That's some great Marxist rambling there, man, too bad MONEY CAN BE EARNED. And the "fit" can sustain themselves by serving societal demand in exchange for monetary compensation. The boundary between middle and upper economic classes in the United States is fairly fluid.
Yeah, and where I come from hairdressers and nail technicians are earning more than people working in childcare and the emergency services. The latter two get paid so little in some areas they can barely afford to look after themselves let alone their family based on the money they earn. Which wold you think is more important? The people who save our lives or somebody going about all day making random folk's barnets look nice and asking them about what they did on their holidays? I'm saying this and my AUNT'S a hairdresser!
I don't think they're all stupid. I just think that their work is less important and should be paid accordingly.
And you're talking about the middle and upper classes, but what about the lower and middle classes? The gap is widening all the time.
A lot of very smart people died poor only to be recognised too late for them to earn enough money to have kept them going for longer. A lot of them were stigmatised because they were already poor. History tells us this.
It actually still happens today. My mum told me when we were picking a house to live in, that a lot of employers will dismiss applications from a Norris Green postcode because of its history of high levels of crime. It doesn't matter if the person is the best candidate for the job, if they live in a less than adequate area they are more likely to be poorer and less educated in the eyes of the employer. It doesn't matter if the candidate's CV SHOWS that they are clearly not like that, their search for jobs will still be much more difficult.
We get paid more on benefits than we would get from a salary from the selection of job opportunities we have been given. And since we don't work there's an added bonus of us getting things for FREE, too. Like vet care for our pets, prescriptions, etc. Things that the benefits are SUPPOSED to pay for but don't.
A lot of people here are happy to live off benefits for the rest of their lives, but we aren't.
My mum should be helping kids in need while she's changing nappies of newborn babies she doesn't know and won't change the lives of while at the same time caring for her mentally ill teenage daughter.
My dad should be running his own PC repair business while at the moment he's just sitting around complaining about how sad his life is and watching TV shows he hates because there's nothing better to do.
My sister should be a tattoo parlour apprentice, but right now she's on high-rate disability living allowance on grounds of severe depression after bullying in the workplace took away what little confidence she had in herself.
I should be working retouching and customising photographs for people. But right now I'm spending hours on end in my bed. Worn out by anaemia and trying to adjust to losing a life I was only just starting to claim back before the move.
And yet, there were kids that made my life hell because I could say more than a two syllable word doing jobs I could perform with one hand, my eyes closed and ears plugged while whistling "La Marseillaise" IN REVERSE!
And these same people are popping out waynes by the half-dozen at least. These kids keep getting taken into care while their parents are STILL being allowed to spawn more!
How is THAT the "fit" prospering?