Why I love elitists

There are many things about the debasement of the political process in the USA and public discourse generally that make me angry.  Not least is the practice developed and refined by the Republicans (and eagerly embraced by the Democrats) that the constant repetition of a lie makes it true.  This manifests in many ways, from Bush making a speech about the economy (which he has fucking destroyed) in front of a backdrop repeating the phrase “Economy showing strong growth” to my personal favourite, deriding a candidate as “elitist”.

The “elitist” one pisses me off the most for a few reasons.  Firstly, in what sort of twisted, fucked-up Idiocracy style universe do you not want the elite running things?  Why is having the world run by unintelligent “average folks” a good fucking thing?  Excuse me, but given the choice between some spoiled, stupid motherfuckers like Bush and/or McCain and eloquent, well read individuals like Obama or Clinton I’ll take the smart ones thank you very much.

My plea to leaders around the world: please be elitist.  Do us all a favour and don’t pander to the lowest common denominator.  There’s a reason stupid people don’t often run things.  They’re fucking stupid.  And they’re almost never worth listening to.  Elitism all the way!

The second reason this line pisses me off is because it’s usually spouted by the most extreme elitists around.  Seriously, I don’t need multi-millionaires enlightening me as to who is elitist and who has the common touch.  Whether it’s mega-wealthy politicians who have led a life of privelege or or gasbag talking head media pricks with multi-million dollar contracts, these fucking hypocrites are the least qualified people on the fucking planet when it comes to knowing the common touch.

It’s enough to make a body angry.

I hadn’t intended to get this angry when I started making the video so i guess this topic must have been getting to me more than I realised.

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16 responses to “Why I love elitists

  1. LOL, Angry?

    I call that rage. I glad that’s a persona you have there.

    Remember we may get angry at times but only soft power will begin the revolution in consciousness.

  2. Ergin

    Shoulda worn the angry-mask on that one. Man, you scare me ;-)
    Spot on, though.

  3. This is the one of the many reasons I’m thrilled not to be in the US. I can’t stand all this shit.

  4. Vladimir

    > do you not want the elite running things?

    Hmm… I don’t know, I guess I won’t be particularly thrilled by a prospect of things being “run” by somebody just because he belongs to a specific wealthy clan and is a member of a golf club and a yacht club since the moment he was born… Or maybe that’s not an elitism?

  5. Here’s an American exposing some elitists.

    My question is how deep is this rabbit hole?

  6. I think I’m going to go with Vladimir on this one. We do not necessarily want pure “Elitists” running the country, as most tend to be inherently prejudiced.

    However what I would like is to have someone with at least some minimal measure of brains holding the reigns. If we could narrow the definition of “elite” to people with high levels of intelligence, as well as common sense and a goodly measure of diplomacy, economics and world knowledge, then I’d be all for it.

    This idea we have here that any common fool should be able to run the country is ludicrous. I agree that no American should discriminated against on the basis of color, creed, wealth or social status, but I draw the line at any lack of intelligence and common sense.

    If you are an idiot, you should not be allowed to run for President. I wish we could select presidents on the basis of things like IQ tests, world knowledge, ethics and SAT scores… LOL…

    Shoot, I’m thinking just a simple English vocabulary test would have disqualified our current president…

  7. @Phyreblade

    People who consider themselves elite believe they are better than the common person. Over the centuries those with the best educations are usually those that have some particular bloodline or wealth but there is a vast difference between education, intelligence and wisdom.

    A test for anyone who wants to lead a country would be something like what a former and very wise President wrote.

    Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power – Abraham Lincoln

    This would rule McCain, Obama and Clinton out. I would hope for someone like Ron Paul.

    @Angry, you wrote, “Elitism all the way!”

    This means.

    1. practice of or belief in rule by an elite.
    2. consciousness of or pride in belonging to a select or favored group.

    Is this what you really want? For many millenniums this is what we have had. The greatest lesson which I have ever learned is that every person has the capacity to be intelligent and wise regardless of education or background. No one person is better than another.

  8. Aislinn

    “> do you not want the elite running things?

    Hmm… I don’t know, I guess I won’t be particularly thrilled by a prospect of things being “run” by somebody just because he belongs to a specific wealthy clan and is a member of a golf club and a yacht club since the moment he was born… Or maybe that’s not an elitism?”

    Hello? Ummm, first off, that is the way that things are handled in the good ole US of A here. I have yet to see a candidate that is not wealthy.

    Second, he is talking about the idea that the C- wealthy student, ie “the good ole boy we can all relate to and drink a beer with, ” is considered less “elitist” than a educated (and yes, probably stinking rich, but oh well) black man that talks like he actually cracked open a dictionary.

  9. Vladimir

    > those with the best educations are usually those that have some particular bloodline

    Maybe so (or maybe not? there are dynasties of nobles and dynasties of magnates, but I can’t as easily remember any dynasty of scholars… and not to forget that just a couple of centuries ago “being educated” was more or less synonimous to “remember a lot of excerpts from the Holy Scriptures”). Still, as Wikipedia states, “Lincoln’s formal education consisted of about 18 months of schooling…”

  10. Alan: In my world, anger is the only sane response to the bullshit being perpetrated daily

    Ergin: I hadn’t actually planned to get that angry so I didn’t have th mask handy!

    Qiranger: The constant insults to intelligence would wear me down

    Vlad: (a) it isn’t possible to live in a world where someone isn’t running things
    (b) That is clearly not the elite I’m taking about, that is a privileged class who in most cases have done very little to earn their privilege.

    Alan: It’s a wormhole

    Phyre: Like I said to Vlad, I’m clearly talking about intelligent people. The privileged “elite” from the media and republicans party use the term as a slur against people who are smarter than them.

    Aislinn: At least someone gets my point :)

  11. Refreshingly sensible and not even vaguely pants. Thank you.

    xxx

    Pants

  12. Aislinn

    Well, it is hard not to get it. The only way you could have made your point more loud (pardon the pun) and clear is to have a neon sign up.

    Sadly, I also know where the “elitist” hating mentality comes from. When they say they want “someone that they can drink a beer with” they are saying in essence that they want to run the country themselves, but not having the ability or the backing to, they want someone who is just like them to run things. We are a C- country in general (not meaning to offend, but hey, we are), so why would we want a bunch of egghead strait A snobs running thing (not my opinion, but it is a opinion that is unfortunately more common than we would wish). Sometimes I worry that we will end up like Harrison Bergeron, where we cater to to the mediocre so much that brains will be forbidden.

  13. @Angry, you wrote.

    “In my world, anger is the only sane response to the bullshit being perpetrated daily”

    Correct but this anger (which I share) must be directed wisely. Your anger persona is confronting (which I like) because that’s what is needed but at the same time this anger itself is damaging to you if used unwisely. It’s the confronting nature of what you say that moves people into action.

    The wormhole….., how deep it is. I first took the blue pill 22 years ago. NWO, I and others are now beginning to wake up from our very long sleep. Everything that we have learned in our lives by our individual journeys is now coming to a focus. The revolution has arrived. Your ignorance (elitist view) is our greatest weapon. Game over!

  14. Pants: Thank you. I also like to think it was not bobbins.

    Aislinn: A few people missed the finer points

    Alan: Good luck with the end game.

  15. angry for no reason means something not right with a guy:))thanks:)

  16. There are plenty of reasons to be angry.

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