A class warfare reader


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The Servant Class

In the Old World and in banana republics, there has always been a servant class. Not it the United States that prided itself on a strong middle class. The Republicans are doing their best to create a class of serfs, and as always, telling the serfs that "there is no other way."

The sad part is, the people are voting for their own enslavement, or do not see it happening.

Matsu's picture
Posted by Matsu on 7 March 2005 - 1:52pm

The young men from the ruling class with whom I went to college called the rest of us "peasants" when they didn't think we could hear them.

It all aligns with the conservative rhetoric, which states that if you are poor, it is because you are undeserving, while if you are rich, it means you are a better person.

In their view, legislation that further disadvantages the poor is only serving justice.

Hence outlawing bankruptcy for the poor (but not the wealthy), gutting Social Security so you never can retire on more than you manage to save, preventing people from suing insurance companies who deny health care in the name of profit, and so on.

Note how they're pushing really hard on all fronts. It's like they realize that, sooner or later, the people are going to wake up to what they're really doing, and then run them out of office for another 50 years.

Let's hope the Republicans don't run us into another Great Depression first. They did a pretty good job last time.

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Posted by media girl on 7 March 2005 - 2:16pm