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Class Wars

April 19, 2014 , ,


Americans have trouble understanding the whole British royalty and fancy person hierarchy. My own British family has been fairly fancy in their time, but I have nothing to show for it except my family tree. In history brutal repression of common people, or peasants, was the way commerce was conducted. The United States is returning to a system of government that separates the elite in a special world of privilege and security while the majority of the population is loosing security of every kind.  Our country goes around bullying other nations about lack of democratic systems that protect the population.  Who will come to the United States and reprimand us for this recent class and income discrepancy we are growing?  Since many around the world are already hardened against the United States for our politics about war and violence, the facts about our upper crust citizens will cause more disgust for our economically bifurcated culture.  In an odd twist of fate, Americans who often use Brit accents and royalty to make fun of snooty class struggles, are making big strides creating inequity of our own.  What do you think will happen to our reputation abroad, gentle reader?

 

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I have to say, much of what you write strikes a chord with me. Tradition is one thing – bullying, arrogant ‘we are a super power’ attitudes something else. It is, I think, ignorance.

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London-Unattached.com

April 20, 2014

I could not agree more..so then how to educate these bully minded super powered politicians?

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mermaidcamp

April 20, 2014

love the video.. it really tells the story appropriately… and with humor/satire

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Stevie Wilson (@LAStory)

April 21, 2014

CP- Just look at what some people are being paid for doing nothing with no real responsibility or accountability. I will take my family tree anytime over that. Often I have sensed an unseen helping hand. I know it is God for sure. But the question is who has God raised up to help me? I think extended unseen family is as good a bet as any. I would hate to bet against that possibility, and it often appears to me at least that those who have, have lost. CR

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Frederick Rehfeldt

April 23, 2014

So very well put, cousin Rick…..We inherit the ethics, the stories, and the DNA of the ancestors. I love the way you value that. You know I do also.

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mermaidcamp

April 23, 2014

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