A new poll has revealed some shocking beliefs held by the majority of America's elite class. The poll, conducted on behalf of the Committee to Unleash Prosperity, split the American public into the general class, elites, and "super elites" and asked a range of questions. Unsurprisingly, the majority of elite and super elite respondents considered themself Democrats. But disturbingly, they admitted to multiple beliefs that might shock even the Democrats in the general class: "77% of elites and 89% of super elites support strict rationing of meat, gas, and electricity." Glenn reviews this shocking find, as well as others that shed light on why elites seem so out of touch with the rest of America: "They're supporting Biden because they're getting richer. You're feeling pain."
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GLENN: So there is a new poll out that was conducted on behalf of the committee to unleash prosperity. Which divided respondents between elites. People with at least one post-graduate degree. Earning more than $150,000, and living in ZIP codes where the population density exceeds 10,000 people per square mile.
And then they put everybody else in the general public. Okay?
So you had to have at least one post-graduate degree. 150,000-dollar job-plus.
And live in a ZIP code that's high density. Okay?
Everybody else was not considered elite.
They then recorded the responses of a subset of super elites and elites.
Now, the super elites were those who graduated from the prestigious private universities. The Ivy League, duke, Stanford, northwestern.
And that made you a super elite.
Wait until you hear what they found.
It's not going to come as a surprise.
But 73 percent of the upper class.
The super elites. And the elites. Consider themselves Democrats.
And approve of Joe Biden's performance at 84 percent.
So 73 percent of the super elites and the elites, are Democrats.
And by 84 percent, that's 73 percent, loves Joe Biden's work. Now, that's surface level. Listen to this. 74 percent of the elites, and 88 percent of the super elites report their personal finances are on the upswing.
Not a surprise, right?
The bulk of those who remain say they're either unsure, or they're getting neither better nor worse.
Then there's just a negligible portion of respondents that say their pocketbooks are getting lighter.
Now, that's all in the elites. Compare that to the Americans more generally.
The rest of the people in the survey, that don't fit into those categories that I just explained.
It's hard to believe they're living in the same country. We are becoming more and more divided, in our country. With everything. With absolutely everything.
Forty percent of Americans say their financial situation is worsening. And only 20 percent say it's improving.
So those who are elites, they all say, it's getting good. Eighty-eight percent say, it's on the upswing! Twenty percent of the regular people say it's improving. Forty percent say, it's getting bad.
Now, let's look into the rest. The class disproportionately represented in positions of influence, don't feel the same, economic pain. That Americans do.
The rest of us. Because -- because of that, it makes them less likely to take steps, that will alleviate your pain. But will actually make things worse.
They're supporting Biden because they're getting richer.
You're feeling pain.
So the elites don't see this as really a problem.
Because they're fine.
A stunning 77 percent -- 77 percent of elites. And 80 thine percent of super elites, support strict rationing of meat, gas, and electricity. Let me say that number again. 77 percent of elites and 89 percent of super elites support strict rationing of meat, gas, and electricity. 72 percent and 81 percent would ban gas-powered cars. 55 percent and 70 percent, would prevent Americans from engaging in non-essential air travel. Forty-seven and 55 percent, believe the government affords Americans too much freedom.
Holy cow. The rest of the country -- the country, doesn't feel that way. The -- the percentage of those who are not elites or super elites. That would agree to any of those things, is between 16 and 25 percent. 70 percent of elites double the number of average Americans. And 89 percent of super elites say they trust the government to do the right thing. This is not a war against Republicans and Democrats. This is the elites, versus everybody else. They didn't see the world the same way, at all. And I know this to be true. When you live in, let's say Manhattan. You're living -- if you're living, you know, anywhere near the park. You are not living with real people, that understand and look at America, the same way.
The easiest way to say, New Jersey, which is just across the river.
That's like hillbillies and hicks. They don't understand anything, until they get to Los Angeles.
They don't get it. And they put everything in one bucket.
They don't get it. We get it. And the people in Los Angeles get it.
The people on the coasts, everybody else, is disposable.
They don't add anything to our lives. What.
We can do whatever we want here.
We have everything we want here.
What else matters?
I mean, God forbid we do anything to London or Paris, except get rid of some of the riffraff. Because those are places we like to go to vacation at.
This poll is absolutely stunning to me.
So now, take what you know.
Again, let me just tell you again, that they approve of Joe Biden by about 83 percent.
83 percent are getting better in their -- in their finances.
They support by 77 and 89 percent, of the super elites. Support the strict rationing of meat, gas, and electricity.
81 would ban the use of gas-powered cars. 70 percent would -- would prevent Americans from engaging in nonessential air travel.
