Phatscotty wrote:BigBallinStalin wrote:Woodruff wrote:BigBallinStalin wrote:thegreekdog wrote:As I've indicated previously, everything this president has done and signed has indicated to me he is a statist and a crony capitalist. Nothing he has done or signed as president indicates he's a socialist, marxist, or progressive. Oliver Stone has seen the light. Others have not. Perhaps if he wins reelection we will see some socialist or Marxist tendencies, but I doubt it. The wealthy (whether corporate or union or other) have far too much control over politics for Barack Obama to be anything more than someone who advances the interests of the wealthy.
"The wealthy," huh? You're starting to sound like a class warfare kinda guy...
You don't believe that the wealthy have a great deal (I would also say "far too much") of control over national politics in the United States?
That's not my point.
The problem with the 'class warfare' perspective is that it treats "the wealthy" as a homogenous group of people with one aim, one desire, and no differences among them that matter. It implies that they all collude (which isn't true given that interest group politics is in no way smooth). It leads to an 'us v. them' mentality which is counter-productive. It's not helpful. It's inaccurate.
TGD seems to unwittingly be totting the reasoning of the Marxian class analyst.
maybe he is correctly pointing out Marxism?
Maybe you're an unmitigated troll?