With the widening socioeconomic chasm between the rich and poor in addition to the gradual disappearance of the middle class, do you think that there will be an epic class war between the rich and poor ? Why? Why not?
No Gmwilliams. While I think it should happen, it won't. Middle class America has the potential to control the economy and defeat the greed of the rich, but.. they will never do it because they don't want to be made uncomfortable. If we would organize, refuse to pay ridiculous prices for things like gas and finally use the power behind what little money we do have, things would change. Sadly that means sacrifice and a disruption of the status quo. I think for this reason, the rich will always stay on top.
Thank you all for your insightful comments. Keep the discussion going!
Totally correct. We have forgotten how to rally for change on any epically large scale because that would upset the apple cart and our apple carts are upset enough these days. Since protest efforts of the 1960's and 70's made things more or less equal among American citizens (I'm generalizing, don't get ruffled here), there has been no drive or effort to unify around a social issue (health care, education, police injustice, gender issues, on and on and on) in order to create change. It is too scary. Humans have lost the ability to put themselves out of their comfort zone in order to make it more comfortable for everyone.
I doubt it. Our poverty level is well above Middle Class standards in the global economy. People are more likely to jump ship than to start a full-fledged attack; also, the poor would be more likely to intiate such a thing; they wouldn't have much access to weaponry without any money, would they? I hardly see rich people going out and shooting poor people, because lets face it, poor people have nothing they want.
There is a *class warfare* that is going on now. Romney is up there in 1/10 of the 1 %. Have you watched his remarks? From the mother love video she exposed? Obama is more towards the 47 %. He has struggled. He *gets the rest of us 99 %.* I think this is why those who believe in God, feel how *rich* they are in a spiritual sense. The ones that dismiss God feel the poorest. They lose their faith and then become angry, bitter and this eats at their hearts until they become cold and vengeful. There is alot to be said about "I am my brothers keeper*. We are all brothers and sisters. While some of us want to recognise it or not. Not every brother or sister you will get along with, or care about. Not every sister will *watch* your back and not every brother will *be a strong protector*. I can't wait until we see the truth and our eyes can see the light! hugs to all..
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