Wherein economic opportunities as the standard Metaphysical Ideals are not available, in part because it is necessary to maintain a labor force to perform necessary lowly functions, Alternate Polarities are an important function. These polarities may include separate individual and cultural Metaphysical Ideals and identities.
At the other end of the spectrum, as the Positive Base Comparative Standard, is the Elite Class, which in the secular perspective possesses the attributes of the prevailing Metaphysical Ideals. In general this represents the greatest capacities volitional abilities, or the highest degrees of progression, advancement and perfection of every type. It is property, wealth, power, elitism and sometimes education, notoriety as the ideal of Progressive Materialism.
The Elite Class represents the greatest degrees of volitional abilities and represents the model and object of upward mobility and the Progressive Material Identity. These standards serve several purposes. They are
necessary to separate themselves from the ordinary. They justify the superiority they enjoy. This class also is the Subtractive Base from which all the lower classes can assess themselves in terms of degrees of their own progressed status. The Elite Class represents the model and goal of upward mobility and an authority for social consequence as the upper measure in which to subtract. The Elite Class is traditionally institutionalized as Monarchy. However where Monarchies are not considered a favorable form of government, the Elite Class, so as to maintain their power without the resentment of the lower classes, is often invisible, and the Upper Class, new rich, Literati and Glitterati, may serve that role.
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