I'm reposting my (slightly adjusted) comment on the blog here:
How do you distinguish between the informed and the ill-informed? Most political questions are not scientific. Remember that scene from The remains of the day where the butler is interrogated on current political affairs? The pompous ass in the comfy chair thinks he knows better, but how can he be certain? Just because people have had an education, it doesn't guarantee they will take better decisions. After all, many of the Western intellectuals support the most ludicrous ideas. Democracy exists for one reason only: to distribute power and protect citizens from tyranny. That's why we put up with it. There is no other justification.