A New Word for Rebels
delete + elitist
- referring to an approach, attitude or behaviour that seeks to eliminate the True, the Good and the Beautiful.
- a person who behaves in a deletist manner; plural: deletists. Deletists, typically, are historical revisionists and moral relativists. Deletists cannot tolerate challenges to their misguided assumptions. They tend to bully others into submission because they have little or no justification for their deletist behaviour. See also iconoclast.
It was clear that the Chair of the Liturgy Committee, by removing all the statues from the church, had acted in a deletist manner.