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Fri Nov 27, 2015, 07:35 AM

1. Yes and no, but mostly yes.

In many regards, those at the table are free: free from concern about losing property as it is appropriated in land grabs by the state, free from the burden of considering racial, gender, and legal-status categories as crucial determinants in ability to survive.

The things mentioned in the article happen less often to 'those around the table', but they do happen, and will happen more often if the twin 'privileges' of 'forgetfulness' and 'turning a blind eye' are 'enjoyed'. Fascism starts with minorities, with the poor and the marginalized, but if it is allowed to do so, it eventually comes for everyone else as well. The 'privilege' of 'being able to ignore injustice' is merely sticking one's head in the sand and pretending that inaction does not lead to worse injustice.

Capitalism is the heart and soul of hatred and exploitation. 'The love of money is the root of all evil'. And the temporary illusion that those in suburbia are not also going to be collateral damage in the exploitative damage that capitalism produces is just that, an illusion. They have a few more creature comforts, but their water is tainted, their food twisted in the name of almighty profit. They are poisoned and lied to and led and lulled into a false sense of security by those who proclaim that real progress is possible if only government will unshackle capitalism to run free, that 'market forces' will do what they have never in history done - deliver a good life to all - instead of what they always do, what they are designed to do - funnel wealth into the pockets of the few by exploiting the misery of the many.

Those with the least power are hurt the most and the most obviously, but everyone who isn't one of the elite few is merely grist for the mill, fooling themselves if they're not fighting against the power of Mammon to rule, fighting the oligarchy and its handmaidens of pain and suffering.

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