Posts Tagged ‘Ruling Class’

Quote of the day

November 29, 2016

If you ask me, the best thing someone who wants to be a real writer can do is to get the hell out of Brooklyn and all these other culturally progressive bantustans that train your mind to think that unfashionable Ohioans at the rest stop who try to comfort a pregnant stranger in distress with a kind glance are the Enemy.

Rod Dreher

on white people in America

November 21, 2016

A blind spot in the current discourse on systemic injustice is the way those who are not categorized as “people of color” are treated as a class. What I mean to say is, in the rush to dismantle systemic racial injustice, a new system of injustice is being created.

The new “Other” toward which bigoted injustice is being promoted is, roughly, that class of people who don’t measure up to the the cosmopolitan ideal current at the top of our societal institutions, i.e., Codevilla’s “Ruling Class”. Although only the white portion of that group can be openly condemned (See this essay by Brendan O’Neill for an important description of the problem.), it would have to include that portion of people from any race who aren’t on-board with the ruling class agenda. It’s an flaw in the social justice program that precludes any actual progress toward justice.

Category breakdown

October 12, 2013

A potentially useful discussion of the divide between the citizenry and the government, but I found this description of Millenials’ attitudes unclear because of the category titles chosen:

As generational chroniclers Mike Hais and Morley Winograd point out, millennials – those born from 1983-2003 – tend to be liberal, but not strongly supportive of top-down, administrative solutions. “Millennials,” Winograd notes, “believe in solving national issues at the local, community level. They are as suspicious of large government bureaucracies as any libertarian but as dedicated to economic equality and social justice as any liberal.”

Perhaps “economic equality” and “social justice” have specific meanings when used by liberals, but their commitment to large government bureaucracies has brought about the exact dynamic the rest of the essay notes, the extreme economic divide between the politically connected and the rest of the country, as well as the notable social injustice of unequal treatment under the law, again, between those politically connected and those who are not.

Until liberals of any generation understand that economic equality and social justice are incompatible with large government bureaucracies, the current trajectory of separation between Washington, D. C., and the rest of the country will only continue.

Quote of the day

January 2, 2012

“The managed quest for fairness inevitably leads to bureaucratic favoritism, inequalities based on special interests, and undue political influence.”

From this excellent piece by Matthew Spaulding.