class people not knowing what's good for them and needing their 'social betters' to make decisions for them. It's not generally seen as a good thing.

I got over the 'anyone who supports the opposite political stance/party to me must be an idiot' thing when I was about 14, because it's so much more complex than that. But I guess some people never do.

Hoping this is a troll, TBH.

A4Document Wed 27-Jul-16 23:14:57

Hear hear Cancelly.

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