Incapable of renewal or overcoming, the stupid subject has low oedipal energy: he has held onto the ideas, the relics and dogmas transmitted in his youth by his father. Unwilling to have surpassed and suppressed the father, the stupid one stays on the side of death, his head, limited and dead, reflects a heart equally dead, small.

Avital ronell

Ronell, A. (2002). Stupidity. University of Illinois Press.