Sunday, July 25, 2010

The Productives vs the Aristocracy

This is truly interesting, at least to me. S. T. Karnick has yet another piece analysing Angelo Codevilla's article "America's Ruling Class and the Perils of Revolution" over at the American Thinker today entitled The Productive Class and the American Aristocracy. For sure, he comes up with better names for these two groups. For the "country class" he substitutes "productive class" and for the "ruling class" he substitutes "aristocracy." The new names for each group do seem to tell us more about each. Moreover, the number of articles analysing, and criticizing Codevilla's piece tends to indicate that Codevilla was on to something profound.

Karnick uses not only quotes from the original Codevilla article, but also quotes from Rush Limbaugh, who spent a good portion of his time on Tuesday analysing and commenting on the piece on his radio program. An example:

The real motive for progressive politics is by no means any sense of altruism, as the aristocracy would have us believe. It is all of the usual selfish stuff: money, power, and ego. Limbaugh observes:
When you get down to it, folks, it's all about money. Always follow the money. The left and the ruling class love to say that they do things out of altruism, out of compassion, big hearts, and these people are a bunch of lazy SOBs who have no business in the private sector 'cause they can't succeed there. The only way they can succeed is to be a bunch of brownnosers in the ruling class and try to move their way up that ladder and get whatever they can out of the public trough. The ruling class has gotten rich off of government.
As Dr. Ray Stantz (Dan Ackroyd) noted in Ghostbusters, "You don't know what it's like out there. I've worked in the private sector. They expect results!"
An excellent example of how the aristocracy rules the realm is the global warming issue. All the money, profit, power, and prestige are on the side of the alarmists, and they wield their power ruthlessly, blatantly throwing their weight around in silencing those who try to tell the truth about the science of climate change. Al Gore is a multimillionaire who knows nothing about science, whereas S. Fred Singer is a brilliant scientist who continually endures a firestorm of slanders and harassment for trying to uphold scientific standards. These two men encapsulate the opposing forces of the aristocracy and the productive class.
Thus at the same time they are taking away our liberties, they keep telling us it is for our own good. When we notice, and essentially call BS on some scheme or another, rather than confront the argument and show us why we are mistaken, they instead call us names. The whole thing is breathtaking in it arrogance.

Go read the whole thing. Karnick highlights some important points and furthers the analysis.

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