"Elites" - Who Are They and Why Are They to be Despised?

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    I gather I am not supposed to like the "elites." OK - I'm on board for that. "Elites" doesn't sound good going in. Damn "elites" - who needs 'em anyway, with their superior airs and their . . . well, God knows what else they have or do.

    But I'm wondering - just who ARE these "elites" everyone seem so bent on vilifying? And exactly what is it about them that MAKES them "elites"? Would anyone care to define them for me?

    Give me some examples of people you feel are objectionable "elites." And then, more importantly, let's discuss WHY you feel they fit the description. What is it about the people you might nominate as "elites" (or about all "elites" in general, for that matter), that makes them so despicable?
     
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    Was Steve Jobs an "Elite"?
     
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    Oh c'mon, George! They are ALL despicable. And they are despicable because we aren't them! :lol::lol:

    Wait! Did I become an elite when I went to Vanderbilt?
     
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    Good point. I'm still trying to work out how Apple is not an evil corporation. It's built its factory in China, broke child labor laws (but of course that's ok in China) and breached safety standards (but that's ok in China too) and yet... we have no problem with Apple. Why is that?
     
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    People who take the names of movie characters.

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    Who is an elite? Depends on what we are talking about. Are you asking for social elites, financial elites, the elitist brains or what. Maybe your talking about sports elitists.
     
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    Maybe for the same reason I have no problem with my Toyota, purchased in 2007. Knocking on my mahogany desk!~ I have not had to have a single problem/ repair oriented service call on it since I bought it new. Not one.
     
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    Here's one for starters. (Jesus, you are dumber then Kramer!!!).

    White House calls AIG spa trip
     
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    Come on, guys - this is meant to be a serious thread with some serious discussion. There is a point to it that I will be making after we get a few serious posts. So come on - name a few people you would classify as elites and tell me why you think they are elites.

    And also, what make up an "elite" as far as you are concerned?
     
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    I can't think of a good answer to that question. I suppose it all depends on where you are on the food chain.
     
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    Sorry I don't do class envy. I have problems with Liberals not the rich and powerful ( well unless they violate the laws0.
     

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