Orwell on the Discrete Class Prejudice of the Bourgeoisie

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I found this quotation from Orwell’s The Road to Wigan Pier in Owen Jone’s Chavs, and it exactly describes an awful lot of the Middle Class attitude to the workers:

Every middle-class person has a dormant class prejudice which needs only a small thing to arouse it … the notion that the working class have been absurdly pampered, hopelessly demoralised by doles, old-age pensions, free education, etc … is still widely held; it has merely been a little shaken, perhaps, by the recent recognition that unemployment does exist.

And you can find the same prejudices every day in the Mail, Express, Telegraph

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4 Responses to “Orwell on the Discrete Class Prejudice of the Bourgeoisie”

  1. Mike Sivier Says:

    Reblogged this on Vox Political.

  2. thoughtfullyprepping Says:

    Got to love Orwell. My favorite of his?
    “If you want a vision of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face – forever.” Now think Tories.
    Nuff said.

  3. richbroomhall1 Says:

    Reblogged this on richbroomhall1.

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