Snobs can’t judge the content of character to a person, so they must rest on the superficial, the signalled.
All status signallers are snobs.
Snobs are phony intellectuals.
They can’t discern quality, they lack those traits. They judge wealth, and other trappings of reward. They trust a third party opinion (judges, experts, authorities) more than their own and model like a child, from these. It’s mainstream, it’s safe, it’s very Goldilocks to have someone to look down on and someone else to suck up to.
They cannot discriminate quality, so they sneer at ‘discrimination’.
The Middle Class, who think good blood doesn’t matter, because they have none. The new snob, a rejection of blood and acceptance of any identity pretense, however flimsy. They cannot step out from their herd, they cannot be individual and they cannot be creative. They live in permanent fear of rejection. They seek to compete by spotting the creative, but this descended into shock-value politics, an artistic game of chicken. They are the Emperor of no clothes and have nothing. Most are in debt to look rich. They bought no opportunities and a heap of depression and anxieties. If their inheritance legally relied upon legitimacy, they’d quickly care about blood all of a sudden.
The Ikea caste.
The guy drawing attention to his Rolex and bragging about its mechanism doesn’t deserve to be wearing one. He doesn’t realize his target is the people who already know.