Class Warfare

August 4, 2010 at 9:24 am (By Randy)

The ruling class’s appetite for deference, power, and perks grows. The country class disrespects its rulers, wants to curtail their power and reduce their perks. The ruling class wears on its sleeve the view that the rest of Americans are racist, greedy, and above all stupid. The country class is ever more convinced that our rulers are corrupt, malevolent, and inept. The rulers want the ruled to shut up and obey. The ruled want self-governance. The clash between the two is about which side’s vision of itself and of the other is right and which is wrong. Because each side — especially the ruling class — embodies its views on the issues, concessions by one side to another on any issue tend to discredit that side’s view of itself. One side or the other will prevail. The clash is as sure and momentous as its outcome is unpredictable.

(America’s Ruling Class – And the Perils of Revolution)


  1. Icepick said,

    There’s a problem with an incipient revolution – who’s going to be first up against the wall? There are a lot of candidates, and arguing over who should get shot first will probably stop the revolution in its tracks due to internal bickering.

  2. Randy said,

    True. Most revolutions end up with the revolutionaries attempting to destroy each other in the name of the revolution.

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