Class Warfare Blog

March 30, 2013

Unintended Consequences

The poor Republicans struggling to “relate” to black, Hispanic, and Asian voters are suffering from an unintended consequence. When I was a boy, the post WW2 middle class had just been built and the attitudes of the older generations were basically unchanged as they grew up under the old system. It was easily to look down on immigrants and poor people and “other looking” people as they were right there on view, living in their slums and filthy conditions. Clearly they were not like us and were to be avoided as being the wrong class of people.

But the conservative Republicans (is that an oxymoron now?) have succeeded so well with their plans, that the bottom 90% of Americans are indistinguishable from one another. All of the wealth in the bottom 90% has been sucked up into the top 10% (more so the top 1%, even more so the top 0.1% and yet more so in the top 0.01%).

Since all of us here in the bottom 90+% are so much alike, what’s to hate about others in that same group? Should we hate the immigrants taking our jobs? But wait, they aren’t; it is the 1%ers who are selling our jobs overseas. Should we hate the poor? Heck, most of us are now poor. The poor are just like us, living from paycheck to paycheck. Is it those black and brown people? They used to look different and smell different and eat different foods (black bread or tortillias to our white bread, etc.) but now they seem to be just like us.

Republicans used the differences between us in the bottom 90% as wedge issues to separate us. They used to think, wait they still do, that all Hispanics are Catholic and are anti-abortion and pro-life. But they aren’t. They are just like us.

They used to think, wait they still do, that all Black people were gangbangers, hos, or hip hop artists, but they aren’t, they are just like us.

They used to think that Asians were born Republicans as they want the best for their children, keep to themselves, and don’t get involved in politics. But while they do want the best for their children, they aren’t those other things, because they are just like us.

The scum sucking Republicans have basically recreated America into, not their own image, but in our image. Their problem is they are still thinking it is the way it used to be.

Hey, now that they have united us, let’s take this puppy out for a spin. First we will kill all the lawyers (thanks, Will Shakespeare) and then maybe all of the conservative Republicans, after that maybe the rich bastards behind the Republicans. I don’t know where to start, how about you?



  1. New Zealanders! If we just erase them we’ll be fine…

    Comment by john zande — March 30, 2013 @ 11:00 am | Reply

    • Now, now, this is not the time to even the Rugby score with the Kiwis!

      Comment by stephenpruis — March 30, 2013 @ 11:18 am | Reply

      • Ahhhh, but this goes well beyond the Blacks ability to thrash my humble little island nation in the sport of gods. Those born under the Long White Cloud have been soiled by Beelzebub…. who has a house just outside Dunedin. They are birthed by jackals then trained in covens. They’re debauchery is written into their genome. They are the un-well. They are Kurtz.

        Comment by john zande — March 30, 2013 @ 11:27 am | Reply

        • First of all B.L.Z. Bub is a respected Wellington lawyer and surely being birthed by dingos is not so bad, look what it did for Rome. Their debauchery (possessive, no) can’t be written in their genome as Gs, Cs, As, and Ts only account for three of the 10 letters in debauchery. And Kurtz? You are dropping an Apocalypse Now reference on me? Wasn’t that made in the Philipines, whereas New Zealand is known for soft, cuddly Hobbitts and such.

          Tell me it ain’t so!

          Comment by stephenpruis — March 30, 2013 @ 11:52 am | Reply

          • You poor hapless Yankee. I see he whose name shall not be mentioned has already sullied your mind with pretty daydreams of hobbits. The shaky islands are called that for a reason, you know…. Filth is always restless.

            Comment by john zande — March 30, 2013 @ 1:05 pm | Reply

            • But surely if they are being sifted the good shall rise to the top and the bad shall fall into the abyss (at least one of them as I hear they have more than a few).

              Whatever the case they make damned good shoe polish. (That may not translate–Kiwi is a brand of shoe polish here.)

              Being witty cross culturally is a bitch!

              Comment by stephenpruis — March 30, 2013 @ 1:30 pm | Reply

              • Actually, it works. In Australia we boil down whole Kiwis (the people, that is… entire families) and turn them into table lacquers. Fine finishing!

                Comment by john zande — March 30, 2013 @ 1:54 pm | Reply

                • I never suspected you would consider Kiwis for their depth … of finish or anything else.

                  Comment by stephenpruis — March 30, 2013 @ 1:57 pm | Reply

                  • As shiny wood protectors they do quite a good job 🙂

                    Comment by john zande — March 30, 2013 @ 1:58 pm | Reply

                    • And with that we should … finish?

                      Comment by stephenpruis — March 30, 2013 @ 2:04 pm

                    • Oh, I could play this all day… but yes, it’s time to walk my dogs before the storm hits

                      Comment by john zande — March 30, 2013 @ 2:31 pm

                    • Is that the one promised at the end of the terminator movie or just, you know, a storm?

                      Comment by stephenpruis — March 30, 2013 @ 3:33 pm

                    • Ordinary afternoon (summer) thunder storm. They’re pretty much a daily occurrence, although this one fizzled out a little. Nice walk had up through the scrub.

                      Comment by john zande — March 30, 2013 @ 4:36 pm

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