The middle class is always a firm champion of equality when it concerns a class above it; but is an inveterate foe when it concerns elevating a class below it.
Keep you doped with religion and sex and TV And you think you’re so clever and classless and free, But you’re still fucking peasants as far as I can see, A working class hero is something to be.
I think we need not only to eliminate the tollbooth to the middle class, I think we should knock down the tollbooth. (Nashua, N.H., as quoted by Gail Collins in the New York Times, Feb. 1, 2000)
Out of their constitutional optimism, and because a class struggle is an abhorred and dangerous thing, the great American people are unanimous in asserting that there is no class struggle. And by “American people” is meant the recognized and authoritative mouth-pieces of the American people, which are the press, the pulpit, and the university. The […]
When the Hun is poor and down, he’s the humblest man in town, But once he climbs all holds the rod, He smites his fellow man and God.
There is no American who cannot hope to lift himself another notch or two, if he is good; there is absolutely no hard and fast impediment to his progress. But neither is there any American who doesn’t have to keep on fighting for whatever position he has; no wall of caste is there to protect […]
You don’t understand the class structure of American society or you would not ask such a question. In the United States, the working class are Democrats. The middle class are Republicans. The upper class are Communists.
Traditional societies divide into upper, middle, and working class. In modern societies that division is overlaid by another, which also contains three classes. The new classes are, in ascending order, the morons, the yuppies, and the stars. The first watch TV, the second make programs, and the third appear on them. And because those who […]
The class which has the power to rob upon a large scale has also the power to control the government and legalize their robbery.
Let us love our occupations, Bless the squire and his relations, Live upon our daily rations, And always know our proper stations.