Human Rights

On Contempt for the People

  • Posted on: 8 May 2015
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

The one disease that afflicts the nation can be summarised in a single word – contempt! And the main object of this contempt is ordinary people.
Contempt is one of the more hateful positions that humans can adopt: it arises from a sense of superiority, that only I possess that something, that is superior to yours.
It might be my intellect (but rarely so), or my money (increasingly so), or my power, and always so! Contempt presumes that the “other”, whoever that might be, is in some way inferior or defective.