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Re[2]: so I'm confused

four@eden.com
Sat, 21 Jun 1997 13:11:55 -0500 (CDT)

I gotta say, I have NO PROBLEM using "elite" to describe things which have
the character of seeking to be best. Yes, best in their own terms, but
what's the shock? Every one of us holds an opinion of what is best and each
of us knows that each of us holds those opinions. This idea is rousing to
me, not threatening. What's threatening is the subtext of power-mongering
and THAT should be explicitly given 0 tolerance by each of us.

Your turn.

(Back to the subject at hand.)

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>>TO me, John TEsh performing on the piano is like eating a week old oscar
>>meyer ham and cheese at 7-11 out of the microwave. It isn't real food, it
>>isn't nutritious or healthy nor does it foster anything good. But lots of
>>people will spend money and eat the stuff and even say ti tastes good?
>
> This is TRUE!!!!
>AM I an elitist? Am I just one guy with one opinion?
>
> Probably. I hate the word elitist, though. When a work of art is
> described as elitist, people are saying that a member of some other
> social/economic group are incapable of enjoying that object. As far as
> I know, however, I am incapable of enjoying John Tesh. I would much
> rather listen to my neighbors lawnmower at 6:00 am on a Sunday.

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