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Response to marmar (Original post)

Sat Dec 20, 2014, 01:34 PM

8. I don't believe we've stopped resisting.

The ruling class is just a lot more socially agile and slippery.

It's one thing to resist when you're working a dirty, dangerous job for one company, 18 hours a day, 7 days a week, and the overlord lives in a mansion on the other side of town.

It's another when you're working three different shitty part-time jobs for different companies, and the masters whose wealth you feed wander between islands, ski resorts, and estates on the other side of the country from you.

The pugilistic language of class and resistance is hard to sustain in an age of vast social abstractions. The enemy does not have a face, or a name, or a location - it is everyone and no one, everywhere and nowhere.

It takes on the characteristic of an environmental problem rather than Enemy Action. And as always, ordinary people are prone to ascribe a hostile environment to God or Fate rather than do something about it.

And that too is by design.

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