McCarthy’s Trainwreck: Revolt Against the *High-IQ Stupid People?

Trillion $ Dollar Deficits, Ukraine War, the Eternal Swamp, Border Invasion, Covid, Woke, Gender Confusion, WEF, Climate Hysteria, Hard-Left Dogma, Inflation, Energy-Dependence, Voting Scams, etc. etc. etc.

It’s all a manifestation of the same phenomenon: disgust with US elites’ prescribed dystopias.

The recent, swampy imperial arrogance of Kevin McCarthy’s speakership election was eerily similar to Putin’s idea of invading Ukraine: it would all be a cakewalk, a fait accompli. Like Hillary Clinton’s presumed “presidency” in 2016; itself an early indicator of the simmering rage about to hit. Why I wrote the September 2020 piece on Donald Trump as the ‘tip of the spear.’ Same phenomenon; the accumulation of bad ideas has reached critical mass, and they came from somewhere, huh?

Well, we’re in it now; and otherwise expect more of the same. Unless we can quickly identify & expunge the ‘root cause’ before it gets even more destructive to American society. Thankfully, one BIG CLUE was first published in late 2020 and it “gets granular” in its analysis.

Here’s an overview:

*High-IQ Stupid People have become the new parasites, multiplying beyond our ability to absorb them. They naturally gravitate to centers of power and government sinecure. Graeme Wood discusses this in his outstanding December 2020 article from the Atlantic Monthly, entitled, The Next Decade Could Be Even Worse”, about the findings & endeavors of Dr. Peter Turchin, Phd.

Turchin, a young Russian, Cold War political émigré to the US in 1978, became a world-renown entomology expert on the destructive pine-bark beetle, but has now switched his research to an entirely different field.

Using predictive & statistical methodologies from his beetle research, Turchin aims to become the Hari Seldon of human socio-economic modeling. It’s akin to the Hari Seldon character in Isaac Asimov’s famous 1951 sci-fi masterpiece, the Foundation Trilogy. Seldon, was the “maverick mathematician who can foretell the rise and fall of empires.”

Turchin is utterly blunt and pessimistic in his conviction that ‘high-IQ stupid people’ are behind most of the increasing ills of American society. We have overproduced them on a vast scale in our university systems, while failing to expand our [non-government] economy in ways that incentivize these bright people to study other, more practical things.

They have made our lives miserable and will increasingly continue to do so. Turchin calls it, “elite overproduction” and for him, America is clearly headed over the cliff, unless we “cull this herd” of elite unproductives and their goofball government diktats.

The congressional revolt against swamp-rat, Kevin McCarthy, may just be the beginning of a much bigger struggle against the elites. Let us hope.

Incidentally, UA’s payroll in Tucson is filled with these high-IQ sinecured nincompoops, and the City’s newspaper has been their “Make Policy, Rag-O-Record” for decades.

And it shows, doesn’t it? Here in one of America’s best states for business, personal success, and individual triumph.

*Term coined by Peggy Noonan in The Wall Street Journal in 2021

Sellers is a Southpark Republican living in incorporated Oro Valley; his background is federal technology commercialization.

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Sellers is a South Park Republican who lives in incorporated Oro Valley. His background is federal tech-transfer commercialization. Contact him at Sellers is also a grad of Clemson's Architecture School and the University of NC School of Business. He was a founding member of the Albuquerque Friday Morning Breakfast Group which elected numerous conservatives. He has lived in the SouthWest & PacNorthWest more than 40 yrs.