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Intellectuals and Race: Part IV

"You might think that intellectuals could make that distinction." Making simple, obvious distinctions is something that modern "intellectuals" are outstandingly bad at.
Alex_P Wrote: Mar 15, 2013 11:07 AM
This reminds me of a really old comedy skit.
An "intellectual" dude is on the farm as is being given a simple chore - like dig a hole or some such. The farm hand starts explaining the task to him, and gets an indignant retort "I am a PhD!"
Nonplussed, the farm hand says:
"Oh, then I'll use short words and simple sentences".
pascagoulapappy Wrote: Mar 15, 2013 9:33 AM
Simple and obvious? Euww, you gotta have a little New Aunts !
Dan107 Wrote: Mar 15, 2013 9:17 AM
That would mean the intellectuals would have to actually look at the results of the consequences of their actions.
The next time they do that will be the first time.
NewJAl Wrote: Mar 15, 2013 8:58 AM
If it is held as common knowledge, that any citizen should grasp, it is a challenge and duty of some snob of an intellectual to say 'that is not necessarily so'. This is especially bad when we put kids into their influence, while those same kids are, naturally, fleeing the nest.
Some take years, before they realize their parents were not ignorant dolts and cave-people.
Obama has never embraced the common lessons of the ant and the grasshopper, or the goose that laid the golden egg, if he says the debt should not worry us. He is wiser than Aesop, apparently.

Editor's note: This is Part IV in a series. Part I can be found here. Part II can be found here. Part III can be found here.

Among the many irrational ideas about racial and ethnic groups that have polarized societies over the centuries and around the world, few have been more irrational and counterproductive than the current dogmas of multiculturalism.

Intellectuals who imagine that they are helping racial or ethnic groups that lag behind by redefining their lags out of existence with multicultural rhetoric are in fact leading them into a blind...