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January 25, 2010

Cultural Elitist Disgusted by the “Mainstream”, “Commoners”

The cultural elite: Actress Hellen Mirren

Another tiny glimpse into their minds, gentle readers.  This one’s precious.


Helen Mirren, who won an Oscar for “The Queen,” says a tiny tattoo near her thumb makes her feel like a commoner. “I decided to get a tattoo because it was the most shocking thing I could think of doing, the 64-year-old British actress said on “Good Morning America.”

“Now I’m utterly disgusted and shocked because it’s completely mainstream, which is unacceptable to me.

Mirren said she was inked with a small symbol when she was “very, very drunk” many years ago – “when only sailors and Hell’s Angels were tattooed.”


What a treasure trove Dame Mirren offers us here.  Notice two things in particular.  First, the elitist’s desire to be “shocking.”  They desire to transgress a “mainstream” society which they find loathesome (that means you and me, gentle readers).  That was her motivation for getting a tattoo.  While others may get a tattoo because it looks nice, or to fit in, an elitist’s motivations are 180 degrees from yours.  They aim to “shock.”  Silly, I know.  But that’s how banal their thinking is.  Second, they give value and worth to the things they do, how they behave, and what they believe based merely on how “alternative” it is relative to the “mainstream.”  The values of the cultural elite are not inherent, they are relative; i.e., relative to yours in the “mainstream.”  That’s why their values are constantly shifting–because as you try to emulate them, or come around to their way of thinking, you make those values “common” and mainstream, which is repellent to them.  To a cultural elitist such as “Dame” Mirren, the value of her tattoo, for example, is inversely related to how common and “mainstream” it is.  That’s fine, I guess.  Sometimes what’s rare is often considered more valuable.  Perhaps that’s a universal type of elitism.  Let’s cut her some slack, right?  But a cultural elitist such as Mirren takes it a step further.  That desire to be “rare” extends to the cultural. Because tattoos are now so ubiquitous as opposed to when she got hers, it now makes her feel like a “commoner” to have one.  It’s not that her tattoo is common, she now feels common.  This is the ultimate insult to the cultural elitist–to be a commoner like you, gentle readers, filthy prols and peons that you are.  Moreover, that feeling of being a commoner “disgusts” her.  I’m not putting words in her mouth, am I?  I’m quoting her.  You, gentle readers, disgust the cultural elite the likes of Mirren and the people she surrounds herself with (see Hollywood, the media, and the intelligentsia).  I don’t believe I’m overstating my case when I say this.  But don’t forget these are the same people who simultaneously manage to “care” about you, “the common man” (read filthy bible-clinging prols), and also hold you in utter contempt because you are “commoners.”  And worse, you are commoners who don’t see things their way socially and politically.  But here’s the kicker; if ever you did start seeing things their way, their way would then become mainstream and “common”, which means they would have to move onto the next “alternative” and “shocking” thing in order to distance themselves from you and maintain their cultural elite status.  That’s why “their way” is constantly shifting and ever more shocking.  It has to be– in order to maintain distance between you, the mainstream, and them.  Thus their way is constantly transgressive.  It is essentially a runaway train on a journey with no particular destination or end in sight.  And this continuous social and moral degradation of society is what they call “progress.”  But here at CCHQ we call it secular progressivism.  It’s up to YOU to stop this train.  And you can do this by no longer attempting to emulate them or see things their way.


  1. Cultural Elitist make me sick! My New Years resolution is to bitch slap anyone that comes off as so in front of me. Oh and make no mistake I’ll do it. So watch what you say and who you say it around I might be next to you.

    Comment by Greg — January 25, 2010 @ 13:14

  2. If you’re not cops, you’re little people! lol.

    Comment by Jesusland — January 25, 2010 @ 14:06

  3. Her values are relative. Is she against the mainstream media?

    Comment by Alwaysthinking — January 28, 2010 @ 12:36

  4. She is not against the mainstream media. After all, the media is “mainstream” in name only. They should more accurately be called the Establishment media, or the elite media. She is a member of both the elites and the Establishment.

    Comment by Jesusland — January 31, 2010 @ 10:23

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