"Intellectuals are students of the established culture, are devoted to the culture and its continued promulgation."
from: Revolution or Reform? Thoughts on the Character, Strategy and Destiny of Sudbury Valley School. Daniel Greenberg, 1971
Which means, we can't count on intellectuals to lead us out of this mess we're in.
Stacy explains further:
Authoritarian culture has not changed since ancient times. We always revere the elderly, and fear our bosses﹣fear itself is the product of an authoritarian culture.
Intellectuals, under such a system, invisibly receive this culture, and further continue to pass it along, and in the end without really realizing it also become members of the authoritarian culture system.