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America’s Struggle With Class Warfare


What is happening right now in Wisconsin should be a stark reminder of what can and ultimately has crippled nations. Throughout history, whether it was the proletariat society versus the patrician stakeholders or the organized progressive movement taking on capitalism, violent uproar has ended up substituting honest debate.

For decades, liberals, particularly those harbored in the Democratic Party, have been acting rather un-democratic in their attempt to cause nationwide unrest by pitting one social-class against another in furious rage. In fact class warfare has been a regular fixture in Democrat talking points since the administration of FDR.

Why? Because the goal of America’s far-left is to emulate the socioeconomic landscape of Marxism which in turn creates a permanent class of citizens?

Sadly the answer is yes and the outcome far outweighs what anyone could ever fathom.

Karl Marx and Max Weber equally detested the notion of prestige and power. It wasn’t so much that the idea of having power was detrimental to their goals, it was the fact they believed power should lie within the confines of an organized people. To them the proletariat could never be parallel to that of the bourgeoisie because of class differences.

Unfortunately both men never saw any hope in a society in which free-market initiates along with inventiveness drove ingenuity. For example, an individual such as Donald Trump or Bill Gates would be condemned to a certain lower class title simply because their ability to think outside of the box doesn’t correlate with being a working class robot.

The irony is both Marx and Weber envisioned a world where everyone was equal but by their own admittance would have placed everyone in an otherwise unequal environment according to political or social standing.

Of course both men could never figure out a way to include an actual economic plan that would realistically address the idea of living separate but equal.

In other words Marx and Weber delivered a lot of platitudes devoid of solutions. Sound familiar?

Clearly there is nothing wrong with a working class society if a fundamental balance is in place that allows for creativity and free-market ideals. Without this big-tent approach, Americans such as Steve Jobs would be unemployed and laboring in the fruit fields.

Ask yourself this: When was the last time you worked for someone dirt poor?

The public-sector employee unions that are currently terrorizing Wisconsin lawmakers through death threats and violence are playing the hypocrisy game. They believe they are the “working” class of America. However, they believe they are entitled to the proletariat slice of the pie by having all of the goodies an elitist would have but remain under the banner of the bourgeoisie fighter.

Sorry but it can’t be both ways. That has always been the downfall of unions. They want to be referred to as fighting for the average worker while their CEOs are flying around in jets and living in mansions that make Wall Street fat cats jealous.

Union organizers are taking marching orders from their leaders who in turn could care less about the actual rights of individuals and more about lining their pockets from political interests. This is why a vast majority of American workers have turned away from union membership.

With every passing day the situation in Wisconsin conjures up images from Eastern Europe, in which the angry entitlement mob over-runs buildings and infrastructures, demolishing everything in its path.

The actions of both the Democratic Party, in its anti-capitalist driven mentality of instigating a class revolution, and the rage-filled protestors are not what America is about.

When free thought is removed from a nation, so is freedom.


Ashley Stinnett lives in West Virginia, where he serves as an adjunct college instructor, writer, media and public relations consultant, public speaker, volunteer for various conservative organizations, and a civilian recruiter for the NRA. He is registered with the Associated Press, and is a nationally syndicated columnist with The North Star National. He is the author of the new book, “Grasping Appalachian Conservatism: How Not To Be Mistaken For A Latte Liberal.”

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