American Exceptionalism, Elitism and Class

How Things Work: The Rich and the Poor

(This is why America was created the way it was. It was not an accident.)

You’ve got that eternal idiotic idea that if anarchy came, it would come from the poor. Why should it? The poor have been rebels but they have never been anarchists; they have more interest than anyone else to there being some decent government. The poor man has a stake in the country. The rich hasn’t; he can get away to New Guinea in a yacht.

The poor have sometimes objected to being governed badly; the rich have always objected to be governed at all.

— G K Chesterton, 1935

Explains a lot, huh? ….about how our little poster girl works from the insides.

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