Thursday, July 28, 2011
In France in 1788, in Russia in 1916, in Cuba in 1958 --
-- a small wealthy class had for some time been growing steadily wealthier at the expense of the rest of the country, the gap between the wealthiest and most of the rest had become vast and was growing at an ever-increasing pace. Even some prominent members of the upper classes said that it was not right, that it was grotesque, that they were not paying their share. But the party of the enrichment of the rich and the further wringing-out out of the -- well, of everyone else, continued inexorably, quite unconcerned by the rage and disgust they generated. They felt untouchable. And many of them sincerely felt that it was their God-given right to continue on as they had.