Class Warfare Blog

January 4, 2017

Which Am I?

Filed under: The Law — Steve Ruis @ 8:09 am
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The Arbourist reposted an excerpt from a post by Michael Schwalbe on the Counterpunch web site (What We Talk About When We Talk About Class). Here is a quote from that post:

Part of the problem is that some of the conceptual language useful for unpacking these matters has been stigmatized. The language exists but using it carries a high risk of being dismissed as an ideologue. To speak of a growing gap between productivity and wages over the last thirty years is acceptable. To speak of wage stagnation as a partial result of declining union membership is okay. To speak of ever more wealth accruing to the richest 1% is now within respectable bounds. But to speak of an increasing rate of expropriation enabled by capitalist victories in the class struggle is to invite trouble. Or invisibility.”

So, on this blog, I have addressed the growing gap between productivity and wages over the last thirty years, that wage stagnation is a partial result of declining union membership, and ever more wealth accruing to the richest 1%, as well as pointing to who is waging this class war and how.

So, I would like to know: am I inviting trouble or am I invisible? When the FBI shows up, knocking on my door, will they be able to see me?

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8 Comments »

  1. Just hold a pot plant in front of your face and I assure you, you’ll be invisible.

    Comment by john zande — January 4, 2017 @ 8:20 am | Reply

    • I do not even have a potted plant let alone a “pot plant.” Apparently I am ill-prepared for the coming crackdown on political deviancy.

      On Wed, Jan 4, 2017 at 8:20 AM, Class Warfare Blog wrote:

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      Comment by Steve Ruis — January 4, 2017 @ 8:33 am | Reply

  2. Me thinks talking about class in this country is viewed as harmless ,much like sharing decorating tips with Martha Stewart and her disciples. Cute and quaint at best. Americans with credit or disposable income, for the most part, love to shop … and are unwilling to organize and participate in consumer based boycotts that could be a threat to the ruling class, or take to the streets in mass numbers. I’d would love to see a NYT photo of you holding said Pot Plant, but it would be in the lifestyle section, not in the news. Farce gained in popularity when rich kids drove, en masse, their (parents) SUV’s to show their solidarity for social change. So, I cast my inconsequential vote for … drum roll … invisible.😂

    Comment by Zachary Jack Marcus — January 4, 2017 @ 9:16 am | Reply

  3. SUV comment on ‘Occupy Wall Street’ protests.

    Comment by Zachary Jack Marcus — January 4, 2017 @ 9:18 am | Reply

  4. ? With the outer two curled?

    Comment by Steve Ruis — January 4, 2017 @ 10:09 am | Reply

  5. I’m sure the NSA can see you right now.

    Comment by List of X — January 5, 2017 @ 12:56 am | Reply

    • It was that damned “Can you hear me now?” Guy, wasn’t it? He was working for the NSA checking their mikes! Drat!

      On Thu, Jan 5, 2017 at 12:56 AM, Class Warfare Blog wrote:

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      Comment by Steve Ruis — January 5, 2017 @ 7:46 am | Reply


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