Anyone who doesn't take Truth seriously in small matters can't be trusted in large ones either.The Intellectual Class has seen itself go from success to success, taking over the Universities, the Media, and all the "chattering class" organs of the Republic. The Long March through the Institutions has been, to their minds, a complete success. And so they have commenced using the power granted those institutions by the People as a tool to reshape the People.
- Albert Einstein
As the Church Lady used to say, "Well isn't that special?"
There's a word that this Intellectual Class dares nor speak. Words have power, as they well know, and to voice the spectre is to summon it. And so they stumble dumbly past the graveyard, eyes averted, hoping to once again cheat fate. They do not see the gulf between their supposed virtues as thought leaders, and their flinching from facing the thoughts so common today throughout this Republic. Talking only to themselves, in their own petty, closed circles, they have become incompetent to actually deal with the Truth as it really is.
I speak as the offspring of that same Intellectual Class, once who grew up immersed in that mindset. Seeing yourself as the Intellectual Vanguard. As Monty Python once put it, I got better.
Recognizing the Truth is a virtue. There's Marketing, and there's what's actually true. As the old saying goes, "Marketing doesn't change the Truth, it just makes it better." The Left may flatter themselves that they can sell anything if they use pretty words, because the People are idiots. We all know better.
And so the Long March through the institutions has turned out to be a disaster for the Intellectual Class, as the People have seen the politicization of those institutions. The Left has turned high trust environments into low trust environments.
And now the Internet roars onto the scene, breaking business models as far as the eye can see. Remember Sun Microsystems? They were the "dot in dot com." They couldn't harness the power of the Internet, and they got passed by. Gone, as if they never were.
Information wants to, and will, be free. And the People find that gives them power, power against the chattering classes that thought that they controlled all the communications channels. They watch horrified, cow-like in their lack of comprehension, when the message gets out despite their best efforts.
There's no blocking this signal - it bypasses the (unofficial) Organs Of The State (the Media and the Universities), and spreads from blog to blog, from person to person. It spread from Blue to me. He says that someone should post it every day. Now you have it in front of you: how will you spread it?
Because the message cuts through the pretty words that the Intellectual Elite thought they could get the (dumb, but don't tell them) People to swallow, it cuts through the rationalizations, it cuts through the professorial double talk. It says this:
The People are smarter than the Chattering Classes think. Wile they are willing to be led, they are unwilling to be ruled. They bow to no one, and don't think highly of those that do.
The Elites keep telling us that we should be more like Europe. The People in Europe have never been Citizens, despite the pretty words and fancy rhetoric. They've always been subjects - to Monarchs, or Dictators, or the current EU which is a Dictatorship Of The Elite with a good PR Agency.
Things are different here, and while the People are happy to get government benefits when they're on offer, the American People are still a practical bunch. Who when the chips truly are down, will not flinch from the truth. Who will not cast their eyes down when walking past a graveyard, or when greeting a foreign Monarch.
As I said: now you have it in front of you: how will you spread it?
Truth. It will set you free. The Elites are horrified by this - by a simple truth, stated plainly, without the "allowed" pretty words and spin. Unvarnished. Bare. A truth that they can't convince a "stupid" People to believe.
The Dinosaurs sniff a change on the breeze, and roar their defiance.
Three things cannot long be hidden: the Sun, the Moon, and the Truth.
- The Buddha