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In regards to the Bungie Forums Elitism is seen as anyone who deems themselves of a higher stance then those surrounding them. Whenever this issue is raised on the forums two clear groups; The Frozen Minority and The Bungie Jumpers appear in sync. Being accepted into these groups is generally quite difficult which has a tendency to raise elitism issues to the forefront of forum posting.

'Elitism is the belief or attitude that those individuals who are considered members of the elite—a select group of people with outstanding personal abilities, intellect, wealth, specialized training or experience, or other distinctive attributes—are those whose views on a matter are to be taken the most seriously or carry the most weight; whose views and/or actions are most likely to be constructive to society as a whole; or whose extraordinary skills, abilities or wisdom render them especially fit to govern.[1] Alternatively, the term elitism may be used to describe a situation in which power is concentrated in the hands of the elite. Those opposed to elitism are considered supporters of anti-elitism, populism or the political theory of pluralism. Elite theory is the sociological or political science analysis of elite influence in society - elite theorists regard pluralism as a utopian ideal.'

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