OK, so there are views about money or fame being the class system... but there are also internal distinctions between blue blood money of the East Coast and supposedly nouveau-riche arrivistes. I was thinking about this recently with all the recent hooha over Caroline Kennedy and the senate campaign. No question that a name and connections has opened doors for her... Then, today I saw people on this forum cracking jokes about Oklahoma... and then we often see the phrase 'trailer-trash'. Is the USA a classless society? Does the way you speak or who you were born to make life easier? Is that your experience? Is the word 'elitist' merely a form of class distinction?