The primary problem with the so-called elites is that they are not elite, and they are neither wise, nor intelligent, nor educated, nor enlightened, nor superior in any fashion save two, accident of circumstance and elevated self-regard.Ace is almost where I have been for over 2 decades. Yet Ace does not see the errant connection between his second paragraph and his third. "They do not have any conception ... that they will be the death of us all."
They do not have any conception of what they're doing, of the history of this country, or of the disasters their stupidity visits upon the ruled every day of the year.
And they will be the death of us all. -- Ace of Spades, Obama: I Didn't Bother Asking a Lawyer If I Could Unilaterally Suspend the Law; All I've Done Is Merely Seize Plenary Power on Behalf of the People
Au contraire mon ami. Many of the "elites" do have the conception of what they do. It's just that the progressive/sustainability vision is so God-awful that they dare not speak it except in obscure journals published by radical nut-job institutions for which they provide tax preferences and to which they funnel taxpayer money.
This is the problem I have with all the top Dextrosphere bloggers. Because the Left, the phony Right Statists, and the enemies of humanity (but I repeat myself) will not say they are its enemies, the top bloggers fear being laughed at. That fear is not new. It lies at the heart of Hans Christian Anderson's tale The Emperor's New Clothes. Only the fool, yours truly, will speak of it nearly every day. The others are quite apt to go to their deaths muttering something like "if Stalin only knew."
Across the board. We. Need. New. Leaders.
Find them amongst those who are unafraid to call out the enemies of all mankind: the Prog megalomaniacs.