I keep seeing this pic being passed around, most recently at Greg’s. It betrays a fundamental misunderstanding of power.
Text of left image (teacher at blackboard): Busting unions that provide teachers with middle class salaries, affordable benefits and job security. Not class warfare.
Text of right image (Romney giving speech): Asking people who make hundreds of millions of dollars in capital gains to pay more than 15% of their income in taxes. Class warfare.
Caption: WTF? Seriously, WTF?
Thing is, of course the top-down damage and theft isn’t warfare for them. It isn’t warfare until two sides are fighting. Until then, it’s just the ruling class going about their ruling, lah-dee-dah. Like the police, the violence they do with the power of government behind them isn’t assault or murder or theft. Just governance.
Remember that when they ask you to put them in power.