There is an astonishing article in the (liberal) Vox by the (liberal) Emmett Rensin entitled “The Smug Style in American Liberalism: How liberals came to look down on the people they once tried to help.”
It castigates liberals for their Daily-Show habit of mocking those they disagree with, particularly those of lower social class than themselves, saying how stupid and uneducated they are, compared to their cool and knowing selves.
Rensin points out that liberals used to be largely from the working class. Today, though, the base of liberalism is in academia and the upper middle class. Today, he says, many Democrats don’t even know a poor or blue collar person. Their disrespect has translated into not really doing anything about the economic issues that have so ravaged the working class.
Whatever your politics, you need to read this, excerpted and linked after the jump. [Read more…]