Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Who is the Ruling Class? A refresher by Jeffrey Lord

The Ruling Class: How They Corrupted America and What We Can do About It. Says Codevilla, in a pluperfect description of Kerry and all those foreign leaders who agree with him that the GOP presidential primary is “an embarrassment”:
Today’s Ruling Class, from Boston to San Diego, was formed by an educational system that exposed them to the same ideas and gave them remarkably uniform guidance, as well as tastes and habits. These amount to a social canon of judgments about good and evil, complete with secular sacred history, sins (against minorities and the environment), and saints. Using the right words and avoiding the wrong ones when referring to such matters — speaking the “in” language — serves as a badge of identity. Regardless of what business or profession they are in, their road up included government channels and government money, because as government has grown, the boundary between it and the rest of American life has become indistinct.… 
[The Ruling Class] has defined itself by the presumption of intellectual superiority…. This presumption is key to understanding our bipartisan Ruling Class. Its first tenet is that its members are the best and brightest, while the rest of Americans are retrograde, racist, and dysfunctional unless properly constrained.