Skip to comments.The Socialist Elite
Posted on 02/27/2011 12:36:03 PM PST by Starman417
The Elite, is almost a dubious term that few can define. Those who are Elites will never admit it, not even to themselves. In this article we will attempt to define the concept according to the writing of Orwell and the Socialist leaders of the mid-twentieth century and today.
"There are some ideas so wrong that only a very intelligent person could believe in them."
At first glance the reader is incredulous; what a bizarre sentence, it doesn't make sense. However, like most deep thoughts, the sentence induces a secondary response that slowly sifts through the reader's consciousness, producing memories of experiences with intelligent, but extremely impractical people.
Every neighborhood has the truly gifted person that has created their own world because they don't fit in: colleges are well stocked with professors who either take advantage of tenure to act as differently as possible or else they would truly have no other position in life if it were not for the world of academia. These people have never been adverse to holding ideas so wrong that only they, as very intelligent people could believe in them. If you haven't known one, perhaps it is time to do an objective personal evaluation.
Orwell could have included ideologues and Useful Idiots within that sentence, but the sentence would have lost some of its dramatic effect. By definition a Useful Idiot is an ideologue, but an ideologue is not necessarily a Useful Idiot. Ideologues occupy the entire spectrum of political and philosophical ideas: the term Useful Idiot is a Leftist term coined by Stalin that refers to the wild eyed fanatics who believed so strongly in the Communist Ideology; yet, had no concept of the evil nature of his regime and often worked themselves into a position of prescribing their own demise with their fanaticism and naive allegiance to the Leftist movement. Stalin considered many American Socialists and journalists to be among his Useful Idiots. He held them in contempt, but appreciated their untiring efforts while he laughed at their naive assumptions that they were somehow invaluable to his cause: to Stalin, they were disposable and insignificant, merely Useful Idiots.
Today we find the detritus of the Useful Idiot and the 'highly intelligent but extremely impractical' still being used as laws, regulations, and policy. We should consider some of these ideas of the recent past and of the present that are being discussed or implemented, while contemplating quotes from Orwell:
Soon we will be forced to accept America as a totalitarian regime.
Air should be taxed or more precisely, the air that every animal and human on earth needs to live, should be taxed as a means of population control and of generating tax revenue for every person their livestock and their pets.
Doublethink means the power of holding two contradictory beliefs in one's mind simultaneously, and accepting both of them.
President Bush hurt the US economy because he overspent: President Obama is good for the economy because he out spends President Bush.
A jury can render a more informed and fair decision if evidence is withheld.
The Boy Scouts are evil to have policies that discriminate against pedophiles. The Catholic Church is evil for not ridding itself of pedophiles.
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“There are some ideas so wrong that only a very intelligent person could believe in them.”
I think the word educated should be substituted for intelligent.
Of Course Obama was born in the USA.
Depending on how you define “educated”. If you're referring to the indoctrination process that passes for education, in many of the faculties of a modern western university; then I would concur.
to the wild eyed fanatics who believed so strongly in the Communist Ideology; yet, had no concept of the evil nature of his regime and often worked themselves into a position of prescribing their own demise with their fanaticism and naive allegiance to the Leftist movement.”
They have no idea how duped they are being. They really believe in convoluted thinking. It’s just amazing how really stupid; not intelligent people can be.
That’s the definition for educated that I was using.
This is a good site with lots of links to easy reads - it connects a lot of dots...
But this is not what is meant. The idea is that it takes some high level of intelligence to become so involved with abstract thinking that it loses contact with reality. It's a form of hyperdevelopment, and a lot of intellectual discourse has this quality.
Yes, but that is not the process that makes “the elites” reach the conclusions they do.
For 70+ years, the poor folks in what is now the defunct soviet union had to suffer through communism. Nothing says the same could not happen in the US of A.
Also, let’s not forget a healthy chunk of them, those that actually suffered through it, would have taken it back. They preferred the security of knowing thetly were allotted a handful of crumbs and tha most others received the same number of crumbs than thinking for themselves, making it on their own or, most importantly, watching others succeed or have more than them.