October 26th, 2018 12:34 PM
by Jayant Bhandari
In conventional wisdom “good people” have been too glorified. It is assumed that 80% of the society is of decent people, who like to work with others, pay their taxes and just want to fit in. It is the evil, say, 5% of the people who make life hell for the society. My view is that these 85% are basically meat, without moral or rational anchors. They are adrift and can be made to believe in whatever those in power want them to. The direction of the society is decided by a minority of rational/moral people, the 2% as Curt Doolittle suggests. These peopleâwhether in power or outsideâgive direction to the society. It is under their leadership that intellectual and financial capital gets accumulated. Here is the real problem: This 2% leaders in Europe have slowly been castrated using political correctness or have become docile because of modern comforts they have grown up in. As the quality of this 2% falls (rather rapidly), Europe is losing its civilization. The counterpart of this 2% of Europe in the Third World is 0.000002%, maybe less–this is the reason why the Third World is always adrift, rudderless, always tending towards Malthusian equilibrium.