The New Nobility Uses Political Correctness To Fragment The Precariats

Tyler Durden's picture

Submitted by Charles Hugh-Smith via OfTwoMinds blog,

Combine identity politics with political correctness, and the New Nobility/Oligarchy can laugh their way to the bank while their pawn-serfs fight over how many politically correct angels can dance on the head of a pin.

I have long held that our economy is, stripped of propaganda, nothing but an updated version of feudalism, i.e. neofeudal: a vast class of precarious laborers (i.e. precariats--precarious proletariats) who own little to no wealth-producing capital ruled by a New Nobility/Oligarchy that owns the vast majority of wealth-producing capital and control of the political system.

I explained this structure in America's Nine Classes: The New Class Hierarchy (April 29, 2014), Neofeudalism 101: Strip-Mining the Upper Middle Class (April 8, 2015) and The Class War Has Already Started (November 14, 2015).

In the Marxist analysis, there are only three classes: those who must sell their labor to earn a livelihood, those who earn their livelihood from owning wealth-generating capital, and the dispossessed/ marginalized who are dependent on the state (bread and circuses) or who scrape out a living on the margins of the lawful economy.

In this view, there is no meaningful class difference between the well-paid liberal technocrat with the $1 million (mortgaged) house on the Left/Right Coast and the rural conservative "deplorable" wage earner. Both must sell their labor and neither earns a livelihood from wealth-generating capital.

If we extend this analysis, we find that the entire self-described "middle class" is in fact nothing but the better paid slice of the working class, i.e. the class who must sell their labor to pay their rent/mortgage, buy food, etc.

Both are precarious, but not equally so. The well-paid technocrat believes his skills will protect him from unemployment, and he is equally confident that the "wealth" in his mortgaged house and stocks/bonds 401K retirement account is secure and permanent.

He feels superior to the "deplorable" wage earner, but this superiority is contingent on 1) asset bubbles never popping (ahem, which they always do, eventually; 2) software that's eating the world will not eat his job or the premium he is currently being paid, and 3) the skills he currently has won't become over-supplied as the global work force expands into the sectors that require high levels of education.

So what inhibits the awareness of shared class membership and interests? Two dynamics come to mind: the liberal/conservative ideological divide, and the politically correct speech acts that differentiate the two.

The urban liberal technocrat feels morally superior to the "deplorable" wage earner because he 1) considers himself a "winner" and the "deplorable" a loser and 2) he has mastered the politically correct speech acts that signify his superior "progressive" status.

There are two ironies in this presumed superiority:

1. The urban liberal technocrat is one credit/asset crash and one pink slip away from a rapid and catastrophic decline in living standards to "loser" status

2. Making politically correct speech acts the defining factor in establishing moral and political superiority depreciates the "difficult" (costly) act of actually behaving morally with the "easy" (cheap) act of mouthing sanctimonious politically correct signifier phrases.

Anyone can repeat politically correct signifier phrases; it takes no effort, risk, commitment or sacrifice. Actually acting in a sustained, coherent, morally superior fashion takes real effort, risk, commitment and sacrifice, and results in a healthy sense of humility, for no human can be saintly all the time.

The problem with acting in a sustained, coherent, morally superior fashion is that you won't get public credit for being a morally superior "winner." Acting in accordance with high moral standards is a private compact one makes with oneself; it is not a public display broadcast with the intent of establishing "progressive" political correct credentials.

This elevation of "cheap" and "easy" politically correct speech acts depreciates moral behavior to zero and enables the media-savvy Nobility to effortlessly divide and conquer the laboring class. In effect, the liberal technocrat laboring class submits to its own exploitation because our Nobility uses politically correct phrases in their public utterances.

One of the oldest control techniques is divide and conquer, and political correctness is an incredibly cheap and effective way to fragment the laboring class into subclasses who have been manipulated into declaring war on each other.

