For the longest time I held in high esteem those who worked in distinguished institutions. I’d revere the Congressman, New York Times journalist, think tank strategist, anthropology professor, non-profit director, and literary novelist. They got to where they are through merit, intelligence, and hard work, not through connections, nepotism, or by being a useful idiot for a specific agenda.

My doubt about these servants of the elite increased as the war against men ramped up in earnest, culminating with my many direct interactions with them.  Those encounters confirmed to me that they are no smarter than us, and in some cases, severely lacking in knowledge and context to make better decisions to lead society. Here’s a passage from Free Speech Isn’t Free where I try explaining to a well-known think tank commentator that the homosexual agenda is deliberate.

“It’s hard to see the problem from your nice office here when you associate with people who are not touched by these issues, or if you only read mainstream media outlets, but I’m meeting with hundreds of men on this tour alone and I have interacted with thousands more through the internet. We clearly see the absurdity of lifting all other groups in society except for men, while we are forced to suffer under policies that stem from hatred. No one has the backs of men except a few lone voices like myself, and that’s shameful.”

She was taking notes. I continued. “For example, look at the homosexual issue. Suddenly for the past five years, the needs of 3% of the population have become a huge, all-encompassing matter, where they are deemed more worthy of money and beneficial social policies than the men who compose nearly 50% of the population, with a complete coordination of all major institutions to re-write legal codes and cultural norms to accommodate their alternative lifestyle.”

“Oh that, well that issue just went viral.” She genuinely thought the homosexual agenda’s ascension into mainstream life was like how a funny cat video gets ten million views on Youtube.

Individuals such as herself would also think that groups like Black Lives Matter and ISIS are “spontaneous,” developing out of thin air without deliberate planning, coordination, or funding behind them. Of course you know that this is not the case: Black Lives Matter is funded by George Soros to destabilize the United States while ISIS was initially armed by the United States and funded with oil purchases from Turkey. I have no doubt that globalists have heavily donated to homosexual organizations in the past twenty years to advance that cause as well.

When you’re at the very top, you sponsor individuals mainly for their ability to advance a particular cause or objective. There’s no need for them to be the smartest guy in the room. In fact, being too intelligent will actually prevent their hiring because then they will be able to see that their boss doesn’t care about “race equality” but fostering race inequality. He doesn’t care about “love not hate” but destroying the family unit. Therefore, to work for the elite, you must have huge blind spots that prevent you from seeing the big picture, or at least be sociopathic enough that you are willing to work for an immoral agenda so that you can get closer to the seats of power.

All the people I mentioned earlier, the journalists, politicians, professors, and think tank insiders, were hired primarily for their usefulness in advancing a specific set of goals. This is where the term useful idiot comes from. As long as a particular journalist can channel the narrative competently, she’s hired. As long as the politician will follow the directives of his sponsor and vote yes on a bill like TPP, he’ll get big campaign donations. As long as the professor infuses SJW talking points into his lectures, he gets tenure. These individuals have enough intelligence to do their jobs at a standard level, but that is secondary to their usefulness.

Growing up in America, you come to believe that people advance through their merit and ideas, but if you start examining these institutional positions and what allows individuals to rise to the top, you realize that their merit and ideas were only secondary. They were hired because those one level above found them to be useful, and no more. Intelligence is optional, and only necessary if the job demands it, but far more important is the ease of which they can be controlled to help usher in a pre-determined goal.

The biggest barrier to improving your society is thinking that people in influential positions are better or smarter than you. Unless you are unusually dim-witted, and can’t understand what I’m trying to explain to you right now, I assure you they’re not. At the most, they’re more connected than you and more willing to sacrifice their dignity for a chance to control others. Their power mostly stems from the system and structures they inherited, not their own internal strength. Understanding this fact gives you confidence, because if you can survive the onslaught from their institutions, defeating the individuals behind them will be a simple matter. Like a game of whack-a-mole, you just have to take one down at a time, until there are none of them left.

To understand the overreaching agenda in more detail and how it’s trying to change the face of society, check out my new book Free Speech Isn’t Free. It tells the story of how the system works and what you can do to fight back against it. Click here to learn more about the book or order it now on Amazon.


  1. Laguna Beach Fogey August 24, 2016 at 9:05 am


    The intelligence of the elites is way overrated.

    So is their so-called invincibility.

    The elites are lazy, stupid, and arrogant.

    I’ve seen them up close. They have weaknesses.

    They can be taken down.

