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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.

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  •  I think that is called Socialism and for some (10+ / 0-)

    reason Americans would rather have Herpes than have a Socialistic thought creep into their conciousness.

    See Brainwashing can work if you start it at birth and continue it through high school and then finish it off with a Daily Dose of Faux News.

    •  I know that in Red Meat America (2+ / 0-)
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      lcrp, GAladybug

      this is a heretical thing to say, but my political leanings have definitely been more and more along the lines of the Democratic Socialists of America and the Green Party.

      The government of the 1%, by the 1%, for the 1%, is concentrating wealth into the hands of fewer and fewer, hoarding earnings and wealth, and locking it away from the rest of humanity.

      And I'm sick of it.

      So he says to me, do you wanna be a BAD boy? And I say YEAH baby YEAH! Surf's up space ponies! I'm makin' gravy WITHOUT THE LUMPS! HAAA-ha-ha-ha!!!

      by Cenobyte on Wed Apr 20, 2011 at 08:49:20 AM PDT

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  •  Sounds like Lake Woebegon (6+ / 0-)

    Where all the children are above average.

    HT to Garrison Keiler.

    "People should not be afraid of their government; governments should be afraid of their people." --V

    by MikeTheLiberal on Wed Apr 20, 2011 at 07:32:39 AM PDT

  •  Quoting Neal Stephenson's "Snow Crash": (1+ / 0-)
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    Once our edge in natural resources has been made irrelevant by giant Hong Kong ships and dirigibles that can ship North Dakota all the way to New Zealand for a nickel--once the Invisible Hand has taken all those historical inequities and smeared them out into a broad global layer of what a Pakistani brickmaker would consider to be prosperity--y'know what? There's only four things we do better than anyone else: music, movies, microcode(software), and high-speed pizza delivery.

    So he says to me, do you wanna be a BAD boy? And I say YEAH baby YEAH! Surf's up space ponies! I'm makin' gravy WITHOUT THE LUMPS! HAAA-ha-ha-ha!!!

    by Cenobyte on Wed Apr 20, 2011 at 08:45:49 AM PDT

  •  In Japan, the vast majority of people (1+ / 0-)
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    LWelsch

    no matter what their job or financial status, consider themselves middle class. I want to raise the bar for middle class and completely eliminate a lower class.

    The problem with wanting everyone to be well educated is that every child has different abilities, andnot everyone's talents are geared to the usual defintion of "well-educated"--someone with a college degree or higher. SOme people are mechanically inclined or prefer working with their hands. My neighbor next door is a chef, but he never got lower than B in school. He's smart, but he hates sitting still and loves working with his ahnds, particularly cooking. He is well-educated in his field, though the only thing he reads are cookbooks.  I have a cousin who owns his own landscaping and snow removal business--had a full schoalrship to a decent college, had gotten good grades, but hated being indoors and sitting still.  Educate everyoen to the highest level they can manage and tailor that education to their intersts--with them making the chocies, not some test; I've known peopel who did badly on standardized tests who made good grades in respectable colleges. At least give them the right to try

    Plumbers, electricians, construction workers are important too.

    What we need to do is make sure a livng wage is actually a living wage. ANd if Paris Hilton has to forego yet another new sports car or a diamond collar for her teacup doggy--well, tough.

    The last time we mixed religion and politics people got burned at the stake.

    by irishwitch on Wed Apr 20, 2011 at 01:50:47 PM PDT

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