I think we've all lost the plot somewhat. What is the actual goal of the system? Is there one?
"'The optimum population,' said Mustapha Mond, 'is modelled on the iceberg--eight-ninths below the water line, one-ninth above.'"
So I guess I count as 'middle class', so still 'below the waterline' unless I somehow make it really big like a Richard Branson or Paul Allen, coz I'm fairly well educated AFAICT and sort of in whats considered a high tech profession, though I'm by no means a high flyer. Depending on your perspective I'm a sort of failed hanger-on to the inflated higher social aspirations of my parents, more due to them continually propping me up than to my own personal life successes. Well now that a lot of my older relatives and one of my parents is dead and my mum has inherited some money, and we have a house that's all paid for and so forth we're more or less living on capital alone, though I kind of feel that goes against my personal sense of ethics and I'd rather be doing something maybe more low-skilled that I could do consistently well and actually support myself with. Like try to use the relative money and freedom that you have now to maybe make things work just a little better so that by the time you are 50-60 and that's probably all gone you aren't still left all on your own, being really psychologically immature and still struggling with no pension. Whatever..
Like I have never really liked the idea of there being such a class system at all, on sort of 'pseudo-moral' grounds, since I probably actually benefit from it a lot more than some, but it's taken me a long time to realise that the aversion I have to it is probably just a product of my 'queer' psychology, straight men really don't seem to have nearly so much of a problem with knowing and accepting their place in the pecking order, and that its essentially an inevitable result of our differing underlying biology and not purely due to social coercion in needlessly impoverishing the lower classes, so it can't really be 'fixed' with ever more equal opportunities laws or differing educational policies, and it maybe is necessary for there to be a relatively few really smart people that are much more highly educated to control the masses who aren't, so that we can all materially benefit from having all these big complex businesses and utilities and governments that 'look after' everyone to one degree or another but I wish those at the 'top' weren't always so obviously creaming of the efforts of millions at the bottom because from where I'm standing it all seems so cruel and unfair.
But anyway, I guess I'm saying that all this identity politics and sexual minority stuff is not about bringing about any actual long term social change, the system carries on re-perpetuating itself regardless with fresh bodies every few decades, and it's more of a bit of temporary side-show motivation and distraction, something else to argue about like 'bathroom bills', so that you stop looking so hard at the people pulling all your strings.
To them you are more or less just a self-motivated mobile meat based cog in their private money-making machine, and while you might believe you have the 'right' to make these personal lifestyle choices, that you possess a soul or a spirit that wants to soar to new heights and you want to experience true love or start a family, they don't want to spend that much money or effort on giving you crazy total-gene makeover treatments when you are basically just expendable apart from all the effort they have already invested in your brain making you somewhat skilled in one particular domain or another. We don't change people body bones and blood and DNA etc., if they are somewhat useful we prop them up by spending as little as possible on them, making them jump through lots of hoops in the name of 'safety', eventually maybe fixing their flawed biology and basically humouring their neurosis, if they are not so useful we let them blow their brains out if they want to, and there are always plenty more where they came from
Your life is not really about these kinds of personal freedoms and experiences, that's just the product of centuries of religious indoctrination and the last 100 or so years of excess industrialisation and consumerism having pretty much rewitten our psychology to have massively inflated expectations of our own personal value to the world. The terms 'cis' and 'trans' in this context are merely a cultural invention of the last decade or so in which we have started to address/pander to some more obscure aspects of the collective variations of human biology/psychology, who seem to be getting quite vocal about their so-called 'rights', as it's probably ultimately cheaper than just keeping them on psychiatric drugs for the rest of their lives. Get a few nice propaganda pieces on the TV to make the scared and deeply closetted feel a bit safer about coming out and getting treated and they'll maybe stop perpetuating the problem on into the next generation.
I know I'm really cynical right now, but you know, all the advances we have had in science and technology in my short lifetime seem mostly to go towards tightening the cage around us, providing us with mere mindless entertainment, and giving us starry-eyed hope for a glorious future singularity type event that is never really going to happen.