The “Middle Class” Insult: Differences between vacations in Kansas and Hawaii

Who plans a trip to Kansas or Iowa for a vibrant family vacation that they’ve saved up for a year to embark on?  Almost nobody.  The only people who do visit these places do so primarily to visit family members. Most would consider a vacation to destinations like Disney World, Atlantis in the Bahamas, or Hawaii to be……….good, respectable, and worth the effort.  When people decide to take a vacation to a luxurious destination, there is a promise of goods and services that are beyond the scope of every day life which is the aim of their experience.  A vacation to Kansas, Iowa or any other Midwestern state lacking such luxuries just isn’t very attractive—certainly not worth saving up large sums of money to experience.  Well the same could be said when the government says that they want to bring more people into the “middle-class.”  When government oriented people, and union leaders say people should strive to be in the middle class, they are essentially saying that people should strive to vacation in Kansas instead of reaching for the stars in Hawaii.  The middle class is not a destination worth pursuing—it is simply a settlement—a concession to the life dreams of youth—and it is appalling.

The middle class is not something people should strive to become.  They should in America strive to become upper-class—or to live their lives beyond a class system all together.  They should live life beyond judgments of any kind—but if such things are required, the opinion that should be pursued is to have “class” and work to elevate their lives and the families who depend on them to heights of respectability.  To state that one wishes to become a member of the “middle class” is essentially declaring that they are taking their family to Kansas for vacation to look at large fields of farming that extend to the edge of the world.  Kansas is a wonderful place for grain production, and family value—but not exactly a vacation destination for anyone who has their eyes on something more exotic.  For people who would settle on such a vacation they are purposely avoiding the scope and culture of a world beyond those fields.

When government states that they want to expand the “middle class” they are saying that people should not strive to become members of the “elite” which is how they often see themselves.  They want a middle class because they want a voting population that is willing to settle into being comfortably numb and subservient to them.  The term middle class is the desire of the upper class—so-called—to rule over someone, and the desire is exclusively created to set a target for people’s lives which do not challenge the established peaking order of the political class—who wish to believe they rule over everyone else.

I dare anybody to produce a name to this website of a very wealthy person not involved in politics to some extent.  I’m sure there are some, but there are not many.  The reason is that wealthy people from the upper class are expected to contribute to political campaigns to keep politicians from looting their lifestyle in other ways.  This activity gives politicians the illusion that they are members of the upper class—because they tend to associate with members of society who are wealthy.  They don’t often speak to the common middle class people—until they want votes—and when they want those votes, they want to know who the middle class people are, what their ambitions are, and where they want to go for vacation.  It helps the cause of the politician if the members of the middle class don’t expect too much in life so it is easier for them to provide government services to meet their desires.  So they encourage people into the “middle class” with the same reasoning that a lazy, no good father takes his family to Kansas to watch plants grow on a farm because they are too cheap to take their family to Disney World. So politicians lower the expectations so it is easier to fulfill the parameters of a good vacation.

Calling someone a member of the “middle class” is like calling them a cheap suit, a fast food restaurant, or in more equitable terms a Ford Focus as opposed to Lamborghini.  You make do if that’s all you can accomplish, but you certainly would not consider “aspiring” to such a thing.  To accept a Ford Focus is to settle, but one should always work in their life to drive a Lamborghini………..they may never get there, but their life will be better because they at least tried.  Being in the “middle class” is to settle for a life that one is not in charge of—that is always subservient to a “ruling class” where ironically the people who are most vocal about a middle class speak the loudest.

Any education system which trains citizens to be “middle class” is deliberately stunting the economic growth of its society.  Any politician who promotes the middle class is seeking to rule over the minds of the masses.  Any citizen happy to be one of the middle class is a lazy antithesis to the dreamers born of freedom.  They are disingenuous to their nation and to themselves for setting the bar so low that they hold down everyone connected intellectually with them just a little bit—enough to have catastrophic consequences on human development.

The middle class is not something to aspire to, it is an insult—and politicians routinely utilize that dialogue so that it has become common place—so common that it doesn’t even come across as an insult.  For those who are content to say—I’m just a simple man of simple means—and am happy to be in the middle of the pack—then being in the middle class is where they belong.  But there are those who are like Richard Branson, Steve Jobs, and many others who are not content to stand in line behind the rules politicians have outlined for mankind, and be content to stay in the middle class.  They reach for the stars and sometimes snag one—and all of society is better for it.  But to catch a star someone has to reach for them, and in the middle class, most are fat, dumb, and happy to just have their average car, their average wife, their average children, their average education, their average house, their average mind, their average cloths, their average intellect and measure themselves not against the best in society but their neighbor and what kind of lawn mower they have, what vehicle they drive, and dress they way they dress.  Politicians love those types of people because they do what they are told and do not question anything that might make them stand apart from the crowd.  They are the middle class and when someone declares that they are of that “class” the term is an insult—not a credit.

No child would admire a parent who grants their family a trip to Kansas when they had Disney World as an alternative.  The reason trips to exotic places are more rewarding than those to common—easy destinations that are far cheaper, and more practical is because the expensive, hard to reach objective means more, and yields better.  It is not admirable to just be average—but trying to be exceptional is commendable—and that is a trait that cannot be engineered from the human mind.  It is attempted with modern education, but it has not been successful. People deep down inside share a love for the exceptional, and they yearn to reach for the stars themselves.  But most fall victim to the old scam from politics declaring that the middle class is a destination worthy of lifelong endowment.  Yet it’s not, being in the middle class is just an announcement that they are not a threat to the powers who crave to live in the upper class—the class where the wealthy give financial donations to parasites called politicians, and those same politicians gain the illusion of power because their associates are donors trying to buy government off their back.  Such people need someone to rule over—so they call those people “middle class” and insist that if everyone stays in that category—then the government will care for them like a nice and noble king.  It is the unsaid rule to the class system inherited by the debauchery of Europe—that the middle class exists, and is a term that should have no place in the language of America.

Rich Hoffman