I beg to differ. My second cousin on my father’s side, Griffin Mordecai, was dumb as a stump but vicious and vindictive. By himself, he could never have had much of an impact on anyone or anything.
He gained friends in very high places, however. These powerful allies found him a useful cipher and helped him to high office whenever they could manage to do so.
Thus Griffin’s stupidity aided and abetted evil that affected millions. Evils, I should say. There seemed to be no end to his vile nastiness once in power. A lot like the “Mayberry Machiavellis” running the George Bush administration.
Never underestimate evil just because it comes in a stupidity wrapper. Or a banality cover. It’s still evil and can do great harm.