Elitism gets such a bad rap...

Yeah. A friend today said he would buy a Mac, as they are great machines, except that it seemed people who owned Macs were elitist pricks. Lets check out dictionary.com for a nice definition of elitisim...

e?lit?ism? /??lit?z?m, e??li-/ Pronunciation Key - Show Spelled Pronunciation[i-lee-tiz-uhm, ey-lee-]


1. practice of or belief in rule by an elite.

2. consciousness of or pride in belonging to a select or favored group.

The definition we are speaking of is clearly the second one. So is there something wrong with being proud of belonging to a select group? I am "elitist" in SO many ways. I am proud to be an American. I am proud to be a Rushing. I am proud to be a Texan. I am proud to be LDS. I am proud of my family. And yes, I am proud to own a Mac. There is nothing whatsoever wrong with any of these things.