View Poll Results: I would define class according to:

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  • family prestige (hereditary like descending from nobility)

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  • education

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  • behavior/manners/etiquette

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  • race (a sort of caste system like in India)

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    How Would You Ideally Define Class?

    According to wealth, family prestige (hereditary like descending from nobility), education, behavior/manners/etiquette, or race (a sort of caste system like in India)?

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    Just a few I can think of, but there are many, many more.


    The pursuit of all things sublime and beautiful. In short, Germanic refinement.

    Behaving towards your equals with the utmost courtesy and respect; earning the right to fit in with those have have already achieved or are near to achieving class.

    Good, tradional Germanic manners.

    Class does not allow itself to degenerate as the "upper" classes have allowed themselves to.

    It is still opening the door for ladies and the lady expressing genuine thanks in return.

    It is recognizing and interpreting any and all attempts to subvert the Germanic way of life, which is the classiest of all ways.

    It is giving even your enemies a chance to be heard during debate, unlike the classless, shout-you-down methods of Bill O'Reilly. Never interupt.

    It is belonging to an elite, or nobility that has transcended titles.

    It stands in the face of the enemy to fight for its life, even if it knows that death is likely.

    It learns to stop whining and have appreciation for the countless millions who have suffered worse and never whined about it themsleves.

    Self-sacrifice, going out of its way to make friends and aquaintances as happy as possible.

    Confidence is class and rubs off on others around you.

    Class competes with class as a way of refining itself. By constantly trying to out-strive previous shining examples, you set a proper path for others to follow and in turn refine your own standards.

    You cannot buy class, because you then have to buy people who wait at your heels just to tell you that you do, so long as you keep paying them. I have read numerous stories of wealthy individuals who have to hire people with class in order to fill their mansions with refined things, and then pretend to have class themselves.

    People like Heidi Klum may have the physical look of class but they haven't a shred of it on the inside.

    Anyone who supports immigration, homosexuality, race-mixing, and refuses to see how these trendy, mainstream forms of "class" are destroying not just Gemanics but everybody else in the process are utterly classless.

    Class is when your friends and family respect you so much they will fight for you, to the death if need be, and you would return the favor.

    Respect your children, giving them adult tasks while they are still kids, instilling in them a sense of responsibility that they will carry into adulthood. Class is inherited by example.

    It is the feminine, and knowing how feminism has corrupted and cheapened women.
    It is the masculine and knowing how feminism has all but emasculated men.

    It is knowing that family is the most important institution.

    I will hunt an animal if I need to eat and survive, but I will not for the sheer thrill of the kill. In the olden days a real man would allow his prey a fighting chance out of respect, allowing it to charge. If the hunter is a real man he will stand his ground as well as prove his skill as a hunter. I just cant find any respect for hunters today who sneak up on an elephant or grizzly bear and kill it without giving these majestic animals a chance to fight. This is the equivalent of how the jew has hunted the gentile, sneaking up on us and killing our heritage.

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    A combination thereof.

    Traditionally, I consider class to be a combination of educational level, income, profession, in addition to taste, values and ideas. However, I think class is really defined by behaviour, manners and etiquette, and it isn't necessarily concentrated in the upper echelons of society.
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    Wealth, education and behavior.

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    Personally, I think those who believe class differences are based solely on economic factors, or artsy-fartsy interests are basically just elitist snobs.

    However, race and genetics do play a significant, and realistic role in creating mentally and physically superior beings who are able to achieve a state of excellence without treating those around them with disrespectful contempt.

    This is why I'm a proponent of eugenics. Stronger, faster, smarter people who also understand the definition of compassion and empathy is exactly what this twisted world needs to save it from destroying itself.

    Class Prejudice:

    Believing that certain people are superior doesn't automatically make them superior beings. It just means they are allowed to occupy a position of power to fulfill a role that is beneficial (or not) to society.

    "Social class prejudice normally involves elitism. Elitism is the attitude that members of a certain social class have personal abilities, such as intelligence or leadership skills, that place them at the top of the social stratification. Their views are taken more seriously than others. They are considered the most fit to govern a nation. Elites hold special positions of authority and enjoy special privileges that set them apart from others in society. They are accustomed to being treated specially with favoritism. Examples of well-known elites in America include wealthy presidents, including Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882–1945; served 1933–45) and George H. W. Bush (1924–; served 1989–1993), and celebrities such as professional athletes like basketball star Michael Jordan (1963–), actor Tom Cruise (1962–), and singer Michael Jackson (1958–). Some people are treated with favoritism simply because they are famous; however, being famous does not automatically make a person elite."

    https://www.encyclopedia.com/social-...lass-prejudice

    Frankly, I can think and work more efficiently than most of the materialistic elitists who smugly 'feel' that being able to purchase an exorbitantly expensive object that supposedly passes for sophisticated art makes them superior to me... And I hardly consider myself to be a superior being. Just more aware of the BS that surrounds me.
    “A dying culture invariably exhibits personal rudeness. Bad manners. Lack of consideration for others in minor matters. A loss of politeness, of gentle manners, is more significant than is a riot.” Robert A. Heinlein

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    I don't really think you can define class.

    You just know it when you see it!

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    Class may be defined differently in different social circles. To me class is integrity above all else.
    Life is like a fire hydrant- sometimes you help people put out their fires, but most of the time you just get peed on by every dog in the neighborhood.

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    You could suddenly lose all your wealth, but the class, refinement (prudence, modesty, etiquette, good taste) and education will remain inherent for the rest of your life.

    Noblesse oblige. Truly european stoicism, like Benjamin Guggenheim saying "We've dressed up in our best and are prepared to go down like gentlemen", waiting for the inevitable death at that point when the Titanic was sinking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Volk und Rasse View Post
    You could suddenly lose all your wealth, but the class, refinement (prudence, modesty, etiquette, good taste) and education will remain inherent for the rest of your life.

    Noblesse oblige. Truly european stoicism, like Benjamin Guggenheim saying "We've dressed up in our best and are prepared to go down like gentlemen", waiting for the inevitable death at that point when the Titanic was sinking.
    All of these combined with pride, which a lot of stupid people think is evil.

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