Unique, high-level free-thinking in the West came to be known as genius, and this is what the U.S. president and his British counterpart, the prime minister, should be.
But before analyzing intelligence as uniquely valuable free-thinking, it is worthwhile to repeat what I wrote before in previous columns, such as the fact that the prime minister in Britain gets appointed, not elected by the majority of people.
A majority of 100 million American voters (that is, all who cared to vote) voted for Obama, an open friend of the “People’s Republic of China,” the main enemy of the United States. The PRC was created in 1949 by the communist Mao, said to have killed many more people than did the communist Stalin, without any court hearing or with “propaganda courts,” obeying Stalin and Mao, respectively, as their slave owners.
The U.S. president, elected by a majority of 100 million electors, may turn out to be not a thinker of genius but an idiot. Well, a majority of 100 million American voters may be smart in other fields, but idiots in international relations.
This is why in Britain the prime minister (the equivalent of the U.S. president) is not directly elected “by general vote.” He is chosen by the political party with the greatest number of seats in Congress. After his discussions with the most intelligent people of the land, including the queen and king, he becomes the prime minister.
Are the American admirers of Obama sure that the American people are incomparably more intelligent than the British people?
This brings us to a general question, What is intelligence, that is, free thinking, in contrast to repeating what is trite or absurd or both, and what idiots say?
In classical antiquity and in the West-European Medieval classical culture, thinkers of genius had disciples, and that was how education in intelligence had existed until came those universities which were indeed universal, for they taught above all whatever ensures a prestigious job with a good salary.
But this is not the intelligence or free-thinking that distinguishes an original human mind from a machine.
Intelligence is an inner human ability which endows one human mind decades or centuries before it does other minds, though sometimes the interval of hours or even minutes may spell life or death for the free countries as well as for the owners of the slave countries trying to enslave the free countries, since slaves for slave-owners are their wealth.
Before the 20th century, countries were divided into advanced, industrial countries, in particular where machines and weapons were produced, and those which were mainly agricultural, with their bucolic nature, the main attraction for the travelers.
Russia was the first country which upset this division. The owners of Russia established an industry that was sufficiently powerful in the production of weapons, which later proved to be a decisive factor during World War II in defeating Germany and routing Hitler’s army from the territory of “Soviet Russia.”
It has to be noted that Germany had already been a developed industrial country, while Russia started its speedy yet powerful industrialization by the communist Stalin (who died in 1953).
According to Wikipedia, the number of trained military personnel in the “People’s Republic of China” as of 2010 exceeded that of the United States by 1 million (about one-third), and there is no doubt that the PRC relies or will rely on its surplus of 1 billion (!) people.
The “People’s Republic of China,” often called in the West just China, is a slave country, and yet it is not clear how the United States will defend itself against China if the United States is attacked now or in 20 or 30 years.
Yes, to survive in the next half a century, the world requires intelligence and free-thinking on the part of the free countries, not a “general election” of a U.S. president, friend of the PRC, to defend them from an aggressive slave country.
Slavery is also an economic advantage. The slaves can work for a tiny fraction of what free people get in free countries for the same work. To stay alive, the slaves must obey orders from their owners.
In short, in our age of militarized industrial slavery (as in PRC), the free countries must take all advantages of freedom — above all in the intelligence that results from free thinking.