The totalitarian mind does not observe and verify its impressions of reality; it dictates to reality how it shall behave, it compels reality to conform to its fantasies.

Joost A M Meerloo, Rape of the Mind: The Psychology of Thought Control
This statement explains much about the current thinking of academics and millennials — divorced from reality, credulous to the point of stupidity, and desperate to mold reality to their “world of ideas”, they are the perfect audience for the would-be aristocrats around the world.