The only difference between now and feudal society is that the peasants knew it
I wasn’t going to write a dissertation to make my point
Would you prefer I replace “only difference” with “similarity” or “analogy”? So then I can just say metaphors compare dissimilar things that share at least one common attribute. The point itself would be the exact same and also skirt right by the most pedantic rebuttals.
The peasants were aware of their place in society, the non-capital class has cognitive dissonance their whole lives.
In practical terms, social mobility is very low.