Never give up, never surrender
- Jun 17, 2011
- Reaction score
At the most successful period of my life I had some glimpses of that super-upper-class. I'm very glad I never became part of it. To get there requires more boot-licking and hypocrisy that I would ever have stomached. But at least part of my fall from Grace, as it were, was telling the truth to certain people who didn't want to hear it. At least I got out without being framed, which was the way a person in another very senior position who suffered the same problem - telling the truth to people who didn't want to hear it - was got out of the way.Exactly.
It's a matter of perspective.
If you've been raised in a world where morality is what you define, where money isn't a goal but a reality, where you are surrounded by those who consider personal wealth to be a standard of value, then your morality is almost alien to many others.
Look around the globe, in economics, in politics - wealth equates with power. And power gives wealth. It's an almost inconceivable symbiosis. The bigger the amount, the more divorced from the majority. After all, the gaining of power and wealth is a goal to many ... how you use both depends on your own personality.
GM was born into wealth for wealth's sake. Her morality was dictated by those around her. In effect "we are rich so normal rules do not apply". Now, I for one, do not forgive her for her role in the whole sick affair. Guilty (in law) or not, she is a product of her social setting. Why should she consider herself doing wrong by providing poor children for her wealthy on/off boyfriend? He is rich and the poor are products, to use, abuse or discard. I honestly think she doesn't see - in herself - what she did wrong. If she expresses remorse, it is far from sincere; it's what her legal team told her to express.
Bottom line is there is a super-upper class. For right or wrong, they call the shots because they have shitloads of money, something that represents power in the international world. They've been born into obscene wealth and they look at those without it as ... not them. An alien species. They don't mean to be parasites but we've let them become such.
We - ordinary and 'not rich' - cannot know what it's like to inhabit the super-upper class world. Thus we can't understand the complete disconnect with 'our' world. We might - just might - understand a pervert who likes to have sex with small children. But we really can't understand a section of society who doesn't care about someones perversion ... because "they are one of us". To be brutal, we might accept someone who's a pervert but is rich for 'world domination'. We can't get our head around who is a pervert because they've been raised to see some people as objects ... and are rich.
In short - how can we, ordinary folk, communicate with those who were raised and indoctrinated with the idea that they are not ordinary.
They are elite so rules do not apply.
I'd rather be broke and have a reasonably clear conscience.