“The United States is now at one of those historic forks in the road whose outcome will prove as fateful as those of the 1860s, the 1930s, and the 1960s,” writes Nancy MacLean. “To value liberty for the wealthy minority above all else and enshrine it in the nation’s governing rules, as Calhoun and Buchanan both called for and the Koch network is achieving, play by play, is to consent to an oligarchy in all but the outer husk of representative form.”
These are precarious times and our cultural discourse sometimes obscures the contradictions embodied in our celebratory moments.
The meaning of financial value and collective uncertainty get muddled especially in employment and wage slavery, as “ life has become increasingly precarious for the many Americans who lack job security”.
“You Will Not Replace Us!” This slogan was coined from a statement by Nathan Damigo, founder of the white-nationalist campus group Identity Evropa, who retorted to an anti-Donald Trump “He will not divide us” campaign by actor Shia LeBeouf on social media: “Shia LeBeouf, you will not replace us with your globalism.” The chant is closely related to the white-nationalist “White Genocide”meme, reflective of their fears that white people and white culture are under attack from multiculturalism and nonwhite races. According to the Anti-Defamation League, the slogan began appearing on white-nationalist flyers and banners in May, and has spread widely since then. (At times during the first Charlottesville march, the chant morphed into “Jews Will Not Replace Us!”) www.splcenter.org/...
We’ve already looked at basic income issues in ACM, sometimes in the context of the BEIN (Basic Income Earth Network), but the current situation reminds us daily of the class differences that would prevent redressing inequality by enforcing inequity. It is as it’s always been for the many against the few.Even more precarious is an anti-immigrant fervor based on racism at the highest levels of government, and somehow tinged with a lie about racial/gender displacement that becomes even more bald-faced using social media. Your job is never really taken away as if it were a privileged gift, especially when some fundamental human rights to one’s labor should remain paramount.
An entire class of precariousness describes one social division that has been described beyond the notion of working poor in “the richest nation on earth”.