After long years of studying the dog and their owner I have come upon the greatest visual discovery while intoxicated, one of such great social import that it could just turn dog ownership and social message making on its head. Dogs are the medium of the social and economic message, much like the car in American Cult-zure. Dog ownership is a great damn unwritten property right! And our culture is a dog culture, sorry cat people, the movie about you and the songs about cats and stuff make us dog cultural people want to bark all the time about it, it is DOG CULT-ZURE in America!!
So let me break this down for you cult-zure fanatics and social-pathic sociologists and others who love political social irrr-relevency.
A dog's Eye View of Social symbolic meaning and the economic factors associated with the visuals of dogdom.
400 dog breeds to make a statement with.
High Risk Poobahs- Big men need big and demanding dogs with a big presence because they need control.
A. Control the perspective and the large over sized living room full of guests.
B. show they have a bigger???????
C. Hunt things in large packs using large herd animals to kill either large herd animals who are wild or a smaller red varmint.
D. race or hunt them to compete with other high stakes poobahs.
E. To show elegance with a sense and undertone of wildness, back to ones roots or supposed roots, giant hunters and royal dog breeds.
Artisans & Tradesmen- middle and upper class workers with special abilities or trades.
A. Usually have former working breeds of dogs that are now changed for new purposes.
B. Business and studio work area protection.
C. A cultural statement of refined thinking and visual contrasts.
D. Family member.
E. Part time hunting or varmint control.
Peasants and semi skilled workers Farmers, back to nature freaks, country folks, survivalists and those who are part time visitors to the wide open spaces left in this country.
A. work, all these dogs have a job and some of them are very specific.
B. Versatility of breeds that have many functions, many mixed breeds: family member, protection, varmint control, door bell, floor duster and tid-bit picker upper and alarm clock.
C. Heritage dog breeds, ones that their ancestors grew up with and the symbol was passed for generations.
D. A true friend for people who live alone.
Gamblers, Fools, Lower Poobahs, and thieves.
A. Breeds are working animals but the jobs are slavish. Racers and fighters or high stakes security.
B. status of baddd dude-ness.
C. All these dogs have nefarious and a danger signal symbolic meaning tied to them.
After that you have priests and professionals who have many breeds that are tied to their original economic background. You have a dog rescue people who are heros to dogdom and then you have people who sort of think dogs are cool.
and then you have the minority, the feline people who will never, ever change American Cult-Zure to be a cat nation!, EVER!!!!!
Next article in the American Cult-Zure 101 Series. "I want a football team called The White Boys"- The Transient snake: Culture and the nature of assimilation.