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The elite are ruining the country

The elite are completely out of touch

The elite don’t understand what life is like for regular Americans

But who are the elite?

I can’t remember if I saw or read it but basically said “the Elite” are favorite boogeymen for both parties

When the left talks about the elite they are talking about rich people

When the right talk about the elite they are talking about educated or ‘cultured’ people

I thought it was an interesting point

And for both the elite is a small group of people who not only don’t understand your life they are about to come up with a bunch of laws that favor people like them

What does “The Elite” mean to you?

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Louisiana Republican Sen John Kennedy made a memorable contribution to a Trump rally in his state on November 14, casting himself as a “proud deplorable” in contrast to the “goat’s milk latte-drinking, avocado toast-eating insider’s elite.”........

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.........While Ross, who was worth $2.9 billion in 2016, might have a hard time understanding the economic plight of working Americans, the reality is that 40 percent of Americans can’t cover a $400 emergency expense and 25 percent have no retirement savings whatsoever.......

 

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All of that is just beautiful.

It is beautiful because blackberries are free in my world I only buy out of season.

You did not have to be elite to walk down the train tracks and pick them when I was growing up. If you don't eat them all mom would make a cobbler. Those were the days.

Ok that is it gonna make an elite blackberry cobbler for tomorrow
Makes me wonder what that guy would think of my ongoing jihad against the blackberries on my property.
 
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......During his acceptance speech, Pitt cracked a joke about the president’s impeachment trial.

"They told me I only have 45 seconds up here, which is 45 seconds more than the Senate gave John Bolton this week," said Pitt, referencing the former national security adviser who was not allowed to testify by the Senate during the proceedings that acquitted Trump.

Pitt has not responded to the latest Trump attack. Following the Oscars, Eric Trump called Pitt a "smug elitist."...……...

 

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Makes me wonder what that guy would think of my ongoing jihad against the blackberries on my property.

Nah your property. Kill at will. I don't have them growing at my house!

They do kinda suck considering they only bear fruit on last seasons growth. So you have to so you have to put your hands deep inside and with thorns to pick them.

In general all berries kinda suck to harvest that is why they cost so much.

Accually not hard to kill. Any glyphosate type of herbicide will get rid of them. Just get good coverage don't spray to runoff because that is throwing money away.

The birds are who are bringing them to your property any way.
 

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Nah your property. Kill at will. I don't have them growing at my house!

They do kinda suck considering they only bear fruit on last seasons growth. So you have to so you have to put your hands deep inside and with thorns to pick them.

In general all berries kinda suck to harvest that is why they cost so much.

Accually not hard to kill. Any glyphosate type of herbicide will get rid of them. Just get good coverage don't spray to runoff because that is throwing money away.

The birds are who are bringing them to your property any way.
I was referring to the guy in your quoted tweet. The one who thought of blackberries as "rich people food".
And here I am, dousing whole acres of them in Cornerstone Plus.
 

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I didn't realize that the corporate elite were all hipsters

Not that Kennedy would know what a hipster was
 

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I’ve always viewed the elite in this context as people who thought they were better than the rest of society. Which could encompass highly educated people, rich people as well as otherwise normal people who drink tea with their pinkies extended.

But just because people are educated or have material wealth doesn’t necessarily make them elite to me. It’s just a mindset. Many times I’ve considered people who use the phrase “pull yourself up from the bootstraps” as elitist, depending on the context in which the phrase is used.

To me, it’s less about not being able to understand where others are coming from, but rather, not trying to understand where are others are coming from.
Maybe "entitlement".... In the old days you might have said "Noblesse Oblige".
 

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......During his acceptance speech, Pitt cracked a joke about the president’s impeachment trial.

"They told me I only have 45 seconds up here, which is 45 seconds more than the Senate gave John Bolton this week," said Pitt, referencing the former national security adviser who was not allowed to testify by the Senate during the proceedings that acquitted Trump.

Pitt has not responded to the latest Trump attack. Following the Oscars, Eric Trump called Pitt a "smug elitist."...……...

LOLOL.. Brad Pitt is far more poised, and intelligent than Trump. So Pitt didn't respond to Trump's attack... I love that. All of us should ignore Trump.

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Neon, the movie studio behind the South Korean hit "Parasite," fired right back, suggesting the president's criticism of the foreign language film stemmed from trouble with the subtitles.

"Understandable, he can't read," Neon tweeted from its official account.

The studio added the hashtag #Parasite #BestPicture #Bong2020 to honor the dark comedy, the first foreign language film to win best picture. It was one of four Oscars in the historic night, which included best International film and best director for Bong Joon-ho.
 
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Certainly feels like I’m hearing more about the ‘elite’ from the right since Biden took over
 

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All of that is just beautiful.

It is beautiful because blackberries are free in my world I only buy out of season.

You did not have to be elite to walk down the train tracks and pick them when I was growing up. If you don't eat them all mom would make a cobbler. Those were the days.

Ok that is it gonna make an elite blackberry cobbler for tomorrow
I LOL'ed at the blackberry is a rich person's food. Used to have an almost unlimited supply to pick for free from the vines growing on the Sunrise community club back fence....
 

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I LOL'ed at the blackberry is a rich person's food. Used to have an almost unlimited supply to pick for free from the vines growing on the Sunrise community club back fence....
I remember as a kid in Mississippi my mom giving me a bowl and saying dill this up and I will make you a cobbler! Cotton mouths be damned I would fill up that bowl!!!
 
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I haven't had one for 30+ years and I don't even know if they still make them

But in grade school we assumed that the parents of the kids who had Capri Sun every day were millionaires

(with their Trapper Keepers and 128 color Crayola boxes)
 

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I LOL'ed at the blackberry is a rich person's food. Used to have an almost unlimited supply to pick for free from the vines growing on the Sunrise community club back fence....
We used to go pick them in the Spillway.
 

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I haven't had one for 30+ years and I don't even know if they still make them

But in grade school we assumed that the parents of the kids who had Capri Sun every day were millionaires

(with their Trapper Keepers and 128 color Crayola boxes)
Yes, they still make them, I normally get them for 6 bucks for 2 boxes of 8 each.
 

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Elite(s) is a white noise term serving only to obfuscate. As for who runs what, may I suggest David Rothkopf’s “Superclass”. It is not some shadowy cabal whispering and pulling levers. It is soft power and access. The end result is the same. There is tension between competing interests. The competing interests seek power. The Superclass decides, so to speak, which interests get which power, how much power and the when that they can wield said power. The underlying issue is that change doesn’t actually change anything. Note the commercials for this company or that saying they donated so many meals or pieces of clothing or whatever. The underlying system which created the conditions requiring said charitable actions are sacred and not to be touched.
 

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