Skip to comments.Secrets of the American Nomenklatura (Excellent)
Posted on 11/20/2011 10:10:54 AM PST by jazusamo
With the rise of independent media, the secrets of the American nomenklatura are coming into clearer focus, the shameless exploitation of the good will and treasure of the people increasingly put on view for all to see.
1. The media and the Democrats are joined at the hip and have created a "hereditary celebrity class"
One of the fastest ways to celebrity and fortune (besides perhaps going on Dancing with the Stars, being adopted into the Hilton or Kardashian families and making a porn video) is to be the child of a politician or a well connected political operative.
If your father is a Republican this route is generally available to you only if you are very stupid like Meghan McCain or perfidious like Ronald Reagan Jr and his sister Patty Davis, someone who can be counted upon to trash your father's party until the novelty wears off. (Jenna Bush is a rare exception to this rule.)
If you are a Democrat, like JFK, Jr, Mika Brzezinski, or Maria Shriver who can be counted to toe the party line, the door is wide open.
The capper was the announcement this week, that Chelsea Clinton has been hired by ABC. Walter Russell Mead could barely contain his contempt:
"In another win for the famously blind meritocracy that rules American life, rewarding the ultra-talented and pushing the less brilliant and skilled into the outer darkness, Chelsea Clinton has landed a coveted position at NBC News. This was almost as much a surprise as her admission to Stanford; one can only marvel at the sheer guts and talent that have enabled her to overcome our society's fixed aversion to giving a chance to the relatives of the rich and the prominent.[snip]
(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...
It’s bipartisan. Don’t forget Billy Bush, on one of those Hollywood airhead “news” shows.
The Oligarchy in which we are living is typical of all others throughout history: Evil.
I started reading this, but it’s just too depressing.
“one can only marvel at the sheer guts and talent that have enabled her to overcome our society’s fixed aversion to giving a chance to the relatives of the rich and the prominent.”
Now that’s industrial strength sarcasm.
Sadly you’re correct. It’s a great article for booting every incumbent.
People's Exhibit #2: Meghan "Miss Piggy" McCain. And the "bipartisan" part is solely to cover a larger audience.
Control of human beings as if they were animals.
George Orwell in Animal Farm
true...rem: Animal Farm...
by George Orwell (Eric Blair :)
Special privilege is at the heart of so many issues. There it is is for all to see in illegal immigration, affirmative action, celebrity, the well-connected, etc. We need exactly one fix: go back to rewards based on effort, ability and good character. Yet, quite the opposite happens. It is as if the whole society has become a bunch of different mobs with mob mentality fighting and shoving to be at the front of the “gimme” line.
Well said. Many people and groups nowadays simply feel they’re entitled to whatever they desire.
Chelsea’s dad, Webb Hubbel, must be so proud!
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