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Posted By: earlybird, 9/7/2021 4:17:50 PM

The Russian evolutionary anthropologist Peter Turchin coined the term “elite overproduction” to describe the condition of a society that is producing too many potential elite members.(snipHis choice of terms is a bit misleading, as his description of elite overproduction in America is better understood as an overproduction of people who see themselves as potential elites, despite being mediocrities.(snip)Turchin’s argument is aided by present reality. Jake Sullivan is the United States National Security Advisor to President Joe Biden. He was the primary architect of the plan to leave Afghanistan. A quick look at his résumé shows that he is laughably unqualified for the position. He is an overeducated idiot who is


Sullivan is obviously stuck on himself, while being - as Z Man says - “one of the dumbest men in any room…”

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Enoch Powell 9/7/2021 4:44:12 PM (No. 907094)
My old boss called our client well educated idiots. I think that applies to the members of this administration to a tee.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: fishbone 9/7/2021 4:46:51 PM (No. 907097)
Do not denigrate janitors ... they are better trained and more cognizant of the real world than any of Xiden's educated idjits.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Californian 9/7/2021 5:04:07 PM (No. 907113)
The Russians told us they were going to destroy us from within. Here we are. They were right. How much longer can we stand with these America hating morons running the show? A younger friend of mine brushes it all off as just the cycle of life and no big deal and they will be replaced later by better men as the pendulum swings back. I tell him every time he better care because I may not be here to see the final collapse but he likely will and there's no guarantee things swing back on their own. There's no magic in the universe guaranteeing a happier tomorrow.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: reefdiver 9/7/2021 5:08:03 PM (No. 907115)
This administration falls way below mediocrity.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Timber Queen 9/7/2021 5:09:35 PM (No. 907116)
I believe a variable of the Cloward-Priven strategy was applied to the colleges; overload the system with worthless "studies" degrees. This provided the "overproduction" of wanna-be elites that were then placed in the ever-expanding bureaucracy. Education, socialist services and human resource managers became the professions of choice for graduates holding worthless degrees, but well versed in Marxist ideology. The Lumpen Proletariat stumbling their way through the institutions. God have mercy.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: stablemoney 9/7/2021 5:19:05 PM (No. 907121)
What we have is treason. We could only wish for mediocrity.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Italiano 9/7/2021 5:22:49 PM (No. 907125)
I hate to be shallow, but where and how do the Democrats recruit these legions of pencil-necked dweebs in the first place? Is Testosterone a disqualifier?
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Reply 8 - Posted by: BeatleJeff 9/7/2021 6:03:30 PM (No. 907142)
Mediocrity at the highest levels has been a problem for a while now. I recall Rush asking back in 2008 that of all the potential candidates they could have nominated, Obama and McCain were the best they could come up with? If you ask me, the blame for all this mediocrity falls squarely on the Ivy League, the fingerprints of that Old Boys Network being found on every problem currently facing this nation. They do think they're the cream of the crop, and they may have been at one time, but given Our Gal Milley as Example A, it's producing a box full of blockheads these days.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Sandpiper 9/7/2021 6:09:55 PM (No. 907147)
This was such an interesting article to read! It adds light to an experience my late husband had at IBM. My husband was a middle manager and was given a new manager that was hired from outside the company. Rather an unusual occurrence at the time but the new manager was a female engineer with two PhD’s, more Master’s degrees and even more bachelor’s degrees. On paper she was amazing! However, in real life a box of rocks had greater people managerial skills. Oh the stories he told about her! She was so bad and her manner so egregious my husband finally had to large a formal complaint against her with upper management. His complaint had merit and she was moved to another department. Not much time passed before a formal complaint was lodged against her there and she was moved again. And again. And again. Finally she was removed from the company and gifted to some other tech firm in Silicon Valley. This all happened in the 80’s when actual skill mattered more than simply “ticking” the right boxes. Nowadays with “woke” companies she would probably have ended up being a vice-president somewhere.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: earlybird 9/7/2021 6:27:51 PM (No. 907159)
Re #10, no, it was going on in the 80s. And the 70s. The stories I could tell. But I won’t bore you. OK, just one. I was the lone female senior executive in a corporation in the early 80s. Another was brought on board and much was made of her having an MBA. She was pretty ordinary and very pedantic. Not my style. My response to the men’s oohing and aahing? “If I’d had an advanced degree, it would have been an MD…"
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Reply 11 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna 9/7/2021 6:28:54 PM (No. 907162)
We are being controlled by the denizens of the teacher's lounge. Blinken would have you believe that the barefoot effing Moojihadeen cares about not being invited to the wine and cheese social. Where is Donald Rumsfeld when we need him to slap the snit out of these state department Nancy Boys? (Yes.....he's putting some spine into a bunch of lazy angels!)
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Reply 12 - Posted by: bad-hair 9/7/2021 6:45:24 PM (No. 907172)
Finally an article whose last paragraph sums ir all up. I wish it was simple mediocrity and not Biden's blind STUPIDITY.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: sms 9/7/2021 6:57:54 PM (No. 907183)
Today's graduates always remind me of the Scarecrow in the Wizard of Oz with his paper degree. And suddenly he starts sprouting gibberish formulas and "intellectual" sounding phrases. If you talk to any of them they are full of implanted slogans, manufactured opinions and all fervently held. After all, they are college graduates, sez they.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: Maggie2u 9/7/2021 7:37:54 PM (No. 907204)
I've been saying this very same thing for over two weeks. I'm betting all these so-called experts have closets full of participation trophies and none for being a champion or on a team that came in first place. Their mothers have told them they can do anything they want, not telling them they could do anything they want if they work hard.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: downnout 9/7/2021 8:29:06 PM (No. 907252)
Sullivan, Blinken, Psaki, and their boss are all examples of mediocrity. And our country is in trouble because of them.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: Folsomguy 9/7/2021 9:00:49 PM (No. 907300)
It isn't that good. Mediocrity is a complement for that dufus and his crew.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: smokincol 9/7/2021 9:10:14 PM (No. 907309)
the demcommies have accomplished the majority of their destructive plans for the United States and if given the chance, will complete their mission - elect no demcommie to any political office at any level. MAGA,A
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Reply 18 - Posted by: Heraclitus 9/8/2021 12:02:38 AM (No. 907414)
Great article! "over-educated idiots", "credentialed mediocrities" yes. I suspect that these all enrolled in Legacy Seats at prestigious universities. With pass/fail grading and course requirements of dubious intellectual engagement, they get a degree.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: Rightfromthestart 9/8/2021 12:36:13 AM (No. 907436)
‘Is Testosterone a disqualifier?’ I believe it is, look at the hysterical reaction to,’stand your ground’ laws or to anyone who fights back or defends ones self, the victim of a crime is likely to serve more time that the perp if he fights back, and of course Trump”s blunt talk and mean tweets
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Reply 20 - Posted by: danu 9/8/2021 1:45:30 AM (No. 907451)
The sisipee has been manipulating and undermining hiring on Wall St for 40-50 years. And guess who helped....The Bidemediocrity , the pathetic patron of mediocrity himself.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: Old Army Vet 9/8/2021 9:09:50 AM (No. 907641)
Well you know that the mediocre are always at their best.
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