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“The issue today is the same as it has been throughout all history, whether man shall be allowed to govern himself or be ruled by a small elite.” - Thomas Jefferson

“The one aim of these financiers is world control by the creation of inextinguishable debt.” - Henry Ford

Elitism is an attitude or belief in one's superiority based solely on membership in a particular group (such as the National Socialist German Workers Party or the Chinese Communist Party) or community (see Community organizer). Elitism can be seen, for example, in the delusion that being a celebrity (see List of celebrities against Second Amendment - always Liberal elitists) or a gatekeeper of the mainstream news media <i>in itself</i> imparts sufficient wisdom to justify airing one's personal opinion on an issue.

List of Notable Elitists in Government and the Mass Media - Sorted by Naughty State

Below is a list of some notable gun grabbing Constitution violating, Oath-breaker liberal Democrat elitists<ref> http://www.rollcall.com/50richest/the-50-richest-members-of-congress-112th-2012.html Accessed March 29, 2014</ref> <ref>https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_richest_American_politicians Accessed March 29, 2014 </ref> politicians<ref> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_current_members_of_the_United_States_Congress_by_wealth Accessed March 29, 2014 </ref>:

In parentheses are some of their famous elitist quotations and their net worth. They are listed according to their home state, since it is useful to Vote with your feet. The naughty list of Welfare States-Nanny States was established by polling TSP listeners <ref>http://walkingtofreedom.com/forum/index.php?topic=2.0 Accessed March 28, 2014 </ref>

“The East Coast and West Coasts had the most liberal states including Vermont, Massachusetts, Delaware, New York, Hawaii, Oregon, Washington, Maine, California and New Jersey.” <ref>http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-brie Accessed March 28, 2014</ref>

  • Colorado - Jared Polis (worth $72.09 million)
    • Rep. Diana DeGette (“I will tell you these high capacity magazines are ammunition, they're bullets, so the people who have those now they're going to shoot them, so if you ban them in the future, the number of these high capacity magazines is going to decrease dramatically over time because the bullets will have been shot and there won't be any more available.”)<ref>Now Recalled Rep. Diana DeGette Doesn't Understand High-Capacity Magazines Can Be Reloaded. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mxtu228bYFw. “Anyone who knows anything about magazines knows that they can be reloaded over and over again. Earlier in the meeting Rep. Degette tells the audience that she is the prime co-sponsor of a bill in Congress to ban high capacity magazines. Given her level of ignorance regarding the devices, it's hard to imagine how she ended up in such a position. Later, as an explanation for the ridiculous comments by Rep. Degette, her spokeswoman, Juliet Johnson used the go-to explanation for any form of Congressional stupidity, saying, “she simply misspoke.” Her entire statement: “The Congresswoman has been working on a high-capacity assault weapon magazine ban for years, and has been deeply involved in the issue; she simply misspoke in referring to 'magazines' when she should have referred to 'clips,' which cannot be reused because they don't have a feeding mechanism. Quite frankly, this is just another example of opponents of common-sense gun violence prevention trying to manipulate the facts to distract from the critical issue of keeping our children safe and keeping guns out of the hands of disturbed individuals. It's more political gamesmanship that stands in the way of responsible solutions.” There is plenty of the video in this clip for you to be able to make up your mind about whether or not Rep. DeGette “misspoke,” but from our viewpoint, she was addressing the question with the best knowledge she had—unfortunately that wasn't very much at all.” Accessed April 22, 2014</ref>
  • Eric Holder, “We must brainwash Americans into hating guns”

Elitists Want Everyone ELSE disarmed

Just like all elitist “one world governmentglobalist socialists (including the Obama Administration), one of the key elements to the Nazi's initial success in taking over all of Germany and much of Europe was citizen disarmament through the National Socialist's liberal policies of gun control and mainstream media propaganda demonization through class warfare. This strategy is common to all elitists.

Incremental Gun-Grabbing of the Elitist [[Police state|Nanny State]]

Liberals and socialists support “common sense” measures - a “good first step” of the Nanny State. To a citizen-prepper-patriot and to the Bill of Rights, this is “death by a thousand paper cuts”.

This Second Amendment Foundation video is the formal response to Hollywood's Demand a Plan gun-grabbing propaganda video. The video shows one of the main differences between liberal gun control Nanny states (Blue states) and conservative and/or libertarian Second Amendment-supporting “free states” (Red states). This video shows why we vote with our feet:

See also

Elitists

The Alternative is to Vote with Your Feet away from the Gun-Grabbing Elitists

References

Find the corresponding Survival Podcast episode

Relevant [[TSP]] Episodes

Politics Liberal Government Gun control

see Bankster

Snippet from Wikipedia: Elitism

Elitism is the belief or attitude that individuals who form an elite—a select group of people with an intrinsic quality, high intellect, wealth, special skills, or experience—are more likely to be constructive to society as a whole, and therefore deserve influence or authority greater than that of others. The term elitism may be used to describe a situation in which power is concentrated in the hands of a limited number of people. Oppositions of elitism include anti-elitism, egalitarianism, populism, and political theory of pluralism.

