Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Three Things Elitists Simply Can’t Abide

While in Verona, Italy on his last “last ever” world tour, Farewell Yellow Brick Road, Elton John told fans:

“I’m ashamed of my country for what it has done. It’s torn people apart … I am sick to death of politicians, especially British politicians.

“I am sick to death of Brexit. I am a European. I am not a stupid, colonial, imperialist English idiot.”

An odd comment, that, coming from Sir Elton John.

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I guess his thinking has evolved since accepting knighthood – a symbol of the British Empire - in a ceremony at Buckingham Palace in 1998.  At the time he said his knighthood was “the icing on the cake” and added: “They don't come much bigger than this.” Nor aristocratic. Accepting that symbol – and I understand that as a benighted Leftist you are very much into symbolism – of feudalism is in itself pretty, uh, imperialistic.

But never mind, we all know that consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, right? That allows you to adopt he mindset of a European billionaire, who spends very little time in merry old England these days as you own homes in Atlanta, Los Angeles, Nice France, London England, Venice Italy and Toronto, to call the little people in London who feel differently “stupid, colonial, imperialist English idiots.”  How exquisitely elitist of you, you little twerp.

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All I can say is that William Wallace would have been very disappointed with Elton’s rather flippant attitude towards ceding British sovereignty to a European Union.

Then again, Braveheart was fighting against the English so maybe he’d not object after all.

But thanks Elton, for explaining rather succinctly what it is about President Trump that many people find offensive: he too always votes firmly on the side of sovereignty and democracy. Apparently adhering to that quaint mindset makes you stupid, colonial and imperialist; three things elitists simply can’t abide.