That people have pride in the label ‘working class’ boggles the mind.
The elites do not need to work.
Though their survival and continued luxury is enabled exclusively by the work of others, without which their wealth would be useless.
To be proud of one’s work is perhaps natural. But to take pride in being working class is to celebrate your position on the bottom of the world’s biggest ever pyramid scheme.
To land a great catch requires many things, and while it is true some may succeed by blind luck, they are the exception, not the rule.
More often it is a determined, patient fisherman who wins;
who prepares the right bait,
who casts his line in the right spot,
who reels in with the right technique after he gets a bite.
The lie which deceives with the greatest ease is one that tells people what they want to believe.
“…one of man’s oldest exercises in moral philosophy; the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness.”
This is slightly paraphrased, originally by John Kenneth Galbraith.
He was a Canadian-American Keynesian economist – and he was speaking in particular about ‘the modern conservative’ in this quote.