How Elites Destroy Themselves

“…What’s particularly frightening about today’s virtuous Western elites is how inherently destructive to society their virtues are. Indeed, pursuing elite virtue today essentially means doing things with objectively damage society, whether it is cutting off valuable energy sources, weakening conceptions of excellence and hard work, increasing public debt to perilous levels or a half-dozen other hair-brained ideas.”

He’s dead-on with the weakened gene-pool thing.

  • Spatchcocked

    Interesting article……but he wrote “hair-brained” which ruins it for me.

    • Heh;)

    • tom_billesley

      There’s also “with” instead of “which” in “doing things with objectively damage society”. Shouldn’t it be “concepts” rather than “conceptions”?. Enough to give me conniptions. Proofreading is a lost art.

      • DavidinNorthBurnaby

        You speak of editing. Proofreading looks only for typos. 😉

  • Leftists can’t make it in the real world of free enterprise.

    But they do well in the fantasy world – of big daddy government.

  • tom_billesley

    The latest hare-brained idea in Britain is a sugar tax.

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      It’s a regressive tax on fat slags and blimpy yobboes.

  • V10_Rob

    I’m reminded of Ayn Rand’s remarks about the political elite, that the aristocracy doesn’t need a society with factories and innovation to drink their face off from jeweled goblets and rule capriciously over the masses; in fact it makes it easier.

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      That’s what the Magna Carta and the House of Commons was supposed to counterweight.

  • dance…dancetotheradio

    I know.

    Looks downcast at the floor.

  • Daviddowntown

    y’all need to watch the youtube video recommended by a commenter at the AT sight. It’s long but well worth the effort. If I could put the link here I would but I’m too obtuse.

  • Everyone Else

    See Idiocracy if you haven’t.