Why do leftists consider themselves to be of superior intelligence?

Centuries of failure of the collectivist ideologies beg the question
of why its purveyors would think of themselves as more intelligent than
anyone else.
“If socialists understood economics they wouldn’t be socialists.” ― Friedrich HayekTwo recent news articles on the ongoing failure of the Socialist
ideologies should call into question the intelligence of those who want
to forcibly impose ideas that harken back more than 500 years. The first
was on the ongoing saga of Seattle’s soda tax from Twitchy:

SERIOUSLY!? City of Seattle’s response to reports about new soda tax proves prog pols FAILED Econ-101
https://twitchy.com/dougp-3137/2018/01/06/seriously-city-of-seattles-response-to-reports-about-new-soda-tax-proves-prog-pols-failed-econ-101/City officials are trying to dispel reports like the one above indicating the tax will actually increase the price of certain drinks. Why? Because they don’t intend for that to be the case: “The tax is collected on the final distribution of sweetened beverages by a distributor. The tax is not collected by the retailer nor is the tax burden intended to fall
onto the consumer.”–Seattle’s response to complaints about the sudden
increase in prices for sugary drinks — Joseph Bishop-Henchman (@jbhenchman) January 5, 2018

“The tax is collected on the final distribution of sweetened
beverages by a distributor. The tax is not collected by the retailer nor
is the tax burden intended to fall onto the consumer.”–Seattle’s
response to complaints about the sudden increase in prices for sugary
drinks

One can only assume that the people of the collectivist mindset have
convinced themselves of their superior intelligence because of their
superior intelligence and the rest of the great unwashed are beneath
them on the I.Q. scale. Hence the reason they make statements such as this:

The sweetened beverage tax is a tax on
the distribution of sweetened beverages in the city of Seattle. The tax
is collected on the final distribution of sweetened beverages by a
distributor. The tax is not collected by the retailer nor is the tax
burden intended to fall onto the consumer.

It would seem as though the Socialist mindset is that there is this
vast pool of money being hoarded by the rich. With just the right kind
of taxation scheme will serving to tap into that vast wellspring of cash
to the betterment of all (and more specifically to them because they were so magnanimous hand it out to everyone else).

The second article once again illustrated the non-functionality of
the collectivist ideals. In case that was all too predicable from those
with a modicum of common sense. From the Daily Mail:

St Louis ‘pay-what-you-want’ cafe is forced to close down
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5239621/St-Louis-pay-want-cafe-forced-close-down.htmlA Panera Bread Company restaurant in the St. Louis area where patrons for eight years had the option of paying as much or little as they wanted for a meal is closing its doors.

Panera founder and Executive Chairman Ron Shaich told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that the St. Louis Bread Co. Cares Community Cafe in Clayton, Missouri, is imminently due to close because it was on a month-to-month lease and the store would have required a big investment. (H/T Louder with Crowder)

Perhaps the Left should try to come up with a workable ideology to
replace it’s failed socialist national agenda. That would at least show
everyone that they have what it takes in the cerebral cortex. For those
who want some further lessons in why the nation’s socialist left has to
up their game in the I.Q. department, there is this short video also
from Louder with Crowder:  Why “Democratic” Socialism Doesn’t Work

Originally published on the NOQ Report

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Author: Torcer

Differential equations teaches us that one can use the initial conditions of the present to extrapolate events in the near term balanced with the knowledge of the past. The interaction of technological advances and the march of history is fascinating. History can inform those willing to listen as to what will happen in the future because the laws of human natural are as immutable as the elegant equations of Newtonian physics.

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