Friday, December 21, 2012

Faking It-Roger Scruton on the Big Swindle

I'm in love with this article. 

"The fake intellectual invites you to conspire in his own self-deception, to join in creating a fantasy world."

"He is the teacher of genius, you the brilliant pupil. Faking is a social activity in which people act together to draw a veil over unwanted realities and encourage each other in the exercise of their illusory powers. The arrival of fake thought and fake scholarship in our universities should not therefore be attributed to any explicit desire to deceive. It has come about through the complicit opening of territory to the propagation of nonsense. Nonsense of this kind is a bid to be accepted."

This is a fantastic description of the pathetic left and its faux-intellectual gurus in the media, academy and in the arts.