How on earth is being middle class linked to power and corruption?
The reason I was saying anything about class at all is that torledo was using the word 'middle class' as a mild insult about baby carriers. (a sneer, actually).All I was saying was that if you are, or consider yourself to be, middle class, then what was wrong with that? I was not suggesting in the least that the middle class (if there is one) is better or worse than anyone else, or linked to intelligence or anything else - just that to sneer at it is unnecessary and pointless. And as I said- saying that you are 'working class' when you quite plainly are not is reverse snobbery, I think.
People who think they are better than they are come from all walks of life - it's a human failing and after all, what right to we have to put ourselves above them and judge what they are or are not?