I think Britain’s class system is out-dated, but it’s is still a big influence over millions of people’s lives. The working classes are supposed to be the uncouth, beer drinking proletariat with few manners and little culture. While the middle classes aspire to be like their lords and masters; the upper classes. (more…)
22, February 2015 | Categories: Blogging, Humour, philosophy, Ramblings, The Black Country | Tags: class, elitism, Marxism, middle class, Orwellian, upper class, working class | 1 Comment
We all seem to judge people too quickly. People judge me too quickly. Some people think I’m a communist, because I believe in fairness and opportunities for everyone. Then there are those who think I’m a capitalist, because I play the stock market. I have fairly liberal views really.
30, December 2012 | Categories: Ramblings | Tags: benefit claimants, cutting pensions, elitism, Oxford and Cambridge, Starbucks | 5 Comments
I photographed this display yesterday in the Oak House, an old manor house. That would be where the Lord of the Manor lived while the common people lived in squalor. I find it amazing that elitism is still popular in the 21st century. We have computers, the internet and smart phones, but people still worship royalty and celebrities. They turn out in droves to wave their little flags, when prompted to, by their betters. It seems once it gets going, it’s infectious. We are social animals though and so we like to do things together. I’m surprised public orgies aren’t more popular.
23, July 2012 | Categories: psychology | Tags: agoraphobia, Anecdotal evidence, bad nerves, believes, brain washed, celebrities, Coco Chanel, elitism, Empirical research, fears, Manor House, oak house, phobia, psychology, royalty | 4 Comments
In the olden days, the Lord of the Manor lived in his Manor House and protected it with walls and a moat. These days the rich and powerful have more sophisticated tools to control the peasants. They have spin and propaganda. They can influence beliefs on a grand scale, using many psychological tools. It is done through many channels, that we call the media. This isn’t new, it’s been done for many years and can have disastrous results. Hitler demonized the Jews with propaganda, here in the UK it can be anyone who claims welfare benefits. Now though, it seems almost no one is safe; even bankers are demonized for giving themselves bonuses! Where will it all end? (more…)
30, June 2012 | Categories: psychology, Ramblings | Tags: Adolf Hitler, bankers, benefit scrounging scum, elitism, influence, Jews, Lord of the Manor, Manor House, power, propaganda, social media, spin, United States, World War II | 6 Comments