Month: May 2014

Class and Status in the 21st Century

18th century hunting party

Society has undergone a process of democratization. Whereas once one’s parents’ occupation, and one’s own, as well as corresponding tastes, speech, dress and mannerisms could designate one as ‘blue collar’, ‘middle class’ or ‘upper-middle’, the economy has undergone such a restructuring that it’s longer possible to reliably estimate a person’s background and lifestyle having only observed one or two of these markers.

Take for example, the working class. (more…)

STIHIE: So this is how it ends

Central to the theme of Treason and Treachery is the social and cultural decline of the West. Whilst there remains an elite that continues to preserve a form of high culture, the middle and lower classes are nearing the end of their trajectory from the folk roots of pop in the 50’s to complete cultural annihilation.

I recently stumbled upon the STIHIE series, specifically ‘Booty Wave’ which left me in stitches. (more…)