Combine identity politics with political correctness, and the New Nobility/Oligarchy can laugh their way to the bank while their pawn-serfs fight over how many politically correct angels can dance on the head of a pin.

As noted above, the class war started long before Trump won the election. This Class War is illustrated by this chart: a tiny financial-political Elite (the top 1/10th of 1%) now own as much wealth as the bottom 90%:

The absurd elevation of politically correct speech acts that anyone in the New Nobility can utter with practiced ease has a curiously profitable result for the New Nobility: the urban liberal Precariat willingly embraces his/her servitude and despises his/her fellow Precariats, thereby serving the interests of the New Nobility while fragmenting the only truly progressive class identity.

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Joe Trader's picture

Don't forget about David Wilcox - he needs everyone's help getting a set of wheels after the Chicago carjacking

 

https://www.gofundme.com/get-david-wilcox-of-chicago-new-car

Ghost of PartysOver's picture

Notice the 0.1%'er wipe out after the great depression.  Will history repeat?

hedgeless_horseman's picture

 

As someone that has herded a fair bit of livestock, I can honestly say:  Be very wary of the, "choices," that you are, "given."

In politics and sociology, divide and rule (or divide and conquer) is gaining and maintaining power by breaking up larger concentrations of power into pieces that individually have less power than the one implementing the strategy. The concept refers to a strategy that breaks up existing power structures and prevents smaller power groups from linking up.

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-03-17/be-very-wary-choices-you-are-gi...

TeamDepends's picture

Oh noes! The Columbia wrestling team said naughty things in PRIVATE texts. To the rack with them!http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/15/sports/columbia-suspends-wrestling-sea...

Herd Redirection Committee's picture

I have been discussing the same thing recently.  (Divide and Conquer is probably the one comment I have posted more on ZH than anything else!)

Basically, the Establishment is setting itself up the same way the Roman Catholic Church did in Medieval times.

If you said something taboo, you were a heretic and blasphemer.  If there was a nice auto-da-fe and you didn't come watch people being burned, you were viewed with suspicion! 

Nowawadays, you say something naughty, and you are a 'racist, sexist, xenophobe, full of hate'.  And if you use chopsticks for lunch, guilty of 'cultural appropriation' as well! Halloween costumes?  Forget it. 

There is a town in South Africa that is trying to preserve Boer language (Afrikaans) and culture, named Orania.  For their efforts, what do they get?  Labelled as irredeemable racists, of course.

All bow at the alter of Political Correctness!

New World Chaos's picture

Social justice warriors love to talk about freedom.  Freedom to do whatever the fuck they want at your expense.  Freedom to shut you up so that you never trigger one of the emotional mines they have laid for you.

SJWs like to talk about equality.  Equality of pay without equality of work.  Equality as a feudal hierarchy based on how many victim points one has.  The easiest way to get victim points is to be born with them.  Except if you are a straight white male.  Then your "privilege" is to be a tax donkey and general scapegoat for millions of degenerates and ingrate third world invaders who hate you but demand that you wipe their asses for them. 

Another way to get victim points is to be given them by the Jews as part of their larger agenda.  Look at Europe.  White female = 1 victim point.  Brown Muslim male = 2 victim points.  Therefore, the invaders get to do anything they want to the native women, and nobody is allowed to even speak about it, on pain of being hauled before the European Blasphemy Court.  http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-11-07/europes-new-blasphemy-courts-ex...

It is also possible to simply make up victim points.  This is done by trowing tantrums, screaming in peoples' faces, filing lawsuits, and generally being the biggest baby in the room.  Victim points are the wealth of social justice warriors.  They bring social status, unquestionable gravitas, and cushy patronage jobs that a special snowflake is not otherwise qualified for. 

