My first large piece on the matter of stupidity of the American elite was published in August 2018 and titled “The Degradation of White Male American Elite”. Even though that piece is more than two years old the vast portion of that post is still very much current.
Since then I have been returning to this theme many times, for example, read:
The vast majority of my critique was aimed at the Democrats. There is no point to repeat it again, the main statement is very simple, no one at the top of the Democratic party has vision required for generating a single original idea, starting from 2016 election the only strong idea they were able to create and use was “Trump is bad!”.
But the democrats are not alone in this sin, having no vision is the common trait of the whole American elite (fish rots from the head down).
You can find all my posts on this page.
The reason for this post is to add one more example of stupidity on the part of American elite, but this time on the part of Republicans.
I used to say that the Democrats are nice but stupid and the Republicans are smart but evil. Turns out – not so smart.
It’s obvious for me that the only reason Biden was able to beat Trump was the COVID pandemic. Actually, not the pandemic per se, but the way Trump administration handled it.
Or rather the way the top Trump’s circle handled it. Those few top Republicans who Trump needs to thank for losing the election, starting from himself.
If people would really liked the Democrats then they would put them in the state legislatures, in the House of the Representatives, in the Senate.
But they didn’t.
Trump’s team had a very good chance to beat Biden, if it wasn’t for their absolutely stupid pandemic strategy.
Instead of denying, diminishing, ignoring the epidemic Trump should have embraced it.
“America is at war with the invisible enemy” was the step in the right direction. The next step should have been “Let’s unite! Let’s beat the enemy! If you fight an enemy it is stupid not to use a helmet and a body armor! Our masks are our Kevlar, our protective gear!”
The vast majority of Trump supporters are either ignorant (poorly educated) or idiots (have some knowledge but cannot use it in new situations, cannot think). They would believe anything Trump would say, they do not assess the logic of his words, they just “drink” whatever he says. If Trump would have embraced masks, everyone in his cult would do the same.
But the inability of the top Republican circle to see the opportunity the epidemic gave eventually brought Trump’s presidency down.
Unfortunately, the top Democrats, including Biden, Obama etc., refuse to accept the fact that the only reason Bien won was due to the disastrous handling of the pandemic on the Trump’s part. Democratic Party has no people who have vision and can generate original ideas. That is why in four years the Democrats will be swept out of the American politics.
Stupidity costed Trump the White House. And in four years the Biden will repeat Trump's fate.
The roots of American decline - in all spheres, including education, starting from education! - is the extreme primitivism practiced by the managers of all levels.