No one can express the right amount of rage towards our so-called ruling class better than Charles Pierce. He always seems to be spot-on when it comes to looking at things like this and establishing the right perspective on what these sorts of things really mean.
We have a self-congratulatory, self-flaggellating, self-centered elite that rules us, and these people are no different than the elites that ruled us a hundred years ago. They don't care about anyone or anything other than the perpetuation of their own indignant glory.
It is no wonder that the American people are so badly misinformed.