LET us stipulate the cry of the globalists, that their agenda is the solution to all our problems: to subordinate our deplorable selves to educated, evolved leaders that will end forever the battle of race against race, of class against class, of religion against religion. Very well, to subordinate ourselves, in other words, to our all-wise and all-loving godly betters.
But that is not how the reality of the dictatorship of the educated class has worked out in practice. That's because our semi-divine rulers have had to rule just like every other sub-lunary ruler, by dividing the world into Us and Them: race against race, class against class, gender against gender.
But then what's the point? As I understand it, from the days of Marx, our educated class rulers have promised to lead us up from the dusty plains up to the mountain tops. Or as Trotsky wrote:
The forms of life will become dynamically dramatic. The average human type will rise to the heights of an Aristotle, a Goethe, or a Marx. And above this ridge new peaks will rise.
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Blog and book. What should America be like in the life after liberalism when civil society replaces the administrative welfare state?
Blog and book. People get into the middle class with the cultural capital of religion, mutual aid, education, and law.
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What went wrong in the nightmare of the Great Depression? For ten long years, American was stuck on stupid.
We all know about TARP at $700 billion and change. But did you know that the total financial bailout of 2008, in spending and guarantees, amounted to over $20 trillion?