As with all fiat currencies, victim points are subject to inflation.  People try to get something for nothing by creating more fiat.  The left is all about something for nothing.  Therefore we see 69 genders, otherkin, intersectional feminism, etc.  The left is becoming increasingly deranged as they try to outdo each other in their race to the bottom.  At the same time, they have so over-used the word "racist" that it no longer shuts down logical arguments the way it once did.  Like victimhood addicts, they need insanely high doses to feel special, and they become increasingly angry and backstabby as their world caves in.

The next 8 years are going to be hilarious.

Herd Redirection Committee's picture

A non-relative family member was discussing 'racism' the other day, and I felt I had to mention "Has the world really got more racist, or has the definition of what is racist expanded?"

On another note, here is a good one:

Philanthropist:  One who returns some of the loot.

- America's Heretic Dictionary

UmbilicalMosqueSweeper's picture

"Racism" is a Marxist prpaganda concept, as is "Fair Share.".

Ignatius's picture

"Acting in accordance with high moral standards is a private compact one makes with oneself..."

The people in this years winners circle understand this implicitly and explicitly.

847328_3527's picture

Good luck getting a financial scholarship at Columbia if you are a cracka. I know someone [a cracka] with top grades who got accepted there but was told there was no scholarship for him because he was white and they only had money for black students. He went elsewhere ona full scholarship despite being white. Luckily for him, some colleges still consider "economic need" as opposed to solely color of your skin.

 

Vicious hateful reverse racism at its finest!

El Vaquero's picture

It's not reverse racism, it's just plain old racism.

A Nanny Moose's picture

Columbia degrees just became landfill

August's picture

If I were an employer, I'd still be willing to take a chance on a grad from Harvard, Yale or Princeton; these people, however blinkered and obnoxious, are usually intelligent, competitive and have some ability to learn.

But the "minor Ivies" like Columbia, Cornell, Brown etc. forgetaboutit.  All you'll get is attitude, and a kid who is either from a more-money-than-sense family background, or who knows how to game the affirmative action system, but isn't talented enough to make first string.

New World Chaos's picture

Forget college.  White people shouldn't even be reading to their children.  It gives them an unfair advantage over illiterate blacks.  Dats rayciss.  For the public good, and for the children, white people must stop being such good parents!   Some egghead actually said this

http://www.nationalreview.com/article/417997/professor-if-you-read-your-kids-youre-unfairly-disadvantaging-others-katherine-timpf

The cuckservatives at the National Review had a muted reaction to it.  They should be pointing out how batshit insane this PC left has become.  It's almost like they've been drinking the kool-aid themselves.

bonderøven-farm ass's picture

Embrace your servitude, bitchezz...............

adanata's picture

 

I noticed yesterday the Rockefeller funded Mises Institute put up an article suggesting the Balkanization of the U.S. into three 'countries'; something I have seen suggested before. Break America into smaller pieces and make it far easier to rule from the designated 'seat of global governance' at the U.N. which is, of course, controlled by the Barons of Basel. Nice.

Omen IV's picture

great idea that would end the support of the military given limits of funding - no one would pick up the obligation just like no one wants to pay in Europe -

they are recognizing this game is over and perhaps the opening hand in repudiation of the debt

El Vaquero's picture

They'll profit off of some financial instability, but in an event where people start calling their actual claims to physical goods, they'll be fucked. For every ounce of gold in these paper markets, how many claims are there?

Never One Roach's picture

Brown Snowflakes tore up, threw out American flags at Veterans Day ceremony

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/grade-point/wp/2016/11/14/brown-students-tore-up-threw-out-american-flags-at-veterans-day-ceremony/

Why don’t they go protest war mongers Hillbama at the White House instead?

 

 

El Vaquero's picture

Trump's election is the first time that the snowflakes have been told "NO!" and they aren't taking it very well. This is a temper tantrum that should have happened when they were five years old. They were taught so much bullshit coming up that the cognitive dissonance must be painful for them.

chindit13's picture

Revolt of the Art History Majors.

