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I’m a part of the elite. So why am I cheering for the populist right? - Aptrgangr - 2016 Dec 31 19:56

I’m a part of the elite. So why am I cheering for the populist right?

If, in a parliamentary democracy, the establishment and the people diverge, one must surely bet that the elites are wrong

Charles Moore

‘Are you Charles Moore of The Spectator?’ I answered to that description. ‘Well,’ said my questioner, ‘I am worried that you’re becoming very right-wing.’ We were sitting by the fire in a charming, smoky hut with no electric light and lots to eat and drink. It was a shooting lunch, the sort of occasion where one is seldom held to account for anything. I could have tried to laugh the question off, but my interrogator exhibited high intelligence and class confidence, so I sensed she wouldn’t let me get away with that. Unfortunately, I didn’t know how to answer her.

I am not offended by being called right-wing, because I don’t agree with the left-wing view that right-wingery is a mark of personal turpitude. I don’t much like the term, though, because it suggests a rigid ideological position. I prefer the word ‘conservative’, because it expresses a disposition, not a programme. But my companion was obviously raising the matter because of my — and her — reactions to this strange year. So I tried to analyse with her what these times mean, and work out whether they were driving me to some extreme of which I had been unaware. Was I guilty as charged? (...)

http://www.spectator.co.uk/2016/12/im-a-part-of-the-elite-so-why-am-i-cheering-for-the-populist-right/


RE: I’m a part of the elite. So why am I cheering for the populist right? - Blackthorne - 2017 Jan 01 07:34

'I’m a part of the elite. So why am I cheering for the populist right?'

The elitist trash always cheer when the 'rabble' become excited.