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    I will start with Ravelstein and maybe it will help me understand.  What they are doing seems so different from how I would live if I were in the same circumstance and so I just don't get it.  Why does anyone embrace those who would oppress them?

    "Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast." Lewis Carroll (CA-15)

    by kathyp on Sat Feb 19, 2005 at 11:11:41 PM PST

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    •  Nobody's oppressing them (4.00)
      They're the elite. They're oppressing everybody else.

      That's the essence of Straussism. The educated few do whatever they want. Everybody else belongs to the manipulated masses.

      I've posted this link a lot, but it's truly relevant here. If you want to understand Straussian elitism, it's a must read.

      It's always the old who lead us to the war, always the young to fall -- Phil Ochs

      by litho on Sun Feb 20, 2005 at 06:49:43 AM PST

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      •  If you want to understand Straussian elitism (none)
        Read Plato's Republic. It's the basis for Western notions that can be categorized under the heading "elitism". And it comes from the most superficial understanding of Western Philosophy: too many of the Right just took an Introduction to Philosophy course and never delved any further or considered non-Western philosophical thought systems.  

        Harold Bloom is the biggest charlatan in this area: lazy critical thinking and pseudo-intellectual blather and a cult following of wingers to boot!

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