Head Girls Rule, Creative Geniuses Hide

Head Girls Rule, Creative Geniuses Hide. By Bruce Charlton.

The ideal Head Girl is an all-rounder: performs extremely well in all school subjects and has a very high Grade Point Average. She is excellent at sports, Captaining all the major teams. She is also pretty, popular, sociable and well-behaved.

The Head Girl will probably be a big success in life, in whatever terms being a big success happens to be framed (she will gravitate towards such aspects of life) —so she might in some times and places make a Good Marriage and do a great job of raising a family; in another time and place she might go to a top-notch college and get a top-notch job — and pursue a glamorous and infertile lifestyle of ‘serial monogamy’; with desirable mates.

But the Head Girl is not, cannot be, a creative genius.

Modern society is run by Head Girls, of both sexes, hence there is no place for the creative genius.

Modern Colleges aim at recruiting Head Girls, so do universities, so does science, so do the arts, so does the mass media, so does the legal profession, so does medicine, so does the military… And in doing so, they filter-out and exclude creative genius.

Creative geniuses move society and humanity forward (it is sometimes whispered that if women had been in charge, man wouldn’t have invented fire):

The genius is pretty much everything the Head Girl is not. He is lop-sided in his abilities — truly excellent at some things or maybe just one thing, he is either hopeless or bored by many others. He won’t work hard for long periods at things he does not want to do. He will not gravitate to the prestige areas of life, or cannot or will not do the networking necessary to get-on. …

The Head Girl will not ever want to alienate potentially powerful allies. Meanwhile the creative genius is indifferent or hostile to the opinions of others so long as he knows he is right.

Midwits and woke are products of the head girls’ takeover of modern institutions:

The more selective the social system, the more it will tend to privilege the Head Girl and eliminate the creative genius.Committees, peer review processes, voting — anything which requires interpersonal agreement and consensus — will favour the Head Girl and exclude the creative genius.

(Not least because committees are staffed by Head Girls, of both sexes, who naturally favour their own kind.)

We live in a Head Girl’s world — which is also a world where creative genius is marginalized and disempowered to the point of near-complete invisibility.

Creative geniuses focus on progress in the real, physical, objective world. Head girls focus on getting ahead in the social world.

The solution is obvious, but the head girls never see it. Meanwhile the Enlightenment and the conditions that allowed mankind to break their Malthusian chains a couple of centuries ago are slipping away. Political obedience and censorship are dominating once more.