[lbo-talk] American Idiocracy redux

Dennis Claxton ddclaxton at earthlink.net
Sat Apr 30 12:52:39 PDT 2011

At 12:25 PM 4/30/2011, Somebody Somebody wrote:

>Do we have ingrained notions of solidarity, of resisting the bosses,
>or a tendency to blame capitalism for economic downturns or CEO's
>for unemployment? Certainly not. You can't blame this all on the
>force of ruling class ideology. In other places and other times the
>ruled classes have had their own countervailing ideologies. Outside
>of Wisconsin labor protests and maybe The Nation subscriber list, we do not.

Other times and other places like the U.S. of Haymarket Square in the late 19th century? Or Oklahoma in the early 20th, the state with more Socialist party members than any other?

You can't blame all of everything on anything, but the strength and effectiveness of ruling class strategies, especially those implemented since the '70s, have certainly had the greatest weight in bringing us to this place.

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