Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Class Warfare

Dear FerFal,
        I love your book, I bought it on Amazon after reading the reviews of others and it is WELL worth the price. Thanks for sharing your informatiuon! I have also been lurking on your blog site and have read alot of your responses to others' questions. I have a question (feel free to post it and your reply on your blog just leave out my e-mail address:) What has been your experience with class warfare? I recently read this article on yahoo http://finance.yahoo.com/tech-ticker/the-u.s.-middle-class-is-being-wiped-out-here%27s-the-stats-to-prove-it-520657.html;_ylt=Aj.E0oUJG2oToy1yP2zKPwdl7ot4;_ylu=X3oDMTB2ZGFtcDVwBHBvcwMyNARzZWMDY29tbWVudExpc3QEc2xrA25leHQ-?tickers=%5EDJI,%5EGSPC,SPY,MCD,WMT,XRT,DIA&comment_start=121#comments The rich and bureacrats here in the US are getting richer and the poor and middle class are getting poorer (and REALLY pissed) do you think that there will be any type of a French Revolution scenario? It doesn't seem like that happened in Argentina but here in the USA I think people are more rash, plus on average Americans of every social class possess tons of firearms. Thought it was something interesting to look at and would like your take on the idea. Thanks and God Bless.

Hi Jonathan, sorry for the delay in replying.
We do have the rich vs. poor fight here, but the difference is that most of the country is poor, the rich are very few, the ruling elite is even smaller, and the middle class is slowly getting extinct.
Rather than French Revolution (mostly about Monarchy vs. ordinary citizens) what I would worry about the most would be an authoritarian government, big brother on steroids. A large segment of society the society is now poor, and it changed the political scenario. Disgruntled desperate people that lost their jobs a long time ago and can’t find another one will often make the wrong choice when it comes to vote, specially if properly influenced by the media. Many politicians are counting on this, and this is exactly how dictators get voted into office. Socialist NEED the poor. They need them because without them who would they be “caring” for? This is a dangerous game to play because out of logic it means that socialists need to make sure the majority remains poor if they want to get the votes, and if there's not enough poor they'll have to come from the former middle class! 

Prepare yourself for class hatred in the coming years, more crime, and more senseless violence. The type we see here, where a bad guy shoots a 9 month pregnant woman after he took the money from her, just because.
Its common these days around the world to blame the right for everything. Commie is cool these days. Its cool to wear a “Che” tshirt, almost considered intellectual by the zombie liberals, the type that are so opened of mind that their brains fell off.
Words like redistribution, social welfare and in general terms the government being responsible for every aspect of people’s lives, along with the right to enforce what they believe you can or cant do, is what worries me the most.
When you hear the president of US repeating the same speech Peron once said, you know its not the direction you want things to go. 

The populist, empty speeches, the idolizing of political leaders, more concentrated on the way they look or how politically correct they are instead of understanding what they actually stand for seems to be the norm in today’s socialist, globalize world. Survival, preparedness, life quality and freedom has everything to do with this. Call me crazy but I’d rather have 1000 Americans voting with their heads on the next elections than having 1000 Americans know how to start a fire with a bow drill.



Anonymous said...

You've got to understand that Americans don't pick the winners in their elections, the bankers do, and the bankers pick people who will do their best to rob everybody so the rich can get richer, and then set the new poor to fighting the old poor so nobody has time to uncover the theft and plunder of the nation's resources.

Liberals and conservatives are in the same boat, and the differences are mostly superficial, intended to keep the little people arguing over whether gays are human or a fetus is alive or not, while the people that are alive now get systematically robbed of everything.

Once the looting is complete, the USA will look like Argentina, and crime will be the only way of making a living. The rich will fly off to someplace else, likely Switzerland or Singapore, and leave the USA to rot.

Anna said...

What a great post! Unfortunately I have seen a lot of Americans turning to socialism lately because they think it will solve their problems. They don't realize that socialism institutionalizes the class warfare and does not eliminate it.

And Che Guevara was not a nice guy.

Anonymous said...

"Call me crazy but I’d rather have 1000 Americans voting with their heads on the next elections than having 1000 Americans know how to start a fire with a bow drill."

Some of us have spent years on the political front only to learn the only way Americans are going to learn is the hard way. Of course, then it'll be too late. It's time to leave the country, and with me will be tool box of knowlege as life in the future may not be easy, and one will be more confident with essential skills under the belt. The more you know, the less you need.a

Anonymous said...

There are some accurate descriptions of life in the U.S. on the mindbodypolitic, but the bottom line addresses the issue of "Class Warfare" and how it seems the poor and middle class are Not Really getting poorer (and Not REALLY pissed) - well, they're certainly not starving.

I guess it's just a matter of devaluation of the currency not happening yet, or something? I see what she writes about here in the Midwest too:

Great Depression, American Style

"We’re ruled by two pathologized classes - one at the top….and one at the bottom."


Anonymous said...

