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The Whip-The People Class, July 30, 2010

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This Whip category pertains to what I call the People Class--my name for the "Country Class" as identified by retired Boston University professor Angelo M. Codevilla in his influential essay America's Ruling Class -- And the Perils of Revolution.

This would be the "us" as opposed to the "them" of the Ruling Class. The difference is that people in the People Class don't want to run anyone else's life--they just want to be free to run their own lives to the best of their abilities. The people in the Ruling Class think that they're qualified to tell the rest of us how to run their lives--up to and including demanding that the People Class give money to the Ruling Class because they're somehow "owed" some kind of reparations to make things more "fair." So yes, the Angry Poor are, in fact, part of the Ruling Class, not of the People Class, in that they think they have the right to order other people to provide for their "needs."

This is the fundamental political issue of our time--despite what the journalists and "opnion-makers" (but I repeat myself) in the Ruling Class would have you believe.

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