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When the left/liberals go against the silent majority on social/cultural issues, it pushes the working classes into voting for the right and against their own economic interests. Why does this happen? Because the working classes of the West have become so wealthy since the war ended, that they now consider economic issues secondary to social and cultural ones.

Insofar as cause is generally recognized to precede consequence, this story is untenable in the face of the historical experience of Western Europe. Union busting came first, the ugly parties followed in its wake like stink on a dogshit.

- Jake

Friends come and go. Enemies accumulate.

by JakeS (JangoSierra 'at' gmail 'dot' com) on Sun Jul 22nd, 2012 at 10:09:30 AM EST
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