The Slightly-Less-Than-Average-Intelligence Althouse Reader says:
I know you Smart People.
You need the 'downscale' people to be just docile enough to not topple your place at the Top.
Still: every once in a while you happen to look down, and can see just how precarious that Top can be. then you look away, because you are Too Smart to fall. Falling is for those still on the Ladder.
But you figure the Little People will never be Smart enough to kick the legs out from under your chairs, because you tell them it wouldn't be Smart to do such a thing. Bad things happen when Bad Things happen to the Smart People.
So the Smart People keep pumping up their Muzak:
Let it be, let it be: Whisper Words of Apathy, Let It Be.
But sometimes -- sometimes -- the Little People recognize that there are other songs on the jukebox.
We Say We Want a Revolution. You Don't Need to See the Plan.
And I figure you don't get it.
Because you're Smart.
I am Laslo.