Monday, May 10, 2010

Thought of the Day: The Anti-Elite Elite

Have you noticed how "tres chic" it is among the conservatve hoi polloi to condescend towards anything that approaches exceptionalism? The word "elite" is a dirty word among this crowd. It's the new anti-elite elitism. Heck, even conservative elites have to pretend that there's nothing more admirable than mediocrity and that there's nothing better than being the average Joe the Plumber. In a very ironic way, it's the conservative version of Marxist egalitarianism. In short, to the anti-elitist conservative, to be demonstrably superior in any way to the average American is, essentially, to be anti-American.

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