, historic image of boys from 2 social classes, taken July 1937 outside Lord's Cricket Ground, England.
"Toffs and Toughs" is a 1937 photograph of five boys: two dressed in the Harrow School uniform including waistcoat, top hat,boutonnière, and cane; and three nearby wearing the plain clothes of pre-war working class youths. The picture was taken by Jimmy Sime on 9 July 1937 outside the Grace Gates at Lord's Cricket Ground during the Eton v Harrow cricket match. British class system, although the name "Toffs and Toughs" may be no older than 2004
Yesterday I saw an episode of Through the Wormhole about the possible changes in the future of the human race caused by changes in genetics. According to the program all the races are now about equal in intelligence. The question is if genetically breeding a superior upper class is possible.
The way it is now the rich have a greater influence over political decisions. So they have more control over how the country is run.
Then I found this discussion on Yahoo Answers. “Are the ruling elite and upper classes genetically superior to the working classes?”
I don’t think so. They made their money the old fashioned way; they inherited it!
Born into a wealthy family, there is no need to work. Life is to enjoy. College is purely for Liberal Arts, "studies intended to provide general knowledge and intellectual skills rather than occupational or professional skills."
Today the ordinary college graduates are so financially burdened that they will most likely never own a house, never mind saving for retirement. There may be no retirement for them.
For now there must be some small degree of inbreeding in the upper class along with some of the dangers involved. This has a small effect compared with wealth.
But if a way to quickly modify DNA and genetically breed a superior upper class, maybe even within one generation; only those with the advantages of wealth would be able to afford it. This would result in what I like to call a "Working Class" and a "Leisure Class". The work would be for the support of the “Leisure Class” lifestyle.
Anyway, these are just some thoughts I have from watching Through the Wormhole.