There's something strange about theater . My characters consistently demonize elitism, but of course it's taking place in a theater where only so many people can see it. I've been in silly popcorn movies - the kind of thing that as an actor you might feel embarrassed about - but those movies reach many more people.
Jesse Eisenberg, in Some Actors Work Both Sides of a Script
Deliberation seems to be elitist, more appropriate to university seminars and scientific communities than to the general public. Even if everyone could participate in deliberation, would not the more competent and better situated citizens tend to carry the day.James Bohman
Only the mob and the elite can be attracted by the momentum of totalitarianism itself. The masses have to be won by propaganda .
As soon as somebody or something stands out as excellent , the other shout goes up: 'Elitism!' And whatever produced that thing, whoever praises that result, is promptly put down. 'Standing out' is undemocratic.
The Left Elite only pretend to be concerned about what's best for everyone else because it is the most effective way to manipulate you and your children into their abyss.Tammy Bruce
Obviously those who burn to be professional jesters mean that they want to be successful comedians . And those are always an elite, microscopic portion of the population . But oh, how they try.
We must confront the privileged elite who have destroyed a large part of the world .
The control of information is something the elite always does, particularly in a [[*The control of information is something the elite always does, particularly in a despotic form of government. Information, knowledge, is power. If you can control information, you can control people.
This is one of my pet peeves: Countries that will not tax their elite who expect us to come in and help them serve their people are just not going to get the kind of help from us that historically they may have.
Vote to stand tall against terrorists ; receive Social Security privatization . Vote to strike a blow against elitism; receive a social order in which wealth is more concentrated than ever before in our lifetimes , in which workers have been stripped of power and CEOs are rewarded in a manner beyond imagining.
The political lesson of Watergate is this: Never again must America allow an arrogant , elite guard of political adolescents to by-pass the regular party organization and dictate the terms of a national election.
Part of why the Tea Party so deeply threatened the elite media is the tea party looked around and suddenly realized, there are more of us than there are of them.
And, since people generally go on from this to talk about elitism versus democracy , I would add that genuinely difficult art is truly democratic.
The time has come to move beyond eco-elitism to eco- populism . Ecopopulism ... To change our laws and culture , the green movement justice , political solutions and social change.
Americans worship creativity the way they worship physical beauty - as a way of enjoying elitism without guilt: God did it.
Mozart composed his music not for the elite, but for everybody.
Are we like late Rome , infatuated with past glories, ruled by a complacent , greedy elite, and hopelessly powerless to respond to changing conditions?
Party become so arrogantly detached from ordinary Americans? Though they claim to speak for the poor and dispossessed, Democrats have increasingly become the party of an upper-middle-class professional elite, top-heavy with journalists , academics and lawyers .
By denying people's sense of visual beauty in painting and sculpture , melody in music , meter and rhyme in poetry , plot and narrative and character in fiction , the elite arts wrote off the vast majority of their audience . They purposely excluded people who approach art in part for pleasure and edification in favour of social one-upmanship and an ever-narrowing, in-crowd elite.
The decadent writer writes shamelessly of himself, convinced that his life is special enough to impress those who have ... made miserable by frankness , his handsome condescension , his elitism, and his perfect lack of candor were fatal gifts, ...
Having cancer gave me membership in an elite club I'd rather not belong to.
In Europe, anti-Americanism is much more a hobgoblin of the political, cultural, and religious elites.
In every election cycle that I can recall, there comes a moment - or a few - where charges of elitism and claims of commonness are wielded by presidential candidates like a sword and shield : 'Vote for me 'cause I'm one of you. It's the other guy who's out of touch.'
The only genuine elite is the elite of those men and women who gave their lives to justice and charity .
Politicians fascinate because they constitute such a paradox ; they are an elite that accomplishes mediocrity for the public good.