Author Topic: Another class war  (Read 1165 times)

librarian

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Another class war
« on: January 20, 2010, 11:04:37 pm »
What's wrong with class? It is always getting a bashing as if it is the root of all social ills. I think the middle class has been a triumph in most of the UK - a great civilising influence and role model for the lower orders to aspire to and a valuable moderating influence on the excesses of the toffs.
The 'upclassing' of the workers has been quite successful looked at across the board - many working class people now eat avocados and their houses are much more tastefully decorated that they used to be.
There have been notable failures though - I am thinking here of the affectation of holding the knife like a pen which really grates.
Without a class system the only thing would be consumerism and wealth display - like America or Taiwan.