Hall of Modern Geniuses

This is the elite hall of halls and standards for inclusion are rigidly base. Any mere ideologue with a dangerous idea will not do. First, foremost and lastly, the modern genius must put self-service (The SS) and / or maniacal ego before the good of anything, including party, principles, religion, beliefs, family and "others." Any crack in his armor will let in a complicated set of concerns that angers us. We honor the Zen-like focus of a passionate mercenary, aware of everything while only serving the self. C. Hitchens summed it up when reflecting on Kissinger's attributes;

        "the sycophancy and the duplicity; the power worship and the absence of scruple; the empty trading of old non-friends for new non-friends." 

Yes, these modern geniuses make it happen. They are movers, shakers, illusionists and diviners. They are in the arts, public and private spheres, the media, advertising and design. They knowingly bring you your plasticized baby formulas and clear your lands. These units don’t complain about the weaknesses in others and in our shared society. They get out there and tirelessly exploit those weaknesses, always and only for personal gain. It is so easy to do and still they do it! It doesn’t take brains to be a modern genius; it takes gall.
"...people are fickle by nature;..and, therefore, affairs should be managed in such a way that when they no longer believe, they can be made to believe by force."

"A prince never lacks legitimate reasons to break his promise."

"A wise ruler ought never to keep faith when by doing so it would be against his interests."

Old school but Headmaster of the school.

"I believe in the people who work at the corporations that I work for, and the political people. What have I done that's wrong if I provide someone like a Rudy Giuliani or a corporation like a Pfizer language that helps them explain or educate?"

Clients include: Freddie Mac, Bear Stearns, Merrill Lynch, The Republican National Committee, Newt Gingrich and Rudy Guiliani, Silvio Berlusconi, Disney, McDonalds, Lockheed Martin... 

"What matters most in politics is personality. It's not issues..." 

Author of the much acclaimed Words that Work: It's Not What You Say, It's What People Hear. I hear manipulation!

Luntz, the pie-bellied wordsmith behind obfuscations such as, “clear skies initiative,” “death tax” and, “healthy forest initiatives.” Master shows us it is not the substance of what we say; it is how we successfully manipulate the listener to get what we didn’t say. Kiss the doughy feet of this genius.
know him Daily Show 
know him better! w/ Bill Moyers
Taste his porridge Frontline's, The Persuaders 

" I don't see why we need to stand by and watch a country go communist because of the irresponsibility of its own people. The issues are much too important for the Chilean voters to be left to decide for themselves.” 

“Military men are just dumb stupid animals to be used as pawns in foreign policy.”

Oh, for so many reasons he is genius #1! It is all here. Greatest moment: 1968, Paris peace talks. This is the high water mark in putting one’s self-interest above country, party and humanity. 

When the modern book of myths is written, this man will be recognized as our Moses, leading each us through the desert of understanding and brotherhood into the modern, privatized gated community of Me.

"We will fuck him. Do you hear me? We will fuck him. We will ruin him. Like no one has ever fucked him!" 

Our Lady of The Assumption informs us:
Karl Rove has been awarded the McArthur Genius grant annually since the age of 8. He is the only athlete to win the Heisman trophy while still in high school. Rove's I.Q tested out at 282 and he has a daytime Emmy. He refused the Nobel Prize only because it went off message by associating him with peace. He is 7 feet tall with an iron gut, moves like a gazelle, has night vision and he wears women for trousers.

“Me? An evil mastermind? That’s a presumption based on the innocent fact that I move about on a Segway.” 

Master propagandist, marketeer, capitalist, exotic herbalist, student of Dr. Goebbels, responsible for the sudden ascension of Von Robinson and His Own Universe. The debate continues about his role, but it is widely believed that he is more than just the brains behind the cultural phenomenon and commercial empire that is VR&HOU

Rumor proves that during a 3-year addiction to absinthe, morphine and Ding Dongs he was visited by an invisible hand...holding an invisible pen containing invisible ink. It drew the outlines for the perfect enterprise to capitalize on and perpetuate a vapid culture. He saw that this would bring him money to feed his addictions at the expense of others and he said, "it is good." 
Misleading testimony indicates that he chose the band members (all former models) based on a modern standard of beauty, as defined by magazines and the work of Dr. J. Zismore. It is clear that musicianship played no part in the decision. 

Yes, this man has the full set of modern values and he makes it happen! He is also the esteemed leader, CEO and CFO of Arbitronic UltraCorpGlobal, Inc., a division of iMagi, which licenses all likenesses of VR&HOU and distributes sundry Chinese-made products.

Pending Recommendations:
David Brooks   
Milton Friedman
John Yoo
Andrew Kahr
Donald Trump
Dick Morris