Modern bourgeois morality privileges good manners and being polite above doing ‘good’.


Modern bourgeois morality privileges good manners and being polite above doing ‘good’.

In this moral universe those in power can say and do anything and still remain in their own eyes ‘good’, ‘better’ or even ‘best’ – as long as they behave politely.

In this moral universe the great and the good can make people unemployed, can decrease wages and increase working hours, protect their own interests at the expense of those less privileged and can send poor people to fight wars on their behalf. And if they arrange these things with politeness and express themselves in rational, measured and above all ‘civilised’, tones they can still maintain their sense of cultural, intellectual and moral superiority.

To those who think that way I say, fuck you, you be-suited jerks.

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About I Am Not A Number

I Am Not A Number is written by Chris Jury. For 30 years Chris Jury was a TV actor, director and writer best known for playing Eric Catchpole in over 60 episodes of the BBC’s antique classic, Lovejoy, and for directing over 50 episodes of Eastenders. In 2008 he was appointed as the Senior Lecturer in Recorded Media in the School Of Music & Performing Arts at Bath Spa University. He currently presents, Agitpop, a pop & politics radio discussion programme on North Cotswold Community Radio http://www.agitpopradio.org.uk He is currently the Communications Officer for UCU at Bath Spa University and a UCU SW Regional Rep at SWTUC.
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