I've seen quite a bit on the 'net lately about the growing rift between the eliterati/educated/fishbowl class and the rest of us. Borepatch has a great post this morning (ht, Mr. B-who has also posted on the subject ) as well as Mark Tapscott at the Washington Examiner (here and here, respectively).
Borepatch notes that really none of the folks who self-purport to know what's best for the rest of us, know how to THINK and that when confronted with anything outside of their fishbowl, they essentially freeze.
Tapscott quotes from Rasmussen, whose polls are regularly showing a growing disconnect between the 'Political Class' (aka the Fishbowl/Ruling class or to get a little more earthy about it, the Wanker class) and Mainstream America (aka the rest of us, the plebes, or as the PC class thinks of us--the cousin-humping rednecks).
Both articles I think have at their hearts, the same idea. Those, who through their contacts and their acceptance to 'elite' schools (whose below-standard undergraduate education is a not-so-well-kept secret) have deemed themselves able to prescribe (in the case of Obamacare, literally) what is good for the rest of us while exempting themselves from the laws and rules that they are passing is creating a gap in this country--dividing our house.
And the problem is that they don't see that this is a problem--that they don't understand that rule of law is rule of law for EVERYONE, including them. They don't understand that above everything else, the American spirit is one of freedom and that the one of the reasons that our ancestors came here was to affirm their right to choose their own destiny--right, wrong, or indifferent. That the more they try to control us, the more we will become uncontrollable because it is against the very nature of our beings--the natures that come from our ancestors, to be controlled.
But as long as they maintain control of our political and academic systems, this gap will grow as will their sense of entitlement.
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