James Leroy Wilson's blog

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Smashing the Ruling Class

This is my latest at the Partial Observer. Excerpt:
The Ruling Class has contempt for the will of the people, and neglects its interests. But it also maintains its own hold on power, and the appearance of legitimacy, by swaying public opinion through control of the major media outlets. Notice, for instance, how not only the Wall Street Journal but also the "liberally-biased" New York Times and Washington Post all lined up behind the invasion of Iraq. Even "major differences of opinion" are really differences on how to enlarge government. For instance, most of the Ruling Class has by now turned against the War on Iraq, but they're clamoring to nuke Iran and "save" Darfur. In other words, they are likely to make similar mistakes – and reward their friends with rich weapons and construction contracts along the way. To the Ruling Class, President Bush is merely incompetent in execution, but unprovoked war against impoverished overseas peoples is not wrong in principle.

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