Over at Blogging Tory MisterPotatoHead West, Frank lets us all know what he thinks of, well, competence and expertise:
One of the basic beliefs of the Progressive movement is that Experts should lead and the masses should follow. This is the opposite of Liberal Democracy (conservatism) which believes in the power of the individual.
Even really, really stupid, uneducated individuals. It's kind of like elitism, but totally the opposite.
Then why do we elect incompetent idiots like the New Conservatives to lead?
Inverse snobbery is the phrase for this kind of behaviour.
I will admire his stance when he poo-poos the need for a qualified surgeon next time he undergoes surgery. After all there is talk and then there is action and refusing competent medical care will show just how much of an anti-elitist he is.
(wv - sufaling, which is what he'll be doing if he sees a quack)
It's not inverse snobbery. It's genuine snobbery. Cultural chauvinism and cheap class (and classless) prejudice the likes of which I've never once encountered with any real elitist.
"Half of Americans are below average in intelligence."
Whether or not this statement makes you angry, determines which half you're in.
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