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The survey is a first-of-its-kind look at the views of the American Elite – defined as people having at least one post-graduate degree, earning at least $150,000 annually, and living in high-population density areas (more than 10,000 people per square mile in their zip code) – and compares them to what the average American thinks. The Elites represent 1% of the U.S. population but have an outsized voice on public policy in the United States, with their views seeming somehow to dominate the national conversation. This may be because it is the Elites themselves who determine what that conversation will be about on campus, in the legacy media, and corporate board rooms. Not surprisingly, these people talk about politics far more than most Americans. The data show that nearly a third of them (30%) talk about politics daily or almost every day. Just 9% of the voting public do. It is worth noting that members of the Elites who talk about politics daily have views that are even further removed from the opinions of the voting public. This is true even when the Elites self-identify as Republicans. They typically may be more conservative than Elite Democrats but they still have attitudes and opinions that are far removed from those of the typical American voter. The Elite class – regardless of party – is an exclusive club that sees and experiences America through a different lens than ordinary Americans.

These results confirm what people have long suspected: today, there are two Americas. One is wealthier, more highly educated, and attended the best schools. They put much more trust in big government “to do the right thing” and, by their own admission, benefit from more expansive government policies. They have also been hurt far less by the high inflation of the Biden presidency than those who live from paycheck to paycheck and are in the lower and middle classes.

This Grand Canyon-sized chasm between where every day Americans stand on the state of the country, expanding government power, draconian climate change solutions, and Joe Biden’s job performance may partly explain the Donald Trump phenomenon and his high approval ratings among working-class voters, who feel wholly connected with the rebellion against the arrogance of the ruling class Elites.

(If you want to see how a pro does class analysis, see “The Idea That the Republicans Can Become “The Party of The Working Class” Is Beyond Absurd.” The Bearded One’s starting point: “the identity of revenues and sources of revenue” (to simplify: wages? capital? salary? rent?). The CUPS staff and Rasmussen use income and credentials — a reasonable proxy to separate the working class from the PMC, but totally incapable of sorting for capital (and that’s not a bug, but a feature). Now, as far as cultural and political markers go, Rasmussen is useful. But never forget that its analysis is structurally flawed (and as this circulates out into the Republican FlexNet, watch for it. Of course, the Democrats don’t even have anything this good, being consumed by identity politics, designed to erase class even more thoroughly than Rasmussen did). Handy chart:


Really ironic article for a group founded by Arthur Laffer to publish.


what's the troony tumblr thing in OP? Good article for fostering class consciousness though for debate kids/college smarties who don't already know this. Reminds me of the 2014 Gilens paper though not nearly as good.


Their religion since the 1990s proclaimed humanity would be split into two. Everything they do emphasizes this - why do you all pretend that we're all one "volk"? Humanity was never that. This strange idea has nothing to do with anything that humans, in any society, ever did. It's pure ideology. The only thing that has changed is that the division between haves and have-nots has been made the center of the project, rather than merely a part of it.

It is a rule of political elites that they have the only relevant say in those affairs, in whatever way they are constituted. Ordinary people never have political rights, and voting in a rigged election has nothing to do with politics. It is the exact opposite - a ritual of abasement before aristocracy, where you get to choose which of the assholes you like most in a taste test. It has nothing to do with democracy nor with ruling, since effective rule has always been somewhere in a palace, by those who have any information about what they actually rule and the genuine state of affairs in the world. For ordinary people, they're not even part of the political game or have any real idea what their actions cause outside of their own interests. Why would they? The world as a whole is rarely their concern, and when ordinary people do look to the world, they see that none of this has really helped anyone - certainly not them, but there is no way even in principle we would accept this as a decision-making process. The entire ritual is devoted to telling you that nothing can ever change, and you're never allowed to ask why, or even speak too plainly about the nature of the institutions and humans who rule over you. If that ever happened, most people would elect to remove themselves entirely from such a ruinous arrangement, or better yet, circumvent the rituals entirely and elevate a leader who would put an end to the farce forever, so that most of the people would have what they wanted before this madness began. If any of this was about providing for most of the people anything worthwhile, nearly every institution would be the opposite of what it is. Instead, every institution is designed to destroy and humiliate the people, precisely so the cycle never stops and those cast out are kept out forever. For a time, it was convenient for many of the people to avoid the sacrifices by joining in the rituals, when serving was safe. It is only a matter of when that no longer works, and this happens both individually - and a reckoning always arrives in one way or another - and it happens collectively at the level of nations, societies, or however humans organize their affairs. The idea that we ever shared an interest with the oppressors is one of the most flabbergasting lies ever told, and they laugh that they can keep getting away with it. Every time this lie is invoked, they are insulting you, laughing at you. Nothing you vote for can change anything, and it is designed to ensure that you can't even acknowledge what rules. You get to choose how to abase yourself, and that's all it will ever be.

When articles like this are written, they're bragging that they have the ordinary people by the throat and will continue choking them, and dare you to do anything about it. If you so much as utter a single word of disagreement, you are shamed, ridiculed, and ejected. That's what a chokehold on property does. In this way, they bait everyone into lashing out or weeping, and then that is evidence of your inferiority. The thrill of torture must be maximized - that is the only way the society of the 1990s can be interpreted. Most of us gave up a long time ago - or rather, we never seriously believed in any of this horseshit, and went about our lives as best as we can among a failed race, a failed system, and a failed idea. The only thing that kept any peace in America was the country's size, and both an inability and disinterest of the rulers to care what happens beyond subhmission to capital. The moment that was no longer operative, no one expects anything else. Every time something like socialism was actually advanced, it was rejected because it would make life too easy, and if humans don't suffer, the torture cult can't go on, can it? It would be laughably easy to put an end to this farce once and for all as a political matter, or an idea with any currency. But, it would require humans to give up their hatred of the weak, require humans to be something they're not. Quite a few humans would be happy to rid themselves of this defining quality of the human race, if only for their own sake, but there are enough who enjoy the torture too much, since they never face the consequences of it.

The elites, for their part, believe they're actually going to become gods. Yes, they really believe in that shit, and up there, they talk about it all the time. I have to wonder where you assholes have been if you haven't seen this. But, it's too late. It went on for too long.

>separate the working class from the PMC,

If you're "PMC" as defined, it is nearly impossible not to hold a stake in wealth, a portfolio of investments, and standing that would not require you to "work" as such. If someone with a six-figure salary exhorted me to believe he was a worker and suffered as workers do, let alone as I do, I would laugh. I think of the things I would do with $150k per year and all of the status and privileges of being in the PMC - and very often, "elites" hold wealth, inherit wealth, and their annual income is not six but seven figures. The really shitty thing about being a worker isn't an abstract poverty, but a constant pressing of the nerve that reminds you that you'll never have what the favored classes have. That is the heart of the matter - not a figure on a balance sheet. If you have to ask yourself what class you're in, you don't know what social class is or are deliberately lying. Workers are workers not because of some essential quality, but because they were beaten like slaves. Everything the republic does treats labor like slaves, because it sees manual labor as slavery and has always done so. The idea that valid members of society "work" in that sense would be absurd, and everything up there is oriented around the idea that manual labor is "retarded" and beneath their dignity. You would not survive there if you thought and acted like a worker - they smell that shit and purge it on sight. But, you can't say that in this cursed forum.


stay in your own thread schizo


ffs upload .pdf
Not hard


It's a pretty accurate take, if you don't or can't read just ignore it.


>necrobumping to defend schizospammer


>seethe so hard you forget about sage

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