Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

The Political Left Is Deconstructing The Middle Class
American Thinker ^ | 7/12/2014 | Jack Curtis

Posted on 07/12/2014 5:07:57 AM PDT by markomalley

A lasting legend from Russia’s Communist Revolution illustrates the attitude of the Progressive Left toward the middle class: the examination of rounded up citizens by the revolutionaries.  If a captive’s hands weren’t calloused, he was executed.  That doesn’t fit America; better to enlist the citizens in the deconstruction.  Though slower than the Russian approach, that hasn’t proven difficult; the left's programs are popular with voters.

America’s middle class is a historical anomaly, a result of combining British government and jurisprudence; classical liberalism; a disparate stream of immigrants and an entire new, unexploited; and a lightly governed continent where the prior occupants were no barrier.  Add to that an industrial revolution.  Though seldom discussed in public now, the resulting huge, educated, propertied, and politically powerful middle class is seen from the left as an obstacle, an impediment to the reshaping of American society desired by Progressives.  In short, it accumulates and retains too much of the political power, property, and wealth that Progressives prefer in the hands of government.

Progressives see property and control seated more appropriately in the collective, and not limited by Judeo-Christian "middle-class" values like private property and personal responsibility.  Such ideas are bedrock for the middle class but a bane for Progressives; Progressives approve of limits for individuals, but not for government.  However, Christian values have faded rapidly since the 1960s, reducing middle-class cohesion and thereby lubricating social and economic class dissolution.

Examination of Progressive programs shows middle-class reduction as a common if unstated theme under either political party.  The process, deliberate and continuous, intends to return America to the historical social structure…

(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Editorial; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS:

1 posted on 07/12/2014 5:07:57 AM PDT by markomalley
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: markomalley

In a feudal system the very poor side with the lord who can provide them with a dole. It is the independent merchants and freemen that threaten a monarchy.

The demonrats are simply trying to install a feudal system. They want you poor because they want you to need them


2 posted on 07/12/2014 5:11:03 AM PDT by Fai Mao (Genius at Large)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: markomalley

bump


3 posted on 07/12/2014 5:15:43 AM PDT by gattaca (The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of the fool to the left. Ecclesiastes10:2)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: markomalley
Obama has accelerated his destruction of America. He is behind schedule and time is growing short.

Watch for even more outrageous things to come shortly.

4 posted on 07/12/2014 5:22:36 AM PDT by blam
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Fai Mao
In a feudal system the very poor side with the lord who can provide them with a dole. It is the independent merchants and freemen that threaten a monarchy.

Also, the definition of "middle class" versus "working class" has been corrupted over time, where now "middle class" means "not low income".

Originally, the "middle class" were the doctors, lawyers, business owners, chief executives of corporations, etc. If you worked for a paycheck, for somebody who could fire you, then you were working class even if highly paid. If you were the owner of your own operation, then you were middle class. The upper class were the landed aristocracy.

5 posted on 07/12/2014 5:28:19 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: blam

“Watch for even more outrageous things to come shortly.”

Agreed. That nut job is going to go down swinging.


6 posted on 07/12/2014 5:32:46 AM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: Fai Mao

“The demonrats are simply trying to install a feudal system. They want you poor because they want you to need them.”

I agree, and they also want us poor because then we cannot stop them from looting the treasury. Progressivism is nothing more than a fake collective ideology perpetrated on the populace to divert their attention away from the perpetrators real intentions. Which is steal everything.


7 posted on 07/12/2014 5:32:46 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (GM is dead and Al Queada is alive.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Fai Mao

If the demonrats need the poor in order to justify their existence, and if a people work and raise themselves from poverty, then that action would kill the need for the democrat party? Sounds like a plan, lemme just order fifty million cattle prods... ;]


8 posted on 07/12/2014 5:37:34 AM PDT by W. (Obama's "residency" has been nothing but a form of welfare for his family, friends and supporters.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Fai Mao

Until a leader or generation comes along that hates socialism and Obama policy as much as Obama hates George Washington, we will continue to wallow and slide downward.


