posted on Aug, 19 2011 @ 01:04 PM
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