An introspective opinion piece published in the New York Times raised questions about cultural elitism in legislation and social customs, which seek change for others but not for those who graduate from the country’s top universities and populate newsrooms.
David Brooks said that people from their social class often advocate for the oppressed in public but then go on to create institutions that benefit themselves.
The present social order is described as one that selects and eliminates individuals based on the trait we have the most: academic success. In his essay titled “What if We’re the Bad Guys Here?” David Brooks said they had monopolized some fields and excluded everyone else.
It has been noticed that a majority of Wall Street Journal and New York Times writers graduated from one of the top 29 colleges and institutions in the United States. Only 0.8% of U.S. college students graduate from these kinds of institutions.
The essay makes a valid point about how many members of the journalistic elite claim to adhere to a creed without really living by its principles.
Although Brooks acknowledges that multiculturalism and variety benefit society, he also claims that people of his “class” prefer to “segregate” themselves in major cities like Washington, D.C., San Francisco, and Austin. He backed up his claim by saying that President Biden only won 500 counties, but Donald Trump won over 2,500 in 2020.
Perhaps most revealing is the confession that woke speech policing is used to exclude people.
The left’s contradictory dual thinking is shown by his concluding statement that Trump is evil, but their views and behaviors caused it.
Confessions of guilt nevertheless flow with a degree of elitism, despite recognizing that positions on immigration, college admissions, and isolating oneself in a classist bubble all live in a vacuum of hypocrisy.
In 2016, Michael Bloomberg declared he could teach everyone in the room to farm. You simply cover a corn seed with dirt, water it, and watch it grow.
He argued that the information economy radically differed from traditional economies because it is predicated on automating human labor. You’ll need a new set of abilities and a lot more brainpower to succeed.