Growing up working class rural you grow up in a crime free environment. People attach little or no importance to appearances, acts are what counts. You grow up independent, self-sufficient and resistant to others opinions – because of the absence of people to have opinions – and words are only air. They don’t get the job done or the problem sorted.
The industrial revolution freed the urban working class into factories – they escaped from being servants, often treated no better than slaves and having every minute of their time supervised by their master – to being workers. Employees who could choose their work and who they worked for and outside working hours their time and their lives were their own.
The masters had a distinguishing mentality. The conviction of their own superiority, their birthright to totally exploit others for their own interests, to completely own another persons life. They practised total self-indulgence to themselves while enforcing total unending criticism against their “inferiors”. The social inferiors were to be constantly judged. The social “superiors” were never to be judged.
The pattern was duplicated in male-female relationships.
The masters employed a range of tactics to maintain their own privilege and social ascendancy. A man’s reputation virtually had no impact on his social status. But a woman’s reputation could be used to totally strip her of what little status she had. A woman needed a good reputation to make a good marriage and to access a good job. All a man had to do to get rid of female competition was to wreck her reputation. The woman’s own behaviour could be trumped by a man’s lies.
Higher social class could use the same tactic against any working class person who looked as if they might become competition. If they had any asset worth taking – like a good idea or an invention – it would be stolen or hi-jacked through some clever legal manoeuvre. Any lie told by a social “superior” delivered with assurance and conviction would be believed against any truth told by an ordinary person.
The “superiors” had at their disposal a wide array of dirty tricks for keeping their subordinates “in their place”. And they continue. Any lie told about a working class woman will be believed by everyone of higher social status. Seventy percent of gang stalking targets are women. Men have always speculated about the sexual/moral status of any woman they know about and any woman with a tarnished reputation becomes fair game.
What at is guaranteed to cause wholesale revulsion against any person is the accusation of paedophilia.
The masters are playing their favourite divide and rule game. One set of lies to one set of people, a second set of lies to a second set of people and a third set of lies to a third set of people – and keeping the sets separate so they cannot compare notes. The vilified targets – who is going to talk or listen to them? The smug gang stalking vigilante recruits released on a moral crusade to save society. (Well, we always knew “people like them” were up to no good). And the masters using the alternating techniques of law or crime according to the circumstances pocket the proceeds of everyone’s life’s work, while micro-managing their slaves lives. Status quo restored.
Working Class Hero, John Lennon
Mr Blue, Tom Paxton