One of my favorite sayings is Hanlon’s Razor– “”Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity.”
Attributed to Hanlon, it is likely a corruption of a quote from Robert Heinlein – “You have attributed conditions to villainy that simply result from stupidity.”
Lots of things are not due to outright bad actions but just doing something stupid.
We now need to add the Trump exception – “except for Donald Trump, where actions exhibit both malice AND stupidity.”
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