Friday, February 25, 2005
Upper-middle to upper-class people (well-educated folks from affluent backgrounds) so dominate North American culture that even the "alternative" media consists almost entirely of them. They appear on Air America and NPR, write for the Nation, Clamor, Progressive, Adbusters, UTNE Reader, et.al, and say many laudatory things about the inequities of this society. The only thing missing from these armies of activists is the working class itself! (Who are too busy working two or three shitty jobs.) The progressives on the other hand are sustained by their arrays of non-profit organizations-- tax shelters for the rich. Isn't there something slightly unseemly in this?