And you 55 percent believe the government affords Americans too much freedom.
With that in mind, now let me tell you about Davos. Davos is putting together an exclusion list.
A list of that they're creating, to demonize sources of sharing so-called disinformation.
Now, what exactly is disinformation?
Well, disinformation is real. It is the -- it is the intent of the author, to lie to the group of people, to get them to believe something, that isn't true.
It's intentional. Misinformation is not intentional. Okay.
But now they have exclusion lists to demonetize, which means, getting rid of all advertising. Even banking access. Anybody who is sharing so-called disinformation.
The president and CEO of Internews. Internews an international nonprofit that provides support to independent media outlets in more than 100 countries.
Addressing how to prevent the spread of what they consider inaccurate information.
They talked, and did a talk, at the Davos conference panel.
And the panel was called, defending truth. Global trust in institutions is eroding. Reflected in how 40 percent of people consistently trust news. Empowering internet users with media information literacy. Advancing information integrity. And enhancing transparency, it's vital for addressing the spread of false information.
So the question was, what actions do stakeholders need to take to preserve a healthy trust ecosystem?
Now, remember, we're not talking shareholders anymore. Because that's you.
We're talking stakeholders. Those are the elected officials. The CEO of companies. The boards of directors. And the politicians. The global elite.
Oh. I forgot. Also, the university systems.
Those are the -- the stake holders.
You don't have a vote. Your vote is when you pick one of these politicians. That's your voice.
Now, they said, the most effective way to keep people from being exposed to so-called inaccurate information, is to develop a list or guides for advertisers, that tell them, where to and where not to spend.
Now, this is where it gets interesting.
Media Matters used to do this. And all of these lefty organizations. They do it because they threaten boycotts.
They say, oh. If you're not with us, then you're against us.
If you're with them, then you're our enemy.
If you decide, that their audience is worth your time and money.
We know that those people are all deplorables.
We know who they are.
The unwashed masses.
So if you want those people, as customers.
Then we're against you.
Now, they are going to the global elites. And the -- and the governments.
And they are now saying, to these stakeholders, that you don't want to advertise there.
The governments are giving people permission to be able to debank.
So they put pressure on it.
And say, this person is spending a lot of time. Saying things that just aren't true.
Like, I don't know.
The jabs may have not been the best of idea.
You can't bank with those. And if they go to the advertisers and say, you have to drop your commercials from that show, they'll be debanked if they don't. You see how this blackmail works.
Now, listen to this. Disinformation makes money, and we need to follow that money.
And we need to work with, in particular, the global advertising community.
Those dollars are going to pretty bad content. So you can work really hard on exclusion lists. Or inclusion lists.
But just folks on their ad dollars, going to good news, and information.
The accurate and relevant news and information. I'm going to continue this, and show you what is coming.
GLENN: Okay. So here's what Internews does. They train journalists and digital rights activists.
They tackle disinformation and offer business expertise to help media outlets become financially sustainable.
Look at the incentives. The organization aims to eliminate disinformation designed to manipulate elections, distort public debate, incite violence, or undermine public health.
All of these things are good in noble causes. We just don't agree on what's true or not.
What the public health is. I think by pointing out, hey.
You know, the testing of that jab, it's not what they say it is. Hey, I think it actually came from a lab, that we helped fund in China.
I believe that's the truth, asking questions only leads you closer to the truth.
They think that's disinformation.
This is a -- they say, a national and global security threat this year because of the elections.
You need to shore up your credibility with everybody you know.
You need to get rid of all of the things in your life, that you might have done wrong. Or are doing wrong. Get them out into the open.
Clean them all up. Make amends where you can, so you don't have anything to fear.
Then you need to start speaking out. But you need to be well-researched. You're smart enough to figure things out. You don't immediately sign on to things, that you're like, oh, my gosh. Here's the silver bullet. And it's exactly the answer I was looking for.
Be cautious of those things. Do extra research.
You know, the things I tell you, I -- oh. I really want to be wrong.
I really want to be wrong on these things. To ever
I hope that I am.
But one thing that disinformation, the real purveyors of disinformation do, will say, don't ask any questions.
You can't ask that question. You just accept this.
You should ask questions of not only people you agree with. But people you disagree with. You should ask questions to the -- the deepest questions to yourself.
Because if you stop asking and talking to people who differ with you, then you grow arrogant.
And you become just like those people.
You become so arrogant, I have nothing to learn from you. You're just a moron. You're beneath me.
Did you go to Harvard? I did.
No. I didn't. And that's why I'm still asking questions.
You should always ask questions and people who tell you not, just to trust them. Run from them. And don't become like them.