Elites


Politico‘s Ben White tells us that the 1%, the super wealthy elite, are having a collective meltdown at the prospect of less favorable attitudes and laws targeting them: The co-founder of one…


A friend and cohort recently sent me a link to the Handbook of Human Ownership: A Manual for New Tax Farmers by Stefan Molyneaux of Free Domain Radio. I don’t agree with every point he makes, but the satirical and wry delivery of a supposed powered elite’s motivations, their twisted view of history and philosophy is fairly compelling. I may just be a newly devoted listener to this spectacular “veneer of critical thinking.

“If a reporter imagines that he is some sort of free-thinking iconoclast, he is in complete denial about the reality of his enslavement. This denial always manifests itself in hysterical attacks against anyone who dares to point it out, or who actually is a free thinker… To sum up: if we attack the slaves, we lose. If the slaves attack each other, which is so easy to orchestrate, we win.”


Relevant in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, a conversation between BOMB Magazine and Rebecca Solnit about this hazardous, even deadly, phenomenon: The term “elite panic” was coined by [sociologists] Caron Chess and…



David Brooks, undoubtedly a member of “an” elite set of people in the New York/Washington media/politics world, if not what the Alex Jones crowd usually and ungrammatically call “the” elite, describes the…