There was a long, thoughtful discussion today on Digby about Max Blumenthal's most recent, most courageous, most revelatory foray into the innards of the beast, the College Republicans annual meeting. Many commentors remarked upon their perception that those portrayed in the film were 'morons' or otherwise intellectually deprives.
I don't think they're stupid at all. It assuages the ego to think of them in that way, but it is--imho--wrong.
These are the scions of self-interest, wealth, privilege, and power.
They are utterly unscrupulous, vicious, vindictive,, and vain.
They know exactly where their interests lie, and will baulk at nothing to achieve them--except perhaps offering themselves to discomfort or danger.
You may deny it, it may nauseate you, it may offend you. But unless you are naturally of their class, they own you.
Go to war?
They are already there, and you/we are the enemy, in exactly the same way that the workers are known and regarded as the 'enemy' by their bosses...