posted on Apr, 25 2013 @ 07:26 PM
reply to post by korathin
The feudal system was more likely overthrown because the serf class you refer to began to starve, and scrabble for survival while watching the lords
of the fiefdom become ever wealthier and strugge less. Meanwhile, the lords of that manor were merely middlemen, between the monarchy and the
peasants they lived off of. When the heads of the fiefdom began to come under assault themselves, for more than they had to give or taxed from their
population that they ruled over, or lived beyond their own means that they'd taxed from others' labor, because they were then taxed, themselves, by
the ruling class above them--this is when and why it broke down. For if the fiefdom was not going to protect the peasantry it lived from and sucked
the life out of, then they were not going to be a protective force when the castle of that fiefdom was charged by the current king's army. This is
way to complicated for how you couched it here:
You see, the final nail in the coffin of feudalism is when people began to focus on themselves and others at their level.
I am not really sure how that applies here analogously, unless it is thusly: government=monarchy; fiefdom=actors and celebrities, peasant class=the
rest of us. If we are to see it in that light, then this thread still applies, in that the celebrities are kind of caught inbetween, though one could
make the argument that they knew this when they signed on and someone approached them letting them know what the price for that "success," would be,
and it would become much more than their loss of privacy because the public would be allowed access into their lives in an unprecendented manner--the
question is, did they understand at that point, that their lives would be used as symbols for what would happen to everyday Joe Schmo in the same
circumstances? Because that is what ends up happening to them, and I believe, for the reason I just stated--as a way of letting the public know what
the rules are and what happens if you don't follow them. This is how their celebrity status is used against them, and their lives become nothing
more or less than a way to show the rest of us without it what will happen if we do A,B & C.....and/or what happens to "important" people, as
opposed to what happens to the rest of us....
Many different ways of looking at that, aren't there?