Class Warfare Blog

March 15, 2017

Apparently It Is Never Enough

The oligarchs running our government could just rest on their laurels as they have won on every front, but apparently that is not enough. If you think things could not get worse, read this “Right-Wing Billionaires Have a Project to Rewrite Our Constitution, and They Are Shockingly Close to Pulling It Off.”

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  1. There are times when I wish I could revert back to the years when “politics” was just a word. I rarely read any political news and it was never a topic of discussion among friends or family. IOW, I was more or less oblivious to all the “stuff” that was going on. Oh sure, I heard about the “Big News” but rarely knew any of the details.

    Unfortunately things changed during the 2004 election (when dear Sarah came into the public eye) and now … I’m in it up to my neck. I almost wish I could return to my former state of mind — especially after reading articles like the one you just referenced.

    Anyone know of a cave that might work as a suitable home for the next several years?

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    Comment by Nan — March 15, 2017 @ 12:52 pm | Reply

    • Yeah, I took a long vacation from politics and that means I missed major parts of the the forty year crusade by the radical right to destroy the American Middle Class, of which I am part. The price of liberty is eternal vigilance. (Who said that? I know it wasn’t Jefferson.) I suspect that it is not just eternal vigilance but continuous also.

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      Comment by Steve Ruis — March 15, 2017 @ 1:32 pm | Reply

  2. Some of the founding fathers feared this kind of thing in the early stages of this nation. Jefferson conveyed this in a letter to a friend and fellow Virginia statesman, William Branch Giles back in 1825 about a “vast accession of strength from their younger recruits, who having nothing in them of the feelings or principles of ’76 now look to a single and splendid government of an Aristocracy, founded on banking institutions and monied in corporations under the guise and cloak of their favored branches of manufactures commerce and navigation, riding and ruling over the plundered ploughman and beggared yeomanry.”

    Low and middle income working class families are today’s version of ploughman and beggared yeomanry. Noam Chomsky saw Jefferson’s words as a warning “that [this] would be the end of democracy and the defeat of the American revolution.”

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    Comment by lbwoodgate — March 16, 2017 @ 6:52 am | Reply

    • And they warned us about money in politics and … but fools do tend to rush in where …

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      Comment by Steve Ruis — March 16, 2017 @ 7:36 am | Reply


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