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Why does some people despise elitism?

Asked by Magnus (2868points) August 23rd, 2008

Like why would people not vote for Obama because he’s better than you?

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JackAdams's avatar

Because they are unable to attain it.

A simple answer, from a simple mind.

August 23, 2008, 5:20 PM EDT

augustlan's avatar

It’s not that they think he’s better than they are, they think he thinks he’s better than they are. Complete bullshit…but’s that’s how “they” feel.

wildflower's avatar

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act, but a habit.”
— Aristotle
and repeatedly pointing out you’re excellent, therefore, makes you an ass…

Mitsu_Neko's avatar

well said andwith the perfect quote wildflower

loki's avatar

Because the media likes conflict and it is a non issue to sidetrack ignorant people from real problems.

Mitsu_Neko's avatar

like the golden Dig’ em in family guy that gets distracted by the threat of that bill being passed

jasongarrett's avatar

Is it possible to simultaneously answer this question and correct its grammar?

gailcalled's avatar

@Jason: (Magnus’ mother tongue is Norwegian. I find his command of English humbling).

Magnus's avatar

It’s ok, please correct me.
Thanks gali!

flameboi's avatar

Despise what you can’t have, is the best way to not feel that bad…

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