The Stupidity of the Left

The lame excuse a sitting attorney general gave for meeting privately with the husband of a prime FBI suspect who was himself a possible target of investigation reveals, if we needed more revelation, the mental vacuity and profound ignorance of leftism.  Anyone familiar with the cognitive degradation of Marxism can see the pattern.

When the Bolsheviks first came to power, there were some bright, though of course wicked, minds: Lenin, Bukharin, Trotsky.  Soon, however, the Bolsheviks descended into such grotesque mediocrity that even Molotov began to be seen as a clever Bolshevik, and Voroshilov was placed in command of the Red Army.

Academia, of course, collapsed first in the Soviet Empire.  Anyone familiar with the last fifty years of that evil empire writes about the utter stultifying stupidity not only of the Communist Party leadership and cadres, but also of university systems, which churned out thousands of scientists who never discovered anything.

What replaced thinking and discovery was mind-numbing conformity.  Over time, the only people who could rise in the Soviet hierarchy were men who did not really know anything and did not say or think anything except the comical nonsense of Marxist-Leninism. 

Now consider leftism today.  Admission to college is given to those groups trained to consider themselves "aggrieved" cadres who are inferior to other students.  College courses are often taught by these limited, blindered minds.  The legal profession, government, and academia are filled with these unintelligent people, living their own careers surrounded by others just as drearily average and utterly doctrinaire.

Black women like the attorney general get a double-whammy of affirmative action in lowered standards and then are surrounded by other people just as dumb and just as dependent upon parroting the party line as the answer to almost every conceivable issue or question.

There are no real tests, no real challenges, and no real evaluations of these leftists.  This explains the blank résumé of Mrs. William Jefferson Clinton: she "was" the first lady; she "was" a senator from New York; she "was" secretary of state – so what?  Her statements are all utterly scripted and given to a doting establishment media that never, ever challenges her inconsistencies or asks anything hard.

The pabulum of global warming is accepted as easily as Soviet scientists accepted the idiocy of Lysenko.  The same predictable "solutions" are offered for every single problem: more "investment" on education and infrastructure, stronger gun control laws, more draconian environmental regulations, more "diversity," and more of everything that has never worked in America anywhere and anytime it has been tried.

No one on the left ever needs to think at all, and those who do think risk losing tenure, getting fired from network news programs, and being demonized as racist or sexist or reactionary or something equally silly.  Because independent thinking itself is dangerous, no leftist cadre dares to risk trying to think – just read the script, regurgitate the familiar dogma, and keep a closed mind. 

Moreover, these folks keep telling each other how smart they are, and no one ever tells them differently.  Their résumé of "accomplishment" replaces any need for intelligence, rather like the scarecrow in The Wizard of Oz, who is given by the Wizard a diploma as "proof" of his braininess.  Because their "work" is inevitably in such squishy, amorphous occupations as lawyers, politicians, professors, and bureaucrats, which have no real measurable and external standards, all these people ever hear is the praise of fellow robots.  Naturally, they believe it.  Indeed, seeing the real world would be a devastating personal blow.

This is an alternative explanation to many of the conspiracy theories of conservatives about leftists.  When Loretta Lynch has ex parte communication with the spouse of a criminal investigation, it is because she is just not very smart at all.  When Hillary sets up a private email server in her basement through which flow state secrets, it is for the same reason that she flunked a bar exam in the District of Columbia that nearly everyone else passed. 

Leftism is stupid, and its operatives over time become increasingly dumb and ignorant.  We see it, and it is horrifying to believe it – but that is the truth.

The lame excuse a sitting attorney general gave for meeting privately with the husband of a prime FBI suspect who was himself a possible target of investigation reveals, if we needed more revelation, the mental vacuity and profound ignorance of leftism.  Anyone familiar with the cognitive degradation of Marxism can see the pattern.

When the Bolsheviks first came to power, there were some bright, though of course wicked, minds: Lenin, Bukharin, Trotsky.  Soon, however, the Bolsheviks descended into such grotesque mediocrity that even Molotov began to be seen as a clever Bolshevik, and Voroshilov was placed in command of the Red Army.

Academia, of course, collapsed first in the Soviet Empire.  Anyone familiar with the last fifty years of that evil empire writes about the utter stultifying stupidity not only of the Communist Party leadership and cadres, but also of university systems, which churned out thousands of scientists who never discovered anything.

What replaced thinking and discovery was mind-numbing conformity.  Over time, the only people who could rise in the Soviet hierarchy were men who did not really know anything and did not say or think anything except the comical nonsense of Marxist-Leninism. 

Now consider leftism today.  Admission to college is given to those groups trained to consider themselves "aggrieved" cadres who are inferior to other students.  College courses are often taught by these limited, blindered minds.  The legal profession, government, and academia are filled with these unintelligent people, living their own careers surrounded by others just as drearily average and utterly doctrinaire.

Black women like the attorney general get a double-whammy of affirmative action in lowered standards and then are surrounded by other people just as dumb and just as dependent upon parroting the party line as the answer to almost every conceivable issue or question.

There are no real tests, no real challenges, and no real evaluations of these leftists.  This explains the blank résumé of Mrs. William Jefferson Clinton: she "was" the first lady; she "was" a senator from New York; she "was" secretary of state – so what?  Her statements are all utterly scripted and given to a doting establishment media that never, ever challenges her inconsistencies or asks anything hard.

The pabulum of global warming is accepted as easily as Soviet scientists accepted the idiocy of Lysenko.  The same predictable "solutions" are offered for every single problem: more "investment" on education and infrastructure, stronger gun control laws, more draconian environmental regulations, more "diversity," and more of everything that has never worked in America anywhere and anytime it has been tried.

No one on the left ever needs to think at all, and those who do think risk losing tenure, getting fired from network news programs, and being demonized as racist or sexist or reactionary or something equally silly.  Because independent thinking itself is dangerous, no leftist cadre dares to risk trying to think – just read the script, regurgitate the familiar dogma, and keep a closed mind. 

Moreover, these folks keep telling each other how smart they are, and no one ever tells them differently.  Their résumé of "accomplishment" replaces any need for intelligence, rather like the scarecrow in The Wizard of Oz, who is given by the Wizard a diploma as "proof" of his braininess.  Because their "work" is inevitably in such squishy, amorphous occupations as lawyers, politicians, professors, and bureaucrats, which have no real measurable and external standards, all these people ever hear is the praise of fellow robots.  Naturally, they believe it.  Indeed, seeing the real world would be a devastating personal blow.

This is an alternative explanation to many of the conspiracy theories of conservatives about leftists.  When Loretta Lynch has ex parte communication with the spouse of a criminal investigation, it is because she is just not very smart at all.  When Hillary sets up a private email server in her basement through which flow state secrets, it is for the same reason that she flunked a bar exam in the District of Columbia that nearly everyone else passed. 

Leftism is stupid, and its operatives over time become increasingly dumb and ignorant.  We see it, and it is horrifying to believe it – but that is the truth.