Culture Wars/Current Controversies

The Prerogatives of Aristocratic “Decadence”

This is somewhat reminiscent of when cosmopolitanism, bohemianism, androgyny, sexual/chemical experimentation, etc. were considered to be the prerogatives of aristocrats in opposition to the values of the conservative peasantry. It also fits with the recent study by Amory Gethin, Clara Martínez-Toledano, and Thomas Piketty indicating that the “left” in the present-day Western countries is a “Brahmin” left and not a “proletarian” left. Only what I have been saying for 20 years.

May be a Twitter screenshot of text that says 'Black Cat @BlckCatBickSky Have you ever noticed that actual working-class people tend to be pretty racist, sexist, xenophobic, & transphobic? Classism might be kind of good, sometimes. 6:34 PM Jun 6, 2021- Twitter for Android Retweets 77 Quote Tweets 18 Likes'

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