Friday, June 13, 2014

Caste System



Despite isolated pockets of upward mobility, society is hierarchical. The sacrifices of those below enable the surplus of those above them. The slope of the triangle may be more or less steep at a given time, but the overall socioeconomic pyramid holds, immovable as the ancient Egyptian structures.

How did it start? Which savage, monobrowed mouth-breather was the first to subordinate a fellow cave dweller?

It's been so long, this disparity, that it will take a global catastrophe to level the field.

And then so very little to spur the next shoving match.

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2 comments :

  1. Check out Robert Zapalski's work with baboons!

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    1. Thanks for the lead. I could always use a new take on balloons...

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