Do you strongly contend that class warfare in the near distant or far future in the United States
will escalate to the point a/k/a The Purge when the most powerless & vulnerable socioeconomic class i.e. the poor will be viewed as unnecessary/useless & will either be incarcerated en masse, used as military fodder, or even more drastic, draconian inhumane methods will be used to control this population? Why? Why not?
To answer directly, the very near future. I, would offer a little different scenario though.
The most impoverished will be used, exploited to wage this war, not against the most wealthy, but against the lower upper class and the middle class, leaving the very wealthy (the ruling class) and the poor (the rest of us). The poor, once the great victory has been won, will be happy to receive whatever handout will be given, after all, all are now equal in poverty.
Of course, human nature being what it is, this will only last for a short period, until a few people want more than a handout and then the process will start all over again.
Take a look at what is going on, Black on Black crime, Mall killings, riots,white on white crime. all can be traced to the current economic conditions.All wars emanated from economic conditions,
The news only focuses on the bad parts of society. If that's all you see, you think it's the truth. But most of the millions of people are working together at jobs every day. Over 100 million people clearly dwarfs the negatives in the news reports.
I was homeless for many years, so I know about the class struggle first hand. A time will come when the underclass will be eliminated through attrition. Draconian laws are already in effect against the underclass, I was arrested at least ten times in one summer for laying on a park bench. Yes escalation is forthcoming
We have enough declared enemies already. As tragic as it is to have anyone homeless in America, few of the omeless would choose to live in Cuba or some other nation. No near term "class warfare: is at all likely, and we have the ability for better.
We don't have classes or casts in this country. No one is force to stay at any economic level. Is it harder for some and easier for others? Yes, but it should be in a free society (questions remain on that playing field)...
But, one of the main reasons there isn't a even playing field is not because of our form of government, meaning the Constitution, but because of those in office who refuse to follow it. Part of the system, as it is used currently, is to produce the idea of classes and therefor the need to divide and conquer as a way to secure vote and dollars. And, in needing those two things, no "classes" will be eliminated in the manner you speak of, but instead, they will be even more defined and splintered...
Class warfare is a lucrative business for many politicians and pundits right now. Things will probably escalate do to in a large part to the very people who are screaming the loudest about class inequality.
You may not think so Mitch but we DO have class & castes in this country. Class & caste are represented covertly in American society. It is not evident but it is....THERE.
gm, no...a caste system, most well known in India, would involve birthright and other enforced parameters that would not allow certain people the right, at all, to pursue certain careers, education or even marriages...we do not have a that system...
DS That example I gave was to say when Jesus was on the earth his concerns was to do his father's work, he could have sit on a thrown offered by satan , he declined , because he knew that the heavenly Father had a better reward at a different time .
The middle class white workers had their homes foreclosed at an alarming rate,now many of them are in rescue missions. I slept next to a few of them. We are blind to reality. Look at the latest technology 3d.Humans are obsolete
Everything is up to the individual and how they use their mind powers. Oprah Winfrey has been surpassed by a Nigerian fashion designer and oil tycoon as the richest black woman in the world. According to Time, Folorunsho Alakija is worth $3.3 billion, just $300 million more than Oprah. Alakija began her booming career as an executive secretary at Sijuade Enterprises, in Lagos, Nigeria. Soon after, the 63-year-old created her fashion line, Supreme Stitches and dived into the oil and printing worlds. In 1993, Alakija's company, Famfa Limited applied for an oil and allocating licence looking into grounds to explore for oil on a 617,000-acre block. The block, now called OPL 216, makes up for a good bit of her wealth. Alakija prides herself with her family and most importantly her faith. She's also spoken out about fighting obstacles during her motivational speeches. In September, the mogul revealed to an audience that she didn't go to a University after her time in fashion school. "So I am 63 and I am not yet done," she said. So what is your excuse? I never went to a University and I am proud to say so because I don't think I have done too badly," she said......Well what can I say. Nobody is stopping anybody.
A passing thought!
No one individual or group of individuals should be able to amass so much wealth with the intent of using that wealth to control any one individual or group of individuals for their social status !
