Why our leftist, globalist elite so look down upon the rest of us so: ‘Gray Matter’–Deficient Americans

Why our leftist, globalist elite so look down upon the rest of us so: ‘Gray Matter’–Deficient Americans, by Victor Davis Hanson.

The billionaires and bureaucrats depend on the skilled workers they mock — and that makes them more than a little uneasy. …

Our best and brightest cannot be the good white people unless there are plenty of the bad white people. Smearing the latter is a convenient — and cheap — way of showing abstract solidarity with the nonwhite. In reductionist terms, those with undeniable white privilege damn as privileged those who have never been near it, thereby erasing their own privilege and spiritually placing them at the virtual barricades beside those they otherwise keep carefully distant. …

We need to move beyond the idea that the elite caricature the deplorables because they are insensitive and arrogant. True, they are, but they also do it because they are insecure — and terribly afraid of those they don’t like, but also sense they desperately need.