“To appear well educated nowadays, you have to believe in the importance of equality of all people, and you need to use language that broadcasts this belief to the world.”
I would say, that is what many of my “less educated (media labeled), rural friends” would agree with. Liberals like to broadcast beliefs to the world, and tell others what THEY should do. Look at gentrification. The places that you see and hear gentrification taking place at the greatest levels are liberal majority cities (eg. San Francisco, Seattle, New York). It is easy to talk a good game, and blame others for the problems of the world. Wasn’t the mantra a few years ago, “Act locally, think globally”. I think a lot of people forget the “ACT” part of that statement.