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Are You An Elitist?

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posted on Aug, 19 2011 @ 01:04 PM
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There have been times in my life when I feel it's best to step back from my position and take the time to observe and understand what is happening around me. While this could apply to many aspects of life, I have paid close attention to how people treat one another at work and in other social settings. I have even observed how married couples interact and how parents interact with their children.

What I have come to understand, which may anger some of you, is that we cannot blame the banker, politicians, or the wealthy for having an "elitist" view when its obvious that each and every one of us do the same things as they do! Each one of us has as "elitist" inside. From childhood to grave, we all have a tendency to think we are better than others and our actions prove this.

As children we have a tendency to make fun of or treat other children different because they aren't able to afford the latest shoes, clothes, game systems or toys. Teenagers are much worse in that they separate themselves into cliques based on wealth, beauty, athleticism and intelligence. The later being the lowest in importance.

Adults continue this trend without skipping a beat. I've seen how even a low-paid fast food restaurant manager can act arrogantly and rudely towards their employees simply because they are a manager. We have all seen how some adults treat people of different races and colors simply because they think they are somehow better. Many of us believe we are better than those who survive on welfare or food stamps, and many of us think we have the right to belittle and be arrogant towards single parents who raise their children alone. Many of us even believe we are better than those that have differing political views and that we need to restrict their ability to participate in our government.

Needless to say, I don't think we can ever expect to see a change from TPTB until we change how we treat one another. It's hard enough to live in this world with the Elite trying to put us in our place, let alone each of us trying to be an "elitist" over our neighbors. We must work together and set the tone for a new paradigm in which we wish to live. If we continue down this path we will be bound to always have another human trying to hold us back due to their arrogant and elitist ways.

Take a look at many of the threads on ATS. Do you see some people who portray this elitist mindset?

So remember, before you blame the rich, the powerful or the political........blame yourselves! For each one of us is an elitist through our actions and our intentions towards other people. It's also important to be honest with ourselves! Just because we do not control a multi-national banking system does not mean the way we interact with others is not just as detrimental as TPTB.

I welcome your opinions and let's remember that just because we may disagree does not mean one person's opinion in more important than another's.

Thanks!




posted on Aug, 19 2011 @ 01:18 PM
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Good points but where it fails is in execution and scale. There is a huge difference in the petty monkey business of teens and the orchestrated work of the true ¨elite¨. We all have ego and it is a survival tool that in large is most useful in extreme survival conditions where it can give an edge.That is is manifesting in unhealthy ways is an indictment of the society more than the individual.
However the true elite are outside of the society we exist in. They have in large built it with a carrot on a stick and the false impression of elite status being attainable.Both are lies. The carrot is plastic and only works because we believe it is real and the false promise of possiblity has always garnered lackies and toadies who play at elitism.
Reality is the true elite are so far removed from lives like ours as to be an alien race. So while small scale petty elitism is a function of unhealthy ego expression, true elitism is a different world and world view than we will ever experience.
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posted on Aug, 19 2011 @ 01:29 PM
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Very good point Seed!

Where I would disagree is that the petty "monkey business" of teens and adults have a profound effect on what behavior is socially acceptable and can have just as much effect on day to day life as any "plastic carrot".

Also, don't many of us believe we live outside of the mainstream social circle? Maybe that is part of the ego, but I think I am outside of the "paradigm" as it is. CRAP.....I am an Elitist!



posted on Aug, 19 2011 @ 01:40 PM
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I think it will take a SHTF scenario before we all start working together. The "Elite" control much of the masses through things like commercialism.

Once commercialism is destroyed (along with many of us unfortunately), then you will see people banding together to survive.

I don't want to see it that way, but I think that is the harsh reality of it.



posted on Aug, 19 2011 @ 01:47 PM
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That is probably the most elitist we can truly attain, the fiction we are ¨outside¨ any of this. And that is the reality of the true elite, they are truly ¨outside¨ this.
I get what you say about our monkey biz but still it is small scale and is being steered by media controlled by the real deal so in many ways our own elitist egos are the tools used to control and perpetuate the fictions.
Great post BTW. Causes a lot of cascading thoughts on how this is all playing out.
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posted on Aug, 19 2011 @ 01:56 PM
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I agree. It will take something drastic to change the way we live and interact with one another. A nessesary evil?


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Now that is an interesting concept...... The real elitists are using our own "elitist ego" to control us!

You got me thinking as well!



posted on Aug, 19 2011 @ 09:18 PM
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Here is an interesting article about the power elite.

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posted on Aug, 19 2011 @ 09:23 PM
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Interesting but I think the elite of which we really speak use these people to carry out there wishes. It does not address the ancient money families (rich before Rome ancient) still in existance far outside of countries or loyalties.
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posted on Aug, 19 2011 @ 09:47 PM
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Again, I agree with you completely. The real power structure behind all of this is generations old....many generations.

I guess what I am trying to get to is the human mindset within us all that creates the desire to control others. We all do it, regardless of the level at which it is done.



posted on Aug, 19 2011 @ 09:54 PM
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yes i am, and in my own particular elitist view of the world i believe that the only elite that exists is the one where we ALL are included, either that or none are.

yes im pretty elitist i admit


 
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posted on Aug, 23 2011 @ 09:14 PM
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Admitting that this certain drive to control is within us all is very key to understanding those who wish to control us.



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