I suppose if I went $200K into debt getting a degree that only qualifies me to pour vente mocha lattes, I'd be pissed off, too.

More Ammo's picture

You do have a point there.  Snowflakes are white and whites are racist therefore all snowflakes should be banned....

 

 

Bazaarro World!

SomethingSomethingDarkSide's picture

Thank you so much, just donated!

Never One Roach's picture

Ditto. No one in any country, especially in America, should be attacked for their polticval beliefs.

roddcarlson's picture

I like Charles Hugh Smith and think he is a real leader when it comes to how to survive in the new economy. However, I disagree on this one minor subject. I think when a person lets power or money corrupt their soul, that a person has to develop a certain false ego or lie to live with themselves. In other words, the east/west coasters knowing they are power and money mongers, so to sleep well at night they come up with the notion that they are morally superior because of their niceties of the tongue. It's called being a hypocrite and Jesus fought it with the temple priests.

I on the other hand have a low tolerance for such hypocrisy and would rather use a shock and awe of words that seem to rock the temple priests by a using the banned names and then exposing the hypocrisy and double standards. For example, the differences of races and ethnicities is a big taboo. Yet I talk about it all the time knowing that lots of people are going to get very annoyed. I also talk about divisive religious material like curse of Ham, since preachers don't dare even mention the possible meaning of it. So really what is censorship? It's fear of the truth, both exposing the protected classes and those that profit off their protecting is what is really the incentive for the temple priests.

I also have to say that Gary North did a very interesting follow up on the wealth inequality and found it totally in line with what one would expect of a natural pareto distribution. The fact that inequality by Pareto will always exist, but what is not told is the misery index of where say the debt water line sets on that pyramid's wall. And Charles Hugh is right that our feudal lords have created a slave money based system that captures some of the most asset rich as the asset poor. Because a lot of those assets are simply ledger based on someone's debt to a bank.

I also agree that most people aren't saints all the time, I'm certainly not anything of a saint yet but I still aspire to someday reach it. Though there are saints in this world. I can name one of my friends who is like Jesus himself, he's very smart and also very meek. So it appears there are men like Jesus that truly do lay down their lives for others without a second blink and from my observation though rare they are always consistently the saints. I just hope it is true that God puts all types of us people in this world to help each other, that we must serve him but that we don't all have to be perfect saints either. I'm concerned that philosophy is probably wrong since as Jesus said the path is very narrow.

Bob's picture

Tis the noblest thing to live the struggle for knowledge of self and others, but it seems we all are operating in the dark to some degree as a result of our own limitations . . . and we're the last ones to know:

https://psmag.com/we-are-all-confident-idiots-56a60eb7febc#.gva1ds7to

conraddobler's picture

God makes planet, God creates mankind.

It is a paradise, God even creates woman so man and woman can live together in bliss, eternal bliss.

But that just wasn't good enough, someone had to see what was on the Apple channel and .............

Mankind falls and is cast out, spends 10000 years of human progress back towards God but all progress is then incinerated by a world which values a device made by a company that is named Apple and the name of the device has I in it.

It's called a smart phone, ironically yet another turn of phrasing that plays on the knowledge meme, but again ironically it makes nearly everyone very dumb.

God is obviously a fan of sublime irony.

GUS100CORRINA's picture

Conraddobler ... I like what you wrote, but I made just a couple of changes. Thanks for sharing,

God makes planet, God creates mankind.

It is a paradise, God even creates woman so man and woman can live together in bliss, eternal bliss.

But that just wasn't good enough, someone had to see what was on the Apple channel and .............

Mankind falls and is cast out, spends 7000+ years of human progress back towards God but all progress is then incinerated by a world which values a device made by a company that is named Apple and the name of the device has "I" in it.

It's called a smart phone, ironically yet another turn of phrasing that plays on the knowledge meme, but again ironically it makes nearly everyone very dumb.

