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"Class" is a Marxian concept and for that reason will never make it to a mainstream American party's platform.

The systemic function of the Democratic Party is to keep leftists penned so they don't form their own party with a class message.

The Green Party is not left, it's green, and so it avoids class as an issue as well.

A society committed to the notion that government is always bad will have bad government. And it doesn't have to be that way. — Paul Krugman

by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Mon Oct 31st, 2005 at 08:51:19 AM EST
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Although I am doubtful, I still question your assertion that class will never make it to the mainstream as an issue -- it would take a different word, since the word "class" has been ruined.  

I agree with you that CLASS, not race, is the unmentionable in the United States.

by cambridgemac on Mon Oct 31st, 2005 at 08:56:10 AM EST
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