The Muddle Class
“I look up to him because he is Upper Class
I am Muddle Class.
I look down on him because he is Working Class.
I know my place”
But does he ?
Know his place, I mean ?
And how does he define himself as Muddle Class
We all think we know what Upper class is
Or do we mean Ruling Class
The Ruling Elite ( in China )
All these people control societies political policies?
What we knew as The Feudal Lords in Feudalism and Slave Owners in Slavery.
This Ruling Class are the capitalists who own the means of production and therefore dominate and exploit labour to increase not only their profits but their control on the state and government and corporate media because it almost always reflects their interests.
No wonder the classes are in a muddle. Just when they thought they were aspiring to greater things along come the boot and kicks them in the teeth.
Oh yes, we have side shows, “Leveson” is one and the Lottery is another though most people are not stupid enough to know that the crumbs are anything more than crumbs. That change is superficial and the Ruling Classes have been getting away with murder since since well ? Trench warfare, Mining disasters and the Work House.
Now it’s profit before people’s health with the Health Bill or hasn’t that caught up with you yet or is it you don’t care because you are selfish?
Real change can only come when the rats give up racing and recognise that unity of the people in the “working class” can make society more equal more fair and more pleasant for everyone. Having relieved the Ruling Classes of their £ Billions first.
So in order to get there we must understand who are working class and dispel the theory that man is inherently greedy.
If you are not one the list shown under Ruling Class you are as Marx described as Working class. Whether you are a small businessman or a large businessman is not relevant. A successful businessman will be swallowed up and you can try to be as greedy as you like but if you try and get something for nothing the law will very soon catch up with you. ( Unless you are Ruling Class)
You say there is the 0.01 % who win the jackpot and you are living longer to test the theory. So you keep buying the Lottery ticket or gamble on the Stock Exchange until you discover there are nicer things in life to spend your time and money on.
Discover you cannot take it with you and that getting it doesn’t necessarily make you happier or a better person.
Back to the Muddle Class who now own a big car they cannot afford to run, who discover the super executive job came to an abrupt end when another re-organisation displaced them, when school fees exceeded their degree of snobbery and their home drifted down into negative equity as a result of the overstretched borrowing plan.
And you looked for sympathy only to discover that the friends you left behind are in the same boat at different levels and are too shy or ashamed to call.
Gone are the days of the Working Men’s club now that you are Muddle Class to the extent that you don’t speak to your neighbours. Some really get the Big Brother is watching you disease too. Fear from tanks on the streets and spies in the skies.
Then of course the upwardly mobile and not so upwardly mobile, just “a better class of person “ vote for these capitalists, though strangely I find it harder these days to find anyone admitting to voting for Thatcher, or because they read the Times instead of the Sun, and watch BSkyB only to discover that Rupert and James ( Dial M for Murdoch) influences their every thought.
Oh stop being so gullible. Even the psychologists know that what is headlines of the Sun or Times is the talking point of the day. Propaganda with a small p.
We are not taught to think for ourselves when we can set one group off against another and are fed this daily tripe.
So the Muddle class middle along believing saying “yes sir” “three bags full sir” will help them survive. And it does because they cannot see beyond their nose that they are controlled from cradle to grave.
If you really want to be controlled try prison said a Muddle Classer not realising he was in a prison without bars.
Recognising that one’s “time” or pension age is further in the distance, that the pension pot will be smaller but that the insurance cost is escalating, has angered some who previously had believed they were Muddle Class and found solidarity on the streets with their colleagues from different walks of life and that we are really in it all together as the Working Class. That is except the millions who are out of work who of course are also the “Working Class”. Not to mention those with children and those struggling in part time labours.
And so how does one come to terms with the media fodder?
Is it as simple as that ?
No! Your struggles are just beginning, but you just became a Thinker and that my friend is another story –
The Struggle for Change, an Alternative and best of all you just became a member of the Human race.
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