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elitism

Politics the belief that society should be governed by a select group of gifted and highly educated individuals
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Of course, being the pretentious, arty, culturally-fixated and elitist snob that I am, I could argue that both The Simpsons and In the Night Garden have (or will have in the case of the latter) reputations way beyond their obvious niche status.
Never mind that you are an elitist snob who thinks you are, on your worst day, at least four and a half times smarter than just about anyone else on the face of the planet.
Somehow, those sermons don't apply to Mahler's guys, but only to those single mothers of small children who get up at dawn for long bus rides to jobs as waitresses or hotel maids or fast-food workers--jobs that one calls "menial" at the risk of being tarred as an elitist snob by welfare-reform enthusiasts.
They don't want to be them -- they see them as crunchy-granola hip- pies and rich, elitist snobs.
Unfortunately, he does not stop there, but wraps his Fishtown-Belmont story into a speculative and ultimately unconvincing populist tale about how a culturally and geographically isolated "new upper class"--a small slice of Belmont composed of "Overeducated Elitist Snobs (OES)"--bears responsibility for the disappearance of the Founding Virtues from Fishtown and ultimately for the impending end of the "American project.