There is no point in it, but some people buy into becoming a billionaire because it makes them feel important. Nothing wrong with 100 million, but that's not enough for some people.
That sounds good in theory but the minds of many people have been high jacked and damaged beyond repair,
Someonewhoknows, when you say no one "should be able to amass" in reference to wealth, do you mean they should have no desire to or do you mean they should not be allowed to?
This is a terrific example of what someone can do when they put their mind to it. Dwelling on how society is treating you is only counterproductive. If this can happen in Nigeria what's our excuse.
This may happen , but as I recall when the great depression happened it effected all people including the wealthy. Are we to believe that the rich only benefit this world, No ! The poor pay taxes as well as the rich.
but so far as the future is concern something greater then the great depression will soon hit everyone, that includes the wealthy.
Notice what is written
Mt 24:21for then there will be great tribulation such as has not occurred since the world’s beginning until now, no, nor will occur again.
that is what we are headed for!
Who does this effect
all people !
Because the banks lost value in money and investments, that's why many killed themselves of the great depression.
We are headed for a greater depression as written.
See Justice William O. Douglas' book "Points Of Rebellion" Copyright 1969 and 1970. Short book 97 pages.
I heard a prophecy that said we'll have 7 years of prosperity and afterwards we're headed for hard times.It was never specified what hard times referred to but I can guess.
I believe the general feeling of impending doom that's hanging around the edges of thinking American consciousness[es] can make us feel that way. This country has a lot of problems but I don't see them reaching such violent levels. Rich people are generally intelligent or they wouldn't stay or become rich. They are going to have to see how this situation has been resolved historically (ie: French Revolution or Bolshevik revolution) and take steps to defuse the bomb. Hundreds of Thousands angry "peasants" (mostly well-armed today) will not be easily resisted. The situation will never reach that point. Even politicians (as self-serving as they are) will see what is possible and try to control it.
If, as I suspect, our country suffers a WMD attack from somewhere the patriotic unity that served us in WWII will rise to the top. If not, our children are doomed to learn some other language than English and perhaps learn to live under "sharia" law.
The United States Constitution was drafted to protect the rich from the poor. The poor masses are increasing daily, because corporate America is looking out for their bottom line. We are in a constant class war,
Theman6007, the Constitution was designed to protect the people from the government...to limit the size and scope of the federal government...it had nothing to do with economics...
The current race war unfolding in the US is designed as a distraction to avert our gaze from the very serious reality that just 83 families control 48% of the world`s wealth. That is equal to what 3.5 billion have access to. The class war has been going on for as long as there has been rulers and ruled. From time to time thee are purges by way of wars and culls. History is overflowing with such events and is much of the basic idea behind eugenics and ideas of racial hygiene. Due to periodic economic shifts, the poor are often rounded up on one pretext or another and sent to camps to work or be eliminated. The police and military are the instrument to protect the elite and control the rest, often with deadly force. They apparently have free reign to do what they will, free from prosecution regardless of how clear the evidence against their corruption abds crimes. The class war is underway right now. Most folks are not aware of it, distracted by many means and not informed by the media.
It's doubtful we'd ever have a real "class war" in the U.S. because deep down everyone still believes it is possible for them to go from nothing to something even if they simply won the lottery.
Most people don't want to destroy the rich. They want to be the rich.
I want to rich by God's hand. Remember King Solomon was wise because it was granted by God also riches was added. Notice!There was no king in all the earth who possessed the riches of Solomon. (1Ki 10:23; 2Ch 9:22) we have the God of Solomon .
Kiss andTales, Matthew 7:7-8
"Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you"
"For (every one) that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened."
DSThis is true of Scripture ! But in what meaning, if as a Father your child ask you to give money to buy a weapon in anger, would you give them the money? Now if the money was for a honorable purpose sure !
Most wars are not fought with bombs and bullets, the principle is elimination,and we see the middle class being eliminated, we see jobs being outsourced,we see people living like animals, war is on
I think the US will not have class warfare and policies will be put in place to help the poor and middle class.
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