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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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Easily spotted in politics with their arrogant, dictatorial, pompous, know-all attitude, and with their concocted scaremongering nonsense regarding Brexit, liberal elitists are hell-bent on keeping the United Kingdom shackled to this corrupt European Union.
They'll have realized that they drank the pink Kool-Aid agenda of the global elitists, Democrats and liberals.
They just serve 'yung mga mayayaman [The bishops are elitists. They just serve the rich]," he said.
After all, elitist Soros has given some $18bn to his Open Society Foundation, which oversees dozens of organisations across Europe which have the objectives of promoting a globalist agenda of open borders, free trade and liberal democratic values.
Mr Clegg said: "It is terrifying the idea that these irresponsible, reckless elitists in the Brexit camps want to drag us back into the furthest of economic recession again.
The more the elitists disapproved, the more the hoi polloi embraced their reputed trash.
They spearhead a relatively small band of elitist "haves" as opposed to a vast majority of "have-nots".
She addresses with extreme clarity our big government, our elitist liberal media, our vanishing patriotism, our complacency, our border debacle, our "pornified culture," our activist judges, our ineffective schools, our "science trumps all world view," and our inappropriate position on separation of church and state.
2-3) Naturally, my comments have been interpreted by some as meaning that I am an "elitist" when it comes to identifying and serving gifted children.
The assertions frequently include two words that have acquired a kind of signature status -- elite and aging -- and two assumptions, namely, that the truly enlightened Catholic is indifferent to the debates generated by Vatican II, and that the council was the work of a small, aging(?) group of elitists who somehow hijacked its proceedings and shaped its outcome to advance their own narrow theological and pastoral agenda.
that artists are elitists or art institutions exclusionary.