MIDDLE CLASS CLUELESS
I had a minion write and express confusion on my term “Mormon Yuppie Scum”. He felt it was a bit harsh, and perhaps I should clarify that I have nothing against Mormons ( hopefully they aren’t too sensitive like those wishing to be addressed as “Sub-Saharan African-Americans Of Descent From Unwilling Oppressed Minorities Unfairly Subjected To The Honky Mo-Fo’s Incarceration” and won’t mind that I don’t call them LDSers or something ). I actually like them more than most other organized religions. Say, oh, just off the top of my head, someone like the Roman Catholics who have a really bad history of torturing Jews ( if I’m remembering right, I think it was the first Spanish Jews that had to wear a distinctive ID badge or armband by law, about 500 years before the Nazi’s reinvented the idea ), burning witches or sanctioning their priests that ran around sticking their junk up the asses of twelve year old choir boys. I mean, even if you are just a selfish prick and don’t care about the kids, if I were the Pope I’d be trying to save my organization from imploding by rounding up all the priests and burning them at the stake as punishment. Of course, some of the blame must be shouldered by the church itself, because in the history of really retarded ideas, banning priests from marrying, violating the cardinal rule of human existence which is little more than procreation, is among one of the most moronic ideas ever in all the history of mankind. I’d even be willing to bet that not even Neanderthals or Cro-Magnons or whoever it was that was just beginning to use their brain for something more than a pillow ever had such a stupid idea as they were taking their new brains out on a test drive. But of course, the church should not take TOO much of the blame because when someone decides to be a priest they are usually a teenager and their hormones are raging and if they decide at that time of all times to become celibate than they absolutely know what pain and suffering they have in store for them. Although, getting back to the church, can anyone think of a worse recruiting tool to grow your organization? Look, we are so stupid we ask people to go against their very nature, their very programming. Also, once we turn these freaks on you, they will be so unhappy that they really put a negative vibe on the whole thing. Wow! No wonder no one wants to be Catholic unless a missionary threatens to hold a flaming bush under their testicles.
Anyway, back to whatever the heck I was talking about at first. I have absolutely nothing against the Mormon dudes. It is a religion that preaches survivalism, so I can’t argue about that. And every Mormon I’ve met is a mellow, agreeable chap. But they all have THAT look. The look that shows how astounded they are to be amongst not so polite company. I described it as a look of time traveling Beaver family members, confused and dazed at modern times. And I called them Mormon Yuppie Scum not because I dislike Mormons but because I dislike Yuppie Scum. Mostly for their attitude that they are so special that they deserve the very best of everything, from houses to wives to SUV’s to coffee to jobs. But in this case, the Mormon comment, I was going back to THAT look. The look that says, I Am A Clueless Bastard. Clueless as their world crumbles around them. Clueless as to why it is happening and what they can possibly do about it.
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It isn’t only non-preppers. I’ve been subjected to survivalist writers for thirty years ( I fell in love with the concept in my teens during the 70’s ), going by one name or another, one profession or another, and without fail, other than Kurt Saxon, they all preach Yuppie Scum variants of prepping. Spend a buttload of money and duplicate your middle class lifestyle for after the Apocalypse. I respect them all for what they were/are trying to do, but they are still grossly misinformed. Prepper and non-prepper alike, the whole middle class concept is a reflection of a historic abnormality. Which is energy surplus in a hierarchal society since after the Agriculture Revolution. It only happened to a small percentage of folks during the last five hundred years, and only to most of the globe in the last decade or two ( and that might not even really count since most of the recent globalization is nothing more than colonialism and ever decreasing rewards to the new straw-bosses ). In effect, the ruling elite allow a small amount of a giant surplus to leak down to the middle managers or trader class to grease the machinery. The recent middle class made up of Unions, minorities and the uneducated was nothing more than a bribe to the masses to not harm the means/machinery of production. None of this had squat to do with American Greatness, our Constitution, freedom or anything else other than the above.
The whole middle class thing was wonderful, don’t get me wrong. I tried it for awhile myself but failed to impress anyone. I’ve always been content in any shelter or with any income, my only criteria being able to buy books. The whole middle class lifestyle requirement didn’t leave much room for a library ( as an example, take your monthly car payment, insurance and all added, and divide that by $15- the average price for a good book at Amazon-you would be surprised how many books that will buy ). But I can see how wonderful the opportunity was for those that chose it. But that is no longer a viable option. The welfare pukes are being squeezed, the middle class are being squeezed. The rich are getting richer, and those choosing “none of the above” go along unnoticed and unmolested. It is a much better survival strategy to step away from the middle class lifestyle trap than to delude yourself it will provide any better prep supplies. Middle class is an endangered species. You can’t save yourself, nor can you return to it. Don’t try to hold on until the bitter end. Just let go while you have some control.
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