Link: Intellectual Yet Idiot

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The IYI pathologizes others for doing things he doesn’t understand without ever realizing it is his understanding that may be limited. He thinks people should act according to their best interests and he knows their interests, particularly if they are “red necks” or English non-crisp-vowel class who voted for Brexit. When plebeians do something that makes sense to them, but not to him, the IYI uses the term “uneducated”. What we generally call participation in the political process, he calls by two distinct designations: “democracy” when it fits the IYI, and “populism” when the plebeians dare voting in a way that contradicts his preferences.

I’d call them false cardinals of the Cathedral but okay.

Intellectual is an endogenous quality they lack, a personality too (Charlton).

Midwits don’t learn from rules (they change them, magical thinking) or society (equalism or die) or experience. All they do is take tests and repeat dogma.

telling the rest of us 1) what to do, 2) what to eat, 3) how to speak, 4) how to think… and 5) who to vote for.

But the problem is the one-eyed following the blind: these self-described members of the “intelligentsia” can’t find a coconut in Coconut Island, meaning they aren’t intelligent enough to define intelligence hence fall into circularities — but their main skill is capacity to pass exams written by people like them. With psychology papers replicating less than 40%, dietary advice reversing after 30 years of fatphobia, macroeconomic analysis working worse than astrology, the appointment of Bernanke who was less than clueless of the risks, and pharmaceutical trials replicating at best only 1/3 of the time, people are perfectly entitled to rely on their own ancestral instinct and listen to their grandmothers (or Montaigne and such filtered classical knowledge) with a better track record than these policymaking goons.

I love Taleb.

But it’s mental martial law. Thinktank r smart, college r smart, expert r smart, you trust expert like priest, expert r good, follow expert.

Equalism is a death cult because their version of being wrong or failing is “I guess I’ll just die”.

Starkey on Brexit-blocking treason

https://www.spiked-online.com/podcast-episode/theres-a-word-for-what-the-political-elite-is-doing-treason/

Get them on domestic slave charges, illegal hiring of cleaning, nannies, chauffeurs, trafficking of hookers.

Get the likes of (((Bercow))) deported to Israel, passport stripped.

End the ‘City’ of London, the den of vipers.

Nationalise the BOE.

Even the lefties must agree with that.

The BOE need the Federal Empire bailout.

Socialists wanting shekels

Market forces.

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/aug/15/half-of-uk-farms-could-fail-after-no-deal-brexit-report-warns

They won’t actually shut up shop, they’re bluffing.

They just want more money and they’re threatening literal famine to do so.

Socialist farmers only do it for the shekels.

Real farmers want a profit, but not at the expense of their people.

You know, the generations buying it?

Nobody’s forcing you to sell to the EU, their money is worthless anyway.

Prices should come down, food should be bought locally, they’ve been spoiled.

Throwing a tantrum won’t increase the value of their product, profit margins are supposed to be thin.

Nobody made you buy the pimp tractor for 5 figs or the best drone bullshit.

If domestic prices aren’t kept down, poor people could starve.

More important, you’d think. They have a duty to feed this country.

The food security issue needs to be pushed, this is national security.

Nobody cares about feelings. You chose that line of work, shut it.

The yellow vest thing in France is lazy farmers and drivers who over-value their low hours per week (look it up) because their socialist state funds them at the expense of the people.