Beyond the Left and Right
Moral and spiritual people may be found among the rich and poor alike. In most cases however value-oriented activist-minded visionaries may be found particularly amongst the middle class.
This is the middle class of the warrior-minded and intellectual enslaved by the acquisitive class. Their class is not defined by economic or social standards, but by a mental acumen that allows its members to rise above petty isms in order to erect a new universal structure.
It is hard for a rich person to come down to this middle class level in order to join the tangible struggle against capitalist exploitation. It is equally puzzling for a poor person to grasp the need for a moral and spiritual initiative as the only functional motor of the expedient revolution. The revolution of spiritual humanity is in need of ever-virtuous persons ready to fight immorality.
It is the revolution of the downtrodden and disgruntled who belong neither among the exploiters nor the working class. This “third element” beyond the outdated controversy of the right and left, rich and poor, idealist and materialist holds the real revolutionary prospect. The ruling class fears this value-oriented alternative ever so much. The world awaits its awakening with bathed breath.
Below is some middle class chit-chat for you, from a comments board of an article on the global crisis published by The Guardian, September 2009:
“I’m especially bitter about picking up the tab for a lavish ball I wasn’t invited to.”
“The global crisis is not over and has not passed. And it’s so large and complex that its’ impact is well beyond the scope of a few banks.”
“The toxic debt bundles that governments are taking on – the public doesn’t know what’s in these bundles. I’ve a strong suspicion that it resembles something that looks like it’s come out of a dog.”
“There was an influential US thinktank that advises the Whitehouse who earlier this year categorically stated that by the turn of this century we will no longer be living under capitalism. They did not guess what economic and social systems would take its place but the very fact that a bunch of US economists can even see the end for capitalism tells me its days are numbered.”
“The US, at least, could improve its situation almost immediately by doing something about its crazy spending, in particular, by reducing spending on defence, most of which is really all about imperial delusions rather than anything more substantial.”
“The US currently spends more than the next ten spenders combined, and that is unlikely to be funded by the rest of the world for very much longer; almost no one now sees the US as a benign power (ask Pew Research about this if you don’t believe me). I would have thought that there was about a trillion a year to be saved her, by cutting out the middle class welfare and giving up on the foreign military adventures (Iraq and Afghanistan most notably). The foreign adventures have arguably made the US less safe, and in any event they clearly can’t afford to fund them.”
“I’ve heard strange hints at possible solutions being touted about for global construction crisis – but no governments has come out with yet – the most ludicrous being the demolition of unsold properties to create a demand in the market for more building at the same rates as the last few years.”
“In a nutshell, it’s long past time for a few hard choices. The rising price of gold suggests that the dollar is on the skids, and Bloomberg suggested recently that Treasuries are becoming more difficult to sell.”
“It seems our world is being guided by politics and economic policy of necessity, of human rights abuse and of Orwellian control.”