    1. redMac August 24, 2016 at 9:43 am

      They have the system on their side. The structure of society, education (dumbing down), medical industry, military industrial complex, mind control mechanisms in place for decades designed to weaken the average person to make them easy to manage.

    2. bill elder August 24, 2016 at 11:51 am

      They own the courts and prosecutors – these are all junior members of the 1% and a tight closed exclusive cadre which only allows obedient ambitious elites in – climbing the ladder in these cliques is done by leaving a body trail of those who do not conform to the narratives and dogmas of the power elite.

      So unless you want to lose all you have and do time in some gulag where political incorrect resisters are stored, you tow the line – the line is whatever agenda the elite are pimping to the zombie horde at the moment. Law and justice were the first things subverted by the power elite.

      Feminists (marxist gender tyrants) are now part of the power structure, that was the goal of gender politics all along. Go to a family court some day and watch the divorce/alimony/child support judgements and tell me these bull dyke judges are not playing out some misandrist castration fantasy.

      The greatest crime these days is not breaking the law but challenging the propagated narratives the elite set in motion to enslave mass consciousness.

      George Carlin saw this decades ago:

      1. John Freeman August 24, 2016 at 12:31 pm

        I agree with all that but we need to be careful to not let defeatism get the better of us. The best defense against the corrupt court system is to never allow yourself to be put in a position where you would be tried for anything. If that means not marrying in N. America, so be it.

        However, avoidance isn’t foolproof. We really need to start organizing under some legal structures, as another commenter mentioned, so that we can form defense funds and things of that nature. If any of our people is unjustly accused for something, we need the ability to quickly mobilize support and gather donations for legal defense. This has to be the next stage of the manosphere. Yes it will be infiltrated but so what. We don’t advocate anything illegal, and we should be okay.

      2. bill elder August 24, 2016 at 1:28 pm

        John you can confound the elite system by opting out of some of their traps but this elitist hegemony is wide spread – they will get you for what you say or how you think (yes cultural marxism has created Orwellian thought crimes) and probably how you vote (remember the IRS attacks on red state voters?)

        Sooner or later you’re going to butt heads with the elite power structure – particularly if you are an individualist and a free thinker.

        The elite hate free thinkers because they operate on one iron rule that has served tyrants since mankind stepped out of the ooze – free though is poison and truth is a menace.

      3. Grody August 24, 2016 at 3:07 pm

        I think encryption technology and a personal vetting process would be paramount.

    3. Ben Sanderson August 25, 2016 at 4:47 am

      Your comment was witty, vibrant, and culturally enriching. Thank you.

    4. Veni Vidi Vici August 27, 2016 at 2:32 pm

      Simple a global cap on personal wealth would be a good start say around 100 million per person adjusted for inflation…

  2. Rob Lux August 24, 2016 at 10:51 am

    Superb article, brings me a little peace of mind.

  3. John Freeman August 24, 2016 at 11:46 am

    Bravo, bravo.
    The elites are better funded and have the power of the state (violence) behind them. That’s the only thing that separates them. Anyone who has been inside the halls of power has been surprised by the incompetence and lack of intellect among the pundit class.

    Money provides the ability to organize. The globalist left has Soros. Who does the Right have? Koch Bros? Nope. We have nobody. We need a donor class.

  4. Travis August 24, 2016 at 11:51 am

    This is completely off topic, but I didn’t know where else to post it. So I apologize in advance…
    I just watched your periscope on Hillary’s upcoming Alt-Right speech, and I noticed that you kept saying things like, “I’m not a part of the Alt-Right”, and “I’m not allowed to be a part of their exclusive club”, etc.
    I’m just wondering how you determined that? I’m not an opinion maker or anyone important in the movement, but I’ve been following it (and you) from the beginning, and as far as I’m concerned, you’re as much a part of the Alt-Right as anyone else, and more so than most.
    As I understand it, the Alt-Right is simply an unaffiliated collection of websites which have broken with mainstream orthodoxy “conservatism”. They are the “alternative” to the “mainstream” right, in other words.
    Yes. That does include the race realists and the Stormfronters (not a fan of the latter group, for the record), but it also includes those who have taken the Red Pill on gender.
    As far as I’m concerned, you’re not only a part of the Alt-Right, you’re one of it’s most influential figures. The 1488 crew doesn’t get to decide who is a part of this movement any more than you do. I might not agree with every group, but I personally consider EVERYONE fighting against the establishment from the right to be “Alt-Right”. You, Heartiste, Rational Male, Paul Joseph Watson, Cernovich, Ricky Vaughn, Lauren Southern, Karen Straughn, MGTOW, MRA’s, the race realists, the 1488 crowd, 4Chan, 8Chan, and even gay Milo.
    In other words, in my view it isn’t our differences that define the Alt-right movement, it’s our common enemy. The establishment, political correctness, SJW’s, and the “mainstream” media.

