Heyyy! Managed to balance two mountains of paperwork long enough to dive between them for a little break. Highly recommended: the latest essay from Angelo Codevilla, who should probably be America’s most important writer these days. He popularized the term “the Ruling Class”.
I like that he doesn’t capitalize us, the Ruling Class’s bête noir*. He settled on “country class”, which works for me on most levels. Alas, that phrase isn’t going to catch on fire.
Why? Why, ‘cause I’m the epitome of country class, pardner. I am pure barefoot mullet Marlboro NASCAR “g”-droppin’, fish-floppin’, gravy-soppin’, bar-hoppin’ gun-poppin’ class. Son, I got country class out the wazoo.
Yeah. Good luck getting big-city libertarians and classic liberals to be painted with the “country” brush. And we need those folks; they’re our forward observers.
Of course, I don’t yet have a better name for La Résistance. This site likes “Gadsden-Americans”, but that’s obviously too esoteric for today’s Low Information Voter. But then, so is everything else. So why not just have fun?
The “Get the Hell Off of My Lawn!” Movement
Ooooh, how about the “Give Me Liberty or Give You Death!” Party?
Anyway, I do know what to call our freedom-fightin’ Special Forces: The Cold, Dead Hands.
(*Bête noir: literally, “black beast”; something especially hateful or dreadful. You know. Things that make you go “aaaarrrrgggggghhhhh!”)
I want that stuffed toy. I want that stuffed toy so bad.
Admitting that I have not read what you linked yet: 😛
Any class differentiation is going to cause social unrest at some point in any country.
OK, having read the article.
I think he’s not realizing, or saying, the basic problem behind what he’s talking about:
Government has a natural disease, it never goes away, you can only try and treat it; Corruption.
3 things are given to Government: Money, Power and a presumption of trustability. Of course, if money and power corrupt, what do you think happens when you also give the people so enriched the presumption of trust?
I don’t really have a problem with the article, I do feel that far too much is being said around the edges right now however. We need to face the basic problem which is Government that exists for its own ends instead of the people’s.
To clarify: I don’t think any person should be trusted with the reins of power right now, I don’t think there is a way to give trust to anyone for long, the infection is too deep.