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trof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-27-10 03:04 PM
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Understanding America's Class System, or 'Honk If You Love Caviar'
#1 - The Ruling Class
#2 - The Political Class
#3 - The Rest of Us

The truth is that when we are looking at the political elite, we are looking at the dancing monkey, not the organ grinder who calls the tune. Washington's political class is about as upwardly removed from ordinary citizens as the ruling class is from the political class. For instance, they do not work for a living in the normal sense of a job, but rather obtain their income from abstractions such as investment and law, neither of which ever gave anybody a hernia or carpal tunnel. By comparison, the ruling class does not work at all.

Moneywise, Washington's political class is richer than the working class by the same orders of magnitude as the ruling class is richer than the political class. This gives the political class something to aim for. To that end, they have adopted the ruling elite's behaviors, tastes and lifestyles, with an eye on becoming members. Moreover, it is a molting process that begins with the right university and connections, and culminates in flying off to Washington with the rest of your generation's most privileged and ambitious young moths.

More: http://www.joebageant.com/joe/2010/08/understanding-ame...
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Fumesucker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-27-10 03:20 PM
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1. It's more like "Honk if you think caviar is too plebeian".. n/t
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