Challenging the Elites

Like other progressive movements, LGBTQ activism has wedded itself to the cultural and financial elites. Recall the Hillary Clinton’s “basket of deplorables” comment was delivered at a gala LGBTQ fundraiser in Manhattan featuring Barbra Streisand. The fundraiser reportedly brought in around $6 million, with ticket prices ranging from $1,200 to $250,000, with many paying $50,000, according to reports, which at the time I wrote about here.

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  1. posted by Jorge on

    “To understand events around the world today, one must think in terms of the class struggle. This sentence sounds like something that could be written by a doctrinaire Marxist.”

    Oh, Gawd, I can’t stand Marxist language.

    *Sigh.* Article’s dead-on, though.

    “But after the turn of the millennium, other Americans, much like the workers and peasants in the old Soviet Union, started to notice that while the New Class was doing quite well (America’s richest counties now surround Washington, D.C.), things weren’t going so well for them. And what made it more upsetting was that — while the Soviet Union’s apparatchiks at least pretended to like the workers and peasants — members of America’s ruling class seemed to view ordinary Americans with something like contempt, using terms such as “bitter clingers,” “deplorables” and flyover people.”

    There is, of course, nothing wrong with looking down on people of low class. However, I am uncomfortable with attempts to rig the culture wars and especially with engaging in culture wars while collecting a paycheck (unless of course that’s what you get paid to do). This is a step away from the tolerance necessary for democracy and civil society to succeed in a diverse country.

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