One conservatives and liberals should agree on: Unboxing Liberal Elitism

Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by R.Perez, Nov 16, 2016.

  1. tshrimp macrumors 6502

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    I almost dismissed this video. Very nice.
     
  2. citizenzen macrumors 65816

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    I did dismiss it. Even nicer.
     
  3. vrDrew macrumors 65816

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    There is a reason various groups are called elite: It's generally because they are very good at what they do.

    If you were to pick a heart surgeon to work on your kid, would you choose an elite specialist, someone with years of experience, a graduate from a top medical school. Or would you choose some guy who took an anatomy class in high-school.

    If you are conducting a high-risk military operation to take out a known terrorist leader, holed up in rugged hostile territory, do you pick highly-trained elite special operations troops? Or a bunch of guys whose last time in uniform was the Boy Scouts?

    So, no: When it comes to climate change, I'm going to listen to trained climatologists and NASA climate scientists.

    That doesn't mean non-elite people don't have valid concerns and beliefs. The role of the elite is to listen to, and engage with, those who are interested in a topic - but don't necessarily have all the information necessary. But both groups need to engage one another in a good faith discussion. And, I'm sorry, but trucker hats and bumper stickers aren't really a discussion.
     

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