Some philosophers have presented the viewpoint claiming that ethical beliefs function solely for the dominant classes to enforce on the less dominant classes. The assumption is that popular ethical beliefs are those which, if followed by the majority of people, are in the interests of the “Bourgeoisie” dominant class. I would give you the example of the society in the book, “Brave New World,” where the Betas, Gammas, Deltas, and the even more witless Epsilons class stratifications of that society were there to solely serve the upper stratification of the Alpha classes.
Another “point of view” example is from the writings of the German philosopher, “Friedrich Nietzsche,” who believed that morality is just a fictional application used by the herd mentality of inferior human beings to hold back the few superior men … Of course it’s worth noting that he also died of syphilis.
The Socioeconomic Status in the United States can be broken down roughly into six social classes:
1. Upper class
2. New money
3. Middle class
4. Working class
5. Working poor
6. Poverty level
With this past 2012 election we have just seen the narcissistic hubris, of what I have just spoken about above applied to Karl Rove, the Koch Brothers, and Mitt Romney, just to mention a few.
Today Karl Rove now has to answer to a lot of big money donors to Mitt Romney’s Presidential Campaign based on the assurance from Karl that with enough money he could deliver a Conservative Republican win.
Many citizens across the country noted the true and exposing Freudian reactional aspects of Karl Rove when even Fox News announced that Ohio had gone for President Obama. The shock and disbelief was beyond what Karl could accept as he was sure Ohio was going to report that they had gone for Mitt Romney. After all, 100′s of Millions of dollars had been spent in this state alone to assure a Mitt Romney win. Some for legal purposes….maybe some for questionable illegal purposes.
As it had been well reported and documented of the attempt in states such as Florida, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and many other states across the country, of purging the voting rolls of those who would not be voting for the Conservative platform, tampered and rigged e-voting machines, plus complemented with the intimidation letters sent to many voters in the attempt to keep them from the voting polls.
Just as the normal pitfall of any criminal mind there is the subconscious desire to repeat what had worked before…..i.e. police detectives refer to it as “modus operandi.”
Just as the Republicans purged the voting rolls in Florida in 2000, which allowed W. Bush to take that state and thus the Presidential Election. Then in 2004 the Diebold e-voting machines were tampered with to flip those who voted for Kerry to flip and show up as a vote for W. Bush once again giving him that Presidential win. But just like any other dumb criminal, this is what Karl Rove attempted once again , funded by many to the likes of the Koch Brothers, and of course Mitt Romney’s son purchasing the e-voting machines that serviced the Cincinnati, OH area. I liken this as a bank robber coming back to rob the exact same bank because it worked so well last time.
My complements to all the voting poll judges across the country to be aware and on the lookout for repeating the exactly same thing the Republican Party has done in the past to steal an election, and made sure it did not happen again this year. Their goal was fair and accurate ballots were going to be cast!!
Just as “Friedrich Nietzsche,” thought he was above the Social Morals of society in his time, Karl Rove, Koch Brothers, and of course Mitt Romney, thought they are above the Social Morals of our time and the insistence to promote the upper 1% (the old and new money upper classes) and let those of us below this social economic stratifications to support their “Elite and Privileged Lifestyles.”
Well to their surprise and demise…..the majority citizens of this country did not fall for the scam!
I would also add that just like Nietzsche….. I think Karl Rove should also die of syphilis!! He deserves nothing less. Then on the other hand….Karl has to answer to a lot of wealthy and powerful men of how he failed with all of their “Billions of Dollars” they had invested with him for this election. That result maybe worse than syphilis!! :-)