9 posted on 07/12/2014 5:40:52 AM PDT by taterjay
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: EQAndyBuzz
Don't forget disarmed as well.

Our first currency issued was inscribed "To counterfeit is death."

Perhaps it is time for those who lie, cheat and steal from the people to pay the ultimate price like counterfeiters once did. Until then, the dog/pony/shiny_squirrel show will carry on merrily unabated.

10 posted on 07/12/2014 5:43:40 AM PDT by W. (Obama's "residency" has been nothing but a form of welfare for his family, friends and supporters.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: Fai Mao
The demonrats are simply trying to install a feudal system. They want you poor because they want you to need them.

When we're all poor we'll be much easier to rule.

11 posted on 07/12/2014 5:46:20 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: markomalley

Finally someone tells the truth I have known for over 40 years. Women got suckered worst than any other people. They left homes thinking working outside would give them a fuller life, what it really did was destroy the family and give the pols another income stream to tax.

Look at the result from this move. Drive by shootings, drive by sperm donors and just in general worthless kids. Our future is dim if we have to depend on the kids of today raised by women. And we do. Good luck with that.


12 posted on 07/12/2014 5:51:35 AM PDT by Foundahardheadedwoman (God don't have a statute of limitations)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: taterjay
The Framers' antidote to tyranny was divided government.

Weakening the family strengthens the State; power is a zero-sum game.

Return the states to the senate, divide power once again, and watch tyranny recede.

13 posted on 07/12/2014 5:53:30 AM PDT by Jacquerie (Take back our republic. Article V.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: blam

The signs were there early this year as to what was coming.
The following is a small taste of what’s out there in grant records. This is just the tip of the iceberg, folks.

Between Dec 2010 and Nov 2013, the Catholic Charities Diocese of Galveston received $15,549,078 in federal grants from Health & Human Services for “Unaccompanied Alien Children Project” with a program description of “Refugee and Entry Assistance.”

Last year, the Catholic Charities Diocese of Fort Worth received $350,000 from Department of Homeland Security for “citizenship and education training” with a program description of “citizenship and immigration services.”

Between September 2010 and September 2013, the Catholic Charities of Dallas received $823,658 from the Department of Homeland Security for “Citizenship Education Training” for “refugee and entrant assistance.”

From Dec 2012 to January 2014, Baptist Child & Family Services received $62,111,126 in federal grants from Health & Human Services for “Unaccompanied Alien Children Program.”

Any questions?

H/T Terri Harris Hill for the tip and initial research.

- See more at: http://www.libertynews.com/201..";.

Look around to see what will be coming down from the Progressive camp near this fall’s election.


14 posted on 07/12/2014 6:00:37 AM PDT by griswold3 (I was born here in America. I will die here in a third world country. Obama succeeded.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: markomalley

Good article but it leaves out The Global Warming Hoax which is a very important tool in the destruction of the middle class. The goal of The Global Warming Hoax is to destroy the personal liberty of private cars and destroy the wide-spread purchase of suburban private homes.

The liberal masters want all of us (including even the unwashed liberal masses) to live in caves, eat turnips and ride in donkey carts.


15 posted on 07/12/2014 6:23:39 AM PDT by samtheman
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: markomalley

Bookmarked. Great article...thanks.


16 posted on 07/12/2014 6:24:03 AM PDT by moovova
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: PapaBear3625

Dead on the money, America is loaded with millions of people who THINK they are middle class but actually are not and never have been middle class. If money is all that counts then successful drug dealers are middle class or even upper class.


17 posted on 07/12/2014 6:24:25 AM PDT by RipSawyer (OPM is the religion of the sheeple.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: markomalley

We all know what’s wrong. We even know what needs to be done to fix it. We’re just not doing it.

