The Caste system works fine for Minbari - you're either Worker, Warrior, or Religious. But what would happen if Earth had a caste system? Knowing how humans love specialization, compartmentalizing and exclusivity it could get a bit weird...
This caste would include the Pope, Bishops, Priests, Rabbis, and other such religious types, as well as nuns and monks. Cult leaders and followers would technically belong in this caste, though some may complain about it.
This would include the military, police officers, and security officers, as well as postal workers and professional hit men. Lawyers could conceivably fit in here but they deserve a caste all their own (see below).
This would include all those "Would you like fries with that?", "And we check your oil and wash your windshield, too.", and "Is there anything I can help you find?" types. Also includes secretaries and prostitutes. Builders and construction workers belong here but engineers and architects have their own caste (see below).
This includes all politicians, Mafia, crime bosses, and extremely wealthy people.
Upper class people who don't actually work, such as spouses and children of wealthy people.
All business people.
There's so many of them they can populate a caste all their own. Not to mention all the different types - Defense lawyers, Prosecuting lawyers, Civil lawyers, Insurance lawyers, Divorce lawyers...
Trust me, they deserve to be in a caste of their own as well.
All scientists - Chemists, Physicists, Engineers... Also Architects and non-military doctors. Ordinarily these types would be worker caste, but some of them feel they are higher beings than the rest of us.
All people who are on government support, homeless, or otherwise poor and disadvantaged. Of course, according to President Clark, this caste doesn't exist.
All actors, theater people, singers, talk show hosts, mimes, journalists, and news anchors. (After all, what is news but entertainment that's true? And sometimes not even true.)
This page created on November 3rd, 1998.