Monday, September 26, 2011

I got your "class warfare" right here, pal....

6 Ways the Rich Are Waging a Class War Against the American People
by Joshua Holland, Alternet


Excerpt:
..Real class warfare is when those who have already achieved a good deal of prosperity pull the ladder up behind them by attacking the very things that once allowed working people to move up and join the ranks of the middle class.



But there's another way of looking at “class war”: habitually vilifying the unfortunate; claiming that their plight is a manifestation of some personal flaw or cultural deficiency. Conservatives wage this form of class warfare virtually every day, consigning millions of people who are down on their luck to some subhuman underclass.

The belief that there exists a large pool of “undeserving poor” who suck the lifeblood out of the rest of society lies at the heart of the Right's demonstrably false “culture of poverty” narrative. It's a narrative that runs through Ayn Rand's works. It comes to us in bizarre spin that holds up the rich as “wealth producers” and “job creators”... More.

3 Comments:

Blogger Jefferson's Guardian said...

I chuckle when Republicans and conservatives start accusing the Left of "class warfare". They should know it, and understand it, better than anyone. They created and instituted the concept at least thirty years ago.

6:25 PM  
Blogger Anna Van Z said...

I know, right? who are they kidding?!

7:14 PM  
Blogger Jefferson's Guardian said...

Unfortunately, Anna, far too many. That's the frustration.

8:50 PM  

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