Class Warfare in the U.S.: The Final Chapter

“There is class warfare, all right, but it’s my class, the rich class, that’s making war, and we’re winning.”

— Warren Buffett to The New York Times, 11/26/06

Depression-era Bread Line

Depression-era flood victims in Kentucky queue up for bread in classic Margaret Bourke-White photo

The combination of tax cuts skewed toward the wealthy and funding for the endless wars during a “jobless recovery ensures we will have a citizenry best described as desperate and clueless. The “endless war” is one of the greatest frauds perpetrated upon the citizens of the U.S. All this, plus Edward Berneays, Eduardo Galeano, Hugo Chavez, more:

News analysis from Michael Pirsch, t r u t h o u t

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  1. Cynthia Lawton-singer #

    True. The problems we face are huge. It is hard to see how an increasingly impoverished, commodity and entertainment addicted, and heavily propagandized electorate, can do the work of democratic rule. We are not supposed to have leaders. We are supposed to have elected officials who do the bidding of the people. We are supposed to be the leaders.

  2. LEGO #

    I disagree.

    People always need leaders, but if people lose control of who thise leaders are then Democracy fails as it did in Germany, Russia, and .. at times .. here in the US.

    failure can happen in different ways. The one that worries me most is when the media are taken over by a corporate clique. Then the people’s choices are determined not be their own interests byut by the profits of CNN/MSNBC, and Fox.