In September 2016, the Author, Nassim Nicholas Taleb wrote an essay about this amazing term IYI, which identifies the disruptive liberals in government, politicians, journalists and those in academia. IYI’s have resumes that make them appear to be highly qualified, but they are completely without practical knowledge. This disconnect exists because of their total absence of street smarts. Their experience does not include any marketable skills in any of the basic industries, such as construction, petroleum production, transportation, mining, agriculture and many other enterprises that may include dangerous trades.
The author describes IYI individuals who represent themselves as an aristocracy that is smarter than everybody else. IVI’s are inclined to demonstrate a demeaning attitude when discussing the performance and the talent of successful people. They believe that only intellectuals should be allowed to vote because everybody else is incompetent. They focus on minutiae to recruit followers because they lack knowledge on key issues. Their favorite target is our President, Donald Trump, who appeals to the old school conservatives. The conflict generated by the IYI’s is that they will provide everyone a free ride, while the old school conservatives believe everyone should work hard to take care of themselves.
What needs to be examined is where the IYI’s exert their influence. First come government employees of the State Department, EPA and the Department of Labor, where the career civil servants block the efforts of the President’s administration. Second are the politicians who have lost their way and echo the falsehoods of the IYI’s. Third are the journalists who write fake news, where the IYI’s state their opinions rather than report fact. Fourth is academia, who promote demonstrations against conservative speakers, that can result in violence like what occurred recently in Sacramento, CA.
Granted, the author Taleb is not politically correct in his essay. The good news is that he bluntly addresses IYI attacks on our nation’s freedom. Who is Taleb? He is the author of two books, the Black Swan and Impact On The Highly Improbable. Newt Gingrich’s book, Understanding Trump, Chapter Four reviews the “Rise of the IYI.” The Appendix 1 in this book includes a copy of Taleb’s IYI essay. Followers of the IYI have no time for the accomplishments of President Trump’s outstanding speeches starting with his Inaugural Address, “Remarks to a Joint Session of Congress,” and his Gettysburg address on the “Contract with the American Voter.”
Just recently, Trump’s speech in Warsaw, Poland set the stage for his meeting with the Russian President Vladimir Putin, as well as the G20 in Hamburg, Germany. Our President knows how to mark his territory with campaign rallies and tweets when the media refuse to report the truth and publishes fake news. The biased reporters and their “gotcha questions” are a disgrace at the White House news conferences.
Let freedom ring with President Trump, who will not back down. The hateful IYI’s who are attempting to destroy our democracy, have become the solemates to our corrupt news media that never publish the accomplishments of President Trump. The Taleb essay makes his point on how IYI’s are chronically critical of the accomplishments of successful people. His essay clearly implies the IYI’s have no experience as entrepreneurs, designers and makers of newly needed products. Most of all IYI’s had no real life experience of being workers in life-threating trades. It is time to challenge the stupid and idiotic ranting of IYI’s.