: the capacity or facility for rising to a higher social or economic position
— upwardly mobile adjective First Known Use of UPWARD MOBILITY 1949
'Upward Mobility' is genius capitalist bs. Basically the capitalist is saying that his empire will be unfair,but dont worry because if you play by our
rules and work hard you can leave your horrid life behind and step over the lower classes that you came from and become one of the beautiful people
just like us. Its the American Dream.
Its interesting that we do not see this new speak term until 1949. Interesting when you consider that WW2 ended in 1945. 'Upward Mobility' belongs to
the modern clever sophisticated American brand of capitalist empire. America was also telling other nations that the empire would not be fair but as
the American standard of living rises,so shall yours. Upward Mobility is a way of telling Africa that it will be exploited but if it played by the
rules,things would get better. Upward Mobility made Americans/Westerners feel less guilty about the inequity that the American Empire created and
maintained. Citizens could comfort themselves with the knowledge that there was a social order among nations and the west was on top. The lesser
nations just had to follow the leader and everything would work out fine for those helpless Africans. We could go on wearing the scarlet livery of the
Iron Heel guilt free.
So 'Upward Mobility' is some kind of capitalist oligarchy doublespeak for 'exploitation is good'. Now if you consider that the 'American dream' is
basically the same thing as 'Upward Mobility' you see that the American Dream translates to 'exploitation is good'. Now thats pretty crazy. Ignorance
is strength hey.
Now think about where the term 'american dream' comes from. It was first written by writer and historian James Truslow Adams. In line with capitalist
newspeak propaganda, the phrase presented to the masses has been twisted to mean the opposite of what Adams intended.
It is not a dream of motor cars and high wages merely, but a dream of social order in which each man and each woman shall be able to attain to the
fullest stature of which they are innately capable, and be recognized by others for what they are, regardless of the fortuitous circumstances of birth
Adams wrote this in 1931 but I think its safe to assume that the use of 'the American Dream' as a propaganda slogan would coincide nicely with the
invention of the capitalist doublespeak propaganda term 'upward mobility'. It is easy to forget that before WW2 America was not the superpower that
they have been in recent times. The use of 'the American Dream' is post WW2. It is clear that Adams saw the American Dream as equality between all
classes. A place where a man could be valued for his worth.
A guy that went to college and is now having to work in the services industry because all the jobs are in China is not valued for his worth. On the
other end of the scale a criminal called 50 cent that sings "its ya birthday" over the top of an Eye of the Tiger sounding guitar riff gets 50 acres
of mansion across the globe,100 luxury cars and his own strip club in one of his many mansions that he flies between in a black helicopter. Thats bs.
A CEO makes 24 million dollars in one year. Someone wins the lottery. Somebody wins American Idol. The rest of America goes to work. They work hard.
Governments tell them that Austerity is coming and its poor people fault.
Its actually funny. Then middle class people who somehow think they are
rich think the starving lazy masses are coming to steal their pot of gold. The middle class agree with the oligarchy and decide that these people that
send jobs to China and India are actually 'Job Creators'
(its like the oligarchy think we are all stupid). We cant criticize the all knowing 'job
creator' overlords because we would be lost without them.
We dont need them,they need us.
edit on 22-5-2012 by Germanicus because: (no reason given)