Wednesday, October 1, 2014

It's Class Warfare, Bitches!

My Opus, when I finally get around to it, will be called "It's Class Warfare, Bitches!"

I was born the year that the great Liberal-Socialist President Ronald Reagan spear-headed the oligarch assault on the middle classes. (And yeah, if he were around today, Limbaugh and the Fox Noise Machine would lambast him as a total socialist).  "Trickle down economics," aka "tinkle down" (like piss from on high) was the opening salvo by Reagan on behalf of the ultra-rich would-be neo-nobility intent on recreating the two-class system of Those With Privilege and the Unwashed Peasantry.

Since this is class Feudalism, I call it Neo-Feudalism. The ultra-rich, like Gov. Mitt Romney or the infamous Koch Brothers, wish to live in a world where they can operate with impunity, figureatively - and eventually literally - raping and pillaging whomever they wish, with the only risk being censure from their peers. Big fucking deal there, when all your peers are as amoral and sociopathic as you are.

Then there are the lapdogs like Rep. Paul Ryan, who see the system, and embrace it while they can, believing that it is better to be a favored lapdog with a small fief then to be the peasant without even a hovel to claim ownership of.

Mucking with tax codes to screw the middle class, raising costs of college, destroying the public education system, sowing fear and making it easier for the poor to kill each other.

It's Class Warfare, Bitches, and you're on the wrong end of the artillery.