I think the smartpeople in American are the vast majority who don't even bother to vote. They know itspont less because its the same small group who swap seat with each other. The president is supossed to be all powerful , yet what do presidents ever achive - maybe one big act and then they are paralylised. Bush has his iraq war and tax cuts for the rich, Obama has his healthcare 'reform' (joke; enforced private insurance ..ha ha).
The tea party, directed by a very rich group who want massive tax cuts for themselves, are an example of the unhappiness with the status quo. The Tea party obviously scare the hell out of the entrenched parties.
Which Russia president went to the UN and made a speach where he said we 'know the thirteen men who really control America'?
That is the status; massively rich men maniplulating puppet figure head Presidents to produce the appearance of democracy.

FerFAL said...

No, you have to vote. You have some good people out there, people like Ron Paul, its practically a sin not to vote them if you have the chance.


Anonymous said...

The Democratic candidate for Governor of Michigan gave his speech in downtown Detroit, full of class-warfare hate speech, telling the "poor" how bad they have it, and how the government will solve all their problems. If he wins we'll likely have to move on.
Eric in MI

Resident Author said...

I'm gonna lay this down Don Williams style...

1. Americans DO pick the winners in our elections. It just so happens that Americans are influenced by media (financed by banks/Wall St/etc...). We are catching on to their tricks!

2. Liberals and conservatives are NOT the same. Liberals are advancing socialism/globalism/and elitism. Conservatives are trying to return power back to the people and restore our country back to our founding principles (this is the very definition of "conservative"). Some Republicans are quite liberal.

3. The Tea Party is not controlled by two rich people. It is a grass roots movement that is our only hope. The reason people are trying to discredit the TP is because they know it is a threat to their power (liberals). So keep trashing the TP--they're the only ones fighting for your rights that constantly under assualt by liberal socialists.

Don Williams said...

1) I think the most important thing is to look at FACTs. The News Media exists largely to lie to us.

2) One FACT is that the US Federal debt is a MUCH higher percent of GDP today than it was 30 years ago:


3) FACT 2 is that the USA is LOSING in the competitive global trade -- we are now importing high tech items from China and Brazil and exporting low tech food crops. And we have been running huge trade deficits (importing more than exporting) for decades.

4) Fact 3 is that the Richest 1 percent of the US population has increased its share of the national income from 9.5 percent in 1979 to around 24 percent today -- and that increase was just as steady in Democratic Administrations as in Republican.

See http://elsa.berkeley.edu/~saez/saez-UStopincomes-2007.pdf
--esp. Figure 2.

We have been waging "class warfare" for 30 years -- and the Superrich are winning.

Weaseldog said...

Ron Paul isn't in my district.

I have Pete Sessions. He's backed by the defense industry and no one seems to be able to unseat him.

His hobbies include, getting lap dances, and, getting lap dances for his donors. Other than that, he doesn't really do anything except vote the way he's told by the lobbyists that own him.

Anonymous said...

Elections are rigged. You disagree?


Don Williams said...

At 10:37 am Resident Author said:
"Liberals and conservatives are NOT the same. Liberals are advancing socialism/globalism/and elitism."

1) Yeah -- that is what Chris Dodd, Chuckie Schumer and the other Democrats were doing with that Financial "Reform" bill -- advancing "socialism".

ha ha ha

2) See Matt Taibbi's "Wall Street's Big Win" at


Note: Matt's language gets a little rough around the edges at times. You get the sense that he thinks several of these Senators should be swinging from the lampposts.

Anonymous said...

Resident Author said, I'm gonna lay this down Don Williams style...

Heh, funny.

That being said, the two posts Don made here, I happen to agree with him this time.

Also, I don't think the elections are rigged, they might be, but they don't have to be, it doesn't matter who gets the vote, the government always wins.

Resident Author said...

To the Don...

1. FINRA does indeed advance socialism. It transfers control from the markets to the government (yeah, no corruption there, right?!?). The greatest irony is that government made the fraud of the last ~4+ years possible with the cheap credit policies that Bush implemented after dotcom.

So who should we interested in regulating? The markets or the government?

What about Fannie/Freddie? Notice how they are exempt from FINRA? Did you read about how the SEC is now immune from FOIA requests thanks to FINRA?

2. (I'm fine with rough language :)

Repeat after me: Many Republicans are quite liberal. The comment I made regarding liberals and conservatives was based on ideology not political identity. Many conservative Republicans are switching parties and becomming independent. Many are abandoning the social issues platforms because they realize what is at stake (distractions).

It's easy to say "they are all the same." But when you examine the policies of each ideology, they are strikingly different. Notice I said ideology and not party.

I do not absolve Republicans of what has happened and incumbents are in trouble. Meanwhile, Dem incumbents are winning primaries all over the country with little opposition--why do you think that is?

Jada said...

We need more like Jessie Ventura to run. He didn't give the lobby crowd the time of day, wouldn't even let them in his office. Did what he said he would, then stepped away from political office.

Sadly, while there are many like him who want to run for political office, they lack the financing to stand a chance at getting in.