“The U.S. has never been a society riven by class resentment.”
– David Brooks
According to wealthy conservatives, class and wealth inequality has never been a factor in American history. Of course these are the same guys who believe that the Boston Tea Party was about high tea taxes when in fact it was a protest against government tax breaks for a huge multinational corporation.
Can you imagine today’s Tea Party movement protesting corporate tax cuts? I can’t.
Today’s Tea Party, which is largely ignorant about the event that it is named from, would be shocked to discover the revolutionary spirit of America was founded on class war.