Increasingly, I Find Myself In Simpatico With The Tea Partiers…
Increasingly, I find myself in simpatico with the Tea Partiers, aka “racists”, “tea baggers” and “rubes” by the social elite. In this country, “the people” are supposed to be in charge. It’s often ugly, unruly and messy, but it was set up that way, and until “the people” say otherwise, its supposed to be. If “we the people” want government to be in charge, we were even given the option to do it via the amendment process. So why do the “elites” seem to feel otherwise? Because we let them. Our ideals, via the intellectual, victim and chattering classes have atrophied – our guilt, their ammunition.
There’s a very interesting article in The American Spectator this month about the political/elites class and their lazy, “we know better than you” method. Instead of convincing us, the great unwashed masses, they just tell us to shut up. The essay is a bit lengthy at 12 thousand words, but it is excellent reading/homework if you want to know how we got to this point, and what we need to do to get back to our fundamentals. You know, the fundamentals which allowed us to be, “the last, best hope for mankind.” (FYI – President Obama, that means “American Exceptionalism”).
“Never has there been so little diversity within America’s upper crust. Always, in America as elsewhere, some people have been wealthier and more powerful than others. But until our own time America’s upper crust was a mixture of people who had gained prominence in a variety of ways, who drew their money and status from different sources and were not predictably of one mind on any given matter…. Few had much contact with government, and “bureaucrat” was a dirty word for all. So was “social engineering.” Nor had the schools and universities that formed yesterday’s upper crust imposed a single orthodoxy about the origins of man, about American history, and about how America should be governed. All that has changed.
Today’s ruling class, from Boston to San Diego, was formed by an educational system that exposed them to the same ideas and gave them remarkably uniform guidance, as well as tastes and habits. These amount to a social canon of judgments about good and evil, complete with secular sacred history, sins (against minorities and the environment), and saints. Using the right words and avoiding the wrong ones when referring to such matters — speaking the “in” language — serves as a badge of identity.”
Angelo M. Codevilla
The American Spectator Magazine
Read entire article here: http://spectator.org/archives/2010/07/16/americas-ruling-class-and-the