Has the One Percent Already Won This Thing?

I know that attributing false consciousness to others is the height of elitism, but this article, Has the One Percent Already Won This Thing?, captures as aspect of American society that cannot be denied. Middle- & Working-class Stockholm Syndrome. Capital has so abused the vast majority of American citizens that they have become, not proletarians--that requires a modicum of class consciousness--but peasants, serfs.

Author: jd

Joseph Duemer is Professor of Literature at Clarkson University in northern New York state. His most recent book of poems is Magical Thinking from Ohio State University Press. Since the mid-1990s he has spent a good deal of time in Vietnam, mostly Hanoi. He lives with his wife Carole & five terriers (four Jack Russells & one Patterdale) on the stony bank of the Raquette River in South Colton.