April 28, 2009 by Gsmith
Fascinating editorial by Pepe Escobar
Definitely food for thought, but I don’t know about class consciousness being on the rise in North America. Certainly not the United States. We continue to believe the fictions of upward mobility, etc. And the poor in the U.S. and their “Sarah Palins” continue to be passionate about smoke-screen issues and supporting politics that couldn’t be more detrimental to their own welfare.
This commentary also seems to be a bit alarmist. While I have been following the issue of potential army deployment against American civilians for awhile, and I am frustrated with the media’s silence on the issue, H.R. 645 is just one among many bills introduced in Congress. It’s not even close to being passed yet. It needs to hit the main floor of at least one of the Houses of Congress before I start taking it seriously.
In the end just too many predictions that may or may not happen. What if Obama is successful at getting the economy back on track? I certainly don’t agree with everything he is doing, but he’s pretty intelligent and effective.
One thing I will agree with is that worldwide class consciousness is, and always has been, an issue. Sooner or later that is going to affect us here in the ol’ U.S. of A, even if it doesn’t actually take root here.
I do wonder what another civil war in the U.S. would look like (not that I’m hoping for it or anything). It’s not likely to be a Marxist-type proletariat versus bourgeoisie.
Anyway, thanks for posting!
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