QED. That's why it's the ruling class's rhetorical weapon of choice. But why are so many soi-disant leftists still crippled, both intellectually and politically, by their own refusal or inability to unpack the term? Parenti's short speech is not just brilliantly funny; it's an unanswerable response to a species of supercilious antithought that's still far too prevalent on the left - one recent example being Alex Doherty's disgraceful screed at the New Left Project.
"I tell you, kicking the ass of the ruling class can be fun at times."