Charles Murray has a piece on the New Elite, in which he says:
The members of the New Elite may love America, but, increasingly, they are not of it.
He’s been taking some fire for saying that the New Elite loves America. As it happens, I think he is correct. (Poor Charles Murray, no matter how much he tries to emphasize his real argument – the sorting of the country by intelligence – everyone always pays attention to some other point that he makes).
The New Elite are the modern incarnation of a certain type of American that has been around since the founding.
We tend to think of America the way Roissy describes it today, while discussing a Little League game in which it is forbidden to keep score:
Our country is being assaulted by a new elite of SWPLs who disrespect, even loathe, American tradition and historical precedence, and deny differences between boys and girls.
Unfortunately, America has always had a contingent of people who deny differences between boys and girls, who will stop at nothing to end "injustices," and who believe they have been divinely endowed to determine who is right and who is wrong.
Since before America was America, it was settled by people hoping to create the kingdom of heaven on earth. For these people, the creation of this kingdom has always been what America is about. Thus it’s possible for the New Elites to love America (as they understand it) and want to destroy America as we know it (i.e. as we distinctly understand it).
After all, in the defense of the New Elites, there aren’t many things more American than abolitionism (many of the abolitionists believed that marriage was an institution of slavery), utopian socialism, protestant idealism, and 60s radicalism.
Those of us that oppose this sort of thinking do ourselves no favors when we pretend that the belief system we oppose is foreign to America.