Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Tolerating High Unemployment

Why ? The capacity for solidarity in the American working class seems greatly eroded. The list of Others is longer than ever. Go to any campus in California and one will find plenty of tabling on some issue of identity, as long as the identity has nothing to do with class. Identity rights is fine and dandy, once upon a time it was actually radical. It mostly isn't now. Louisiana has an Indian-American Republican governor and South Carolina is about to add a second. The right wing is more than willing to accept non whites as long as they are solid class warriors. So table away. The Roman ruling class had a phrase : Divide et Impera. Though Rome rotted away from the inside as well.

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