Saturday, May 20, 2017

The Self-Flattering Myth Of The 'Elites' Who Just Don't Get Trump

From The Daily Wire by Ben Shapiro

The “elites” don’t get Trump.

Only the “elites” are bothered by Trump’s antics.
If you don’t like Trump, you’re “elite.”

The term “elite” used to be one of approbation: it used to be good to be elite. It was something we all aspired to be. But in the last couple of years, pundits have conflated two different terms with two different meanings: “elites” and “elitists.”

Elites are people who are at the top of their field. People with high IQs are intellectually elite. Professional athletes are athletically elite. Rich people are financially elite. Elite is not a statement about morality. It is a statement about where you fall on the bell curve in any particular field.

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