"Elite" seems to be a word bantered around a lot these days especially in the last months of this past election.
Following are links to the Oxford dictionary definition of the word "elite" as well as a link to the antonym of the word, from Thesaurus.
https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/elite - Please expand examples used in sentences.
In the interest of knowledge and understanding, I am curious about many things that led to a man who seems to have a thing (dislike, if not something deeper seated) for "elites", yet pretty much everything about him appears to describe being the very thing he catapulted to a "historical", election. More republicans voted for him, as well as against him and he is only the 4th President elect in history to have not won the popular vote (are you really popular if you didn't win the popular vote (see other Presidents that also did not win the popular vote)).
That aside, what were the posters here taught as children, to strive for and to be? The best they could be, at whatever they do, or the opposite? Who in America, strives to be poor, not only in income, but in whatever they do, much less was taught to be so?
What does it mean when America (the Electoral College electors in any case) chooses to elect someone who suggests being "elite" (the best/superior) is something Americans should reject, even as by definition, his life and lifestyle and his boasting about himself (being the best at everything, even better than the "elites" he puts down) describe "elitist" to a Tee. In fact, when in the history of this nation has a candidate for President literally funded their own campaign, while claiming "big money" is not an influence in the race? Just because the "big money" was his own and he is a billionaire because of selling real estate to people (elites) with big money, how is big money, not an influence in the election and how is it America effectively now has a man who essentially bought the office for himself, with his own, big money and can claim, as he did during his campaign, he is beholden to no one, including his supporters, based on the "logic" that contributors to people's campaigns automatically makes a candidate beholden to those contributors. If one is beholden to people who voted for them, then Hillary Clinton would be beholden to more Americans than Donald Trump.
As it is, the only person Donald Trump is beholden to, is himself. That in of itself seems disturbing as who, but dictators, who then choose their goons, are beholden to only themselves?
I will ask several questions surrounding the word "elite" and its antonyms.
As followup, if you are down on superior (elite), what exactly are the characteristics that turn you off about it and could you (and Donald Trump) not be using the right word to describe what it is you are down on?
What is truly attractive or a turn off to you about Donald Trump (being as specific and detailed as you can be)?
Add to the questions above, what type of education you believe American children should have regardless of whether it is in business, math, the arts or the trades.......should they get a superior (elite) or mediocre/poor education?
What sort of nation would you like America to be? Superior (elite) or mediocre/poor/second rate?
Tell us, how does a President elect who believes being superior (even though he boasts about how superior his is to everyone else) is "evil" make "American great again" or is "great" in his and his supporters eyes, something akin to the antonyms of the word "elite"????
What are the endearing characteristics of Donald Trump that American parents can tell their children to look up to and aspire to and perhaps one day be elected to head up the nation themselves, like the person their parents elected to be President?
Should they strive to be more like the following and follow the "lead" of the man would will be their President?
When Donald Trump the POTUS hits on or talks about their mothers in such a manner, should they cheer him on? How about the spouses of the women Trump hits on?
Is it that Donald Trump is a billionaire? How is that not being an elite?
What exactly is it about Trump and what he does that is so attractive (and non-elitist) to fewer Americans than voted for HRC?
How many Americans can buy their way out of being held accountable for things like fraud?
What about the Americans that won't be bought out by settlements and being outspent by Trump's billions and legal team?
Imagine Trump's lawyers arguing the plaintiffs court fees at $500 some dollars an hour were "excessive" to their own (non-elitist) $400 some dollars an hour?