Professing to be wise, they became fools. (Romans 1:22)

Soul Glow's picture

When the Fed makes a policy decision do they inform the President's Working Group on Financial Markets before hand, so not to get their own trading arm blindsided?  This is an important question because the Working Group operates with large hedge funds and banks, and this means they will be able to front run the policy decisions.  

Yes they front run all news but when the Fed increases rates or does a new QE these have huge implications.  These also means the Fed is not an "independant" institution.  This is one of the main reasons why the Fed should be abolished and also why nobody on the MSM wants to talk about the "plunge protection team".  If we start asking these questions the Fed is dead to rights.

Bay of Pigs's picture

Learning about the ESF will blow most minds. Eric deCarbonnels YouTube videos are very good on the subject.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ssrcD5GdPQ&list=PLj1bJv2bkkpLvzOtRJlJWO...

Yukon Cornholius's picture

Best part of the ESF... Funded with the price spread from the confiscated gold in 1933. That's some high-level deep-dickin of the populace right there.

TeamDepends's picture

Amen! The Fed is the head of the snake so it must be first to go.

adanata's picture

 

The Fed; as already adjudicated, is a private corporation operating for profit. It is a branch bank of the totally corrupt and completely unaccountable [above any law] Bank for International Settlements. It does not work for the government and it certainly does not work for the people; who are being economically raped globally by the Barons de Rothschild, but only to profit its owners/shareholders; approximately 140-150 families; you one tenth of one per cent.

Questions that should be asked would include: Since we are told the world is 'drowning in debt', to whom is this debt owed? $20 Trillion as the U.S. "national debt" and $60 Trillion in globlal 'national debt'... all of it owed to ... the global central banks; the collective branch banks of the ONE bank, the BIS. The branch banks are disguised to fool the Sheeple; in this country we call it the Fed, Britain's BIS branch is called the Bank of England, in China it's simply the Central Bank of China and so on. Next question: where did the BIS and it's multiple branch banks get the tens of trillions of dollars, pounds, yuan, euro, yen et al it supposedly 'loaned' to all these countries? Well... out of THIN AIR of course; they can simply create as much fake fiat 'money' as they like; which is how they purchased all their government minions. No one actually loaned anyone anything... but sssssshhhhhhhh... don't tell because if the Sheeple knew it would bring down the entire house of cards. I have to admit the scam is genius; the greatest con in the history of humanity.

 

 

SmackDaddy's picture

Hmmm.   Interesting.  What does it say about the system that some stupid faggot like yourself can make a living publishing this bullshit?

buzzsaw99's picture

by the same token being politically incorrect is liberating. trying to overcome thousands of years of genetic tribal thinking by power of overtaxing the higher thought processes leads to severe fucktardation imo.

Eurotrash Sorehead's picture

Maybe Trump and Putin ARE in bed together but not like the MSM wants people to believe....here are some dissidents take on it....anti-zionist dissidents that is....
http://www.renegadebroadcasting.com/solar-storm-christopher-jon-bjerknes...
http://redefininggod.com/2016/10/globalist-agenda-watch-2016-update-23-w...

adanata's picture

 

ES...With regard to these sites you have provided; we have entered into a time when we do not and cannot know what is actually happening anywhere except within ourselves or our own backyard. It is probable the East vs West dichotomy is as phony as the demorat vs repugs. There is much to suggest everyone is working together on the top tier. Right now the most powerful tribe on the planet controls the global central banking system and the creation of all fiat 'money'; that ability gives them the biggest clubs. Whether or not humanity will survive is very much in doubt. However, take away their power to 'create money' and it's game over for them. The internet provides hope for exposure of this global power structure. Unfortunately, for most people, connecting the dots will be an enormous task.

DuneCreature's picture

Ooooh, for fuck sake, CHS. ... Stop over analyzing shit.

This is a pirate ship. ... Meaning there are no rules anymore.

It's 'US', = the hostages, slaves, aborigines and dissident pirates.

vs.

