Highly Educated Idiots

I have a strong suspicion that some of the most pointless people in this country have PhDs in the Social Sciences. Of course, I don’t really mean to say that these people are unintelligent; obviously they know a good deal about Derrida, Foucault, Butler, and the rest of the gang. It’s their moral relativism that irks me, as well as the cultivated grudges against their own societies and culture. I’m thinking of the insistence that Australia was ‘invaded’, for example, or the tendency to self-blame after each attack by our Islamist enemies. In a way, one has to admire their industriousness: every day they manage to find brand new ways of hating themselves.

  • Hard Little Machine

    If your degree ends in ‘-studies’ you should eat a nail gun.

    • Justin St.Denis

      Good one! 😉

  • Proof against the weak “studies” that liberals are smarter than conservatives, if such a study could hold weight.

  • Mark DeFord Eletion

    “Social Sciences” often means training for social work. Social workers are trained to have a non-judgmental mindset (and must maintain it), because it would be counter productive and unsafe for them to enter the homes of clients while having any kind of disdain for the often disturbing lifestyles encountered there.

    Because social workers are conditioned to avoid judgment, they tend to think that mindset is normal, and so they disapprove when they see others being judgmental.

    Social workers should not be allowed out in public.

    • Justin St.Denis

      Never trotted about without a very short leash.

  • Ed

    Intellectuals hate market capitalism and the West because it doesn’t put them at the pinnacle of the organization. Some guy with thick glasses who dropped out of high school can start a garage door installing business and grow it till they become multi millionaires. To the academic, this is obvious evidence that the system is evil. If it were just, THEY would be at the top… just like in communist countries.

    • Justin St.Denis

      So fucking TRUE. Thank you for that comment. I plan on using it in future, if you don’t mind? 😉