Often times, people confuse elitism with racism. And elitism further developed to be one of the basic principles/ foundations of misanthropy. Intellectual elitism judges people not by their skin color but by their criterion of intelligence.
Elitism is beyond fascism, and racism, and sexism, and I shit you not, a lot more -isms. Pretend someone were to say they only loved Asians - well, there are Asians who are beyond idiotic yet they get a free pass simply because they were fortunate enough to be born with yellow skin. That person cannot possibly love all Asians. Say someone said that women are far more intelligent than men - well, this is not always the case. Many women have been behind an already great/ possibly great man's downfall - yet again they get away with it simply because they were lucky enough to have been born in a particular gender. Surely, not all women are smarter than men.
What counts to elitists are each individual person's contribution to society. Idealistically, the world would be run by artists, musicians, writers, and people of that nature. These are the people who make life worth living. They look at a blank canvas and see art. They sit in silence and hear music. They look at a blank sheet of paper and write a book. They don't wait or hope for change, they make it happen.
Elitism isn't about putting yourself up a pedestal and looking down at the people who're inferior. It's about not lowering your standards simply to conform. It's about not waiting for other people. It's about not being afraid to be different.
Think Different. Think Playful. Think Change.
"Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do."