Trumpocalypse: Liberal Ivory Tower of Academia collapsing

Universities in America have typically been dominated by a liberal bias.  Why is that?  Because, working for a University is sort of like working for the Government.  There is reason for the expression, those who can't do - teach.  Grow a 2nd brain - understand why by reading THIS BOOK. 

The mindset of employees at such insitutions is quite different than one might think.  We're not going to name any names in this essay; this isn't about a person or individual University.  It's about the intellectual class, really the only public intellectual class in America with any respect; the Ivory Tower.  If you haven't heard this expression before, it refers to the high brow raised lip attitude class of University Professors and their associates.  They have influence on every aspect of society.  They are like Adam Smith's hidden hand - the subtle advisors who are secretly directing politics, big business, technology, and culture.  Fortunately however, they don't have any power, and don't really control society, like the Illuminati do.  Their influence however should be noted; they've influenced Presidents of the United States, Bankers, the Media (most notably) and literally every aspect of human life in America.  I mean, who doesn't trust and respect a University Professor?  They know what they're doing - right?

From Google:

a state of privileged seclusion or separation from the facts and practicalities of the real world.

"the ivory tower of academia"

Now to be fair, not all University Professors are alike, we shant 'profile' them, as they profile individuals who have ideas they don't like.  There's do-ers out there, especially around Silicon Valley where many have left their Ivory Tower positions to join startups or start them themselves.  But the Ivory Tower class remains; and it remained until the Trump victory in November - a major influence on society and hallmark of American culture.  But all that's been shattered.  Their hidden influence on the media, should be noted by readers of Zero Hedge and other sites, people 'in the know'.  Because they shape public opinion, possibly more than the CIA with all of it's domestic mind-control operations.  Venues like "NPR" and even "The Simpsons" are carefully crafted with leftist messages, agendas for open expansion of foreign affairs, expansion of government, anti-male value systems, and other 'progressive' ideas are implanted like seeds, waiting to grow like weeds when the next rain comes.  

Here's one example, how Academia helped the Media with their war against Trump.  Have you been hearing recently "Studies show that.." .. "Obamacare is more popular after the election"  or some such nonsense.  Who are they polling?  They claim their polls aren't biased, they are scientific.  But these are the polls and methods that had Trump losing by a landslide!

What does this all mean?  We're experiencing a major paradigm shift, (this is an Ivory Tower word, from Thomas Kuhn's "The Structure of Scientific Revolutions - a must read for investors).

As a bright example take a look at what Brian Nosek is doing to crack the glass bubble surrounding the Ivory Tower:

Sometimes it seems surprising that science functions at all. In 2005, medical science was shaken by a paper with the provocative title “Why most published research findings are false.” Written by John Ioannidis, a professor of medicine at Stanford University, it didn’t actually show that any particular result was wrong. Instead, it showed that the statistics of reported positive findings was not consistent with how often one should expect to find them. As Ioannidis concluded more recently, “many published research findings are false or exaggerated, and an estimated 85 percent of research resources are wasted.”  It’s likely that some researchers are consciously cherry-picking data to get their work published. And some of the problems surely lie with journal publication policies. But the problems of false findings often begin with researchers unwittingly fooling themselves: they fall prey to cognitive biases, common modes of thinking that lure us toward wrong but convenient or attractive conclusions. “Seeing the reproducibility rates in psychology and other empirical science, we can safely say that something is not working out the way it should,” says Susann Fiedler, a behavioral economist at the Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods in Bonn, Germany. “Cognitive biases might be one reason for that.”  Psychologist Brian Nosek of the University of Virginia says that the most common and problematic bias in science is “motivated reasoning”: We interpret observations to fit a particular idea. Psychologists have shown that “most of our reasoning is in fact rationalization,” he says. In other words, we have already made the decision about what to do or to think, and our “explanation” of our reasoning is really a justification for doing what we wanted to do—or to believe—anyway. Science is of course meant to be more objective and skeptical than everyday thought—but how much is it, really?  I was aware of biases in humans at large, but when I first “learned” that they also apply to scientists, I was somewhat amazed, even though it is so obvious.  Whereas the falsification model of the scientific method championed by philosopher Karl Popper posits that the scientist looks for ways to test and falsify her theories—to ask “How am I wrong?”—Nosek says that scientists usually ask instead “How am I right?” (or equally, to ask “How are you wrong?”). When facts come up that suggest we might, in fact, not be right after all, we are inclined to dismiss them as irrelevant, if not indeed mistaken. The now infamous “cold fusion” episode in the late 1980s, instigated by the electrochemists Martin Fleischmann and Stanley Pons, was full of such ad hoc brush-offs. For example, when it was pointed out to Fleischmann and Pons that their energy spectrum of the gamma rays from their claimed fusion reaction had its spike at the wrong energy, they simply moved it, muttering something ambiguous about calibration.

The implications for politics and the broader economy are huge.  Studies, focus groups, corporate funded research retreats, are one of the Establishment's, and the Ivory Tower's biggest tools.  The election was a crack in the dam - it's a proof that you can't manipulate public opinion to fit your own.  But it's far from the only crack, just the most obvious one.  What's happening is a major system-wide Ivory Tower Psychosis, the most basic form of mental illness - but it's happening at a class level, as a group.  Emotionally injured leftists are fleeing to Canada, or promoting secession for California (which is really a good idea by itself, who needs a Federal government).  Reality is crashing down on them, as it doesn't fit with 'their reality' - but 'their reality' was artificially created for decades, depending on how you calculate.. For decades, Establishment leaders like George Bush created their own reality with their power, and even called it the "Reality Based Community" that is, people who live in the bubble of the Ivory Tower:

The aide said that guys like me were "in what we call the reality-based community," which he defined as people who "believe that solutions emerge from your judicious study of discernible reality." ... "That's not the way the world really works anymore," he continued. "We're an empire now, and when we act, we create our own reality. And while you're studying that reality—judiciously, as you will—we'll act again, creating other new realities, which you can study too, and that's how things will sort out. We're history's actors…and you, all of you, will be left to just study what we do."

It's like the Media's recent admission that it's the media's job to control what people think.  Well, not exactly.

The Ivory Tower Bubble has popped; and we're seeing the casualties on a daily basis.  It's certainly not the last establishment-class that we're going to see crack from the pressure of reality.

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