Defined here as, “intellectuals considered as a group or class, esp. as a cultural, social, or political elite,” these “intelligentsia” have taught us that cut-n-run means “victory,” and that teachers’ unions can improve education (regardless of the fact that education has declined for decades everywhere unions hold sway).
Hardly a day goes by that we aren’t told by the “intelligentsia” that the Left is correct, the Right is wrong, and that we the people must do yet some other thing at odds with history, education and common sense.
However well-intentioned these people are, the facts and history stand against them.
Getting rid of guns does not reduce crime. Not only proven statistically by Dr. John Lott in his book More Guns Less Crime, but by experience as the violent crime rates in the UK and Australia have skyrocketed since the outlawing and confiscation of guns. Guns in the hands of citizens reduce crime.
Now, this isn’t rocket science. But the “intelligentsia” would have you believe that ridding ourselves of guns will make everybody safe. This may be called lots of things, but “intelligent” isn’t one of them.
The “intelligentsia” is anything but intelligent.
Since the end of WW2 (that’d be since 1945 for Baby Boomers and their kids), Democrats have controlled every major school district in the United States. Every one of those has seen an inexorable decline in the quality of education offered their students. Yet the “intelligentsia” tells us we need more dollars thrown toward the same old liberal, union policies that destroyed education in America to begin with. Intelligent?
Since WW2, every major city has been controlled by a Democrat City Council. (Republican mayors have mitigated these disasters, but with the exception of New York City, not by much.) And every major American city has declined during this period. Intelligent?
The “Intelligentsia” tell us we need to make nice with the bad guys (when, of course, they recognize that bad guys exist). This once was called “appeasement” and never has resulted in fewer bad guys. On the contrary, it always has resulted in more bad guys, and in more good guys dying over longer periods of time to kill the bad guys when it became apparent – even to the “intelligentsia”– that bad guys existed. (You know how easy it would have been to deal with Hitler in 1936? Bin Laden in 1996?) Intelligent?
The “intelligentsia” think that Carter was one of our best Presidents – hello! His only legacy is the release on the West of Islamofascist terror. No one had even heard of Islamist terror prior to Jimmy. So, of course, he got the Nobel Peace Prize.
One can, of course, go on and on regarding the true idiocy of the “intelligentsia,” and it is doubtful we ever will escape them – like the poor, they will always be with us. (The trick will be to reduce their numbers, enabling them to live in peace but not to disturb others.)
But can we change the way in which we refer to them? Can we get back to reality by naming things what they really are? Can we accept their true capabilities and thought processes and name them appropriately?
Can we just call them the “stupidentsia” and move on?