As I continue to study the Progressive movement and its many ideological cousins, I have noticed something that seems to be common to the followers in every branch of its family tree. They all suffer from a total lack of humility. What’s more, this lack of humility seems to be connected to an assumption that they are smarter than the average person and that this gives them a ‘superior’ understanding of things. They then assume that, because they are smarter and have a better understanding, they have a moral obligation to save society from itself – even if it has to be done against the will of the people. After all, the people are too stupid to know what is best for them. Now, on the surface, this is enough to really anger those who actually are smarter but who are humble enough not to assume they have some duty to rule the lives of other people. But when you look closer at the source of this self-imposed delusion, it is actually a sad thing because you realize that the majority of these people are actually scared, lacking in self-esteem and desperately seeking approval from the world. They just react to their insecurity in a way that – historically – tends to lead to tyranny and mass murder. Here’s a story that illustrates my point:
Ilan Lukatch, the culture reporter for Channel 2 News, received a question on his Facebook page last week inquiring, “How many people at Channel 2 affiliate with the political right?”
According to The Times of Israel, Lukatch replied, “I will not give you a list of names, for obvious reasons, but there are right-wingers.”
“Of course there are more on the left, but that’s because there’s correlation between one’s IQ and political leaning, and senior figures in the media are generally above average,” he wrote.