Mudcat Café Message Lyrics & Knowledge Personal Pages Record Shop Auction Links Radio & Media Kids Membership Help
The Mudcat Cafeawe



User Name Thread Name Subject Posted
Willie-O BS: How blue collar are you? (91* d) RE: BS: How blue collar are you? 18 Aug 11


My dad, diehard Marxist that he was, had this simple test to determine if you are working-class: do you have to work to earn a living?

Yes? Congratulations. You're working class and you have a lot in common with the other members of same whatever covers their neck.

Dad was a scientist and civil servant, previous to that an intinerant industrial chemist and university teacher. We looked as middle-class as it is possible to be.

His point was that there is no such thing as a middle class, (which could be classified as white-collar) only a middle income group, and the definition of middle-class as a higher status than working (aka lower) class leads to artificial divisions of interests which are only useful to those who don't want to see all working people engaged in pursuing their common interests.   

W-O


Post to this Thread -

Back to the Main Forum Page

By clicking on the User Name, you will requery the forum for that user. You will see everything that he or she has posted with that Mudcat name.

By clicking on the Thread Name, you will be sent to the Forum on that thread as if you selected it from the main Mudcat Forum page.
   * Click on the linked number with * to view the thread split into pages (click "d" for chronologically descending).

By clicking on the Subject, you will also go to the thread as if you selected it from the original Forum page, but also go directly to that particular message.

By clicking on the Date (Posted), you will dig out every message posted that day.

Try it all, you will see.