This relates perfectly to your post yesterday about elitism
Reader comment on: The Taxe Professionnelle
Submitted by benjamin m (South Korea), Jul 17, 2011 22:00
This relates perfectly to your post yesterday about elitism. Elitism is completely in the eye of the beholder. It is
a word that has become completely devalued in our political discourse (sort of like how liberal and conservative
don't mean what they used to.) Is a well educated person an elite by definition? Must you have an ivy league degree
to be elite? It is an attitudinal thing - looking down on someone else? (those on the right and left are often
guilty of this). Is it a lifestyle thing (how exactly being a fan of arugula - a constant "smear" on the right make
a person elite doesn't totally make sense to me)? I think it is time we put the word "elitism" out of its misery. It
contributes nothing to the conversation. Of course, I am probably acting like an elitist by trying to eliminate a
word. . .
Note: Comments are moderated by the editor and are subject to editing.
Comment on this item