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January 7, 2011

Ace Shoots. Ace Scores. Nothing But Net

Ace of Spades lets them have it with The Illusion of the "Professional" Class and the Rise of the Liberal Aristocracy
If people typically heard the beliefs of other inarguable elites, perhaps there wouldn't be this bias in people's minds that liberalism represents the beliefs of the smart set. If people heard what engineers had to say, if engineers were on Letterman as much as Brian Friggin' Williams, perhaps their subconscious notion of the "elite" way of looking at things would change. But they don't hear from engineers. They just hear from David Letterman, Brian Williams, Tom Brokaw, and other, um, non-elites who just happen to be paid a king's ransom and be on tv all the frickin' time because that's their job, to fill up the space between commercials. Even when other elites are featured on tv -- they tend to be ones expressing the same ideas as the media. Al Gore gets on Letterman to talk up global warming, but Freeman Dyson -- an actual brilliant scientist -- doesn't get to say that he thinks global warming is overstated, half-baked, most-likely-wrong poppycock. Science popularizer Carl Sagan is on every network to talk about his "Nuclear Winter" theory, but father of the hydrogen bomb Edward Teller doesn't get to say that's all a bunch of well-meaning made-up political "science."

Posted by Vanderleun at January 7, 2011 6:38 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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They confuse well-meaning with meaning to think well of themselves. Enthusiastically.

Posted by: james wilson at January 7, 2011 7:43 PM

I read the whole thing. That is a brilliant piece by Ace.

Posted by: rickl at January 9, 2011 10:38 PM

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