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What if they held a class war and nobody noticed? For decades, liberals and progressives have been bashed for conducting a "class war" every time they suggest that it would be appropriate for the extremely wealthy to shoulder a bit more of the burden of paying for government. Meanwhile, a swarm of far-right think-tanks and political action committees have been working tirelessly to promote the idea that taxes on the wealthy should be lowered further from their historic lows, and that entitlement programs such as social security and medicare are too expensive to sustain (and in any case, immoral). The latest attempts to delegitimize public employee unions are the logical next step in what genuinely appears to be the systematic dismantlement of the middle class. This blog will highlight some of the more extreme examples of this activity that may not always show up in your news feeds.

Monday, December 26, 2011

Remembering an American Suicide Bomber

Here's a little-known fact:  the worst school-based mass murder in the US took place in 1927, perpetrated in Michgan by Andrew Phillip Kehoe.  A school board member, he was apparently upset about a tax levy for the school that he blew up.  He also killed his wife, burned down his farm, and ultimately blew himself up in a shrapnel-filled car as rescuers gathered at the site of the school explosion, killing several additional people.

The next time one of your right wing friends or family members starts talking about taxes or some similar BS, point out to them the direct connection between American anti-tax zealots and the modern-day suicide bombers that most of them consider to be evil terrorists.

Thursday, December 22, 2011


Here is a disgusting positive profile on Mitt Romney by Walter Shapiro, a writer from "eventheliberalTNR."  In classic Villager form, he discusses how "disciplined" and "sober" and "prudent" Mittens is...JUST LIKE GEORGE HW BUSH!

However bad it is, it probably cannot outdo his earlier piece, titled "Why Rick Santorum is more impressive in person than Rick Perry."

Friday, December 16, 2011

Ready a Tumbrel for Mr. Rattner, Please

This is great.  We have a disgraced Wall Streeter complaining about $9/hour wage slaves not having sacrificed enough.  The fact that he can say this and not immediately find himself swinging from a lamp post tells me that the killer asteroid cannot arrive soon enough.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

DougJ at Balloon Juice had a post last night about regretting not confronting Fareed Zakaria in a New York restaurant.  Unsurprisingly, and apparently by design, this drew a host of pearl-clutching comments from the tote bag crowd, along the lines of "we're better than that," and "we shouldn't be trying to intimidate the nice journalists like Zakaria."  These people remain willfully unaware that politics is a contact sport, and that elite opinion-makers are part of the political ecosystem, not floating majestically above it.  The few liberal elements of our society that remain did not get enacted through reasoned discussion, but through a combination of pressure, intimidation, and horse-swapping.  Refusal to engage in forceful behavior cedes the field to the other participants who understand how the game is played.