Attitude Reflects Leadership
Just minutes ago I linked to the Chateau.
Here’s why. Roissy always challenges the status quo and leaves no point unexamined, no issue sacred. Not to mention he’s a great writer with an excellent style.
But the thought that really got me thinking was that he has certain expectations for men and women. That he recognizes the idealized version we all know and want in society but fail to find on a regular basis.
So what I pondered to myself is why don’t we have higher standards today than we did say one hundred years ago? It seems back then that things were very proper. From the personal accounts in the history books I read it seems that there was an impressive amount of unknown(to us today) mischief going on in those times but that people still conducted themselves with dignity and standards in public than we only mock today.
So what happened from then to know?
We lost the aristocracies and truly recognized upper-classes of that time. Even the middle-classes strove to replicate as close as possible the actions and behaviors of the upper-middle and upper classes.
I quickly debunked my own idea.
We still have an upper-class, the wealthy, and the visible elites are still all around us. However instead of Kaisers, Tsars, Dukes, and Counts as our social leading lights for the bourgouise merchants and workers we now have actors, rappers, and whole families famous for literally nothing leading people who live for…literally nothing.
It is not that the upper class no longer exists it is instead that it merely has been replaced by those not of the highest pedigree but more likely the lowest.
It’s not who they are that we respect, it’s what they do that we’ll watch that makes them worthy of our highest accolades and awards.
I’m certainly not making an appeal for a return to monarchical controls, in fact I’m not even saying anything about that. I would say most of the blunders in history are due to some Lord too arrogant to think anyone else knows better.
I’m simply saying that a society is only as good as those it holds in esteem as its representatives. Looking at the representatives we have now, we should feel embarrassed for ourselves.
These are not esteemed people, these are steaming piles of excrement.
Posted on February 12, 2013, in No Hope For America, Problems to Ponder and tagged aritocracy, chateau heartiste, examples and samples, history, leadership, men, roissy, society, standards, women. Bookmark the permalink. 8 Comments.