    1. John Freeman August 24, 2016 at 12:04 pm

      Good comment. I don’t know why Roosh thinks this, other than he was probably trolled by some clowns at The Right Stuff. The fact is the alt-right is just as splintered as any other loose, informal group. There are many different beliefs on the particulars, but they all come together under the same banner. Yes, there’s a wing of the movement that consists of Aspie White Knighters, and they resent Roosh for his promotion of fornication, and miscegenation. But they aren’t the majority. For every sperglord who would savage Roosh, there are three others who would defend him.

      No Enemies to the Right.

      1. Travis August 24, 2016 at 12:04 pm

        Exactly the way I see it.

    2. Roosh August 24, 2016 at 2:38 pm

      I mainly don’t want to activate the 1488 trolls. I have bigger enemies to deal with than waste time with them.

  5. bill elder August 24, 2016 at 12:36 pm

    “The biggest barrier to improving your society is thinking that people in influential positions are better or smarter than you.”

    This is the money statement Roosh. Through “expert” special interest endorsements and constant virtue posing, bureaucrats and politicians try to manufacture an image that they are your moral and intellectual superiors – they talk down to you as a deceptive method of pimping the agendas they have been hired to sell.

    One casual glance at the only establishment Presidential candidate tells you all about the mythical moral and intellectual superiority of the elite’s useful idiots.

    If you want to understand who these puppets shill for, read some of the emails that were hacked from the Soros foundations – eye opening to the elite social manipulation agenda.

    1. Roosh August 24, 2016 at 2:36 pm

      The Wizard Of Oz is a good analogy. He was feared and admired, but in the end he was just a frail man.

      1. bill elder August 25, 2016 at 1:12 pm

        The wizard of OZ was an allegory on the economic/political elite of the day and the social/human fallout caused as they waged a war over gold or silver valuation of currency

        – silver would put wealth in the average guy’s pocket and gold put wealth in control of the govt. and the elite who own it.

        The writer shows us that the most ridiculed member of society (the scarecrow , symbolic of the rustic farming class) provided most of the solutions to the problems encountered and was the most empathetic to others – the author’s way of saying the forces that presume to control us are neither our intellectual or moral superiors – if we only realized this we would become self- actuating indendent and free.

  6. JackBlack23 August 24, 2016 at 12:55 pm

    Perhaps but (((they))) are far more devious and cunning than you may believe …

    “By way of deception, thou shalt do war”

  7. uncle August 24, 2016 at 1:02 pm

    as far as i can see, you are not talking about the elite, but rather about the middle management. i reckon that the real elite is pretty smart because it takes brains to devise such a beautiful system of enslavement as we have today (through monetary and other mechanisms) of course, a lot of it has been created through trial and error during many centuries, but still…

    1. Roosh August 24, 2016 at 2:35 pm

      There are rings within rings within rings. They are probably over 5 layers. We only see the first two, sometimes three, in public.

      1. uncle August 25, 2016 at 2:01 pm

        that’s what i’m talking about. the executive rings, in my opinion, consist of disposable people. because you don’t put a key person in an highly exposed position (such as president etc) where he can be attacked or killed. if you see them in the media or in prominent positions, or even if you know about them, then they are most probably not important and thus most likely not
        very smart. but those who call the shots must have the brains to keep the existing order in place.

    2. MI33O3 August 27, 2016 at 2:23 am

      2 Corinthians 4:4 to find out who runs the whole shebang.

      1. Jed Mask August 30, 2016 at 12:55 pm

        KJV 2 Corinthians 4:4, In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.

        ^ Yea, yea! Amen! Yeah, the Devil, SATAN is the “god of this world” giving his power unto his “minions” the Luciferians, Satanists and “occult” elite figures ruling this world:
        ~ Bro. Jed

    1. advancedatheist August 24, 2016 at 1:49 pm

      A lot of good that will do. You can accomplish a lot more with Jesus & a gun than with Jesus alone.

      1. George Tasker August 24, 2016 at 8:17 pm

        Jesus did tell us to buy weapons.

