Comments on: Old boys, new world: Britain’s upper crust looking more and more crusty http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2014/12/04/old-boys-new-world-the-upper-class-is-losing-its-mojo-in-the-uk/ Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Margaretville http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2014/12/04/old-boys-new-world-the-upper-class-is-losing-its-mojo-in-the-uk/#comment-103462 Sun, 07 Dec 2014 23:58:34 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=36253#comment-103462 There is no need to pretend to be modest egalitarians. All that is needed is respect for fellow humans. It is not what a persons ancestors earned and amassed, but what an individual today has accomplished that is the mark of a man. Taxation in Britain has taken much assets away from former inheritors of title and privilege and that, for the sake of leveling the field, is good. Take America, for example where ambition, drive, intelligence and personal sacrifice are often the hallmarks of successful persons. Next generations often die away much poorer.

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By: OneOfTheSheep http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2014/12/04/old-boys-new-world-the-upper-class-is-losing-its-mojo-in-the-uk/#comment-103395 Sun, 07 Dec 2014 16:54:05 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=36253#comment-103395 @brotherkenny4

“…a soft sheltered life tends to make even a smart person dumb.” First time I’ve agreed with one of your comments.

Don’t really understand why a wannabee euro-socialist would admit it, though.

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By: Cleveland2012 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2014/12/04/old-boys-new-world-the-upper-class-is-losing-its-mojo-in-the-uk/#comment-103326 Sun, 07 Dec 2014 05:40:16 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=36253#comment-103326 People fighting each other in Great Britain, and putting each other down, is a sign that all is not well. Their stratified and multicultural society is failing. London is a mishmash of buildings that clash with each other, and their society mirrors that. A kind of reverse colonization has occurred, and British identity is going out the window.

The British did not perform well in the latest war in Afghanistan. An American General, in secret documents that were leaked by Manning, said that the British, “were not up to it.” So we see failure at many levels. But the most important level is economic. Printing money is not going to work forever. Once the real economic woes begin one can expect to see Great Britain slide even worse into conflict and weakness.

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By: brotherkenny4 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2014/12/04/old-boys-new-world-the-upper-class-is-losing-its-mojo-in-the-uk/#comment-101776 Thu, 04 Dec 2014 20:20:40 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=36253#comment-101776 The French did the right thing with the Royals. Birth rights are meaningless. In fact, a soft sheltered life tends to make even a smart person dumb. Obviously the same thing is happening in the US with the generations of endowed wealth who are below average in intelligence, simply because they have never faced reality. But hey, they own the government and this news paper apparently since all government actions lately have been to suppress the opportunities of people and the press, like Reuter’s keeps putting the wealthy people PR programs out like they are real facts.

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