Category politics

When There’s A Fork In The Road Take It — Part 1

In times of crisis, when authority breaks down, the masses encounter a fork in the road and an opportunity: throw off the ruling class or continue life under its heel. One finds throughout history at these pivotal moments individuals abandoning establishment norms to think for themselves. Do we go on with the ruling class or […]

The Masters are Frightened

The masters are frightened. The First World’s terminal decline continues unabated. There is no surer sign of the anxiety of the ruling class than Trump giving center stage to socialism at his State of Union by proclaiming the U.S. will never be socialist. When has that ever happened? Conservative NY Times columnist David Brooks felt […]

The Undeserving Society

From the bottom view, ruling class society is above all a society of deprivation, insecurity and constant toil. They are the undeserving society, while We in the ruling class are the deserving class. Recent events have demonstrated this reality. Finland has just concluded its first year of a universal basic income experiment. Two thousand unemployed […]

The Insanity Of Healthy Ruling Class Society

The fundamental object of a “balanced” democratic society is presumably the well-being and liberty of its inhabitants. Theoretically no one should have mush more power than anyone else. But a society that is imbalanced cannot have such an end. A society that displays an obvious disparity in wealth and power — the Great Disparity — […]

The Dominant Theme of a Dying Ruling Class

A reader recently noted in the comments section of a Truthdig article that its writer Paul Street inadvertently admits the real reason why Trump won the election: “Ultimately, Trump is the first man to ascend to the post-WWII U.S. presidency from outside the global consensus. In and of itself, that has been an incredible development, bothersome […]

The Unity Principle

Michael Hudson has given us another ground-breaking book: …And Forgive Them Their Debts, exploring debt forgiveness and the dubious morality of making unpayable loans in ancient times. It also gives us insight into the relationship between the ruling class and its masses. We must admit that the members of the Preservation Society have not yet […]

The Dysfunctional Functionality of Ruling Class Society

It is sad to watch the deliberate disintegration of the society that has benefited Us so much. “Us” does not refer to the little masses. Oh, no. We’re talking about those of Us for whom the masses labor and sacrifice, we who don’t have to worry about a job or poverty or saving up for […]