      2. Jed Mask August 30, 2016 at 12:48 pm

        “You can accomplish a lot more with Jesus & a gun than with Jesus alone.”
        ^THAT alone tells you the error… If one has JESUS no one needs anything else. To say you need a “gun” with JESUS means “JESUS” isn’t enough by Himself.
        For those who know the Lord and the Power of His Might know His Will is accomplished without the need of firearms.
        This is the test of those who are “babes in Christ” in need of milk and those that have had their spiritual tendencies exercised and matured to eat “strong meat”. Amen.
        ~ Bro. Jed

  8. Clark Kent August 24, 2016 at 2:01 pm

    I don’t doubt that this is all true.

    But nonetheless, never underestimate your enemy.

    1. advancedatheist August 24, 2016 at 2:03 pm

      As Rush Limbaugh asks, if our elites are so smart, why are they wrong about so many things?

      1. Mindbody Medic August 24, 2016 at 10:44 pm

        its the power to coin money, the secret of alchemy isn’t about transmuting Lead into Gold, its about turning pencil lead into Gold through double entry bookkeeping and indebting nations. fucking ingenious slight of hand. usury free money is the only way to save our nations from banker parasites. If enough people are educated to this trick then things will start changing

      2. bill elder August 25, 2016 at 1:26 pm

        Right on MM – power from nothing is creating money (wealth) from thin air (or carbon these days) and using it to enslave us through debt and greed.

    2. Roosh August 24, 2016 at 2:34 pm

      This article is more about understanding where their power comes from. The people we have to interact with (journalists, politicians, etc) are just the front-line infantry, and they’re no better than us.

      1. Cecil J August 26, 2016 at 2:34 am

        I know a Gerogetown trust fund baby worth at least 40mil who goes to pinko limoseuine liberal bs like Huffingtons party’s and has a mansion in that area of DC. He spent his youth procuring hardcore Euro gonzo porn and his grandpa made all the paper for him to spend. His chick is a 6 at best- this I do not understand (if you had that kind of bankroll Penthouse Pet looking girls in Moscow sounds like a better play) but she went to Commie U/Georgetown also. I agree with your premise here Roosh- it’s just an old boys club who work for the Rockefeller and Rothschild central Bankster Jew ran NWO globalist Illuminati.

      2. Shmalkandik May 16, 2017 at 7:25 pm

        “Rothschild central Bankster” Yawn again for the socialism of fools. And the Rotschilds have been unimportant since WW1, when governments discovered that they could print all they money they needed without borrowing it from private investment banks.

    3. bill elder August 25, 2016 at 1:24 pm

      Absolutely. At their core our exploiters/manipulators are misanthropic, malthusian and megalomanic – IOW pure distilled evil. If they feel threatened they will collapse the system or kill us all rather than be subservient or accountable to the masses.

      1. Shmalkandik May 16, 2017 at 7:25 pm

        You really think they have the courage to pull down the pillars of the temple, like Samson?

      2. bill elder May 18, 2017 at 12:21 am

        Why not they are motivated by maintaining distilled clandestine power, in their mind they built the pillars and they will destroy them at will – particularly if they see profit in it or their control over us weakening.

  9. advancedatheist August 24, 2016 at 2:26 pm

    Roosh seems to understand what the gay promotion really seeks to accomplish.

    At the risk of sounding repetitive (but then our elites repeat their messages to us all over the place and over and over again), gays have become the shock troops of the elites’ project to transform society because they instantiate the Radical Enlightenment’s social model. The emancipated, atomistic, deracinated, hedonistic, secular gay man, alienated and independent from family, religion, history, tribe and any concern for society or the future, lives the Radical Enlightenment’s dream. He even engages in a sterile parody of miscegenation because of his willingness to engage in degrading sex acts with men of other races, often with ones he doesn’t even know.

    The effort to propagandize and gaslight us into accepting gay dysfunction as another kind of normal didn’t happen now through a mysterious accident, mistake or coincidence. Gay degeneracy works organically along with race-mixing, feminism, white dispossession, open borders and endless immigration to destroy a healthy white civilization.

    1. skillet August 24, 2016 at 8:08 pm

      Upvoted even if I am married to a beautiful, smart Asian, have a
      cool, smart, in shape son. ROTC cadet, does pull-ups with one arm.

      But I still have a problem with the press forcing mixing upon people. It was sort of frowned upon in my day. I love diversity, but hate diversity being shoved down our throats.

