THE DESTRUCTIVE CLASS SYSTEM.
This perceptive painting by Edward Hopper represents the divisory class system that exists in many nations. It illustrates the ways people use to be associated with those of a higher class or social standing. These include the style of clothes and jewellery they wear, the insignia of office they have (see the man wearing military epaulets), their occupation, qualifications, possessions, financial standing, who they associate with, and the condescending tone they adopt when dealing with the 'lower classes'.
Although the demeanour of the woman in the background is one of complete indifference to the man dressed as a clown, in her attempt to stand out through excessive use of make-up she is actually being compared to the clown.
Various social classes are represented in this painting: The artisan, the artist, the officer, the entertainer, and those who merely wish to be entertained by others. All the people in this painting are dressed according to their perceived social standing.
THE RIGHTEOUS PRINCIPLE OF GOD REGARDING EXALTED ONES.
"These are the words of the Lord God... All is changed; raise the low and bring down the high. Ruin! Ruin! I will bring about such ruin as never was before, until the rightful sovereign comes. Then I will give him all." (From Ezek 21:26,27 NEB).
This principle, to be administered by The Christ Michael the Son of God, is equality for all mankind. It is a principle hated by highly exalted ones of this world.