Article by Brett Stevens.
Incompetent people (and by that I mean people who cannot predict the real-world results of their actions, at all) have one thing in common, whether insane, stupid, criminal, oblivious or intoxicated:
It’s not their fault.
If you are incompetent in this world, you either work your way toward some basic competence or you start making excuses. In fact, most people are incompetent because owing to congenital stupidity, they have done nothing but make excuses and now have no skills and a legacy of failure.
As the United States and Europe continue their thousand-year experiment with liberal/individualistic thinking, we’re seeing the bad results creep forth as people realize these are dying empires, devoured by those who want to slurp up the corpse, not revitalize it.