Eric HofferEric Hoffer, (1902-1983) American author, philosopher, awarded Presidential Medal of Freedom

Eric Hoffer Quote

“A ruling intelligentsia, whether in Europe, Asia or Africa, treats the masses as raw material to be experimented on, processed, and wasted at will.”

Eric HofferEric Hoffer
~ Eric Hoffer

Ratings and Comments

Waffler, Smith

And we know that we all hate a "mob" also. How do they treat a non-ruling intelligensia. Hitler burned the intelligensia's books. So what is this guys point really!

J Carlton, Calgary

Waffler what is YOUR point? What does "mob" have to do with this quote at all? Or Hitler for that matter?

J Carlton, Calgary

The quote is dead on. We "taxpayers" are treated as inventory to be fleeced at will. Not to mention that the people of Africa have had "pharmaceutical trials" done on them as though they were lab rats. here again we see "Big Pharma" working with "Big Government" operating as sociopaths.

Mike, Norwalk

Using the term intelligentsia very loosely, he forgot the Americas

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Anonymous    5/11/11

This really speaks to me.

L.P., Kirkland

Then there's Bill & Melinda to give their Toxic, Poisonous vaccines to ALL those people in the third world countries (mostly children) which equates to: Global Depopulation. Way to go Bill......spending ALL that $$$ where it REALLY counts. More sheep to the slaughter.........................

E Archer, NYC

History backs this up. America is the sacred cow to yoke now. That is what social engineers do -- it is like playing god and it is the same old power trip of kings and dictators.

dick, fort worth

Waffler knows the difference between intelligensia and plutocracy. If Hoffer had used the correct word his statement would have been right on.


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