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The more elevated schools provide all of these benefits - and more - by teaching charm, self-regard, imperious bluster, class signalling, and unrestrained feral greed as substitutes for inferior practical abilities.

Don't forget superciliousness, diffidence, sarcasm, entitledness, and buggery (the old school tie-that-binds in blackmail's bondage).
Then there are the Bullington-type rituals, unmentionable.

'Here a curtain of propriety descends upon the scene.' Mark Twain  

Privilege factories... Institutionalised sadism.
 

'The history of public debt is full of irony. It rarely follows our ideas of order and justice.' Thomas Piketty

by melo (melometa4(at)gmail.com) on Sun Feb 4th, 2018 at 09:19:13 PM EST
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