Compare & Contrast
May 26, 2008
Two seemingly unrelated news stories of the last couple weeks caught PhysioProf’s attention this morning. On the one hand, we have what even the sick-fuck neo-feudal right-wing propaganda rag Wall Street Journal recognizes as immigration theatre: the raid of an Iowa meatpacking plant and the arrest of hundreds of Guatemalan “illegal immigrant” meatpackers. On the other hand, we have the apparently trivial society page news of a police raid on a Hamptons art gallery cocktail party for liquor law violations. Is there a connection between these events?
Apparently, the Hamptons police busted a fucking art gallery cocktail party yesterday for serving cheap-ass box-wine without a “license” or whatthefuckever. Think about it for a moment. Working-class cops busting the rich motherfuckers who pay their salaries for having a fucking cocktail party. Why is this happening?
Could it be because the right-wing lunatic oligarchs overreached in their insane greedy upwards redistribution of wealth? So we now have the spectacle of the fascist police state continuing to scapegoat yet another group of poor-ass brown-skinned laborers–this time Guatemalans–for the economic shitcanning of the middle-class.
But at least some of the shitcanned middle-class–including these Hamptons cops–are starting to figure out that it ain’t some broken-down poor-ass Guatemalan meatpackers that have fucked them in the economic ass. It’s those rich-ass motherfuckers swilling cheap-ass wine in the Hamptons and their Wall Street compatriots.
The three-card monte game played by the neo-feudal right-wing oligarchy for the last four decades is starting to lose its effectiveness. Can you say “class war”!?