Squaw Warren Highcheeks is part of what Alvin Gouldner refers to as the New Masters in his reassessment of Marxism.
She embodies the flesh-dead narcissism of this New Class.
The New Class is elitist and self-seeking and uses its special knowledge to advance its own interests and power …it seeks special guild advantages—political power and incomes—on the basis of its possession of cultural capital. The interests of the cultural bourgeoisie, then, dispose it to control the supply and limit the production of its culture…. Underneath “professionalism” there is the political economy of culture. …his [Noam Chomsky’s] recitation of the often shameless behavior of the New Class is convincing. Its toadying for favor, advancement, awards, and notice; its eagerness to provide (paid) services and arguments for both industry and state; its readiness to be “the servant of power.”… …the New Class is also the nucleus of a new hierarchy and the elite of a new form of cultural capital…. Its culture of critical discourse fosters a purely “theoretical” attitude toward the world. They thus exalt theory over practice, and are concerned less with the success of a practice than that the practice should have submitted itself to a reasonable rule…they value doctrinal conformity for its own sake—they (we) have a native tendency toward ritualism and sectarianism…. The culture of the New Class…[is] disposed toward an unhealthy self-consciousness, toward stilted convoluted speech, an inhibition of play, imagination and passion, and continual pressure for expressive discipline. The new rationality thus becomes the source of a new alienation… a certain insensitivity toward persons, to their feelings and reactions, and opens the way to the disruption of human solidarity. Political brutality, then, finds a grounding in the New Class’s culture of critical discourse…allows a new darkness at noon. Its discourse is a lumbering machinery of argumentation that can wither imagination, discourage play, and curb expressivity.