In their minds though they won't admit it publicly it's a pejorative, an unflattering term meant to ruffle and scare the future feathers off the masses.
Now we have something in the vernacular--PLUs and PLTs--to summarize the whole thing. People like you, elites, and people like them, the struggling, disaffected masses who have once again started to embrace the term on a global scale. That's more than bothersome to the PLU crowd. It's outright threatening and dangerous.
In case you haven't guessed yet, the term is populism. It's alive and well and growing especially given the upcoming 2017 elections in the Euro zone. With the 2016 surprises of Brexit and Trumpism, the elites have had their caves shook, rattled and quite possibly soon to be rolled. A good thing that could be ultimately a great thing.
Elites for the most part are behind the climate change hoax. Their global footprints stain the planet from all sides and all places in between. Much of the uproar has them scrambling to figure out and offer phony memes for what happened. Their remedy is a familiar one, periodic crumb tossings, so you now have the PLUs and PLTs. What concessions in the form of not real concessions can we offer the PLTs to quiet them down and return them to their inferior state of oblivion they so cosmically deserve for not being a card carrying PLU member?
There was reportedly no room for them at Davos. That's absurd. And without globalization we're all doomed. So we will create the false meme of how many have globalization lifted from abject poverty. Such ingrates to question things we the elites, the PLUs, see so clearly. Surely their ignorance is the cause for their lot. Why is that so difficult for them, the PLTs to understand?
The Financial Times goes into near conniptions daily with their rants about Trump's anti-free trade and time for tough decisions talk. It's probably giving Martin Wolf, the Times' resident economic bloviator, dyspepsia. It's been time for tough decisions for a long time. Trump is actually really late to that board game. Now that the Times' and the Democrat Party's handpicked stooge has vacated the White House, there is no moral necessity to follow any of his last minutes retaliations against all those who voted red. In fact, the real moral necessity is to overturn them one by one.
Let it be a message from the PLT to the PLU. Turn your gaze next to France, a political psychological basket case of the first degree. The entertainment value their is priceless. More Rolaids for the EU bureaucrats, please! Get 'em while the phony free trade meme is still being pushed as the globe's economic panacea.