Heh. Now this is funny. I only wish they would’ve included this thing:
I find this one of the most baffling phenomena of the internet era. Pretty much the first thing you learn in any intro history class is that an era’s cultural artifacts are elite-only. That is, our few visual representations of 17th century France look like this:
….which doesn’t quiiiiiite capture the life most people were living back then. Similarly, most peasants — which is to say, most people, period — weren’t listening to Bach, watching Shakespeare’s plays, reading Voltaire’s essays, or philosophizing with Plato. The point of all that stuff, in fact, was to signal how elite you were.
At least back then, though, elite status had real power backing it. Nobody was going to tell Louis XIV that he looked like some kind of transvestite dungeon master, because he had a zillion-man army and the Bastille with which to deflect criticism. And indeed, the point of dressing like that was to overawe the peasantry. Nobody could afford to dress like that who didn’t have all the resources of an absolute monarchy backing him.
These days, though… I mean, just look at those mincing pajama boys. Those are our rulers. We know what their daily lives are like, because they can’t stop bragging about them on Twitter. They have no leg up on us in education, in talent, in drive, and certainly not in looks. They are, in fact, the kind of wussy apple-polishers that we red-blooded Americans used to stuff into lockers for their own good.
We know everything about these pussies, but somehow that hasn’t started a revolution. Life is strange, homies…. life is strange.Loading Likes...