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Alt-Market.com's Brandon Smith: Has America Been Crippled By Intellectual Idiots?

The Alt-Market.com's Co-Founder and Voluntaryist Barter Market advocate Brandon Smith asks the following:

Guest Post: Has America Been Crippled By Intellectual Idiots?

Submitted by Tyler Durden on 04/25/2012 09:21 -0400

Submitted by Brandon Smith from Alt-Market

Has America Been Crippled By Intellectual Idiots?

As far back as I can remember, the overarching message of the American social atmosphere has been one of idolization. Oh to one day join the ranks of the “professional class”; that 5% to 10% of our culture which enjoys unparalleled respect and an assumed position of knowledge, so much so that they are rarely even required to qualify themselves to anyone besides their own compatriots. The goal of every person I knew during my formative years with a desire to succeed was to one day hold in their hands an official looking embossed document announcing their ascension to the ranks of the intellectually anointed. I was never so keen on the idea…

The dangers of academic deification are numerous. Those who dominate the educational language of the times determine the moral compass (or lack of compass) of the curriculum. They control who is accepted and who is rejected, not by measure of intelligence or skill, but by their willingness to conform to the establishment ideal. They construct a kind of automaton class, which has been taught not to learn independently, but to parrot propaganda without question. Simultaneously, those of us who do not “make the grade” are relegated to the role of obliged worshippers; accepting the claims of the professional class as gospel regardless of how incorrect they happen to be. To put it simply; the whole thing is disgustingly inbred.

Elitism has always lent itself to morbid forms of educational molestation. This is nothing new, especially within their own limited circles. However, to have such perversions of logic and reason gutting the minds of entire generations across endless stretches of our country without any counterbalance is a far more heinous state of affairs in the long run. Ultimately, this highway can only lead to a deterioration of our future, and the death of reason itself.

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I am not making my full reply

I am not making my full reply now, but with information given yesterday by Economic Hit Man, would it be absurd to think that Global Warming has anything to do with the infrastructure scam perpetrated on smaller countries but with a grander scheme here? Could there perhaps a be bill of goods being oversold by some company. Is that why we have geoengineering going on in the sky in the form of persistent contrails? Is it a lunitic hoax because it is actually a money scheme for which we cannot pay? Excuse any divergence, but I tend to be analytical and sometimes miscontstrue facts and/or fiction. I have much more to say about your earlier reply, but must not spend anymore time now. I just went out to do some gardening looked up and this all came to me and I wanted to write it down while it was fresh. I hope it is ok that I wrote it down...I'm scared again...and controlling my 5 year old within. One of those look over here so you don't look there?

Counterfeit versions: or half truths

"I am not making my full reply now, but with information given yesterday by Economic Hit Man, would it be absurd to think that Global Warming has anything to do with the infrastructure scam perpetrated on smaller countries but with a grander scheme here?"

Any twist of accurate information that works, scientifically, to modify the behavior of the targeted victims will be used once the Legal Criminals perceive and measure that advantage.

Case in point:

Global Warming (after Peak Oil failed to reach the desired full goal of conditioning the targeted victims to respond accordingly = give up all notions of autonomy) is, that is to say that Global Warming is: roughly half true.

Having stopped reading to eat dinner I return to realize that I respond too much, and so I'm going to cut this off here - but I will read your entire response.

Joe

Spoon Feeding

Yes, You are exactly correct. It is too much. I will not take the time to formulate a full response on "paper" although it has been floating around mentally. Thank you for the spoon feeding. I am a bit farther along now. I need to focus on things like fresh bread for my kids...it was moldy this morning...and that is something I can actually fix, but not nearly as interesting.

Joes Law
http://www.c-spanvideo.org/program/PanelTw

WOW

Great link

Joe

:)

:)

Good morning and

Have a great day. Did you get my return mail the other day? I know you are very busy I was just curious?

If I disappear from a discussion please forgive me. My 24-7 business requires me to split mid-sentence to serve them. I am not ducking out, I will be back later to catch up.

Hi, yes, I am sorry I did not

Hi, yes, I am sorry I did not reply. It just kinda freaks me out to be on a public forum not using my real name and then have someone I I just met know my name by my email. I haven't had time to digest it so I have let it sit. By my my other comments to you in the past, you know that I have been uncomfortable being outed as a Ron Paul follower. I am probably a bit too paranoid, but my awakening has been a little much for me. I guess I thought the DP would keep that type of information private. Ha Ha, as if I don't give my real name and address to perfect stranger nearly everyday. How silly I am. I am sorry I have left you hanging, my friend, LOL.

Completely understandable

I too am very careful about who I contact because it does in fact give out my address when they get it. I completely understand your concern and thank you for taking the time to figure out my email problem. You didn't let me down at all,you were just being cautious. Good for you because we live in a world of constant danger and do indeed have to be careful. But just so you know I am like most Ron Paul supporters and just plain old family. I have became personal friends with a lot of folks from here and they are all great and kind hearted trustworthy friends that keep off line conversations private. You are actually pretty safe with this crew. As for me,I am just a married old hippy Indian grandfather of 5 and love everybody! Lol. I am pretty safe to be friends with I think. Thank you for your trust and I hope we can remain friends with a common cause in Ron Paul. If you feel uncomfortable emailing I really do understand but have enjoyed our conversations here very much.Thank You! And it is common knowledge here to never use someones real name unless they have done so themselves first in the forum.

If I disappear from a discussion please forgive me. My 24-7 business requires me to split mid-sentence to serve them. I am not ducking out, I will be back later to catch up.

Nice to know you!

Nice to know you! Congratulations on your marriage and 5 Grandchildren! What is your Indian heritage?

I am

Chickasaw, One of the two brothers that came from the west and split up into the Choctaw and the Chickasaw tribes. My family was originally from Oklahoma. Before that they were in Mississippi. Here is some interesting history of the "Unconquerable Chickasaw", Lol.

http://msgw.org/pontotoc/wpa/wpaindiansbattleakia.htm

Chickasaw Nation:

http://www.chickasaw.net/

If I disappear from a discussion please forgive me. My 24-7 business requires me to split mid-sentence to serve them. I am not ducking out, I will be back later to catch up.

Hi, it is late this evening

Hi, it is late this evening and I want to take the time to slowly read the links you sent. However, I did not want to let any more time go by before saying I am very sorry for the way some of the White Men treated the Indian Nations.

I'd like to share this with you:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tC_cyNzSyp0

It is Navajo and I love it.

I've met plenty of these

I've met plenty of these intellectual idiots and they are exactly as described. When they are losing an argument, they ALWAYS hide behind their paper degree as if it makes them infallible.

I live near Harvard...

and I run into "those" types on a near-daily basis. EVERY time one gets backed into a corner, they pull out the old "I'm getting a degree in x, therefore I know everything about X" argument and at that point they'll just refuse to listen, and further proving them wrong will only drive their heads further into the sand...or their asses.

Even better is the "I have a degree in X, so that makes it okay for me to be completely ignorant about everything else!" excuse I get when say, discussing the economy with someone who fancies themselves a poli-sci major.

A signature used to be here!

it's a

brilliant write up, by Brandon.

Predictions in due Time...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGDisyWkIBM

"Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it's realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy." - Dr. Ronald Ernest Paul