Sunday, May 30, 2010

Making the Working Class Support the Ruling Class II

Part 2 in and ongoing series: Making the Working Class Support the Ruling Class... This is a great article about how right-wing propagandists have taken the populist ideas of the rich and powerful and turned them upside down...
Regular middle class folks, he tells us, have been inveigled into leading unsustainable lifestyles. Instead of going to church and home-schooling their children as they once did, they hunker down in their over-leveraged houses and watch porn on the giant screen TVs that they bought on credit. America has lost its way; we are headed over a cliff.

And who is to blame for this sad state of affairs? Not the bankers who supplied our citizenry with mortgages and credit cards and addicted them to debt; not the merchants who sold them the TVs; the advertisers who seduced them away from the pay-as-you-go thrift that was their birthright. Business and businessmen are still the font of everything good. No, the villains are the Statist bureaucrats in Washington who despise everything commonsensical and homely and just. Unregulated commerce is still the ultimate expression of freedom; political Progressivism is the cancer that enslaves and kills.

Indeed - the enemy is not those that led you to this point, but the 'others' - those the rich point you to as the enemy. It's a world turned upside down.

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