05 March 2015

Elite Know-Nothings & "Anti-Intellectualism"

We hear quite a bit coming from elitist academics (mostly leftists) characterizing anyone who disagrees with their perspective as "anti-intellectual." (Here's just one example. More to come on that soon.)

They do this, usually, because it's the only response they can come up with. We see it a lot in public policy debates and also in perspectives on American history.

So here's a great example of why more and more Americans distrust self-proclaimed "experts" - the self-righteous intelligentsia among us - particularly when those "experts" also have a very obvious political agenda attached to their "expertise":

Currently there's a huge fraud being perpetrated about man-made global warming--or, since the "warming" thing ain't exactly selling--"climate change." During the 1970's, the Chicken Little experts were clucking about the coming ice-age. Walter Cronkite (the "most trusted man in America") was one of the cluckers:

So remember the "intellectual" among us who have embraced the ice age, the big freeze, global warming, climate-change fraud the next time you're accused of being "anti-intellectual" by some elitist who thinks his/her perspective is superior to yours. This image should help:


ropelight said...

Belly shaking humor aside, no better shoe apropos of rampant Anti-Intellectualism fits the academic and political left's 2 left feet quite so nicely as the idiot claim that Global (Cooling, Warming, Change) represents settled science.

Steeled Science indeed! At its core, the very notion is anti-intellectual - dogma is settled, science is always subject to verification, it grows and evolves as new information is confirmed and duplicated by independent researchers.

About the only aspect of the Climate Change controversy that's actually settled is that advocates have been caught (again and again) fudging the data, manufacturing trends that don't exist, conspiring to suppress the academic freedom of critics, and confidently publicizing (decidedly self-serving) predictions of impending catastrophe, which of course never seem to materialize.

And, all the while, surprise - surprise, these same Chicken Little quacks have their greedy snouts buried deep in the public trough.

For over 40 years now the academic and political establishment's Climate Change charlatans have used the public schools along with the national media in an effort to conger up enough faux thunder and lightening to stampede a frightened taxpaying public into buying a very expensive and highly toxic brand of snake oil.

Climate Change sure as hell ain't science and the issue is far from settled. Caveat emptor.

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

"the idiot claim that Global (Cooling, Warming, Change) represents settled science."

Correct. The only thing "settled" about it is the fact it's a leftist scheme to control more of our lives and take more of our money.