There is a war that's been under way against the middle class.
The war has been going on for at least 11 years. It's a world wide war-- a World War funded by multinational corporations and billionaires.
If you're reading this, you're probably a war victim, certainly a target, or you're a right winger scoping out the enemy.
YOU are the target in the Third World War. by VOA youtube video
YOU are the target in the Third World War. (image from VOA youtube video)
There are those who seek wholeness and common ground. I've entertained those ideas, in my head and in writing, myself. But there comes a time when one must face reality. The enemy is not nice. The enemy is evil. The enemy is comprised of psychopaths, sociopaths-- you pick the term-- people who make choices that kill people or let them die. .
The enemy is not that easy to detect though. There are plenty of Democrats masquerading as allies when they are really anything but. Then there are Democrats who are so spineless, so weak, so inept and incompetent that they might as well be enemies. Every war has leaders like that. But I digress to discuss grayer areas when there are screamingly clear examples of pure enemies-- not just of the left, but of the middle class and of the America the founders envisioned.
Let's start with the most obvious-- the Koch Brothers. They're the most recent billionaires who are buying legislators and media. But then there's Robert Murdoch and his media empire. There's Richard Melon Scaife who's funded right wing policy promotion organizations to the tune of scores of millions of dollars. There's the Olin family and the Walton family and, recently come to light, Harlan Crow, who gave six figure funding for Swiftboat Veterans for Truth and who's spent millions influencing Supreme Scumball Clarence Thomas. The history of the rise of the right in the US is the history of massive political spending by wealthy right wing families.
Tthen there are the people in government. Let's start with Clarence Thomas and then look at the other four Supreme court justices who deserve total contempt for their handing the nation over to transnational corporations, with women, minorities and the middle class paying the price.
There are the leaders of the Republican party who, against the will of a strong majority of Americans, continue to exacerbate the nation's economic woes by maintaining fealty to supreme traitor to the US, Grover Norquist. I have no doubt that his influence has already caused the deaths of many Americans and will probably, ultimately cause the deaths of tens of thousands. But not just deaths. He and the politicians who sign loyalty oaths to his anti-tax policies have contributed to the US failing to be among the top nations in terms of lifespan, education, broadband... and a growing list that shows how these traitors have already done potentially mortal damage to the future of America.
Let's not forget the Military/Industrial/Medical complex. They depend on this war to keep and grow their power and their freedom from regulation and legal accountability. They are gradually taking over the functions that have long been done by church and state, including diplomatic development.
And finally, there are the church collaborators. In every war, some religions take sides. In this war, the Christian Zionists are probably the most reliable church allies to the corporatists. There could be as many as 75-100 million of them in the US.