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Intelligensia for dummies

April 18, 2011

This unlocked it for me – the reason why so many supposed “deep thinkers” don’t seem to think at all, but blindly accept any philosophy that other “deep thinkers” prescribe to…

Pajamas Media: “we will find in Marx no more than a few romantic banalities about the unity of man with nature. Demographic problems are completely absent, apart from Marx’s refusal to believe that anything like overpopulation in the absolute sense could ever occur. Neither may the dramatic problems of the Third World find help in his theory…
One of the causes of the popularity of Marxism among educated people was the fact that in its simple form it was very easy; even Sartre noticed that Marxists are lazy. Indeed, they enjoyed having one key to open all doors, one universally applicable explanation for everything, an instrument that makes it possible to master all of history and economics without actually having to study either.”

I’ve interacted with Soooo many supposedly ‘great strategic thinkers’ who were good parrots of some consultant.  What were the consultants? Essentially professors – you know the joke about “A” students become professors (live in a university bubble), B” students work for a company and “C” students build companies (ie make wealth for others)?

There you have it – my next book “intellectualism for dummies” where all you need to do is espouse gun control, Marx-isms, greenie-13th-century-nostaligia, tolerance that is intolerant of anything un-accepting of what you accept as normal….and YOU too can be an ‘intellectual’!!!!!

I’m sure like any good academic-wanna-be, I’ll be able to fill 200 or 300 pages with it – coming soon to a bookstore near you!!!

5 Comments leave one →
  1. April 19, 2011 8:29 pm


    (sorry for the obscure reference to Cokie Roberts having nothing cogent to add, but that’s what the intelligensia is like . . . )

  2. April 19, 2011 7:52 am

    As an undergrad history major, I got an A+ on my American Revolution final, which was taught by a communist. All I did was parrot his ideas back to him, even though I didn’t believe a word of it.

    The story went like this: American businessmen were tired of being disadvantaged by British businessmen, so they wanted to break away and exploit American workers without interference. Getting an A+ meant I was able to write that sentence in differing forms hundreds of times over a 3 hour period.

    You are dead on about the parroting among so-called intellectuals.

    • April 19, 2011 1:12 pm

      Not to say that an American student experience is the same as that of a Soviet student, but growing up in the Soviet Union I found it very easy to get excellent marks in History and Literature because it was obvious what was wanted.

  3. April 18, 2011 10:10 pm

    It suggests a follow-on: Stupidity for Dummies.

    But perhaps these are two sides of the same coin, and purchase the same trouble.

    It is amazing to me, when I spend time on the various active Marxist websites, to see how blindly they can follow the notion of communism as the solution to everything. There are many, from the various Communist Party USA branches and rivals to “Rethinking Marxism” — none of which I’ll link to here, but are easy to find if you wish.

    The Rethinking Marxism organization has annual conventions, and has at various times left their convention materials on their website. I read with interest of the panels to be hosted by people from the New York Times and other media on how successful Marxism has been at “infiltrating” (their word) the US media infrastructure.

    They really seem to believe in their cause — especially if it weakens or destroys the US.

    Capitalism has built prosperity for hundreds of millions of people. Communism has killed hundreds of millions of people. For them, there’s no contest: communism every time.

    This sounds more like stupidity than ignorance to me; they see the data, but worldview it into unimportance in their Grand Scheme.

    ===|==============/ Level Head


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