Well…I don’t think we need to worry about that scenario anymore!
There is a huge asymmetrical War raging. But just as when America ‘didn’t know’ it was at war with terrorists, The Ruling Class doesn’t know it is in a Class War.
Because as far as they are concerned, they have already won. Because for the last eight year….they had.
Bloomberg is reporting today that the wealthiest 400 Americans had their incomes double during the Bush presidency. The average for these poor souls is a measly $263,300,000 per year. Times are hard indeed.
Capital gains made up 63 percent of the richest 400 Americans’ adjusted gross income in 2006, or a combined $66.1 billion, according to the data. In all, the 400 wealthiest Americans reported a combined $105.3 billion of adjusted gross income in 2006, the most recent year for which the IRS has data.
The richest 1% of Americans earned $1.3 trillion in 2004, an amount greater than the total national income of Canada. Further the top 1% of Americans has 33% of the country’s wealth.
It appears however that the drums and trumpets of War are approaching their luxurious redoubts of sheltered wealth. They are starting to get the hint.
“They don’t get it,” McCaskill said on the floor. “These people are idiots. You can’t use taxpayer money to pay out $18-billion in bonuses… What planet are these people on?”
The Ruling Class (and drooling bigots like Limbaugh and his dittoheads) are the last constituencies of the Republican Party. In point of fact, the Republican Party is not much more than Political Arm of The Ruling Class.
Why should Repubs vote to fix the economy for the Middle and Lower Class….when their constituency is doing just…swell? People are losing jobs and getting thrown out in the street in record numbers, and in response the Ruling Class and their political arm, The Republican Party are echoing Dick Cheney…
The only thing they have to fear….is us. And even that ‘us’ has been largely unaware…or afraid to acknowledge….that we are in a Class War. Up until now.
To put it simply….It’s On.
And …Governments across Europe tremble as angry people take to the streets it’s worldwide.
As the one percent of the planet that holds the preponderance of wealth and the other 99% of the planet wake up to the fact that we ARE in a Class War, things are about to get interesting. Especially IF the 99% wake up to the fact that the 1% is killing the planet we all share …unnecessarily… just so that they can make even more money.
As if money will save them.
Hold onto your hats, kidz. The symbolic election of Obama portends FAR more change than anyone (ha) could have anticipated. I wonder what will happen when the Ruling Class wakes up to the fact that they have…once again, gone too far… and that the peasants are indeed revolting.
Note to the nervous, and people always seem to get nervous at the words “Class War” are spoken! Perhaps the greatest service McCain did in his campaign was draw the lines of the Class War. If you make over the McCain Line of $5 million a year….