How old is the left's war against the American Middle Class? And why?
Many ideas are thrown about of why Leftist hate the American middleclass so much, and some come suprisingly close to what I have long thought is the correct answere. Then I read a copy of the 1888 edition of The Communist Manifesto edited by Fredrich Engels. (Amazing what's free on a Kindle). This excert from the from the section 1, IMO gives a very good answere to just why the United States, and our middleclass in general, has preoccupied the Lefts mind for so long.
Why do Leftist refute and refuse to recognize that inovation is the key to a better future, and the greatest source of continuing revenue?
Why do Leftist want to regulate bussiness to death?
Why do Leftist constantly run down anyone who uses inovation to make a better product?
Personaly I think they are still screwballs, and we live rent free in their heads. read these excerpts and give an opinion please.
"The modern bourgeois society that has sprouted from the ruins of feudal society has not done away with class antagonisms. It has but estabilished new classes, new conditions of oppression, new forms of struggle in place of old ones. our epoch, the epoch of the bourgeoisie (middle or capitalist class), posses, however, this distinctive feature: it has simplified the class antaganisms".
"From the surfs of the Middle Ages sprang the chartered burghers of the earliest towns. From these burgesses the first elements of the bourgeoisie were developed.
The discovery of America, the rounding of the Cape, opened up fresh ground for the rising bourgeoisie. The East-Indian and Chinese markets, the colonisation of America, trade with the colonies, the increase in the means of exchange and in commodities generally, gave to commerce, to navigation, to industry, an impulse never before known, and thereby, to the revolutionary element in the tottering feudal society, a rapid development."
"Each step in the development of the bourgeoisie was accompanied by a corresponding political advance of that class. An oppressed class under the sway of the feudal nobility, an armed ans self governing association in the midevial commune; here independent urban republic ((as in Italy and Germany), there taxable "third estate" of the monarchy (as in France), afterwards, in the period of manufacture proper, serving either the semi-feudal or the absolute monarchy as a counterpoise against the nobility, and in fact, corner-stone of the great monarchies in general, the bourgeoisie has at last, since the establishment of Modern Industry and of the world-market, conquered for itself, in the modern representative State, exclusive political sway. The executive of the modern State, is but a committee for managing the common affaires of the whole bourgeoisie."
"The bourgeoisie cannot exist without constantly revolutionising the instruments of production, and thereby the relations of production, and with them the whole relations of society."
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