Could there be something more than rhetoric to this?
A disturbing idea :
And we're seeing the rebellion of the "have-not" Consumtariat against the elites.
Most traditional leftists assumed this would be the poor against the rich. But what if it's the "information / culture poor" against the "information / culture rich"? ie. the "cognitive elites"?
That would fit the pattern of poor uneducated siding with the super-wealthy (but playing dumb) populists like DonaldTrump against the middle-class who have some higher education.
Added 2018-10-08 : Originally 2018-10-08