None of these problems are insurmountable or even particularly difficult.


18 posted on 07/12/2014 6:42:22 AM PDT by IronJack
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: markomalley

Leading us to civil strife... Obama’s mentor, Ayers planned this too, his plans included the mass murder of Americans like us.

They still do, but first we need to be disarmed.


19 posted on 07/12/2014 6:47:30 AM PDT by Fear The People (When the government fears the people, you have LIBERTY.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Fai Mao
On another site I was talking to some 20-something Angry Young Progressives (AYP, we'll call them.) One was describing his ideal state and pointed to Denmark as being, not perfect, but the closest thing currently going. What he liked about it was the commitment to maintaining a very plush welfare system ... forever.

That's the goal. The goal of welfare is NOT to help people get on their feet and become independent. The goal of welfare is to BE THE WAY PEOPLE LIVE. ALWAYS. I gathered from talking to him and another AYP that the ultimate goal is for everyone to only work a few hours a day (4 or so) and then all the rest is well-funded free-time. But of course, the idea that a huge segment of the population might decline to work at all was either shrugged off or dismissed as not likely.

When I found articles showing that Danes are already losing their work incentive, he flatly refused to believe it, even though the Finance Minister of Denmark was the one giving press releases about it. These kids are really, really absorbed by the notion that any time they have to do something they don't enjoy, it is an offense to the Cosmos. Half of them seem to be living at home, still, and I'm betting Mom does their laundry for them. It's really something, talking to these spoiled little creeps.

20 posted on 07/12/2014 7:06:33 AM PDT by A_perfect_lady
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Fear The People

The greenest lefties would certainly like to see fewer humans around, especially the unbelievers. American kulaks and the blacks will be the first to go if the greenies ever get the chance. Abortion is still mainly about keeping black numbers down.


21 posted on 07/12/2014 7:13:45 AM PDT by expat2
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 19 | View Replies]

To: markomalley
The post-war move to the suburbs--made possible by the GI Bill--created millions of homeowners. That demographic shift from renter to owner contributed in no small way to the electoral victories of Nixon in '68 and '72 and eventually Reagan's landslide in '80.

The Left in this country is making sure that never is allowed to happen again.

22 posted on 07/12/2014 9:50:14 AM PDT by Oratam
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: PapaBear3625
You are the first person I have heard in my entire life to define middle-class the same way my late father.

He said, in short, that if you can lose your job . . . you are NOT middle-class. Doctors, lawyers, small business owners, etc. who answer only to their customer/clients are middle-class. Middle management types who have a middle-class lifestyle are not truly middle-class because their fate is in the hands of others.

Being middle-class is most definitely not about income, but control of one's destiny. THAT is the opportunity that America afforded and that is why we live (lived?) in the greatest country on earth.

God bless you, Sir!

23 posted on 07/12/2014 10:03:02 AM PDT by Oratam
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: EQAndyBuzz

America must be destroyed or the UN can not take over the world and dominate with global government.
We must not be able to protect ourselves against global government militarily, and removing our best military personnel who will not fire on Americans is part of the plan. The NWO wants control now and you won’t see Zurich in a war ever, not in their back yard.
Removing guns from Americans is part of the plan so they will be defenseless.
Financial terrorism has been going on since the crash of 08....break the middle class and leave no way to borrow any money to recover...that’s the plan.

WHAT DID AMERICA THINK ‘I WILL STAND WITH THE MUSLIMS’ ACTUALLY MEANT FROM O DRAMA?? What part of ‘transforming America’ did they not understand...because if you are the greatest nation on earth there is nowhere to go but down!


24 posted on 07/12/2014 11:33:29 AM PDT by Kackikat (ELECTED officials took an OATH...get off your cowardly a$ses and be A PATRIOT now!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: markomalley

bookmark


25 posted on 07/12/2014 11:38:17 AM PDT by what's up
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson