After Liz Cheney’s whopping defeat, leftists rant against the ‘uneducated’
On Tuesday night, Harriet Hageman finished off the decaying political dynasty of the Cheneys, and the lefties on Twitter went a bit berserk, lamenting the political leverage possessed by a certain class of Americans they call "uneducated" — Americans also known as conservatives or true Republicans. Predictably, the accusations of the Twitterverse Neanderthals rely on logical fallacy, ignorance, and a profound level of pseudo-elitism. Ron Filipkowski, a Florida-based attorney and self-described "former Republican," said:
My degree is in World History. I taught the classics - Ancient Greece and Rome. I have read more books on this subject than Cawthorn has picked up. This uneducated fool has absolutely no idea what he is blathering! pic.twitter.com/5o0UTYY6hf— Ron Filipkowski 🇺🇦 (@RonFilipkowski) August 9, 2022
You'd think that for a lawyer, he would be a little more conscious of the need to avoid erroneous arguments for legitimate political discourse, but alas, he's now a Democrat. Filipkowski finds Republicans "uneducated," and instead of thoughtfully applying sound logic to support his view, he relies on an "appeal to authority" fallacy. Rather than pointing out if and where Cawthorn was wrong, Filipkowski determines his viewpoint to be the correct one, simply because he is the educated, academic standard, with the degrees and résumé to prove it.
Another Twitter user, Debbie Feeny, quoted historical revolutionary Maximilien Robespierre, completely missing the irony that Robespierre's values would be antithetical to modern American leftism — he was a staunch supporter of the right to bear arms, and his rigid dedication to rooting out government corruption earned him the moniker "the Incorruptible."
This is exactly what the Republicans want is to keep folks poor and uneducated. https://t.co/eYNP0gkBcw— Debbie Feeney (@FeenetDebbie) August 18, 2022
Lastly, the defeat of Liz Cheney illustrates the ever-present reality that leftists are defined by their sanctimonious displays of pseudo-aristocracy. They believe universities to be the pinnacle of enlightenment and academic excellence, and graduates of such institutions are intellectually superior — but then comes the doublethink, for only if a person exits from their schooling as a lefitst is he "educated." Conservative values, regardless of any collegiate achievement, equate to "ignorance."
Trump always said he loves the uneducated. pic.twitter.com/Ndl6L9u6VF— Linda Dav 🇺🇸 (@linkay10) August 18, 2022
Liz Cheney winning the "educated" vote really means she won the "indoctrinated into leftism" vote. Taxpayer-funded degrees in gender or women's studies does not equate to intellectual accomplishment — in reality, it's quite the opposite. Trump-supporting farmers from the American Heartland (like those in Wyoming) are often the butt of leftist ridicule — but does anyone remember when college-educated Marxists attempted to grow a garden in CHAZ?
The only positive aspect of this whole CHAZ situation?— Lauren Chen (@TheLaurenChen) June 12, 2020
After failing so terribly at "farming," maybe these urban progressives will finally appreciate the people in middle America who grow their food... https://t.co/3ZxHbimdq0
In the meantime the 2nd— 🐈MyLivesGoUpTo11🐾 (@AlexStrayCat_) June 12, 2020
“Soviet Famine “ is underway...... pic.twitter.com/namU2bt4TL
Although the facts don’t support the claims, leftists iterate the notion that leftism amounts to scholarly prestige. However, the truth is, leftists are perfectly indoctrinated, and therefore perfectly uneducated. Claiming otherwise is a complete farce.
Image: Office of Representative Liz Cheney, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons