The Universality of Inequality

Instead of looking for explanations for the fact of inequality, anthropologists should look for the explanation for the notion of equality.

-Nicolas Gomez Davila 

the mere mentioning of caste has egalitarians and moderns shocked to indignation
the mere mentioning of caste has egalitarians and moderns shocked to indignation

When a historian or anthropologist studies history or human culture they are constantly appalled by how there is a universal aspect of inequality that predominates all societies. Academicians are taught to teach nothing but “facts” and complete objectivity without even a hint of impartiality, yet by presupposing as a “normal” starting point an egalitarian society they have already begged in question implicitly in favor for their own cultural context. Of course they question everything that all humans have taken for granted in all societies such as sex roles, rankings, families, religion, and government yet are completely absent in turning the lens of introspection upon … Read More

A society of shopkeepers

With the disappearance of the upper class, there is nowhere to take refuge from the smugness of the middle class and the rudeness of the lower class.

-Nicolas Gomez Davila

seen as a compliment to the english when it should be deemed insulting
shopkeepers is seen as a compliment to the english when it should be deemed insulting

Apologies for my temporary hiatus. No excuses, but it is in part due to the unholy admixture of labor and sloth. So I’ve been working at restaurants around the more upscale parts of town, and being in the service industry (which nearly all young people work in) I get to hear the conversations of the chattering classes, and all flavors of the bourgeois under the moon. I was told that it would be interesting working in the restaurant business since I get to interact with all sorts of people, especially the richer, more accomplished facets … Read More