"Liberal Elites" and Republican Class Wars
There is much talk on the American Right about the so-called liberal elites. My question to these people is, "Have you ever known anyone who was a part of these liberal elites?"
Because I have, and they were the best people I've ever known. They are kind, generous and compassionate. They are highly intelligent. They hold themselves to a very high standard of conduct. And they care about all sorts of people, including many people who wish them ill.
The same people who accuse the Obama Democrats of practicing class wars have been waging the worst class wars on American soil. These class wars are against the so-called liberal elites: America's scientists, journalists, teachers, film-makers and artists. In all of these cases it makes it harder for these people to do their jobs. And the ultimate loser from this is America.
The members of liberal "elites" I've known - professors, journalists, teachers, writers, artists, government workers and liberal-minded entrepreneurs - are all major contributors to America. It is outrageous that these people be getting attacked in the name of America or in the name of patriotism. America owes vastly to the liberal influence, and that also means the so-called liberal elites. Without science, capitalism would be nothing more than exchange of basic commodities. Without teachers, most people would be unemployable outside of the menial sector. Without government projects such as the Interstate and the Internet, business would not have the infrastucture to do its job. And without liberal political activism, most Americans would be working 16-hour days in horrendous conditions and getting placed out on the street and dying of hunger if they got a workplace injury.
It's time that people conducting these ugly class wars be met with intelligence. America owes greatly to its liberals, and that also means the so-called liberal elites. The people who claim Democrats to be practicing class wars should not be allowed to get away with practicing much uglier class wars than anything that has been ever ascribed to the Democrats. America needs its scientists, journalists, teachers, government workers and film-makers, and it must act as such.