The “Democratic” Party of the Rich Versus the “Republican” Party of the Rich

The US political parties are not as different as you think.

Those pro-corporate uber-rich Democrats? They have what are called “class interests.”

Those rightwing rich Republicans? They also have what we call class interests.

And the class interests of those groups happen to be exactly the same. So you would expect wealthy “Democrats” to be allying with wealthy “Republicans” more often than you might think. Why? They both have exactly the same class interests. In fact with increasing inequality, we will even see “the end of ideology.” There won’t even be any ideology anymore. Instead there will simply be groups acting politically in precisely their class interests.

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3 responses to “The “Democratic” Party of the Rich Versus the “Republican” Party of the Rich

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  2. Ryan England

    Their class interests are best served by pitting their class opponents – the working class – against themselves on arbitrary demographic lines.

    The Democratic Party of Capital appeals to multicultural and cosmopolitan urbanites by riling them up with fears of white male Jesus-freak rednecks coming to take their rainbow flags and abortions away.

    The Republican Party of Capital appeals to suburban and rural “love it or leave it” types by riling them up with fears of foreign, globalist liberals coming to take their guns and their bibles away.

    Once in office, both keep screwing over the working class, while their respective propaganda machines work ceaselessly to keep these two bases pitted firmly against one another.

    Who would have guessed that dystopia would look like this?

  3. TRASH

    RYAN “Love it or leave it” types live in places that no urban socialist Yuppie or hipster would want to live. Sad to say but their towns are on the economic decline and are usually in climactic extremes (Cold upstate NY, Deep South, frigid plains, rain-soaked Washington state).

    The only NAMS who are there are sent by the prison system that builds the local penitentiary.

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