[T]he commissars, the secular priesthood, the state ideologists…I think it is an extremely corrupt group. I think this is also the group that is the most subject to effective indoctrination, tends to have the least understanding of what is happening in the world, in fact, tends to have a sort of institutionalized stupidity.
Sometimes I wonder whether the world is being run by smart people who are putting us on or by imbeciles who really mean it.
Whether the British ruling class are wicked or merely stupid is one of the most difficult questions of our time.
thanks to This Modern World