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  •  Well, actually, what has the elite (1+ / 0-)
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    roiled up is populism, government by the people, the public.  After all, equality is the antithesis of the ruling elite.
    The ruling elite were OK with popular government, in the sense of the people selecting a series of plebeian royals -- giving more members of the elite a turn on the throne. The idea that elected officials are public servants is not appealing.

    The public is enemy number one. That's why they hate:

    public schools
    public health
    public transit
    public libraries
    public records
    public hearings
    public utilities
    public highways
    public works

    Private is better, not just because it's secret, but because it's not public. Public/private is a separation that serves the impulse to segregate, a prerequisite to the elite feeling special.

    Willard's forte = "catch 'n' cage"

    by hannah on Thu Jul 19, 2012 at 03:11:12 PM PDT

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