Everyone wants to join the liberal bubble

A book by California sociologist Elizabeth Currid-Halkett, “The sum of small things”, reveals why everybody wants to join the liberal bubble. She tries to decipher who the “new yuppies” are, a category in which the scholar places different professional figures such as the producers of HBO series, the employees of non-governmental organizations, the screenwriters, the journalists, the university administrators, the Silicon Valley engineers and the attorneys.

Elegant people, between the ages of 40 and 50, with physically fit and attractive bodies, who read the New Yorker and discuss “inequality” and “justice”. It is they who make up the new “cultural elite” and they are winning the debate in the public opinion about immigration, terrorism and Islam.

Donald Trump is the antithesis of this class.

  • newz

    The author of this piece hasn’t a clue what most folks “think”.

    • Maurice Miner

      Not necessary at all, newz. Most folks, unfortunately, “think ” in accordance with their subliminal programming via television.

      The peons cannot be allowed to independently “think”. If they do, then it’s game over for the elite.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    What a load of crap.

  • ECM

    If the current lefitst views on immigration are what constitutes “winning” to this author, I’d really love to see what losing looks like…

    (But, of course, the article is little more than virtue signaling and rah-rah’ing (to keep morale up), and hasn’t even a tenuous connection to reality.)

  • Brett McS

    Here is the description for the Matt Damon movie, Elysium, from a few years back:

    “In the year 2154, the very wealthy live on a man-made space station while the rest of the population resides on a ruined Earth. A man takes on a mission that could bring equality to the polarized worlds.”

    The Hollywood/Silicon Valley elite, living in all-white suburbs with housing prices as high as that space station – and just as effective at keeping out the riff-raff – are pretending, through movies such as this, that they are the good guys, fighting for the little guy? …. they really can’t see themselves, can they?

    • Maurice Miner

      Exactly! Well put, BMcS!

  • Maggat

    Well DJT and I, other than wealth and position, are birds of a feather.