posted on Feb, 25 2013 @ 02:19 PM
Originally posted by werewolf99
Without the aristocracy you have a system based on wealth. Wealth can be made and lost. People born with more have an advantage but it really takes a
lot of money to be so large that it cannot be wiped out in one generation. In the past this has happened many times.
A system based on wealth would be better. That way there is no limit to how high a person can climb: yes with luck, bad luck can make things very
But luck is something that is difficult to control.
Care to explain in more detail?
How do existing historic aristocratic families provide a bar to the aspirations of non-aristocracy such as myself?
I'm begining to wonder which century you think you're living in. Two personal friends of mine have property estate values in excess of one million
pounds. They both grew up as skint as me with hand-me-down clothes, second hand birthday presents and recycled bicycles. One reached success through
education, the other through blood and sweat while renovating buildings.
How exactly do the aristocracy stop us gaining wealth in the UK?
I have risen and fallen from poverty a couple of times in life, sometimes through life circumstances but also through my own errors of judgement. I'm
enjoying the challenge of a new focus in life at the moment and my plan looks forward through the next couple years to an idea I hope to be successful
Unelected peers, the constitutional monarchy, aristocratic families and the like have no relevant influence in success or failure of my personal
plans. I ask you to explain how their mere existence crushes the dreams somehow of those born in less than wealthy lives?
I am so glad you do not influence the dreams of my own son who is thriving in a state secondary school, looking forward to chasing his own path
towards financial success.
Crap parents spoil their childrens success more than aristocratic families ever do these days in my opinion.
If you want to expand more on why the aristocracy ruins the dreams of us slaves I'd love to hear it. Right now I think your argument is looking for
reasons to be a victim in this unfair society of hereditary peers and the like.
I agree the constitutional position in our country is something I wish overhauled, but to cry slavery and restricted life aspirations? Sorry but to be
blunt I think that is ridiculous and you need to raise your life expectations.