I openly admitted that there is a lot of hypocrisy going on (I guess that´s what you guys call middle class guilt, even though this whole notion of "hey, don´t feel guilty, after all, you don´t belong to the upper class, so you have nothing to do with the wrongs of the past" gives me a severe stomach ache!). I guess it is statistically safe to assume most people on this forum are middle class. This thread might attract the exeptions, but I didn´t get the impression that this was a cross class pillow fight where the middle class was just one among others to get hit. Reading the thread the conversation went something like this: Are you class conscious? -> no -> only the middle clas is class conscious -> yeah, they suck -> I hate liberal PC babble, which is typical for the middle class.
At least that was my impression of the flow of the conversation. Under different circumstances I might be the first to criticize many middle class habits.
And speaking of consciousness, according to Kracauer, the problem with the middle class is exactly their LACK of class awareness (eg. they don´t have a realistic perception of their position on the social ladder). There is a hierarchy and they don´t see it. That would be the opposite of what has been stated here (i.e. that only the middle class believe in class distinction while the upper and lower class live happily in a world of rainbows and unicorns unbothered by their neglectable differences).