Elite Cosmopolitanism

Thursday, December 31st, 2015

It is normal for elites to be cosmopolitan, Anomaly UK notes, as he cites a tweet addressed to Donald Trump from one Anand Giridharadas:

I’m at a Muslim wedding in a Christian church in NYC, and everyone is dancing to salsa.

America already is great.

Elites in the past though did not impose their exotica on the common people:

George IV built the Royal Pavilion, but he did not import thousands of Indians from Madras to live in Brighton. Christian VII of Denmark commissioned translations of Persian histories, but did not expect his subjects to go to mosques.

Today’s elites, unlike those of any previous era, do not even see themselves as elite. They think that everyone is equal, that everybody else should be like them, and assume without hesitation that everyone else could be like them. That produces a disconnection with reality that could become the stuff of legend. The peasants have no bread? Let them eat cake! Flyover people don’t want Syrian refugees? Let them dance salsa with them! The apocryphal French princess was probably less out-of-touch.


The culture of the rural town or the inner city is not an elite culture and cannot be an elite culture, because it is not possible to drive those that do not fit out of it. In those bottom cultures, it is necessary to manage to live alongside those that the elite would exclude, and that involves a range of behaviours to avoid outsiders in ones activities and to reinforce one’s own status as an acceptable insider who should not be avoided in turn.


  1. Slovenian Guest says:

    Cosmopolitan even derives from the Greek word kosmopolites, or citizen of the world.

    But today’s elite is the “safe space” type of cosmopolitan; they talk like MLK but live like the KKK. The great strongholds of The Cult are whiter than a Lynyrd Skynyrd concert in Reykjavik (the Capital of Iceland), to quote The Z Man, who goes on further saying:

    It is why I argue liberalism is a religion. It demands the adherents immerse themselves in the faith and judge everything through the lens of the faith. When you talk with a moonbat, it does not take long before they are hectoring you about some outrage or another. Even discussions of the weather will eventually turn into a debate about global warming. They may not sport crucifixes, but they are going to signal their commitment to the one true faith and proselytize if the chance arises.

    While I argue that our liberal overlords are orthodox, all they need at this point is matching jumper suits and arm patches.

    They truly believe how they are above it all, that they shed partisanship, ideology, or mere subjectivity like the Homo sapiens shed its tail. As far they are concerned, modern science affirms all progressive premises.

    The apocalypse? Crazy Bible-thumper talk. But climate doom? Pure cold logic, hard data. So why not strong-arm people into it?

    Doomsday cultists used to wait for the mothership hidden away and only bothered confused runaways. Now they run the show, and one of them is even the president!

    Let them eat cake, or just wait some more if the mothership doesn’t arrive on time…

  2. Slovenian Guest says:

    And, of course, happy new year! I even visited Isegoria as my first site of 2016 for good luck!

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