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Today I will be doing a real life politics post.
Anyone who lives in the western world knows, youngsters like political debate.
A lot of people who live in the western world acknowledge that the common man is not very well informed.
And A lot of people know that the People who belong to the class of politicians and business are usually quite well educated.
And some of us my ask "why is the country so messed up?"
Some will say we are held back be "Religious bigots"
Some will say "Leftist Socialists"
And some will say "[insert insane Libertarian conspiracy theory here]"
And finally, Some will say "[insert long political talk here]"
Yet, it seems a lot of what wrong with America has to do with the fact that we have a shrinking intellectual middle class.
How often do you encounter a man on the street who is actually informed, and is not under 30? Not quite often.
It seems the reason for a lot of our problems come from the three major groups not taking proper action.
The common man is uninformed, and does not know much about the ideological spectrum or the geo political situation other than "U.S Good, Commies bad"
The "youngsters" college students and so called "intellectuals" Are overly idealistic, and Usually social democrats,
and by the time they reach the age of 30-40, they change a lot, often losing the idea of "changing the world"
And the so called "Elite" are either not in a position to deal with the problems of the common man, or benefit from the corruption and dysfunction of the country, so they keep silent.
None of these groups are well suited to take on the problems of western society.
Members of the intellectual middle class however would be able to take on these problems,
They would be intelligent and well read, but not to the point that they cannot communicate very well with the common man, they would be affluent, but not so affluent the lose touch with common society, or to the point that they benefit from the corruption, and finally, regardless of age, they would still have some will "to change the world" besides that idea that almost everyone gets when they are in their 20s.
However, how often do you see members of the intellectual middle class? Not often.
And I think the government and corporations are intentionally trying to destroy the intellectual middle class since
it is ussually them, and the elite that cause revolution or major shifts in society.
I would love to hear your comments, even very negative ones.