Tuesday, 15 March 2016

Best of breed winners

Part 3 of my "Why BorisTM is Britain's Trump" series (parts 1 and 2 here and here):
My entire life, I've watched politicians bragging about how poor they are, how they came from nothing, how poor their parents and grandparents were. And I said to myself, if they can stay so poor for so many generations, maybe this isn't the kind of person we want to be electing to higher office... ...How smart can they be? They're morons.

I am afraid that violent economic centrifuge is operating on human beings who are already far from equal in raw ability, if not spiritual worth.

Whatever you may think of the value of IQ tests, it is surely relevant to the conversation about equality that 16 per cent of our species have an IQ below 85 while about 2 per cent have an IQ above 130. The harder you shake the pack, the easier it will be for some cornflakes to get to the top.

This should tell you all you need to know about the pair of 'em. Never mind making a coherent argument about how you'd make the world a better place. It all comes down to breeding - there is, obviously, a small pool of pedigree winners who are worth far more than your bog-standard mongrel. Therefore, you should vote for me, because - Dunning-Kruger alert - I am one of those top dogs. It's political leadership gone to Crufts.

Some might label this crude eugenicist determinism "Fascism", or you could argue that it's a throwback to feudalism. My take is that it's not even sufficiently thought through to warrant an "ism" and we're just on the receiving end of the unreflective self-love of two spoiled rich kids.

Some "winners" can be noisy, over-bred, pampered "characters" with no coherent policies and weird hair but, before everybody lost their minds, we just gave those sort of winners a shot at a rosette, a blow-dry and a bowl of premium dogfood, not the leadership of a major political party, or - God help us - what we used to call the free world:
Photo courtesy of  SheltieBoy