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  •  The vast majority remain disenfranchised (5+ / 0-)

    in any real, meaningful sense.  We theoretically have the "franchise", to choose between whose millionaires will get to cheat and rob the rest of us.  Look at the charts of the u[pward redistribution of wealth over the past 40 years, partisan power has no impact one way or the other.  The one thing that momentarily stalls out the upward curve are the increasingly frequent recessions.  This is what reserving the whole of socioeconomic power to the capitalist class creates.

    People want to denounce the Marxist critique?  Fine.  In doing so they accept the obligation  to develop and implement a program that includes and empowers working people.  First of all respect, not the disdain given because the rich decide who gets how much, and "surprise, surprise" decide to keep everything above the Iron Law of Wages for themselves.  Then, according working people a voice, a fair share of the social surplus, and as Eugene Debs put it, a chance to "rise with the ranks, not from the ranks."  If they reject both marxist critique and the obligation to offer a meaningful alternative, then they are nothing but the bootboys of capitalist hegemony.  

    Pay no attention to the upward redistribution of wealth!

    by ActivistGuy on Mon Apr 21, 2014 at 05:00:09 PM PDT

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