Republican Class Wars
Over the last four years, Republicans have been accusing President Obama and Congressional Democrats of practicing class wars. I have not seen that; I do however know of a much uglier class war that has been fomented by Reagan Republicans for the last 30 years. That class war is of course against "liberal elites."
If one is to practice demagoguery, one must direct people's attention against someone who is at a higher place in society than are they. And while the Marxist directs that attention against businessmen, the Reagan Republican directs it against scientists, journalists and artists. In both cases a great wrong is done. And since the Republican-fomented class wars are much more prevalent in America than are the Marxist class wars, it is these that need to be scrutinized the most.
These class wars are making it hard for the people at their receiving end to do their job; the result of that is disastrous to America. Science is at the root of all technology, which means that it is at the root of all prosperity, and without it capitalism would be nothing more than exchange of basic commodities at the level it was in Medieval Persia. Journalists inform people about what is happening in the world, and if they aren't allowed to do so truthfully then the public is blind. As for arts, these are the flowering of civilization, its gift to the world and the thing from which it derives its name; and good art continues to exist long after all of one's contemporaries are dead. All of these are very important pursuits, and attacking these pursuits is ruinous to the country.
Is the Marxist class warrior better than the Republican class warrior? No; but the problem is as follows. The Republicans keep falsely accusing Democrats of practicing class wars when they are themselves guilty of practicing class wars much more. And while there are places in the world in which the Marxist class wars are still taking place, America is not one of those places. Instead America has seen Republican class wars, to grave detriment to America and to needless suffering inflicted upon all sorts of good people in America and elsewhere in the world.
So whenever a Republican starts accusing Obama or anyone else of practicing class wars, let it be remembered who is behind real class wars in America. It is not Obama, and it is not the Democrats. It is Reagan Republicans that have caused the worst class wars on American soil, and America has suffered as a result.