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  •  One of the greatest deceptions (3+ / 0-)
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    valkyrry, savannah43, The grouch

    ...pulled off by the authoritarian right and the one percent that rules us is that merely being an "old white man" or merely a white man, or a white male straight christian, what have you is enough to qualify one for power. It isn't, and it never has been. Wealth and power have always been the province of a very select few and most do not qualify. The one percent might be (mostly) all old white males, but all old white males are not members of the one percent, not by a bloody long shot. All A's are B, but that doesn't mean all B's are A.

    The myth is useful though because it keeps the supposedly privileged class thinking they can join the upper crust one day (they can't) and supporting their interests, and it keeps minorities focused on a broad swath of the population as their oppressors when really only a select few have the power and means to oppress anybody. As long as they can keep the 99% fighting amongst ourselves, they win. They will use any and all issues they can, race, religion, sex, you name it to keep the working class divided against itself.

    All issues are human issues. All rights are human rights. We haven't won until justice and fairness are the law of the land for everyone.

    "Is there anybody listening? Is there anyone who sees what's going on? Read between the lines, criticize the words they're selling. Think for yourself, and feel the walls become sand beneath your feet." --Geoff Tate, Queensryche

    by DarthMeow504 on Wed Jul 03, 2013 at 10:28:00 PM PDT

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