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  •  The underclass always points (1+ / 0-)
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    to its larger numbers.  In fact, once it falls below a critical mass it tends to collapse as a culture, so the numbers are evidence of weakness individually.  And it always pretends the things it touts as The Truth to be superior to the things the elite considers true.  When a member gets into the actual elite, strangely not so much.  

    Increase in numbers doesn't mean truly adaptive.  Check out gypsy moths, cockroaches, and dinosaurs.  All of them had huge numbers, emphasis "had".  Not so much anymore.

    Then again I find applying biological evolutionary theory to human culture to be a hammer that smashes a piece of wire, not a nail.  The longer I look at popular cultural and political beliefs, the more they seem just socially instrumental and emotionally held by about 98% of people.  Largely reactively or responsively to society around them and psychological needs.

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