9 thoughts on “All The people Who Think They Are Better Than You”

  1. Never before have so many snobs had so little to be snobbish about.

    They have millions of reasons to be snobby, all of the people they think they are better than. Schlichter offers some equal opportunity criticism for the elites on all sides, however, one party’s power structure is based on the identity of differentiating themselves from the “other”.

    The secret is that when the “other” changes their behavior as demanded of them by their betters, that behavior will then become the worst thing ever because the whole game is about showing they are different.

    When it comes to being effective and putting up some wins, are we all playing the same game? Just because normal people don’t like the results, doesn’t mean the people at the top aren’t being successful in implementing what they want.

  2. “We know what America achieved under the old ruling class. It beat the Nazis – the real Nazis, not the fake bugaboo “Nazis” that the left labels everyone to the right of Felonia Milhous von Pantsuit. It fought through the Depression. It trashed the Democrat’s Jim Crow regime. It designed the ’65 Mustang, created the Big Mac and put a man on the moon. It crushed the dirty commies in the Cold War. The old elite was not perfect, but at least you can point to some tics in the “WIN” column.”

    Says it all…can’t really add anything to it.

    1. Do you agree with the article’s contention that there are no “tics in the WIN column” for the last 20 years?

      One problem with the article: what constitutes progress is ill-defined.
      Another problem with the article: who should take credit for various accomplishment is hard to determine (for example, did “elite” scientists like Alan Turing or Robert Oppenheimer win WWII, or was it won by the non-elite enlisted men on the ground? Both, right?)

      But whatever you want to count as progress, and whoever you wan to give credit to, it is very hard to argue that many things aren’t better than they were twenty years ago.

      Here’s a list: https://www.vox.com/2014/11/24/7272929/global-poverty-health-crime-literacy-good-news

      I would make a different list, one heavier on scientific accomplishment. But the readers of this blog ought to be able to make that sort of list for themselves.

        1. The text of Rand’s post was an intentionally funny riff on the liar’s paradox (or if it wasn’t intentional, then that’s even funnier.)

          But I assumed the link to the article was a recommendation to actually read the article. If the point of the link was to simply draw attention to its headline, then I obviously wasn’t the only commenter who didn’t understand that.

      1. Sorry, I meant to say “heavier on scientific and engineering accomplishment”. I was thinking of Proxima B, and CRISPR gene editing, but reusable launch systems and internet-enabled phones & self-driving cars immediately come to mind as well.

        Ignoring all political or cultural aspects, the article still comes off as ridiculously grumpy.

      2. did “elite” scientists like Alan Turing or Robert Oppenheimer

        Were they elitists?

        It is rather amazing to see leftists defend the current state of affairs as they are usually fearmongering about how horrible things are.

        SLS is a good example of what the author is talking about. A lot of the progress we have experienced has come from the deploreables rising up to create new products and services. The engine of creation that many Democrats want to kill.

  3. Corollary: ANYONE engaged in modern virtue-signaling is in fact signaling that they are terrible people, that deep down they know it, and that their guilty conscience spurs them to dunk on you and me as a displacement technique.

    When this fact becomes more generally appreciated, there’ll be a lot less of it.

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