The cultural elite

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I loved this in the Daily Mail, by Stephen Glover:

Over the past 30 or 40 years, the Left has captured the citadels of our culture. I don't mean the old formidable communist Left, which is dead and buried, but a trendy soft Left whose world view is promulgated by The Guardian and the BBC. This is the club which aspiring members of the cultural elite are required to join.

You’re wrong Mr Glover. The cultural elite aren’t required to join this club. The reality is that the cultural elite can and do think. And when you do both you realise money is not the be all and end all of life, unless you’re in poverty. This makes you left wing.

Those who can think but don't use that ability believe that money is the most important thing in life. This is, the say, expecially true for those who are well off since they also believe people are poor through their own fault as they equate wealth with competence or the expenditure of effort - even though this is very obvuiously not true. The consequnce is they are right wing. Wrong, of course, too. But then, that follows on from being right wing because it is culturally anti-social which is why the cultural elite could not embrrace it.

So of course the cultural elite are left wing. This will always be the case. It’s the natural order. And it shows how daft Stephen Glover is that he thinks anything else possible.

NB Post tidied 20.35 - 24.7.09