Are you offering a definition of "racism"? Is it any law or practice that takes race into consideration? 'Cause that's definitely not how it's used.
Talk like this usually comes from people who have never really experienced a foreign culture in any depth. Peoples are very different. It's usually from upper middle class Euros or American who have had some selective dealings with foreigners that happen to be assimilated to their worldview.
spending lots of time with people from different ethnicities and culture via the joys of the internet and university and life in multicultural UK in general.
Foreigners that have "assimilated a world view" are just humans that move to a different culture and are a product of their new experience
culture is usually far more destructive than constructive.Your worldview is that of the global essentially anglo commercial empire. You interact with a small globalized cohort that finds it amenable, without realizing how alienating it is to huge swathes of humanity. The cohort often has more in common with each other than their respective cultures. (For example, I bet you are bit baffled by the motivations behind Brexit.)
This view of humans as globally interchangeable atoms that can be uprooted and transferred to share recipes and multicultural experiences and it's all just wonderful, well, that is a sort of cultural imperialism. It serves the interests of the empire. I'm reminded of the scene in Full Metal Jacket: "inside every gook there is an American trying to get out." Well, it's just not true. Peoples are very different.
Bacon's Rebellion, Boston Tea Party, Shay's Rebellion, Battle of Blair Mountain, etc.
America made more progress on the class front than almost any other nation because the right people were always a bit scared. By the 1950s the class problem had been substantially ameliorated and a broad, culturally assertive middle class imposed its norms on both the elites and the underclass. This arrangement was disagreeable to global capital, hence the shift to multiculturalism, mass immigration, and "progressive" social values. The elite wanted a more docile, less frightening populace. So it began importing one, and also demoralizing the people with anti-bourgeois cultural programming.
They say its "to protect the children" and others from harm, but this is just a smokescreen IMO. The truth of the matter is, the government plays the people for a fool, and people (liberals in particular) lick it up like its mana from heaven
The government is purposefully dividing us up and fighting amongst ourselves, which is genius really
Divide and conquer
Very well said. The elites in the developed world envy the elites in the developing world. So they set out to level the playing field by squeezing the middle class by all means possible - taxes, watered-down education, the burden of excess regulation and the fear of lawsuits, censorship, politically correct staitjackets, etc. etc. The pulp that's left is an acquiescent and government-dependent lower class that they can control like puppets.Theres a lot it. I rate @sunraiser ‘s political acumen and contributions here on RPF and I‘d like to think you both have fair points.
tygerter is absolutely right about the relationship between a fairly functional democracy and a stable middle class. Only a broad, financially and workplace-secure middle class with good education can participate adequately in democratic processes and can even find the time to be informed about political affairs.
If such a society is culturally homogenous it seems that’s even better. But that might just be a correlation instead of a cause.
We have only one empirical time-period to observe the downfall of functioning democratic societies. The postwar-west up until the early 90s. Elites recognized that to foster their power, the middle classes have to be eroded and all that comes with it. Globalization coincides with that Endeavour and such the dehomogenization of successful democracies. It’s likely that the middle classes would have eroded without migration-influx but it‘s also likely that migration of uneducated, culturally very different people into the western democracies hastened the downfall. It is not a necessary condition and reason on its own, but it cannot be ignored either out of misunderstood identity-considerations.
American Class Structure
As ray peat said “Class” was taken out of politics in the 1960s, and replaced with identity/cultural issues.
The masses are then constantly pitted against each other.
“RP: If people think they are being treated fairly by the government, they won’t oppose what it does. For many years, schools, mass media, and government agencies have convinced lower income people that they are in the “middle class,” by publicizing the median personal or household income, which they often call average income, rather than the actual average income. At present, the median household income in the U.S. is about $54,000, and the average household income is about $140,000. I’ve spoken to many educated people, including newspaper writers, over the last several decades who were unaware of the real numbers. In a graduate seminar in 1960, the professor interrupted me to say “there are no classes in the United States.” I had heard that in high school, but I was shocked to hear it bluntly stated by a professor, and it sensitized me to the extent of the craziness that constitutes our public culture.”
American Class System:
1) Deep State- These are upper brass positions of secret agencies, Military, Electoral, Judges, Council on foreign relations, Bilderberg, leaders of Massive hedge funds like BlackRock/State street: who control 10% equity in every S&P 500 company.
Their power comes from connections, control, and the state. At any time, they can hack into an oligarchs phone, email, and can even kill if people don’t “tug the line”.
2) Oligarchy: .0001% Highest capital holding-Individuals. These are extremely wealthy who do the deep states bidding, provide funding, and support. They run huge companies and implement whatever the Deep State says. Facebook, amazon, google are all being used right now. At least Billionaires.
3) New Nobility: .01% Those “along for the ride” people who have gotten extremely rich within the system. Their political connections are local, their influence minimal. They frolic about the empire, dine, dress in designer, giant houses, awesome cars…etc. These people give the bottom 99% hope and illusion of social mobility. 10Million +.
4) Upper Caste: 1% Incomes are in 500k+ range. Upper brass doctors, lawyers, small business owners. These people live lifestyle similar to the nobility just on a lesser scale. Their actual power is limited to school boards, community groups, and small donations to local politicians. They have pretty much everything at their disposal, food delivered, ubers to drive them, designer clothing, newest technology, and no fear of raising taxes. They live in the city, with short commutes to work which greatly lessens their burdens of commute/stress/traffic..etc.
5) Upper Middle- 10% These peoples income are generally 100k+. They have to live budgeted lives and are experiencing pressure from the system. Mortgages, long commutes, traffic, kids, taxes are slowing grinding these people down. Their in the “Pressure cooker”. Tax Donkeys
6) Lower Middle-45k-80k Incomes. A lot of college educated individuals with entry level jobs or two income household workers. They experience debt-peonage service to student loans, rent to their land“lords”, a raising cost of living. With plenty of cheap entertainment and ignorance of their situation they take day by day, Generally jockeying for status on social media, frequenting the bars, living at home.
7) Working Class: Blue color positions 30k-50ks. They are poor and live hard working, long hours and are very squeezed
8) Working poor. 24k or so. Minimum wages, retails, bars, servers…etc. A debt-peonage of sorts
9) Unemployed-Welfare-State Dependents.
Going forward Class 7-8 will slowly be replaced and shrink due to technology, automation. Class 6 will be outsourced, class 5 pool of jobs will continue to shrink and people will crowd around them in hope of making it, 1% will largely be safe, they run the business/services that provide for both the bottom 99%. They can deflate their labor, outsource their contract work…etc. to keep their profits high.
The new nobility will slow down in spending slightly, but still live life’s never dreamed of by aristocrats of old. The oligarchy and deep state will continue to seize assets, control, and dominance of the bottom 99% as they strip-Mine the nation.
Haha I had that sent to me yesterday. It's going around the internet.this is a great thread about Blackrock (and Lloyds of London, Vanguard, etc...) buying up entire neighborhoods to turn new SFH's into SFR's (single family rentals).
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