Re: [mythsoc] bilious
- At 08:00 PM 3/26/2003 , Wendell wrote:
>Put it this way. ... When someone from an upper-middle-classOh sure, these people annoy me too. But that is far removed from disgust
>background complains about the high cost of gas because they drive sixty
>miles each way to work since they insist ... [etc etc and more etc]
at artistocrat-privileging societies, which was the topic.
And there's one other thing. You were saying something about people who
repeatedly bitch about minor irritants?
>My point wasn't actually whether I had met any aristocrats whatsoever. MyThey were a small proportion back when they were of great consequence, too.
>point was that they are such a small proportion in modern British society
>that they are of no consequence to me.
>I'm not offended by aristocratsTheir continued existence? What, you were expecting them to die off from
>because there's such a tiny number of them (and many of them aren't remotely
>rich). They have no real effect on society, and there's something quaint
>about their continued existence.
sheer embarrassment at their wealthy ancestors?
- David Bratman
>Would you really "cheer in real life if the peasants revolted and killedI know I wouldn't. Especially since in the eyes of the majority of the
>all the aristocrats"?
world, the average American or European IS an aristocrat. We have the
education, riches and privileges (and assumption of superiority) that rivals
any aristo in history. If aristos are the enemy, then the enemy is us.