"What do these groups have in common? Nothing. They rarely meet. And if they did they wouldn't like each other. "
This is the thing that's always baffled me about the two groups. Certainly the 'privileged' side look right down their noses at the unwashed underprivileged, I see it every day. It's one of the traits the Democrat Party elite have that I find so repellent. To me, it is reminiscent of the pre-revolutionary European class system, with its aristocracy, nobility, and peasantry. One of the things that impressed visitors to the early U.S. was the very small disparity between the richest Americans and the poorest ones. Of course, this was before the industrial revolution.