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December 19, 2018

Victor Davis Hanson: Civilizations Fall When The Self-Declared "Elites" Lose the Respect of Those They Rule, But Insist on Being Respected Anyway

Totally a historical observation with absolutely no relevance to today's world.

Historian Victor Davis Hanson said there has been no consequences for the wrongdoing by elites in society and warned that republics and successful states fall apart when the elites fall out of touch with the people.

"We have a whole bunch... here at home, that feel they can dictate to people and they're never subject to the ramifications of their own ideology and policy," he said of elites. "And it's like the emperor has no clothes and then they're surprised that Trump won or surprised that people are rioting in Paris. What did they think was going to happen?"

"We know historically, Tucker, when you have successful systems like ours or the Greek city-state of the fourth century or Rome in the fifth century A.D. or the Byzantines in the fifthteenth century or the ancient regime in Rome. Why do they fall apart? They fall apart because an elite no longer warrants the respect they think that they deserve because they are out of touch with the people," Hanson explained on Tuesday's Tucker Carlson Tonight.

Hanson said there is an "inequality" in the law where the elites, an "array of people who have not told the truth," haven't faced criminal charges. He rattled off names like former FBI director James Comey, former DNI James Clapper, former CIA director John Brennan, former FBI agent Andrew McCabe, and others.

Transcript and video at the Real Clear Politics link.

Speaking of the "elites" (who are not elite) being stupid, dream-deluded and conspiracy-drunk, Tucker Carlson offered this blistering attack on the "Elites" "mesmerized" by a bizarre conspiracy theory far, far more convoluted and debunked than the Birth Certificate Conspiracy Theory they thought was so insane.


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