"I consider the “Tea Party Movement” to be one of the most brilliant sociological ploys. Perhaps unmatched since a million poor white southern farmers were talked into eagerly and courageously fighting to the death, in order to protect the feudal privileges of a tiny, slave-holding aristocracy. Yes, it is that impressive. Get them to think they are fighting for one thing, while dying for something else. Likewise, by holding up and waving an obsolete and irrelevant old “left-right political-axis,” today’s feudal lords have managed to stir Red America into a frenzy of unparalleled rancor toward every single group or profession that has both knowledge and professional skill — from scientists to teachers, civil servants, academics, medical doctors, attorneys, diplomats, skilled labor… amounting to a “war on smartypants.”"
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