One of the goals of the Ruling Class Preservation Society is to change the way the masses (and the ruling class) think about capitalism. Hitherto, the Great Institution has bred its subjects to believe that capitalism is a positive good — good for them, and good to them — and that its negative effects are the anomalies perpetrated by unscrupulous individuals taking advantage of the system. Its enemies, we are bred to believe, are a mob of resentful, envious failures. We call this thinking religious capitalism.
The useful idiot is always welcome to the ruling class. In times of transition they are especially useful as the means by which the Great Institution achieves change in society. But useful as they are, they are, of course, idiots. And through their tragic and easily curable stupidity they could bring both masses and their … Read more