Analysis: Leftism is a status machine. A very, very successful status machine. Conservatives have lost status battle after status battle, often because they fought it as a policy battle. It rarely is.More at the link - read it, Share it, spread it around.
I've added to this since I posted it - I keep finding other relevant link. Such as this one, explaining how Social Points work.
I'll keep adding to this over time.
I've been hammering on this blog about the need to focus on the Culture, not the Politics, for some time:
Pushing Back Against the Culture
The Ikea Humans
It's still the Culture
And, yet, more - 8:35 am - Kurt Schlichter on Town Hall.
And, someone from the Indian sub-continent - with their own experiences with stratified cultures - analyzes the American Upper-Middle-Class.