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July 21, 2014

Middle class America is no less violent than any other people.

They seem passive because they're results oriented.
They rise not out of blood frenzy but to solve the otherwise insoluble. Their methods of choice are good will, cooperation, forbearance, negotiation and finally, appeasement, roughly in that order. Only when these fail to end the abuse do they revert to blowback. And they do so irretrievably. Once the course is set and the outcome defined, doubt is put aside. The middle class is known, condemned actually, for carrying out violence with the efficiency of an industrial project where bloody destruction at any scale is not only in play, it's a metric. Remorse is left for the next generation, they'll have the leisure for it. We'd like to believe this is merely dark speculation. History says it isn't.
ol remus and the woodpile report

Posted by gerardvanderleun at July 21, 2014 11:04 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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World War II would indicate the American middle class was not to be messed with.

I believe the same is true now. However, it will take some nasty "repetition of history" to awaken this current version of the American middle class from the slumber it is in.

Posted by: Terry [TypeKey Profile Page] at July 22, 2014 8:56 AM

Terry: this is what we'll have to work on first, the rot from within:

"A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to fear. The traitor is the plague." - Marcus Cicero

Posted by: chasmatic [TypeKey Profile Page] at July 22, 2014 1:15 PM

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