The tripartite structure of liberalism
The other day I happened upon a March 2008 VFR discussion, “Are racial differences in IQ explained by cultural stereotypes?” It is very interesting and I recommend it. But it also contains a passing comment that may be my earliest articulation of the idea of the tripartite structure of liberalism—of the three groups that are needed for liberal society to function.
The entry began with my question,
Has anyone noticed the irony that most of the people who argue that there are no inherent differences in intelligence between the races are left-wing Jews, who use their high intelligence to argue that everyone has the same intelligence?”A reader then said,
The majority of blacks believe the U.S. government is using AIDS genocidally against them. Our schools dumb down deliberately to accommodate racial differences (which dare not be mentioned). On the other hand, those at the high end of the intellectual spectrum have done much to mire us in this racial quagmire. How does one make sense of this?I then replied,
There’s truth to this. The people at the high end ally with the people at the low end to destroy the vast silent majority in the middle—the actual society.
Posted by Lawrence Auster at December 26, 2011 10:20 AM | Send