'THEM' = (Ass Wipes Inc.) the pirate ship captains and loyal crew.

The Prize - Ownership of some personal property and life. OR They take it all and kill us every one of us.

Pick a side.

Any questions?

Live Hard, What The Fuck Is Identity Politics And Political Correctness When The Pirates Are Chasing You Around The Deck Trying To Chop Your Head Off With A Cutlass, Die Free

conraddobler's picture

Yes, you get it.

Political correctness is an attempt to disarm you, a wounding strike as it were, this is where the predator bites your ass then hides in the weeds as you bleed out, then eats you.

They just don't like it when you thrash around it's messy and wholly unecessary from their perspective.

Impudent slaves should be still while they are being killed off.

Here's the deal.

I DID NOT SIGN UP FOR THIS SHIT!

We were all Shanghai'd into this shit show.

The punishment for mutiny is of course death, for obvious reasons.

So if you are going to mutiny you had best be successful the first time.

DuneCreature's picture

None of us signed up for it. .... And they sure didn't deliver what was shown in the sales brochure (school). Clever con artists that they are.

We are to the point where we really have no choice but to mutiny.

You can't op-out of the fight and run. .. We are way too far off shore to swim to safety (And there is no safe place anyway. SA for a while but that won't last.) It is take back the ship successfully, die trying to take back the ship, or stop fighting, bend over and be beheaded.

The race is on to off the slaves as the awakening starts to go viral.

Live Hard, We Can Beat The Pirate's AI AL Demon But We Have To Wake Up Faster And Work Together, Die Free

~ DC v4.0

Herd Redirection Committee's picture

Self-defense is racist.

Self-preservation is hate.

Ignorance is strength.

War is peace.

Grandad Grumps's picture

"Pride is not a virtue."

conraddobler's picture

I had this conversation with someone.

It occured after they came to the conclusion that, My God you are right about it all.

They said we should overthrow the government and I said.

No, we shouldn't because....

To achieve that, you'd have to become even more evil, vile and corrupted than they are, there is no other way.

To do that, you would lose everything that means anything.

So.....

We wait because that's all we can really do and turn to God, because again, that's the only way you can possibly win.

It's a logical proof of God in my opinion and others might not see it that way but that's how I see it.

Now if enough people did this, the problem would solve itself, but in trying to fight this thing, they are powering this thing.

You can't extinguish hate with hate.  

It's tempting but ultimately to try and do so, you will become that which you hate.

 

 

Herd Redirection Committee's picture

Its not the 18th century any more, you don't amass all your forces and then go march in a column.

The advantage has been to fight asymmetrically for some time.  That is the lesson to be learned from Syria, from Donbass, from Yemen.

And that means definitely not firing the first shot. And of course you have to overcome State media.  Thats why this is an information war, at this stage.

csmith's picture

1. The urban liberal technocrat is one credit/asset crash and one pink slip away from a rapid and catastrophic decline in living standards to "loser" status

 

This is the best description yet of what actually happened in the fall of 2008. The morally bankrupt liberals demanded a bailout that middle America paid for in the form of ZERO RETURN on their savings.

withglee's picture

I have long held that our economy is, stripped of propaganda, nothing but an updated version of feudalism, i.e. neofeudal: a vast class of precarious laborers (i.e. precariats--precarious proletariats) who own little to no wealth-producing capital ruled by a New Nobility/Oligarchy that owns the vast majority of wealth-producing capital and control of the political system.

So he gets paid for stating the obvious?

Introspection by anyone makes it evident (obvious) that 3/4ths of the fruits of their labor are taken from them without them ever seeing them ... and they go to "capitalist" and "communists" and "governments" (they are all on the same team).

What a hoax. They've equated freedom with being able to keep 1/4th of the fruits of your labor.

Whata country.

Liberty2012's picture

sanctimonious and platitudes are words that need to be heavily used