of great works written by the general public.
The anti-intellectualism of the public, the extent to which they mock “intellectuals” and put the word “intellectual” in scare quotes (as in, “I’m sure that this pile of steaming crap will be endlessly analyzed by ‘intellectuals’ who will no doubt find in it a great deal of meaning”) is simply evidence of their inferiority, and makes a nice list of those who ought to be either marched off to elimination or at the very least prevented from voting ever again, given that they bear a demonstrated lack of capacity for complex comprehension.
The use of the punctuated scare phrase “the intellectuals” is, in short, evidence of complete and final intellectual inadequacy and the compensation attempts that result from it. Anyone who looks askance at “the intellectuals” or “the eggheads” probably ought to be given no responsibilities and should certainly never have their opinions or ideas taken seriously by anyone in positions of responsibility.
I’d like very much to watch lots of violence on television today. Instead, I shall read Nietzsche and Heidegger. Sigh (but not a bad sigh; something approximating wistful amusement).