The Problem With Intellectuals

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Fredericksburg.com - The problem with intellectuals (cont'd)
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Lon;1304690 wrote: Fredericksburg.com - The problem with intellectuals (cont'd)Sowell's writings are always interesting and thought-provoking, but since he is without question an intellectual, I guess he's part of the problem.
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There is no problem with intellectuals just like there is no problem with different races of people or whatever. The problem lies with those who feel threatened by the others.
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But there ARE problems with some races. The ones who sneak in illegally, milk the system and F***over everyone. Among "intellectuals" the ones who insist they know everything are the most troublesome. And we all know some of them.:(
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hoppy;1305927 wrote: But there ARE problems with some races. The ones who sneak in illegally, milk the system and F***over everyone. Among "intellectuals" the ones who insist they know everything are the most troublesome. And we all know some of them.:(


Being an illegal immigrant has nothing to do with race and all to do with circumstance. If our collective boots were on the other feet you dont think the circumstances would make a different race of people become economic migrants ?
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Snowfire;1305929 wrote: Being an illegal immigrant has nothing to do with race and all to do with circumstance. If our collective boots were on the other feet you dont think the circumstances would make a different race of people become economic migrants ?


So, what races consistently enslave their people these days?
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No one thinks they know everything. Thats a figment of imagination. But I guess when life is viewed in terms of all or nothing, good and evil, me or you, black and white the illusion resides. Whew - I'm just glad thats not me.
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Ahso!;1305936 wrote: No one thinks they know everything. Thats a figment of imagination. But I guess when life is viewed in terms of all or nothing, good and evil, me or you, black and white the illusion resides. Whew - I'm just glad thats not me.


No need to worry. We all know you don't know nothing.:yh_rotfl
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This 2008 Poll that was taken shows what is thought to be the 100 top intellectuals still living-------------Al Gore???? Do you recognize any and what major impact have they made?





Top 100 Public Intellectuals Poll - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Among "intellectuals" the ones who insist they know everything are the most troublesome. And we all know some of them.

Those of you who think you know everything are very annoying to those of us who do! :yh_rotfl
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Ahso!;1305936 wrote: No one thinks they know everything. Thats a figment of imagination. But I guess when life is viewed in terms of all or nothing, good and evil, me or you, black and white the illusion resides. Whew - I'm just glad thats not me.


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I know what I know. and I know what I don't know.

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I have yet to personally struggle this particular ailment.
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Well, I have no doubt I'm an upper class intellectual and I know there are no problems associated with me in any way.:p
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Lon;1304690 wrote: Fredericksburg.com - The problem with intellectuals (cont'd)


Quote from article:

"It may seem strange that so many people of great intellect have said and done so many things whose consequences ranged from counter-productive to catastrophic. Yet it is not so surprising when we consider whether anybody has ever had the range of knowledge required to make the sweeping kinds of decisions that so many intellectuals are prone to make, especially when they pay no price for being wrong.

Intellectuals and their followers have often been overly impressed by the fact that intellectuals tend, on average, to have more knowledge than other individuals in their society. What they have overlooked is that intellectuals have far less knowledge than the total knowledge possessed by the millions of other people whom they disdain and whose decisions they seek to override."



That Bush Family sure are some lot of intellectuals too eh!?

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