Anaxagoras wrote:Sorry for using an SJW word but I think it applies here. Calling them "the elites" is a way to "other" them. Nobody who's working class cares much for the hoity-toity "elites." It's also a way to stoke resentment. "The elites" think they're better than you, don't they?
It's no coincidence that Republicans are fond of labeling Democrats and liberals as "the elites." It's a carefully chosen word, supposed to elicit the image of an arrogant snob.
Based on my own experience, I'd say it's pretty accurate.