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I said I knew nothing against the upper classes by personal observation.
He described his ambitions and ideals, and his conception of the paradise wherein lived the people of the upper classes. As he said:
And all the destruction and violence had been done by the slum-dwellers and the upper classes. The I.L.W.
All grocery stocks had been bought out by the upper classes. And perfect order reigned.
Such people have generally visited at the houses of the upper classes, where the domestic slaves are usually well treated, and they have not, like myself, lived amongst the lower classes.
But its bigger misrule allows upper classes to return via fair polls.
That understanding was further adopted by the Occupy Wall Street protests in 2011, when demonstrators called themselves the "99 percent," separating themselves from the supposed 1 percent in the upper classes.
Posh People: Inside Tatler (BBC2, Monday) takes us inside the upper classes through the eyes of Britain's poshest magazine.
I referred to the "upper classes" a totally different thing.
Hugo Chavez was indeed a revolutionary, from his initial attempt at a coup d'etat in 1992 through his interminable hours-long speeches, his friendship with and support of leftist regimes, his obvious loathing of the upper classes, and his own glorification of his Bolivarian revolution.
By comparison, researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, found that individuals in the upper middle and upper classes were less able to detect and respond to the distress signals of others.
Do we really want to return to a past where the lower classes lived in houses that were cold, damp and overcrowded while the upper classes lived in multi-roomed mansions with heating in every room?

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