Max suggested that social conflict occurs when the members achieve class consciousness and solidarity such as when they become aware of their exploitation. The members of two conflicting classes have common and antagonistic interests.
Class antagonism may not always be violent as it may be expressed as low worker morale and abuse of authority. The society is held together by a common acceptance of values such as right and wrong. The consequence of this is a harmonious and predictable social order (Crossman, 2011). Social conflict theory holds that since the society is composed of many competing interest groups, agreement on these common values is minimal.
Power and authority are the reflections of social, political and economic instability in these societies. Society is defined by power relations and the few people who hold power work towards maintaining the status quo. The ruling class will always violate the law with impunity and walk free while the subject classes will be punished (Crossman, 2011). The policies and legislation passed by the government of the day and the civil service promote the economic, social and political interests of the bourgeoisie.
The subject class is oppressed and alienated from the services they are supposed to get. When class struggle emerges in capitalist societies, it results into a revolution that will introduce socialism as the mode of production and also the system of governance (Crossman, 2011). This will eventually lead to social change.
Social conflict has been used in this article to portray how the American society has unanimously agreed to use drugs such as Adderral and Concerta, Focalin and Vyvanse and non-stimulants like Intuniv and Straterra to tamper the traits of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (A.D.H.D). The medication is used to curb severe impulsiveness and lack of concentration and allowing the drive of intelligence to