Saturday, February 08, 2003[posted by jaed at 1:14 AM]
Today's Webster's moment:
Defining a back-formation is always tricky, but there's as good a definition of "idiotarian" as I've seen:
Idiotarians value justice and freedom and peace, and advocate policies that allow all of those things to be destroyed rather than face the truth about the world. Evil people don't value any of those things, and they advocate and enforce policies that actively destroy peace, justice, and freedom.
The application's another thing, obviously, but this points well to what people mean when they use the word.