Tagged: class warfare

Decline of the Lapdog Press

Decline of the Lapdog Press

  I haven’t read the Toronto Star in decades and I imagine it must have changed since my days as its Labor reporter. When I got that job 55 years ago, the Star was known...

Behind the Riots

Behind the Riots

  It’s easy to point fingers and even assign blame in the sad Baltimore riots. But, obviousy, that’s not very helpful. It’s a complicated business, and I am thankful it’s not up to me...

It’s More than Just a War on Women

It’s More than Just a War on Women

You know as well as I do that the “authorities” keep the “masses” subdued by turning people against each other. The strategy is called “divide and rule” and it’s as old as history. One of my...

Exploding the Myth of America’s “Meritocracy”

Exploding the Myth of America’s “Meritocracy”

We’re hearing a lot about America’s “meritocracy” as the 2012 election campaign gets rolling. Of course, there’s no such thing. And I doubt there ever was. As the Good Book says, ” the race...

Is This the War Between the Worlds?

Is This the War Between the Worlds?

We live in two different worlds – the rich and the rest of us – and those worlds are in conflict. The rich use their wealth and power to plunder the spoils of the...

Bye, Bye, Miss American Pie. The Day the Music Died

Bye, Bye, Miss American Pie. The Day the Music Died

It may be the fact that I am in my own twilight that makes me see America’s decline so clearly. The robust land that I read about while growing up in Jamaica is no...

The Party of the Rich Wages War Against the Poor

The Party of the Rich Wages War Against the Poor

I cannot understand how some people fail to grasp the fact that a class war is raging in America, and that the Republican Party is the flag bearer for the rich in a relentless...

The Baffling World We Don’t Hear or Read About

The Baffling World We Don’t Hear or Read About

I was surprised to read a news story this morning that announced China had overtaken Germany as the world’s top exporter. It wasn’t China that surprised me; it was Germany. Who knew that Germany...

Union Busting: the Real “Class Warfare” in America

Union Busting: the Real “Class Warfare” in America

You must have heard Republican politicians complaining about President Obama’s proposal to roll back the Bush tax break to the richest Americans. Obama is proposing a return to the income tax rates paid during...