3.22.2011

class war, u.s. edition

It's always so galling to me when members of the privileged, corporate class raise the spectre of class war. As the saying goes, "They only call it class war when we fight back."

Here's a picture of the current class war being waged against working people in the US, found here (where it's a little more readable).

I've heard that some folks are working on a Canadian version, which is bound to be less dramatic, but equally imbalanced and unjust.

4 comments:

James said...

Not just class war. I've seen estimates that the Tomahawk missiles used against Libya cost as much as 33 years of NPR. But the House has voted to defund NPR to help "bring the budget under control".

laura k said...

You're right, but I'm definining class war very broadly. Not strictly working class vs wealthy class - but human vs corporate - benefitting the many vs benefitting the few - democratic vs authoritarian and oligarchical - multiple perspectives vs corporate monoculture.

I'm lumping all that together. The forces of niceness vs the forces of evil. :)

laura k said...

I've seen estimates that the Tomahawk missiles used against Libya cost as much as 33 years of NPR.

Excellent perspective, thanks for that.

Gunner said...

Very interesting, I can't wait to see the Canadian version.

Regarding tax cuts have you seen People for Corporate Tax Cuts web site yet?

http://www.peopleforcorporatetaxcuts.ca/

They're a tongue in cheek site for posting ideas on how we can help pay for the Ontario Liberal corporate tax cuts, some er... "great" ideas.