A pseudo intellectual is a self-deceptive intellectual who argues with authority, parrots propaganda and makes bold claims without having the slightest clue of what he is actually saying. Parroting the line of “you are what you think,” a pseudo intellectual believes that his opinions are so true that he can prove it with his own actions. Thus, he attributes his own intelligence to his intellectual acumen and disregards the rest. The real thinker knows better; in fact, intellectual acumen is the only thing that will enable us to perceive the world as we see it rather than as we know it.
What is a faux pas, as the French call them, is an act of impostor that occurs when an intellectual makes an argument or even suggests that there is something that cannot be proved or disproved. In essence, such an argument is nothing but a dishonest plug for a more superior argument. Such acts of impostorism are typical of what is known as postmodernism. It is nothing less than a move away from classicism by the so called intellectual elite who are nothing more than intellectual parasites feeding off the body of knowledge of humanity.
So just how do we recognize these types of people and how do we deal with them? The answer is very simple; all that is required is to recognize a pseudo-intellectual when he/she shows up and deal with it accordingly. In other words, we need to be on our guard against being manipulated by what is known as a pseudo-intellectual.
When dealing with a pseudo-intellectual, or an intellectual who has become infected by his own jargon, we must be on guard. What is a pseudo-intellectual? A pseudo-intellectual is one who uses false analogies, and other non-related words and expressions that attempt to make his/her point without actually having any knowledge of the subject at hand. For instance, they may tell you that something is a great problem when in actuality it is a small problem. A pseudo-intellectual will often quote a famous line from a book, movie, or other form of media and try to use it as their own, only to find out that it has already been said several times over.
The point here is not to get smarter, but to get rid of pseudo-intellectualism. You see, pseudo-intellectualism is nothing more than intellectualism distilled to the lowest form. That is to say, it is the reduction of human beings to intellectual machines. And it is a very dangerous thing when reduced to that. We are talking about human societies here, and if we become one with ourselves, then and only then, can we hope to move forward towards true higher fluid intelligence.
Rather than become another poser, why not simply remove this label, which immediately makes you look to the left, and then proceed from there? Rather than become another poser, why not simply remove this label, which immediately makes you look to the right, and then proceed from there? Rather than become another poser or pseudo intellectual, what if we simply remove this label and move into a new frame of mind where we begin to think of ourselves as being part of something larger than ourselves, a Something which transcends all classification, all definition, all understanding? Perhaps then we can begin to see ourselves as being more than intellectual, and indeed as being an intellectual in and of itself… something different… something more powerful and wise than anything that our flesh and bone can ever give us. Perhaps then we can see ourselves as being more than a pseudo intellectual, and indeed as being an intellectual in and of itself.