Re: It's about a united working class, not rainbow coalition
Posted: Fri Dec 16, 2016 7:20 pm
Nothing to add, except on no other GUN board will this topic be addressed, and certainly not in this way.
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This is a big part of the problem. This goes back to the slave days in the south. The poor white were told they were superior to blacks. In the north after the civil war the idea spread there. It continued in the north against the Irish and other immigrants. We Americans are better than them even when we are in the same place. It was starting to level out with the civil rights and the war on poverty. But all changed with Blessed St. Ronnie's more open continued southern strategy of Nixon. The conservative rich has continued the same idea of "You are better than _______ fill in the blank" and to keep you better vote for us. A prime example of divide and conquer. The oligarchs keep us divided and they conquer.dandad wrote:Ive wondered if part of the multitude levels of Us vs. Them , union vs non union, black vs, white, christian vs. Non Christian, Blue Collar vs. White collar, etc... Is just adaptations of the some peoples need to have someone to look down upon, so they can feel better about themselves? Not bases on anything really, and doesn't matter to the haters who it is they look down upon.HuckleberryFun wrote:Unified? The working class is hopelessly divided. Union leadership goes Democrat while a plurality (if not a majority) of the membership goes Trump. White workers vs black, union vs non-union, "skilled" vs "unskilled": they all work against each other to get the last meager scrap from the shrinking table. Back in the Gilded Age Jay Gould boasted he could "hire half the working class to kill the other half." We have come full circle and are now in a New Gilded Age.
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