"Prince Andrew [has] . . an intellect worthy of the gene puddle from
which he was fished."
I say, steady on, Gary . . ! The "gene puddle" you refer to is part
of a much larger, ethnic European, gene pool. Making derogatory comments
about one's OWN gene pool (or puddle) is one thing. Making them about other
people's, is quite another, and there's a name it . . .
Otherwise, I thought your article was very good point, targeting the SYSTEM
"that makes some people rich by making others poor."
However, the exploitative roots of the existing socioeconomic order go much
deeper than your Marxist concept of "class struggle" gives credit to.
Classes (elites and interest groups) arise spontaneously as an expression of
individuals (and their families), no longer dependent on and committed to
their original tribe, continuing the primordial struggle for survival,
advantage (over others) and "success" in the artificial
environment of human society
itself. Members of any group (class, profession, or whatever) seek the
advantage of their own group(s) in the expectation that it will also be to
their own (and immediate friends and family's), advantage. Thus, the
fundamental (Darwinian) struggle is not between classes, but between individuals who
simply (or convolutedly) use their various group affiliation(s) (class,
profession, ethnicity, or whatever) to their own personal advantage.
It was to facilitate this misplaced and perverted Darwinian struggle, to the
advantage of society's dominant individuals and elites (originally
comprising just an aristocracy and priesthood), that state and economy arose
in the first place, developing over the centuries to what we have today and
thereby being largely reduced to the pursuit, retention and exercise of
POWER, i.e. money, the moral
high ground, social and professional status, etc. etc.
Like everyone else, Gary, you are pursuing your OWN self-interests, through
the groups you belong to, while deceiving yourself (and others) into
believing that you are serving (British) society as a whole.
It is interesting and important to note that virtually everyone in a
position of power and privilege, from the monarch (president or whoever)
down, will emphasize how they are SERVING society (their country, company,
institution, or whatever), when in fact their primary and effective purpose
(usually subconscious) is to exploit it to their own advantage.
This is what we need to recognise and develop an understanding of, if we are
ever going to come to grips with the problems (social, political, economic
and environmental) which between them now pose an immediate and existential
threat to our civilization.