I am reminded of the influential
But capitalism does not reward its intellectuals as they have nothing of value to sell in the marketplace.
It gets mightily up the nose of intellectuals that popular artists such as Kylie Minogue for example can earn millions of dollars per year, while intellectuals like Kevin Rudd can only earn public service salaries.
Their response is to re-shape the world via socialism to enable the rewards to flow to them instead. It is not that intellectuals actually oppose a merit based reward system, its just that as they have nothing to offer a capitalist society then society itself must be reconstituted so that it does reward them.
Another viewpoint that I have heard is that socialists just want to spread misery. They don't want you to be happy, wallowing there in your lounge chair whilst you watch some pap on your plasma TV and have your fancies tickled. They want you to be sweating over some impossible book, like Marx, being miserable but enlightened. Have you ever seen an intellectual laugh? Doubt it - they're much too serious for that.
I'll go with the misery idea.