Elite theory is the sociological or political science analysis of elite influence in society: elite theorists regard pluralism as a utopian ideal.

Elitism is closely related to social class and what sociologists call social stratification, which in the Anglo Saxon tradition have long been anchored in the "blue blood" claims of hereditary nobility. Members of the upper classes are sometimes known as the social elite.

The term elitism is also sometimes used to denote situations in which a group of people claiming to possess high abilities or simply an in-group or cadre grant themselves extra privileges at the expense of others. This form of elitism may be described as discrimination.

Some synonyms for "elite" might be "upper-class" or "aristocratic", indicating that the individual in question has a relatively large degree of control over a society's means of production. This includes those who gain this position due to socioeconomic means and not personal achievement. However, these terms are misleading when discussing elitism as a political theory, because they are often associated with negative "class" connotations and fail to appreciate a more unbiased exploration of the philosophy.

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Elitism is the belief or attitude that some individuals, who form an elite—a select group of people with a certain ancestry, intrinsic quality or worth, higher intellect, wealth, specialized training or experience, or other distinctive attributes—are those whose influence or authority is greater than that of others; whose views on a matter are to be taken the most seriously or carry the most weight; whose views or actions are most likely to be constructive to society as a whole; or whose extraordinary skills, abilities, or wisdom render them especially fit to govern.<ref>elitism: Definition and Much More from Answers.com<!-- Bot generated title --></ref>

Alternatively, the term elitism may be used to describe a situation in which power is concentrated in the hands of a limited number of people. Oppositions of elitism include anti-elitism, egalitarianism, populism and political theory of pluralism. Elite theory is the sociological or political science analysis of elite influence in society—elite theorists regard pluralism as a utopian ideal. Elitism also refers to situations in which an individual assumes special privileges and responsibilities in the hope that this arrangement will benefit humanity or themselves. Elitism is closely related to social class and what sociologists call social stratification. Members of the upper classes are sometimes known as the social elite. The term elitism is also sometimes used to denote situations in which a group of people claiming to possess high abilities or simply an in-group or cadre grant themselves extra privileges at the expense of others. This form of elitism may be described as discrimination.

Characteristics

Attributes that identify an elite vary; personal achievement may not be essential. As a term “Elite” usually describes a person or group of people who are members of the uppermost class of society and wealth can contribute to that class determination. Personal attributes commonly purported by elitist theorists to be characteristic of the elite include: rigorous study of, or great accomplishment within, a particular field; a long track record of competence in a demanding field; an extensive history of dedication and effort in service to a specific discipline (e.g., medicine or law) or a high degree of accomplishment, training or wisdom within a given field. Elitists tend to favor systems such as meritocracy, technocracy and plutocracy as opposed to radical democracy, political egalitarianism and populism.

Some synonyms for “elite” might be “upper-class” or “aristocratic,” indicating that the individual in question has a relatively large degree of control over a society's means of production. This includes those who gain this position due to socioeconomic means and not personal achievement. However, these terms are misleading when discussing elitism as a political theory, because they are often associated with negative “class” connotations and fail to appreciate a more unbiased exploration of the philosophy.

Academic elitism

Elitism in the context of education is the practice of concentrating attention on or allocating funding to the best students, or those students who rank highest in a particular field of endeavour. For example, a politician who promotes advanced classes for students deemed to be highly intelligent might be accused of elitism, even if this were argued to promote an egalitarian goal, such as curing disease. Elitism in education could be based on conventional assessment of learning ability, knowledge, or other abilities. However, an “elite” school can also mean a school for the wealthy, or hard to enter.

Anti-elitism

The term elitism, or the title elitist, are sometimes used by people who are (or claim to be) not a member of an elite organization.<ref>http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0354/is_2_45/ai_105401836/pg_3#</ref> In politics, the terms are often used to describe people as being out of touch with the average Joe. The implication is that the alleged elitist person or group thinks they are better than everyone else; and, therefore, put themselves before others. It could be seen as a synonym for snob. An elitist is not always seen as truly elite, but only privileged. The definition may have different appreciations depending of the political contexts. Since elitism may be viewed as something necessary for creating patterns of good intellectual or professional performance, it can be used also for maintaining conditions of lack of competition and privilege.

Egalitarianism

Elitism endorses the exclusion of large numbers of people from positions of privilege or power. Thus, many populists seek the social equality of egalitarianism, populism, socialism, or communism. They may also support affirmative action, social security, luxury taxes, and highly progressive taxes for the wealthiest members of society. All of these measures seek to reduce the difference of power between the elite and the ordinary.

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