“The world needs to learn what we know. We don’t need to learn what the world has been brainwashed into believing.”

Image: media.licdn.com There once was a saner life to be had in Merica. It wasn't a perfect life, mind you, not by any stretch of the imagination, but it was a much more sane one. But then, at some point, the 'experts' (the PhDs in this field/area and that field/area) were bought out by the … Continue reading “The world needs to learn what we know. We don’t need to learn what the world has been brainwashed into believing.”

Working Class Culture

Tales from the Conspiratum

limbo

Limbo: Blue-Collar Roots, White Collar Dreams

by Alfred Lubrano

Wiley (2004)

Book Review

Limbo is based on the premise that working class Americans (regardless of ethnic background) have their own distinct culture, values, language and world view. This cultural conditioning, based on early childhood experiences, provides an instinctive approach to the world that persists throughout adulthood – regardless of advanced education or changes in social status.

Lubrano starts his book with an analysis of fundamental working class values that distinguish them from the middle class:

1. A strong work ethic (unlike the middle class, which places higher value on getting something for nothing).
2. A strong, unambivalent respect for parents that persists into adulthood.
3. Strong ties to extended family..
4. A forthright approach to interpersonal communication devoid of hidden agendas.
5. Intense personal loyalty.
6. Firm limit setting for children.
7. A preference for common sense problem solving as…

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