Back in the day the way you created an uprising was the middle and lower uniting against the upper. You burn the top part and everyone moves up a step.
The upper end has the middle so fixated in fear and greed on the poor, they have ensured that mode of them being unseated won't happen again. Your actual ally in, "US VS THEM" is not people above you, but below.
Under you is the true test of everything that makes a good person good. It's never not been that way, which is why it's silly when people get all crazy that those with less want a step up.
"If you want to control people, if you want to feed them a pack of lies and dominate them, keep them ignorant. For me, literacy means freedom." - LaVar Burton.
Honestly I find it amusing people that demonize education one minute then promote it the next as long as its the right kind of education.
Regardless to how expensive college is, or how ill advised going to school for some dead fields.
EDUCATION is actually ALWAYS a good thing, especially a Liberal Education where one exposes one self and mind to new ideas and different concepts, even though that notion scares some folks.
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2. The stringently Liberal elements you'll sometimes find on campus generally hate the Democrats, the actual "Liberals" in power, because the Democrats are a center-right party and have been since Clinton, at least.
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So your point is that minimum wage is short-sighted because the issue is that a consumer based economy can't sustain itself indefinitely? But we're talking about 'Murica! The economy can do whatever it wants! We don't need a nanny state directing the economy! Don't tread on me!
So what should be done? Abolish the minimum wage, so that manufacturers can pay american citizens 1 dollar a day to manufacture goods so that they can be consumed by a different country (because let's face it, at a dollar a day you ain't going to be consuming much) which can afford to?
Here's the scoop sunshine; back in the early industrial era, there were lots of manufacturing jobs in the west, but they all paid peanuts. People started revolting all over the world and all of the 19th century "tea party" types had no choice but to act like they gave a shit about their workers in order to avoid being executed by angry mobs.
The first and second world war conveniently allowed unprecedented levels of state intervention in the economy at just the right time in order to artificially prop up the manufacturing sector, hence the era of "Good manufacturing sector jobs" but as that state intervention waned the incompatibility between humane working conditions, and a manufacturing based economy became more and more apparent. And now that state intervention is almost entirely gone, and *poof*
There's 1 of 3 things a country can become now (ignoring the middle east oil countries):
#1. A desolate, underpaid third world manufacturing country.
#2. A naive happily placated with all the fatty foods and flashy electronics while ignoring the fact that they are slowly self destructing country.
#3. An "abandon ship" country. One that lets go of all of the old paradigms and makes or breaks itself on a future of sustainability, and unsubscribing from the religion of economics.
If your jobs come back tea party style, it will be because your children will be making cheap 5 dollar "made in america" t-shirts for naive newly fattified korean consumers.
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