Social Inequalities And Popular Culture

To what extent are social inequalities reflected in the form and content of popular culture? An interesting question and one that can be viewed in a variety of aspects and juxtapost ideologies. It is dependant on who is learning or profiting from the input or efforts of anothers abilities and the provision of those skills.

One person might be asked to submit an expression of their views on a particular subject with the honest hope and inner desire that this submission might progress their skill and ability in that area of endeavour.

We live in a world of constant change, unequalled contest and damming condemnation. Social inequality can amount to as little as the prospect of employment. Those seeking employment are not regarded as an equal to those who seek to employ.

The submission is rejected; it is not up to a standard, according to those who judge. The submission offered is not a returnable item, like some broken toy. It is out there and perhaps even successfully submitted as an offering by those who seek to profit without payment.

Time passes and the submitter, although disheartened, continues with their life in a sense of normality, until one day. One fine day, the call comes again. You were rejected, but don’t be discouraged, don’t distress, we are here for you; ‘try again’ it says, you maybe successful this time.

So what do I think of inequality and profiteering? I think this is a relationship geared to use those who are blind to the reality of modernity, through written content or in a more physical form of expression linked inexorably to a darker culture that pervades the air we breath and sights we cannot see; hiding, narrowed eyed in the dark shadows of desire and hope.