Class Has Endured As The Most Divisive Force In Society

Not gender, not race, not orientation, but class has endured as the most divisive force in society. — Elizabeth Barrett Browning.

Reading the above gave me pause. There is so much discussion these days about race and orientation, and so very little about that part of human nature that considers one individual better than another because of status or class.

What is it about so many of us that thinks that certain people are better than others? What is it about us that puts us in competition with another?

All my life I have come up against people who thought themselves superior, and if I’m honest with myself I’ve struggled to resist the inclination myself.

Equality is a goal that needs to be everyone’s aspiration.

About the author

Webb Hubbell is the former Associate Attorney General of The United States. His novels, When Men Betray, Ginger Snaps, A Game of Inches, The Eighteenth Green, and The East End are published by Beaufort Books and are available online or at your local bookstore. When Men Betray won one of the IndieFab awards for best novel in 2014. Ginger Snaps and The Eighteenth Green won the IPPY Awards Gold Medal for best suspense/thriller. His latest, “Light of Day” will be on the bookstands soon.


  1. Your best is still being delivered. Will we ever get a chance to share a meal???? Thanks Rainer

  2. Theodore Roosevelt said, “Comparison is the thief of joy.” I believe he was correct. And this quote (that my daughter laid on me) has provided much resolve & relief.
    May it be so with you.

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