Genetically Breeding a Superior Upper Class

Toffs and Toughs, 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. 


  1. Very interesting post, John!

    Man tends to want a perfect a world without flaws. But...he should beware. For many of the flaws he has created himself. Rich or poor we all breath the same air, live on the same planet, drink the same water and eat the same food. No one is genetically is better nor, more superior than anyone else. If this planet dies, rich or poor, we all die with it.

    Just my point of view~

    1. I agree 100%.
      Thanks for the comment Jan.
      ~ John

  2. Thanks for the visit, John, I am glad you liked my poem

    Great post!
    I find it very sad that most of the college graduates are so overburdened with debt and most likely never be able to buy a home.
    My son has a good job and is saving money, I am very thankful for that and am sure he shall have a home when he is ready for it.
    He did not have any debt after finishing college as he had a baseball scholarship.

    Take care

    1. Margie,
      My daughter and her husband work full time. It will be a long while before they can afford their own home. Their college loans are a huge burden.
      My daughter is expecting their first baby this September. She would like to stay at home to raise their child but It's not likely. I suggested a part time job so she can at least spend a little more time at home.
      I'm glad your son will have some financial security.

  3. Very interesting post. I like it!


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