Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Oh, Hell, There's No Middle Class

John Kyl
"I just think the whole discussion of class is wrong. It's not what we do here in America ... I don't think there's anything called 'middle class values' that are different from the values of other people in this country. Tell me what's different about the values of someone who the president identifies as middle class?"

-- Sen John Kyl, a Republican (as if I have to tell you that) from Arizona. The question that arises: Where does this guy live that he's so far removed from reality? The United States is increasingly moving toward two distinct classes: rich and poor and the bottom end has the worker bees that support the leisure bees.


  1. People like to call them Neo-Conservatives, but they are actually Neo-Fuedalists.

  2. My high school English teacher back in the '60s liked to drum the theme of 'middle class morality' into us. Many of the books we read seemed to demonstrate this theme. If you were middle class, you had to abide by the rules, be upright, to have any chance of success. Upper class, hell they had it made and could behave as they wanted. Today's banksters seem to fit into this model.

  3. Anon: There's nothing "neo" about them, "neo" meaning "new." These knuckle-draggers have been around for a long, long time. And they don't get any smarter or any wiser. Just bolder.