> From: Dan Fabulich <email@example.com>
> All too often I hear people ascribe all sorts
> of crazy behavior to the "ruling class," usually in a conspiratorial mood,
> though not always, and invariably with little explanation. No
> prostitution? Blame the man. Can't smoke up? Blame the man. Late to
> work? Somewhere, somehow, the man's responsible.
> Sure, the "ruling class" does all sorts of crazy things. But more often
> than not you'd be misrepresenting it in the extreme to characterize it as
> acting upon clearly identifiable class interests.
The "ruling class" can only get away with the crazy stuff
because "the people" are stupid (or: enlightened self-
interestially impaired). War on drugs, communism, fascism,
statism, deathism, religious fundamentalism etc.; it all
has the same source. No conspiracy, just mass stupidity.
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