Wednesday 15 January 2003

The class struggle

Scotsman columnist Kirsty Milne writes about the May election. She is concerned that the turnout may be low. I liked this part:
Surveys show a mixture of feelings among abstainers and reluctant voters. There is the usual scepticism about politicians, combined with a sense that the parties are too similar in what they do and too negative in what they say. A recent survey for the Electoral Commission found bewilderment at the language of politics and class antagonism towards MPs and MSPs who "stay in all their smart houses" and "don’t have to go through what we go through."
"Class antagonism" against politicians! Now, that's talking.

In a review of The State by Franz Oppenheimer we learn:

"There are two fundamentally opposed means whereby man, requiring sustenance, is impelled to obtain the necessary means for satisfying his desires. These are work and robbery, one's own labor and the forcible appropriation of the labor of others."

Oppenheimer nails the state as a parasite. For example: "The State is an organization of the political means. No State, therefore, can come into being until the economic means [private sector] has created a definite number of objects for the satisfaction of needs, which objects may be taken away or appropriated by warlike robbery."

It looks as though some of the sheeple are beginning to understand who the class enemy is.