Elitism is the highest form of arrogant behavior and attitude. The political world is not the only place where there is a demonstration of an elite attitude. The sports world, the entertainment world, the world of academia, the secular and spiritual world also has people in them showing arrogant attitudes. There is an “in crowd,” who gets invited to all of the great parties and is always in the know on the “behind the scenes” events and reasons certain things happen.
Nothing of what I have just said catches anyone off guard. There is not anything new to admit that there is an attitude of arrogance and elitism in every level of culture. Given the fast-paced movement in the world today we can be sure there will always be a certain segment of society who forms that privileged group as elitists.
Even though we know what is said is true, it does not mean we like it or even tolerant elitism when it comes into full view for the entire world to see. We will never know how much pleasure the elites have by making fun of all of us normal common people. This quote is credited to President Abraham Lincoln: “God must have loved common people because he made so many of us.”
The cocktail party talk when no one but the elites are standing around with their cocktail in hand, already having consumed enough alcohol to have loose lips and no inhibitions in expressing what is said, must be a real delight to hear. Those elites must feel so proud to be able, behind closed doors and in a safe environment, to be able to say what they really think about the poor slobs who have to work for a living and have to make a payroll or take the kids to the local doctor when they are sick.
Over the last several years there are times when one of those inside-the-beltway-White House-access-elitists appears in public to say what they really do think. Last week Hilary Rosen, a much-in-the-know Washington insider, placed her elitist attitude in full view of all when she spewed out her comment of insult against Ann Romney, the wife of presidential candidate Mitt Romney. After viewing the tape several times since the remark was made, the body language demonstrates that Hilary Rosen felt real good about what she had just said, which makes one to wonder if she thought she had really zinged Mrs. Romney with her ad hominem attack. (An ad hominem attack is seen as attacking the motive or character of a person rather than the policy or position they maintain.) Hilary Rosen said, “Mrs. Romney has never worked a day in her life.” Does Mrs. Rosen really want all of us to believe that only the women who work inside the beltway in Washington are credentialed to speak about the economy?
From where I stand, now we all know what Mrs. Rosen thinks about all the stay-at-home-working-moms.
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