Are we enemies of the state? Or idealist bourgeoisie?

I’ll get this one, put it on my card

I get frequent flyer mileage and a booklet of upgrades

So next time I visit the third world, I won’t have to fly second class

The people’s revolution is gonna be a podcast

I ask myself this every day, am I just bourgeoisie in disguise?

I’ve been poor before, I don’t let you guys forget that but I feel like all that I do have now that I’m in the middle class is corrupting me.

Man, I’ve been middle class at the worst times and definitely upper-middle class pretty much all my life. My family was near-millionaire at some point for god’s sake. We’re not really there anymore, but still.

I do the class-hatin’ around here!

Bourgeoisie=/=middle class.  Bourgeois refers to material conditions, especially in relation to the means of production, not simply how affluent one’s (or one’s parents) employment happens to be.

Big bucks Hollywood movie actors are still proletarians alienated from their labour.  Their affluence may mean that they lose their class conscience but as you can see from the plethora of down and out, dirt poor actors you get when they run out of work because they’re no longer the in-fad, their position remains precarious.

This is why working class people can progress upwards socially and become middle and upper-middle classed, but very very rarely upper class.  Their true class has not changed and the proletariat remain the proletariat, while the bourgeoisie maintain their control.

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