Elitism is Imperiling the Democratic Party

Dr. Munr Kazmir
5 min readNov 16, 2020

“Defund the police!” is an excellent example of the pernicious elitism eating away at the working-class heart of the Democratic Party.

Midday on a rather humid Sunday, about 75–100 protestors gathered for a peaceful march on the southern edges of Elmhurst, Illinois, an overwhelmingly white suburb 10 miles west of the Chicago city limits. June 28, 2020. (photo: risingthermals)

“Defund the police!”

It may sound great when shouted through a bullhorn. It looks good tagged on a police precinct wall, right next to the universally accepted symbol for anarchy. It makes for a nice trend on Twitter.