Jesus taught not to call anyone a stupid fool (Matthew 5:22), but then I notice that Paul called the Galatians foolish (Galatians 3:1). Perhaps the context was different and Paul was not disobedient to Jesus. Certainly the term could apply to many of us today. National politicians are fools when they gamble the reputation and prosperity of our nation on stupid and stubborn political ideologies. North Korean leaders are fools when they threaten nuclear war on idiotic and egotistical grounds.
Iranian leaders are fools when they refuse to cooperate with the world over nuclear treaties. Billionaires are stupid and foolish if they think that greed and hoarding money are good for the country. Government infrastructure planners are moronic and asinine if they think that a 50 year lifespan for a steel bridge is more advanced technology than the two or three thousand year lifespan for an arched bridge made of stone.
Home builders are ignorant simpletons if they believe that American light construction that has a 50-100 year lifespan makes more sense than European solid home construction that has a 300-400 year lifespan. Marriage counselors are stupid fools if they think that our modern marriage lifestyles are superior to those of our ancestors when we have the highest divorce rate in history.
Educators are doltish ignoramuses if they think that mega-sized factory schools have created a better educational environment than the one-room school house. Industrialists are idiots if they think that environmental degradation is the only way to make money.
We read a lot of human foolishness in the news these days. We are all guilty. Why are we so foolish?