Sunday, September 6, 2009

The Revolt Against The Elite

In Gary Horne's article "The Revolt Against The Elite" he differentiates the views of the intellectuals "elite" from the people. This is an excerpt from the article.

The Elites in Power are much of the Congress and many with powerful positions in the administration or as government bureaucrats. There they proceed to coerce the rest of us since they know better than us how to run our lives. The Elites in Towers (otherwise known as intellectuals) are in university humanities and "social science" departments or think tanks where they make the irrational appear rational, turn black into white, and take theories which have never worked and spin them into golden dreams. They hold a mysterious "wisdom" known only to themselves which invariably is contrary to common sense. They provide the ideas for the Elites in Power. Elites in Flowers curse mankind for not bowing before nature. Elites in Choirs sing from their media posts the praises of the other elites and their ideas.

This is not to impugn the integrity of members of Congress who respect the views of their constituents and the Constitution, professors who think rather than "intellectualize," true outdoors men, or responsible journalists. These do not currently wield any power and the revolt is not against them.

Most elites have spent their lives in universities or politics, or otherwise isolated from the rest of us, and almost never have run a business, or even earned a living in the manner most of us do. (Community organizing does not qualify.)

The time that we should be thinking of this is during the primaries when we can cull out the elite and have a choice to vote for someone who will respect their constituents views.
The Revolt Against The Elite


  1. I do support your ideas on your so-called Elites but as most things, this is not new at all and has been going on forever. For some reason the people who work their asses off cannot figure out how to make themselves heard and listened to. Striking is a farse, getting leveled headed candidates is hard to do in main stream America and WoW the riots in the 70's did little except produce alot of good music, so I don't want to give up but I have a hard time supporting a Political Party on a straight ticket as my parents did. (scratches head and says Hmmmmm!)

  2. I agree with you that it is hard to support any of the political parties, but the Democrats have turned so far left, and the Republicans are the only party against them who have a chance. You see what happens when the far left gets control of the 3 branches of government. Let us hope the Supreme Court doesn't go that way, then we will be done as a Republic, democracy or whatever we have now.

    The best we can do is be more selective in choosing the candidates and maybe even crossover in the primaries, in states where this is legal, to try to move the Dems more to the middle.