In the community spotlight I saw the diary titled The Path to a Restoration of the Middle Class. The diary may very well be a fine diary. The title pisses me off. The reason is that I would like to see only an upper class, where everyone is well educated, has plenty of money, and works hard.
But let's get to some simple facts. There will always be a median, whether we mean family/individual wealth, income, . . . There always be some middle. But "middle class" does not mean middle or even average. I say that because the median, average or middle may be what some consider to be in the lower or upper class. Take wealth for example. With so much wealth held by so few the average wealth is probably in the upper class while the median wealth is in the lower class. The same may also be true of income. This is certainly true for the world as a whole, and probably true for the USA as well.
But that is not the point. Why should any one be poor, uneducated, under fed, ill housed? There is no reason at all for any one to be lower class. So now think about two classes, the middle class and the upper class. Why should anyone be in the middle class? Why can we not all be well fed, well cared for, have plenty of work for which we are well compensated, and lots of wealth? Why? Why this desire to have three classes?
The answer is simple. There is a desire to be better than someone else. To be the better race, to be better educated, to have more income, to have more toys, to be the "winner." President Obama takes advantage this desire to win with the slogan "win the future." Well I got news for you, there is always someone better than you, and if not someone something.
So I say to hell with middle and lower class. Let us all become upper class. Let us build a world society where all, not just a messily few, have plenty.