Nan Bradford-Reid n.b-reid at MAIL.UTEXAS.EDU
Fri Aug 18 12:52:20 PDT 1995

>I wish to speak in defence of the misused term Elitist. You see, an
>elitist does not want others to conform to their standards, he wants
>those who do not already conform to go away. An elitist is an
>exclusionist, not one who pushes conformity.
>I am sure that elistists everywhere are horrified that we would imply
>that they have any wish to include those who do not, by their very
>nature, measure up to the elitists' standards.
>We can only offer our most heartfelt apologies to those so maligned and
>hope they are accepted in a kind of a condecending way.

Is there such a thing as an egalitarian elitist?  >8-}!


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