I think of nothing so much as this:
|And this was written almost 30 years ago. It's only gotten worse since.
Yep. Most of what passes for academia and scholarship today would make Cliff Clavin blush. Your average Neanderthal would call it out for the stupid crap that it is. But for generations now, the world of intelligentsia has forged its own cant, filled to the brim with jargon, multisyllabic buzzwords, and linguistic codes that only the inner cliques of exclusive same-thinking research clubs can decipher.
In short, acting like snake oil salesmen, they've learned how to hide the fact by sounding like someone wiring the latest space shuttle. In reality, they're just shoveling manure.
Yet with a combination of almost mandatory secondary education, and a sympathetic media and Washington sympathizers propping them up as geniuses and sages, they're the prophets proclaiming the laws of the new godless paganism here to drive out the One, True God. The results of the last fifty years more than speak for themselves.