Home > Critical Thinking, Current Affairs, Dystopia, Economy, Musings, Reason, Secular Religions, Skepticism, Technology > Tasteless Hypothetical Question: 12 Nov, 2011

Tasteless Hypothetical Question: 12 Nov, 2011

Since I am currently in a mood to ask these questions, here is another one-

Would getting rid of every single person who ever attended an ivy league university or an expensive private school, along with those institutions, be a net positive or negative for the USA?

Don’t worry about the logistics of the removal or humane treatment of those who don’t give it to others in the first place. Simply restrict yourself to a cost-benefit analysis. Would everybody else enjoy a significantly better living standard, have more opportunities, be able to innovate more and have a more secure existence.

I am simply trying to get you to ask the question: “are these so-called ‘elites’ a useful organ of the system or a cancerous growth?”

Once again, don’t worry about the logistics as it has been feasible, on the required scale, since the late 1920s. Remember that Stalin, Hitler and Mao became leaders because the societies they came out of were deeply dysfunctional and ridden with their own version of supremely corrupt and incompetent elites who were busy impoverishing their own people.

Comments?

  1. November 12, 2011 at 1:28 pm

    hahahahahahaha,

    diablo, are you asking if getting rid of the “government class,” the “lawyer class,” and the “Bankster class” would result in a net positive, I think it would.

    so where do you fit into this? the “morally superior,” “buyin’ ass,” “imported from another country” class?

    are we getting into stalinist territory where you start your wet dream of a “purge”?

  2. Sai Baba
    November 12, 2011 at 1:37 pm

    hey, i think i’ve found AD’s long lost successful brother hiding down under:

    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2011-08-26/surgeon-jailed-over-prostitute-cocaine-deaths/2857428

    “A Sydney neurosurgeon has been been jailed for five years over the deaths of two prostitutes during cocaine and sex sessions.

    Suresh Nair pleaded guilty…”

    Are you implying that white doctors are angels? LOL

  3. Sai Baba
    November 12, 2011 at 1:38 pm

    does the case of Suresh Nair add weight to AD’s thesis?

  4. G.Bush
    November 12, 2011 at 1:42 pm

    Truth is no one cannot be replaced. They just think they can not be.

  5. Mr Stricter
    November 12, 2011 at 2:28 pm

    Too easy, a net plus. The only people with real worth in that field are STEM people, especially surgeons and doctors. They are as prickish as the rest but they actually do useful work.

    Frankly if all the cultural Marxists and the economic LIEberals vanished no one would miss them.

  6. Ryu
    November 12, 2011 at 6:36 pm

    I’ve never hated the rich. Envied, yes.

    It’s a little bit troubling that the elite are so hated today. What would happen if we wanted to eliminate the elite basketball players, the elite sprinters or the elite scientists? There is some corruption, but from the top to bottom? All of them?

    No. That’s just like claiming that all doctors paid off someone to take their boards, or all athletes use steroids, or all wealthy are corrupt and unworthy.

  7. Snipes
    November 12, 2011 at 8:26 pm

    I doubt our civilization would be able to function the way it is without the work of high IQ doctors, engineers, innovators, etc. America’s politicians and bankers are pretty damn corrupt, but still some of them do useful work. Overall it would be a net negative for society.
    —-

    Import doctors and engineers from other countries.

    • Chris
      November 12, 2011 at 11:31 pm

      The graveyards are full of irreplaceable people…

    • 691
      November 14, 2011 at 12:24 pm

      “Import doctors and engineers from other countries.”

      That’s exactly what we need, more FOB Indians

  8. the dude
    November 13, 2011 at 4:36 am

    They will simply be replaced by the next elite, been tested enough throughout history

  9. Ray Manta
    November 13, 2011 at 1:11 pm

    Stoner With a Boner wrote:
    are we getting into stalinist territory where you start your wet dream of a “purge”?

    Is he aware of the real-world results of such purges? Stalin and Mao’s social policies
    caused millions of people to starve to death and unimaginable suffering. Innocent people
    took nearly the entire brunt of it.

    The sufferings of others are irrelevant in a society which does not look after its own.

    • November 13, 2011 at 7:20 pm

      For the record, I’m no Stalinist nor a Diabolist……

      i distrust anyone who claims to be a socialist also….

  10. November 13, 2011 at 7:33 pm

    purges and holocausts are BAD….

  11. Matt Strictland
    November 13, 2011 at 9:05 pm

    Snipes :
    I doubt our civilization would be able to function the way it is without the work of high IQ doctors, engineers, innovators, etc. America’s politicians and bankers are pretty damn corrupt, but still some of them do useful work. Overall it would be a net negative for society.
    —-
    Import doctors and engineers from other countries.

    many of them already are already here . They aren’t in my experience for the most part very good. This is an issue of pay and training not smarts though.

    Also AD its rather hard to import skilled people after a pogrom of the rich. Its not so bad for them elsewhere to make taking the risk worth it. I’d expect the US to basically be Mad Max land if something like that happened.

  12. Always Frosty
    November 14, 2011 at 10:02 am

    Graveyards are also filled with heretics. Are they replaceable? Are their ideas wholly unoriginal? How long will it take for more of them to crop up?

  13. PT Barnum
    November 14, 2011 at 1:19 pm

    Also AD its rather hard to import skilled people after a pogrom of the rich. Its not so bad for them elsewhere to make taking the risk worth it. I’d expect the US to basically be Mad Max land if something like that happened.

    Cause you know, skilled workers that work for a living and rich landed gentry are, like, basically the same thing. Nobody can tell the difference.

    The Russian purges were a purge, not just of the wealthy, but all those that could oppose the new Aristocracy the Communists were setting up. The enemies of those who are neither of the old order, nor willing to share their newly stolen wealth are “surprisingly” many.

  1. No trackbacks yet.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: