Meritocracy is a great process. It is so great until it potrays everyone who oppose it as anti-establishment, a loser in the making or even with low IQ.
For the winners, meritocracy is the best way to compete. For them, the losers dislike meritocracy merely because they hate them winning, the fair way.
Unfortunately that's not always the case.
If you're on a running track, you have to start off equally by using the same base and the same whistle. If one starts off earlier than everyone, we can see the competition restarts.
That's how important a start is when it comes to a fair competition.
So, before talking nonsence about meritocracy, have you ever thought about the start?
Think about divide and rule. Think about which race benefits the most out of it.
Then think why that race now is championing the meritocracy?