The chattering classes is a generally derogatory term first coined by Auberon Waugh often used by punditsand political commentators to refer to a politically active, socially concerned and ‘highly’ educated section of the “metropolitan middle class“, especially those with political, media, and academic connections.
Unashamedly stolen from Wikipedia.
So here we are an elite of metropolitan middle classes, we blog, we twitter, we FB, we whatsapp, hangout, facetime, so much punditarty, so much quasi adgenderised polemic about this that and the other, endless posts about tinder, pof, okcupid, the shallow trivial search for something, yet we really don’t know what it is that we truly want.
The online proselytising of the post processional neocon religious (we have the answer – belief) demogogs, who are nothing but spiritual grifters. Worse are the well meaning souls, who think by trotting out their insular worldview we can fit it into our particular circumstances. I’m often reminded of a line by Billy Conolley, “A big boy did and ran away” (it was used to describe him shitting himself as a kid). These pundits say their stuff and fun away. Do they give reasonable tangible physical help at the moment it’s needed. No, they offer advice after it occurred.
Modern life is so damned difficult in the information age, the global village has just enabled a better way to gossip and tut-tut-tut. Frankly, I don’t give a shit about the second and third worlds they don’t have to put up with this kind of garbage.