TimeShareCMO founding partner Melinda Byerley is an elitist from San Francisco who knows absolutely nothing about Middle America yet felt compelled nevertheless to write a condescending rant on social media this week denigrating every single hard-working, down-to-Earth member of said group:
I didn't feel like tweetstorming, so here's a screen shot. "What middle America can do to get more jobs in their area." pic.twitter.com/1nYSehA4kA
— Melinda Byerley ☠️ (@MJB_SF) January 7, 2017
Byerley’s words reek of the hypocrisy and sanctimony oft seen in progressive elites who, as National Review noted, rely “on [their] influence, education, money, and cultural privilege to exempt [themselves] from the bad schools, unassimilated immigrant communities, dangerous neighborhoods, crime waves, and general impoverishment that are so often the logical consequences of [their] own policies.”
In short, progressives such as her inhabit a bubble — one fenced-off from the rest of the world by a wall of some sort — inside of which they sit perched atop a porcelain throne casting judgments upon anyone who exists outside their realm.
Writing for RedState, Mickey White noted that “(t)his is why people outside of major cities are disgusted” and “why Trump won” — because of this “authoritarian, condescending” attitude of superiority.
The irony is that she could learn a LOT from fellow liberal elitist and celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain, who in an interview last month with Reason magazine finally admitted the truth about himself and other similarly minded elitists.
“The utter contempt with which privileged Eastern [or Western, for that matter] liberals such as myself discuss red-state, gun-country, working-class America as ridiculous and morons and rubes is largely responsible for the upswell of rage and contempt and desire to pull down the temple that we’re seeing now,” he said:
I’ve spent a lot of time in gun-country, God-fearing America. There are a hell of a lot of nice people out there, who are doing what everyone else in this world is trying to do: the best they can to get by, and take care of themselves and the people they love.
When we deny them their basic humanity and legitimacy of their views, however different they may be than ours, when we mock them at every turn, and treat them with contempt, we do no one any good.
From the sounds of it, methinks Miss Byerley could use some “cooking” lessons with Mr. Bourdain.