Phrase to Retire: "Everyday People."
The best context for "everyday people" is the Sly & the Family Stone song by that title, with the lyrics:
I am no better, and neither are you.
We are the same whatever we do.
And "different strokes for different folks!"
I just saw a focus group of evangelical Trump supporters on MSNBC. The whole thing made my skin crawl, but especially when one guy said Trump should go out and hold more rallies for "everyday people."
What is an everyday person? Are there every-other-day people? Twice-a-week people? Only-on-Sunday people?
Of course, I know what they mean. They mean people just like THEM. The segment wrapped up with the question of what evangelical, so-called Christians like most about Trump: "religious liberty," which to them is the liberty to discriminate against people who don't share their religious views.
Everyday people are fine with discrimination, imposing their views on others, breaking up families, and having a sexist, racist, dishonest, money-grubbing imbecile as leader of the free world. This is what Jesus would want -?
I guess if you're not an everyday person, you're a liberal elitist intellectual chardonnay-sipping hot-tub soaking person. Or, you might be a lazy welfare cheat living off the government teat, depending on the stereotype of the day.
I'm just proud I'm not their definition of an Everyday Person.
The rest of the week, I'm something else.
Reminds me of people who live in a certain area
and call it, "God's Country"
What does that make the rest of the planet, Loki's Playground?
Death to baseless elitism!
or "Real Americans." The rest of us are make-believe, or maybe "we are from France."
We should not allow creeps to dictate language. (Plus, it's a great song.)