Serious People™ start talking Class War

I’ve noticed a rash of otherwise Sensible Liberals speaking up about class war lately. Welcome to the party, guys. You’re a bit late, but welcome all the same.

The usually spineless E.J. Dionne, in the Washington Post of all places:

The 2010 election is turning into a class war. The wealthy and the powerful started it.

Bob Herbert in the New York Times:

Even as millions of out-of-work and otherwise struggling Americans are tightening their belts for the holidays, the nation’s elite are lacing up their dancing shoes and partying like royalty as the millions and billions keep rolling in.

The jobs of the columnists quoted above generally depend on keeping their criticism soft, so it’s surprising to me that so many, in so short of a time span, would be saying thing like this, which had previously been heretical. Amy Goodman and other wonderfully sane people have been saying this same thing for years, and those sentiments are now being echoed in our Papers Of Record™. This, in my estimation, is a Good Thing.

And one more, slightly less of a stretch, the inimitable Bill Moyers:


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