The second estate of French society was made up of the nobility. These nobles lived on manors which they had inherited. The second estate consisted of about 2% of the total population who owned about 25% of the total land in France.
These nobles collected dues and rent from the peasants who lived on their lands. This endless source of income allowed them to live a lavish lifestyle.
We are only young once. That is all society can stand.
When Saigon fell the signal for all Americans to evacuate was Bing Crosby''s "White Christmas" being played on the radio.