Close your eyes and make a wuss

After all, the Ruling Class will someday need replacements:

[R]uling elites of the past were mostly stocked with tough guys who out-competed other tough guys in order to get the top spot. In fact, up until very recent, you had to be a ruthless badass with unlimited amounts of personal courage to get to the top of society. Harald Bluetooth did not get to be king of Denmark and Norway because he was socially awkward and struggled with the ladies. Today, our oligarchs are the sort of men who get woozy from a paper cut. They may be ruthless, but they are not tough guys.

In fact, few of them have ever experienced anything resembling adversity. [Mark] Zuckerberg was born into a nice upper-class life, went to Harvard and then rode the warm thermals of the credit economy to Silicon Valley. The noodle-armed CEO of Twitter, Jack Dorsey, is another guy who basically hit the lottery. Under normal circumstances, he would have ended up as the IT manager at a successful mid-market company. Instead, he is worth $4 billion and is one of the people who capriciously regulates the public square.

This probably explains why the big tech companies are actually run by domineering women, skilled at pushing around beta males. Zuckerberg pretty much does what Sheryl Sandberg tells him to do. It would surprise no one if she made him wear a gimp suit at the office. The Slim Jim salesman is led around by Susan Wojcicki. She forced him to fire James Damore. Jack Dorsey actually created a council of cat ladies to take turns telling him what to do. Our ruling class is bitter feminists and billionaire beta males.

On the upside, at least they’re not dating one another, and I wouldn’t want to contemplate any conceivable offspring if they were.

2 comments

  1. McGehee »

    13 April 2018 · 11:50 am

    A society in which the sexes are at the extremes of dominant and submissive behavior led to the creation of the longest and oldest border wall ever conceived; to the starting of a war that ended the pre-atomic age; to North Korea.

    Intellectually honest historians looking at today’s tech gazillionaires don’t know whether to become doomsday preppers or just make lots and lots of popcorn.

  2. nightfly »

    13 April 2018 · 2:59 pm

    Hopefully the whole class will die off before they kill us all.

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