Spot on…the leftist media establishment and politicians wish to see themselves as the new aristocrats to which the rest of us are to bow and scrape:
I mentioned social equality because it’s pretty plain that Seth MacFarlane is on the “con” side of social equality. He’s willing to talk a good game about giving up some of his money for the public good (although why he can’t do that in the absence of a law requiring him to do so continues to elude me) but one thing he’s definitely not giving up to his social inferiors is respect. He categorizes them as children, or what the state used to call “morons” — mentally challenged — or even as animals; incapable of abstract thought, incapable of even knowing their own true motivations (they’re “puppets” of their masters), incapable of even recognizing where their own self-interest lay.
This is important to Seth MacFarlane and, I’d suggest, of many of the nastier, more sneering sort of liberals. Money is less important to a Seth MacFarlane, as he has so damn much of it — I think once someone gets past $50 million or so additional dollars have a relatively small marginal value. There’s only so much someone can spend, after all.
So he’s willing to give up some of those extra dollars of marginal benefit to himself.
But when it comes to something he treasures — the “smug content” of being “a class apart” as Kaus wrote — that he clings to greedily.
That is what is precious to him; and he will not part with it. You will take his sneering superiority from his cold, dead hands.
I’ve long, long contended that much of the social codes and habits of liberals is for the exact purpose of creating a new aristocracy, with aristocratic entitlement and aristocratic privilege and, yes, aristocratic noblesse oblige to help the common and less fortunate; while talking up equality, many liberals do as much as they can to establish and maintain very clear lines of demarcation between the common class and the Overclass.
That’s what’s important to them, that’s what is highest in their hearts, so folks like Seth MacFarlane shouldn’t pose as benevolent and magnanimous while actually selfishly hoarding the thing most precious to them, and denying to the “common” class what they actually want the most — to be treated with dignity and as capable human beings fully gifted to think and choose for themselves.
As far as I’m concerned, Seth MacFarlane and those like him can take their phony concern and shove it sideways. Fuck Seth MacFarlane (smarmy douchebag that he is) and the rest of his ilk for looking down on normal workaday people who simply care about their country. He doesn’t give a shit about this country or anyone in it except those in his elitist clique.