Infinite negative intelligence
Polistra has often discussed
the idea of two-sided spectra in human tendencies. It's most obvious in morality. If morality were a one-sided variable, the top end would be Max Good and the bottom end would be Min Good. But that's not the case. Instead, the top is Max Good and the bottom is Max Bad, with Neutral or Trainable in the middle. Intelligence seems to run the same way, though not quite as transparently. The left end of the intelligence spectrum is not Zero Learning. Instead, it's Perfect Negative Learning.
Our fine leaders have reached that point.
Consider: Satan's media have been wallowing in the 1914 Christmas Truce, a moment when the normal humans on the front lines ignored their evil leaders and behaved like normal humans.
Immediately after each feature on the 1914 Truce, we get a ROAR of 2014 Imperial Aggression. How dare those Horrible Christian Russians stand in the way of Our Grand And Glorious Goldman Empire! How dare those Horrible Muslim Arabs stand in the way of Our Grand And Glorious Gayness! We Shall SLAUGHTER Those Horrible Theists And Replace Them With Derivative Trading Desks And Graduate Queer Studies Departments!
Low-intelligence elites would process the 1914 Truce and simply forget it. They would continue minding their own business semi-competently and semi-corruptly, which is the true Utopia.
Perfect Negative Intelligence processes the 1914 Truce and says "This is wonderful. Let's be sure it never happens again. Never again! Never again! Hey, I know what's even better! Let's be the Germans this time. Both of those wars turned out beautifully for the Krauts, so we should copy their model this time! Forward to Total Victory! Heil Cameron! Heil Merkel! Heil Obama!"