      Race mixing,diversity, gay rights etc needs to be bottom up, not top town. I do not have a problem with a gay couple doing what they want. But I do have a problem with SCOTUS and POTUS telling us to have gay marriage and freak-show in the restrooms.

    1. BlueBot22 August 29, 2016 at 11:59 pm

      Hahahahaha, I remember this.
      I guess it’s a good thing they didn’t end up moving all those marines there.

    1. Shmalkandik May 16, 2017 at 7:30 pm

      Nope. Thanks to recent off shore successes in finding gas and oil, Israel now has achieved energy independence. Happily, the same for Egypt win an even bigger find. Israel has not taken any new territory in Syria since before the 1973 war. Instead, they are focusing on securing strategic positions in the West Bank. Turkey has become an Islamist state, reversing decades of co-operation with Israel. Following the lead of the current US administration, Israel has increased its military aid to KARG and the Kurds in general, as an offset to an Islamist Turkey. Jews are getting out of Turkey as fast as they can get – only about 5,000 there now, which is a tenth of what it was 30 years ago.

  10. Pantalones August 24, 2016 at 4:12 pm

    I’ve been around some of these relatively wealthy progressives, and it astonishes me,who, I’m not ashamed to say, have average smarts, how truly clueless they are. No common sense. No Logic. It’s pretty scary that these people, through their social engineering, pretty much run things.

  11. Caggybear August 24, 2016 at 7:08 pm

    everyone and their mother is smarter than I am… or so my husband tells me :'(

    1. Pantalones August 24, 2016 at 9:13 pm


    2. bill elder August 25, 2016 at 1:33 pm

      That’s it , put me off my pasta tonight.

  12. Better Dead Than Red August 24, 2016 at 11:46 pm

    In the same way that beta men pedestalize women due to ignorance or cultural inertia, the populace pedestalizes the people on the media and government. I used to think like everyone else when I was younger, that it was “hard” to get to the top and that politicians had some sort of “talent” to be there. As I grew older, I saw that it is just a matter of connections and family wealth in most cases, exactly the same thing that happens with the SJW and the left: just a bunch of wealthy kids and champagne socialists. We need to spread this message, we need to discredit the establishment and the left. We need to win this last crusade against leftist thinking and (((them))).

  13. disqus_2015ScorpioWater August 25, 2016 at 5:59 pm

    They are not more intelligent but they have more resources, more money and more manpower at their disposal to do their bidding, that is why they can do things. The regular people cannot get things done like the elites. They have control of key institutions vital to society and hence they have so much power.

    1. Jed Mask August 30, 2016 at 12:51 pm

      That’s why people need to TURN TO GOD for His Power, Wisdom and Deliverance. Amen.

      1. Shmalkandik May 16, 2017 at 7:31 pm

        Which one? Or, perhaps more to the point, whose?

  14. Cecil J August 26, 2016 at 2:18 am

    Roosh Look up Albert Pikes 3 World Wars

  15. Jesse White August 26, 2016 at 9:31 am

    The majority of people are stupid, why would our officials be any different?

  16. Veni Vidi Vici August 27, 2016 at 2:31 pm

    Being one of the Elites is much like belonging to a paticlular religion usually an accident of birth…

  17. Jack Smith May 23, 2017 at 10:44 am

    Yes, our enemies are not smarter than us.

    Hey! Wait a minute, actually the neocommies are smarter than us, They have grasped the best and most simple weapon for winning political wars, That weapon is the only way to political power that, like deception, always works.
    All the minority parasite groups in America use the Organizational Weapon to control America. For over 70 years they used that weapon to run rings around the cuckservatives and the republicans until they eventually co-opted both groups. So now we have a one-party dictatorship with the usual stooge party (republicans) pretending to be ,”the loyal opposition.”

    I was trained in how to use the “communist” Organizational Weapon, at the US Army Special Warfare School at Fort Bragg, NC. (e.g. I graduated from three pivotal and extensive course that included the Organization Weapon in their curriculum:: Psychological Warfare, Special Forces, and Counterinsurgency)

    Roosh will you consider spearheading the formation of a majority grassroots organization? Such an organization would represent the best interests of the white majority only. It would recruit and train a growing number of like-minded ideologues who could take on the left in many different ways. We must use the Organizational Weapon and its corollary, Entryism.

    If we do not form such a viable majority organization, we will become slaves and the white population of America will be “genocided.”. If we do use the organizational weapon to win, our children will be free and our race will not be destroyed.