Here at Independent Voter site Balladeer’s Blog I used to point out how Democrats had politicized the adjective “intellectual” to apply ONLY to those people who agreed with every single one of their political views, while Republicans had politicized the adjective “patriotic” to apply ONLY to those people who agreed with every single one of their political views.
Now in 2022 the Democrats have become the worst of both worlds, pretending that a person is only intellectual AND/OR patriotic if that person agrees with every single one of their political views. The nauseating way Democrats STILL drone on and on about the nonexistent “insurrection” (LMAO) and pretend they care about the “sanctity” of the Capitol building is absurd.
The foolish Chelsea Clinton even referred to the doddering career criminal Joe Biden by saying it was good to go back to having a president who was “proud to be an American.” Uh. Yeah. That remark came after years of Democrats pretending that de facto Third Party President Donald Trump’s frequent praise of America represented dangerous nationalism.
And Democrats are now as mindlessly jingoistic as Republicans used to be and condemn people as unpatriotic or worse if they don’t fanatically hate Russia like Democrats do. Look how Democrats are even doing things like removing the works of famous Russian composers from concert performances and famous Russian authors from literature classes. There was a time when you could reasonably assume Republicans were the ones taking such narrow-minded positions. Not anymore.
As I wrote a while back “By the time most people are out of their 20s they shrug off the immature and insecure preoccupation with how ‘intellectual’ they supposedly are. America’s Democrats are perpetual children so they never outgrow that pompous, boorish pose.”
Democrats are hilarious the way they pretend that even semi-literate movie stars and singers are “intellectual” as long as they unquestioningly spout Democrat dogma. American Democrats simultaneously pretend that even people who have multiple degrees are “dumb” if they hold opinions that the mindless conformists of the Democrat party disagree with.
Take for instance George Clooney. He dropped out of college but because he zealously spouts nothing but Democrat talking points Democrats consider him “intellectual”. On the other hand if he was a Hollywood celebrity who dropped out of college and who expressed opinions that Democrats disagree with he would be mocked and ridiculed as “an uneducated white American”.
Democrats are such pretentious fools they even make fun of “the kind of college” that people graduate from. You can’t help but laugh at that hypocrisy given how Democrats conveniently forget how so many of the entertainers they revere as deep thinkers never went to college at all or even may have dropped out of high school (like Susan Sarandon).
That is why length of education has never been a true indicator of intelligence anyway, but this attitude of Democrats perfectly illustrates their pompous snobbery and their tiresome status anxiety. Plenty of American Democrats are terrified that people might think they aren’t “intellectual” if they dare to be individuals rather than conform to the latest talking points from The Party.
This bizarre fusion of Machiavelli and Marx could be paraphrased like this: “Many in the working class were prevented from completing formal education due to various factors, and this has left them insecure about their intellect. This insecurity can be used to keep them in line by praising them as intellectuals as long as they conform to Democrat dogma but dismissing them as uneducated if they deviate from such dogma.”
Another laughable quality about American Democrats and this aspect of their insecurity is the way they immerse themselves only in television shows, movies and news outlets that reinforce their prejudiced – and hilarious – notion that they are the country’s intelligentsia.
In reality I think words like “intellectual” and “patriotic” are not universally definable and will always be subject to each person’s individual opinions, similar to words like “beauty” or “justice”.
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