Her name is Dr. Jill Biden. Get used to it.
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) December 13, 2020
- Rarely flaunt status or obsess over conventions – sometimes actively troll them, by dressing scruffily to formal events.
- Can be vulgar where appropriate, make no apologies about it.
- Don’t make much of displaying their credentials (“we know the lion by his claw”).
Proles misplaced into elites:
- Insist on proper norms and protocols.
- Are insufferable about “keeping up appearances” like Hyacinth Bucket (“it’s Bouquet”).
- “Pardon my French” when swearing, and put asterixis over “cuss words.”
- Proudly flaunt their more often than not very mediocre educational credentials for lack of any other significant or interesting accomplishments. (Unsurprisingly, this tends to be most common amongst “scientists” in fields like cultural anthropology).
One set of behaviors comes from confidence and a deep, innate sense of self-worth. The other comes from insecurity and a failure to understand actual social dynamics. This endears them neither to the true elites, who view them as tasteless posers, nor by their prole brethren, who resent how they now look down on them.
As such, we shouldn’t begrudge the likes of Dr. Jill Biden or Sebastian Gorka, PhD for so helpfully, if inadvertently, signaling their narcissism, low social acumen, lackluster IQ, and lack of any real class.