It’s hard to think of a more concise illustration of the gulf that separates America’s ruling class from those over whom they rule than this (full disclosure: I have never heard of Branson, and I’ve been to the Ozarks):
Have you ever been to Branson, Missouri? Do you even know what it is?
I gather it’s neither Aspen nor Hollywood.
Branson, Missouri, is an entertainment center, larger in every way than Hollywood. It is located in Branson, Missouri, in the Ozarks. It is one of the homes of country music stars and starlets. It’s a huge complex of every kind of family entertainment, from bass fishing to theater, music, museums, anything you can imagine. Now the fact that you have never heard of it typifies the limitations of the ruling class.
My oligarchical snobbery.
No, no, no. You haven’t even risen to that.
I’m a piker. I bet $5 on the trifecta at the dog track.
It typifies the limitations of the ruling class mind, not even to understand that over which you are lording it.