Sunday, August 12, 2012
Class War (3)
'Lumpen-bourgeoisie' then emerged as the polite, or perhaps more scientific way, to reference the 'macht hungrig scheisse kopfe' or Job Creators of their day. This property owning class comprised the middle, or perhaps mercantile, and upper classes. This class of people, the theory predicted, would become smaller and smaller in number as power gravitated into increasingly corrupt and, fewer and fewer hands. 'Lumpen-bourgeoisie' was also a class considered way too self absorbed to care much about the historical inevitability of Kapital's decay, nor had they the necessary consciousness to conceive of a fairer and more just, or equitable, distribution of wealth. Of course bourgeois too, can also mean 'incredibly boring and wholly predictable.'