The master aphorist Don Colacho says: "We reactionaries provide idiots the pleasure of feeling like daring avant-garde thinkers."
Perhaps he speaks of progressive critics who think they are on a march to enlightenment. They leave backwards thinkers behind.
Or perhaps he speaks of his admirers who quote him profusely and deem themselves to be part of a rising cognoscenti.
The entire set of aphorisms is worth reading. The Anglosphere owes a debt to the translator Stephen, who has considerably boosted the reputation of this insightful Colombian.