Yesterday the blog hit both 100,000 views and 20,000 visitors for 2016. To celebrate, I’m taking the day off. Here’s another guest post from Boneflour, taken from the comments.
I originally was answering a different question:
Can Thals have social status in society at large? Yes, but you might not like having it.
Nerd cred. I’ve actually been in the situation where the power goes out, and I was the only white guy in the room. There was no hesitation, the single mothers literally fled the building to their cars and everybody else immediately looked at me expectantly, like “well, are you going to fix this or what?”
From what I understand, “status” is how many people you own, and “class” is how comfortable you are with owning them, broadly speaking.
Class and status markers always seem to boil down to those two factors. Super Classy people don’t have blenders and dishwashers… because why have noisy labor saving appliances when ‘the help’ can do those things quietly?
Paul Fussell would approve of this analysis.
Tex apparently makes a good amount of money, but has neither status nor class, just going from his anecdotes. (high paid consultant, but looked down on by the employees, and a nerd who dislikes melon culture)
Class is misanthropy. Tex has (some) class when he’s fed up, but I suspect he’s a terminal niceguy in real life (projection). It’s very difficult to sustain a psychopathic attitude when it doesn’t come naturally to you.
Another example: Trump is high status, like it or not. He owns people (businesses), he gets laid.
But, Trump eats Big Macs. Worse, he LIKES Big Macs. Trump isn’t classy enough to have ‘the help’ cook him organic SWPL foods for every meal. He was on WrestleMania for crying out loud. I mean WTF? That’s Prole-Tier shit right there.
Trump owns people, probably even comfortable with owning them (can function in high society), but because he enjoys low-class things, he’s “low-class” by default.
Brilliant. Trump is low-class because he doesn’t hate the people he owns.