Skip to comments.You Know You're An Elitist If...
Posted on 10/20/2008 10:06:09 PM PDT by Kaslin
This election cycle has exposed an enormous divide across the country. Its not the divide between black and white; its not even the divide between liberals and conservatives. Its the divide between elitists and the rest of us.
Elitism is a state of mind. Not everyone in New York and Los Angeles is afflicted by it, and not everyone from Jackson, Mississippi is free from it. Elitism is the feeling of superiority enjoyed by certain people based on their income, education, and nuanced value system. Elitism carries with it a strong hint of sophisticated Europeanism, as well as a large helping of atheistic skepticism.
Worried that youre an elitist? Heres how you can tell if you are.
Youre an elitist if you love Brokeback Mountain, but think that John Wayne movies are jingoistic expressions of outdated American machismo.
Youre an elitist if you worry that Sarah Palin hunts moose, but arent worried that Barack Obama wants to meet personally with dictators.
Youre an elitist if you think Colin Powell was less authentically black than Barack Obama until Powell endorsed Obama.
Youre an elitist if you think that only bitter people unhappy with their lives cling to the Bible.
Youre an elitist if you quote the Book of Matthew to justify socialism, cite the Book of John to defend Bill Clinton, write off the Book of Romans as obscure, or deride the Old Testament as a collection of antiquated messages about shellfish and animal sacrifices.
Youre an elitist if you think that President Bush is stupid because he says nucular, while Joe Biden is a genius even though he thinks the word jobs has three letters.
Youre an elitist if you think Joe the Plumbers income and license status are more important than the question he asked Barack Obama.
Youre an elitist if you believe that anyone who supports the standard of a married man and woman raising a child is a bigot.
Youre an elitist if you think Bill Ayers is just a professor of English.
Youre an elitist if you believe Bill Mahers new movie, Religulous, accurately depicts religious Christians and Jews.
Youre an elitist if you love watching soccer and youre not a recent immigrant.
Youre an elitist if you declare that no ones patriotism ought to be challenged unless theyre questioning why they should pay higher taxes.
Youre an elitist if you think George Clooney is a great artist.
Youre an elitist if you think Sean Penn is a great diplomat.
Youre an elitist if you think Madonna is great at anything.
Youre an elitist if you think its unfair to question Barack Obamas association with Jeremiah Wright, or if you think that Obamas association with Wright is akin to his association with Tom Coburn.
Youre an elitist if you worship John F. Kennedy.
Youre an elitist if youre excited at the prospect of government intervention in the banking system in the aftermath of the subprime meltdown.
Youre an elitist if you think Nixon/Reagan/Bush was the nations worst president but Jimmy Carter is the nations best ex-president.
Youre an elitist if you hate Whittaker Chambers but love Arthur Miller.
Youre an elitist if you believe Jon Stewart is non-partisan, but Fox News is an outlet for the Republican National Committee.
Youre an elitist if you dont mind Sarah Silvermans language but cant stand James Dobsons.
Youre an elitist if you worry what the Europeans think of us.
Youre an elitist if you think public school teachers are qualified to inform your children about sex, but parents arent qualified to teach their children basic math.
Youre an elitist if you think the government should manage the health care system even though it cant manage to keep the tax code within a 10,000 page limit.
Youre an elitist if you think transgenders ought to have their own bathrooms for privacy reasons, but public distribution of pornography is fine.
Youre an elitist if you think that pro-life folks are fascists unmotivated by true sympathy for the unborn.
Youre an elitist if you know what arugula is but dont know who Jimmie Johnson is.
Youre an elitist if your name is Barack Obama. Chances are that youre an elitist if you support him and you arent being hired by ACORN to do so, too.
Well, I know what arugula is and don’t know Jimmie Johnson...but I’m not an elitist. Otherwise, this article is dead on.
You're a bigger European elitist pig if you want Obama to get these guys:
musique non stop
don't mess with an '80's kids music. grr! :^)
I know what arugula is, I also know who Jimmie Johnson is. I think Madonna was pretty good at self promotion and I can enjoy a decent soccer game, but I don't consider myself an elitist by a long shot.
Absolutely. I especially like the one about " ... only bitter people unhappy with their lives cling to the Bible." Leftists think that, but the truth is that they're the ones who are bitter.
BTW, Jimmie Johnson is a top NASCAR driver.
Ah, a connoisseur of what will eventually be classified as Celtic music. Kraftwerk never knew that it was Celtic, but it is and I have Merlin, the synth Magician’s word on it — he created the DX7 and the Roland Juno 106 in the 80s. He was also up against the Germanic Celtic horde that hung out in discos, but the English did their fair share of hanging out in discos too and much of their music is very derivative. Look at Bill Nelson’s music in the 80s and it’s really Kraftwerk as a Morris dancer. Anyway, The Celts are responsible for all of it. It you look at one of their interlocking designs while sniffing their tea pots all is revealed like a cheap sitcom, like Eddie Murphy role in 24 hours.
That one got me, too. Some sort of sports figure? Am I okay if I don’t like arugula, but just know it’s a type of lettuce?
Well, she is a great skank, no?
It almost had me on the arugula. Sorry, I like it. But I do know who Jimmie Johnson is: he’s about to win the Sprint Cup Series championship and drives #48 Lowe’s Chevy.
I’d have guessed a race driver, if I had to. The name looked familiar, and it’s impossible not to see drivers’ names, living in Charlotte.
Not at all, but I do think that bitter people unhappy with their lives tend to cling to liberalism. ;-)
Worst part was I watched the race from Sunday (and was severely disapointed that Kevin Harvick didn’t win) and yet, when I read it the first thought I had was the Coach.
You are an elitist if you lack the ability to question your own ideas.Finally, you are an elitist if you look down your nose on people who are different than you unless that person happens to be black.
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