The Coffee Filter - The Coffee Filter, Power Elite Metaphor...

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The Coffee Filter, Power Elite Metaphor Figure 4 shows the "Coffee Filtering" metaphor of the power elite as it has broken into two semi- oppositional schools of thought often referred to as the "Left and Right." If you consider the Power Elite model over the pluralism model of power in society, you can see how the elite who control media, military, and corporations shape politics and laws. Mill's model fits just as well now as it did in his day, but there is a twist on the polarized culture between Left and Right wing influences in society. Figure 4 shows how the elite form a type of filter (coffee) that shapes the flow of political and legal outcomes in the form of laws, treaties, and legal precedence. Although not formally unified into one centralized political social movement, the Left and Right shakers and movers each influence this filtering process for their own interests and goals. On the Left side of the spectrum, feminism, sexual politics (same-sex, trans-gendered, and
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