Comment: Can knowledge (being power) corrupt?

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Can knowledge (being power) corrupt?

Can knowledge corrupt? AND HOW!
As a famous humorist once said, "It ain't not knowing that hurts people, it's knowing so darned much that just ain't so!

From the Environment to the Federal Reserve, from the First Amendment and "political correctness" to rights of trial by jury, "knowing so much that just ain't so" corrupts law, economy and society in countless ways. This corrupting kind of knowledge seems to be a specialty of media, academic, and government elites, doesn't it?

"The worst thing that can happen to a good cause is not to be attacked successfully, it is to be defended badly". F. Bastiat

"First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, finally they attack you, and then you win"! Mohandas Gandhi