You should be grateful really, being a reader of this blog. It is a paragon of virtue, integrity and common sense compared with what is out there. No - really... it is!
You might think that the information age, and its plenipotentiary the Internet, might make everyone wiser and smarter? I mean, there is no excuse for being ignorant anymore, with all the information that used to cost a hefty subscription to Encyclopaedia Brittanica being just a keystroke away.
But no. There are people out there who believe the world is flat. That the Sun goes around the Earth. That the moon landings were staged in a Hollywood studio. That some unified, has-always-been, Gaelic is the language of Ireland. Dev said so, after all... about the Gaelic anyway - not sure about the rest.
There are people who have never picked up a phone in years to speak to someone - phones are for texts - never mind see them for real. What's the point in that? There is Facebook after all, and they have 240 virtual friends, all of whom send them chain emails - supposedly profound or humourous by turn - which nobody actually reads.
Then there are others who believe that cancer is curable if you just ignore it. Easy for them to say, of course. I have had reason to look into this subject recently - you will notice the blog has been pretty quiet of late - due to someone close having the disease.
These are people with a devout belief in German New Medicine and its equally dangerous bedfellow Christian Science - an oxymoron if ever there was one - who do not believe in bacteria, do not believe in viruses, and think that AIDS is their god's punishment. I think they call themselves pro-lifers.
They are out there, browsing ever more selectively, and becoming ever more ignorant.
Welcome to the not-so FEW.
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