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The most certain outcome of this event for the left politics is fear.

The left still doesn't know what hit it. But, to be honest, the left's base has become "bourgeois" - the post-WWII prosperity has given them (us...) a lot to loose and a middle class ethos even when they're still just hiring their labour out rather than owning their own business. And, of course, the trend towards transforming full-time employment with self-employment with a single client just reinforces that political shift.

Economics is politics by other means

by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Sun Jul 24th, 2011 at 06:30:04 AM EST
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Ask a comedian:

That's the way the ruling class operates in any society. They try to divide the rest of the people. They keep the lower and the middle classes fighting with each other so that they, the rich, can run off with all the fucking money! Fairly simple thing! Happens to work! You know? Anything different! That's what they're gonna talk about race, religion, ethnic and national background, jobs, income, education, social status, sexuality, anything can do, keep us fighting with each other, so that they can keep going to the bank!

You know how I define the economic and social classes in this country? The upper class keeps all of the money, pays none of the taxes. The middle class pays all of the taxes, does all of the work. The poor are there... just to scare the shit out of the middle class. Keep 'em showing up at those jobs.
by das monde on Sun Jul 24th, 2011 at 11:54:55 AM EST
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