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The Casual, Ruthless Arrogance Of the Left

09 September 2013 @ 20:42

Last Thursday, TakiMag published another in a long line of insightful columns by John Derbyshire.

It is entitled, The Cruelty Of The Overclass, and concerns itself with the brutality of Leftism in action in the Real World.

This is the part of it that I would like to focus on [but, please do read it all]:

Here is David Gelernter’s classic take on Virginia Military Institute being  forced by  the US Supreme Court in 1996 to admit women:

The elite hated VMI, and no doubt VMI hated the elite—another even match-up,  except that, when it occurred to the elite one afternoon on the way to the water  cooler that VMI’s way of life ought to be wiped out (just a casual notion, inasmuch as the likes of VMI hardly matter to the elite one way or the other), it was duly wiped out. The old VMI was crushed like a beer can under a tank tread and the Institute is now, needless to say, co-ed.

 (From How  the Intellectuals Took Over, 1997.)

Gelernter was not the first to notice the casual, ruthless arrogance with which the elites impose their will on the rest of us, but the process has rarely been described so well.

With the passing of sixteen years, the arrogance has only become more gross, shameless, and cruel. I thought I had the measure of our overclass, but I was shocked at the heartlessness with which Paula Deen was treated. As I opined on Radio  Derb:

The nastiest thing of all, I thought, was her publisher’s canceling Ms.  Deen’s forthcoming book, which was already selling well by pre-order, and would  surely have made them a bundle of money. Making a profit by doing mean things to  people is all too common in the world, God knows, and nothing to be surprised about; but FORGOING a profit so that you can be mean to a silly but harmless old  woman is something close to pathological.

Liberalism is not just wrongheaded; it is malicious. And it never quits until its target has surrendered unconditionally to overclass norms. You thought they’d finished tossing and goring the Boy Scouts of America? Think  again:

SB 323 is designed to target nonprofit groups, particularly the Boy Scouts of  America (BSA), who “have a long history of out-of-line discriminatory practices against gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender youth here in our community.”

Europe is of course the overclass ideal. In Germany, a swarm of state agents converged on a home last Thursday and abducted four children to prevent their being homeschooled. Coming soon to an American household near you.

It is liberals’ fondest belief that they have replaced a heartless, brutalizing old order with a gentle, compassionate new one, free of all the evils inherent in such outdated institutions as single-sex military academies, scouting clubs that exclude pederasts, and the nuclear family.

Those of us who can remember the old order know that, on the contrary, it was far more flexible and tolerant than the dreary soft totalitarianism of today.

Indeed, it was.  It was most certainly flawed, but there was a Humanity underlying their thinking and actions

The present situation we find ourselves in is the outcome of letting into positions of Power And Control people who see Humanity as one big laboratory where they can test their ideas out.

Trouble is, their ideas were created in the sterile laboratories of their own minds, far away from Reality.  Further, Human Beings are not lab rats — however, to the Leftist, Human Beings are mere creatures who can be treated worse than animals.

Human lives are of no value to the Leftist if they get in the way of the achievement of their goals.

This is the Truth that lies behind all Leftism.

Act accordingly.

4 Comments
  1. M. Thompson permalink
    09 September 2013 @ 22:41 22:41

    Perhaps the way forward is to preserve books in nitrogen filled rooms, to prevent rot, as a way to ensure our ideas do not die.

  2. genomega1 permalink
    09 September 2013 @ 23:45 23:45

    Reblogged this on News You May Have Missed and commented:
    The Casual, Ruthless Arrogance Of the Left

  3. Shermlaw (RS) permalink
    10 September 2013 @ 08:29 08:29

    The results are obvious, once you realize that at the heart of progressive reality is the denial of the true state of Man post Original Sin. Although they deny the existence of Eden, they are certainly trying to return, not realizing the entry is barred, thanks to our own rebellion.

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