The next administration will be a valedictocracy – rule by those who graduated first in their high school classes. If an enemy attacks the United States during a Harvard-Yale game, we’re in trouble.
A couple of days ago, someone asked me why I so disdain Harvard alumni. There are many, many reasons, mostly having to do with the belief that an aptitude for apple-polishing — i.e., eager participation in the whole “gifted”/honors/NMS/valedictorian rigamarole — does not represent genuine merit. Being a teacher’s pet and being smart are not the same thing.
Perhaps there should be a bumper sticker: “My Angry Populism Beat Up Your Arrogant Meritocracy And Stole Its Lunch Money.”