The best thing to have happened in the MSM for a long time is Max Gogarty’s blog, which was crushed by a tsunami of class hatred.
Good. There’s much to be said for class hatred.
Just consider some of the advantages a middle-class kid has over his poorer contemporaries. He’s more likely to grow up in a home that promotes learning. His parents give him self-confidence and ambition. He has role models to show that people like him can have successful careers - the importance of which mustn't be under-estimated. In living in an expensive house, he gets into a good state school. And he benefits from positive peer effects whilst kids from the ghetto suffer adverse ones.
All these advantages, though, were not sufficient for little Maxwell (or is it Maximillian, or Maximus Twattimus?) He had to use nepotism as well.
And even that wasn’t enough. His connections then tell us that little Max is “talented and hard-working” and “impressive.” To which we can only quote Barry Switzer: “some people were born on third base and go through life thinking they’ve hit a triple."
When such privilege is rammed down our throats, it’s entirely right that it be vomited back. Better still, this hatred serves two useful functions.
One is that it gives the middle-class a tiny payback. It shows them that the costs of living in a class-divided society don’t always fall upon the poor. Of course, little Max can’t help being middle class (though he can help being a pushy ponce with no self-awareness). But nor can the millions of people who’s lives are blighted by poverty and bad schooling help being poor. We should save our sympathy for them.
Also, such hatred sends a message. It says to the middle class: “your so-called achievements and talent mean nothing. Any idiot can have ability. What matters is opportunities. And your class has nabbed a disproportionate share of these. This, not "talent", is the reason for your wealth.”
Above all, though, there’s a third message - if you don’t like our class hatred, there’s a solution - abolish class divisions.