Some thoughts on rulers

Before the advent of representative democracy there was a clear line between the rulers and the ruled.  Although this is still the case it is harder to discern.  The issue is, that back then “we” fought “them” or negotiated with “them.”  Whereas now this is not the case.  This is evidenced when someone in the […]

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Fair Playing Field

As talked about in a previous post, people feel that the rich are meritorious/virtuous/the best/elite because they succeed in the competition and rose to the top (upper class). This, when viewed as a class structure, is considered OK because they “earned” it instead of being granted it or inherited (as in a title). To complete […]

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The Poor

This is another installment of “Social Controls.”  That is, an attempt to uncover how ideology works in our day to day lives. “Their lazy, they are a drag on society, due to their access to welfare and unwillingness to work. They just want to abuse the system and therefore their access should be severely limited.” […]

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