On the Class Struggle

“But why do people get so mad about it if it won’t even affect them?” asked Mrs. Bowman. “They’ll never see that kind of money.”

“The secret to understanding American politics,” Mr. Magundi replied, “is to understand that there are no poor people in America. The American who is not actually rich thinks of himself as potentially rich. He is certain that he will win that twenty-million-dollar jackpot, and he simply cannot bear the thought of handing ten million of it over to the government.”

One thought on “On the Class Struggle

  1. You are so right. You summed it up in one succinct paragraph.

    The other day I was wondering, what if our minds reject the idea of rich and poor? Really, it is in our accepting of it that it becomes reality.

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