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Anyone who does not think that what is going on in this election year is class warfare simply doesn’t understand what’s going on. And anyone who thinks that it’s a new struggle, or that it’s somehow inappropriate, simply doesn’t understand America.

Class warfare is the story of this nation.

It’s why and how our country was founded: people determined to escape the oppression and abuse of a powerful, rich elite fought their way to freedom.

It’s what ripped us apart during the so-called “Civil War,” and it’s why we waged two world wars and have engaged in a series of other conflicts since then: to liberate others from tyranny, despotism and totalitarianism.

The struggle for freedom and equality that is the history of America has always been driven by classism, and today is no different.

On one side are those who want to turn the clock back. They would eliminate minimum wage laws, gut the 14th amendment, repeal social security, and undo the health care reform legislation passed just last year. All of which benefit the middle class and the working poor.  All of which have been adopted at the expense of the super-rich.

They also would reduce or eliminate the role of government in virtually every area of life, from finance and banking to environmental protection and education. All of which would benefit the super-rich at the expense of the middle class and the working poor.

So make no mistake about what is happening in elections at every level in every state: it is class warfare, and the biggest guns are aimed directly at the middle class and the working poor.

Whether they stand up and defend themselves by supporting progressive, forward-thinking candidates or are deluded into voting against their own self interest will determine what the future holds for all of us.

Donna Dupuy
Donna Dupuy
Donna Dupuy is a marketing and PR consultant for professional practitioners, service providers, and progressive political entities.

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