Monday, 11 November 2013

Cameron: Background does not matter. John Major: Shocked about Elite

Number 10 says background does not matter after John Major said it was "truly shocking" that the elite still controls the corridors of power. No, we are not talking about Cuckooland. We are talking about the real world. For centuries, families based their fortunes on passing wealth and genes from generation to generation and this is how we arrive today to a world in which there is a growing gap between haves and have-nots.

While scientists and researchers state that 'the richest people live longer and better', there are still people who are oblivious to one fundamental fact: wealth is not only about money. It is money combined with genetics both in terms of health and intelligence including emotional intelligence to succeed.

Those who say that 'two-parent families are not necessary' and even promote families headed by 'same gender couples' are oblivious to the fact that social disintegration does not lead to wealth and in Britain - like in many other countries - we face the nightmare of more and more people living on their own or of children growing up in dysfunctional families.

Background does matter. We inherit genes and we share memes. There is genetic wealth and intellectual wealth and when genetic wealth and intellectual wealth come together you get power. This is why the so called Elites fare better and therefore have access to means other people can only dream about.

More often than not, differences in terms of wealth are just the tip of the iceberg. We ignore genetic wealth and intellectual wealth at our own peril.

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