Returning to those 1930s radio serials that viewed life from the side of Deplorables. Their message went beyond simple empathy.
The writers understood that Insatiables have all the advantages. Natural status plus wealth plus easy access to power structures. If Deplorables want to survive at all
we need to grab every available advantage. We can't listen to the Bishops and Kings and Queens who tell us to be nice and sweet and moral.
Nice and sweet and moral means losing your property and skills and life.
The best parable is the story of Jack Horner as told by Hix.
Jack manages a Bishop's estate. The Bishop, wanting to curry favor with Henry VIII, orders his cooks to include the deeds for six of his estates in a pie. Bishop tells Jack to dress fancy and take the best horse to deliver the pie. Along the way, Jack realizes that the servants in the taverns are treating him in a way he's never experienced before, because he has money and visible status. He gets smiles and kisses from women. The light dawns. He opens the pie and grabs one of the deeds, and from then on he's a nobleman.
True or not, it's a good fable.
Green Valley Line
is a constant parable in every episode. Locals are fighting off NYC bankers who want to LBO and merge their small railway. They fight fire with fire, lawyers with lawyers, cheating with cheating.
Chihuahuas need to bark and bite. Great Danes can be nice and moral.