• • The New Southern Strategy: Quote Ayn Rand to Blame the Middle Class
David Atkins, AlterNet Capitalism | get upset when they expect to have a worse economic future than their parents or grandparents, and it doesn’t matter what color their skin is or what church they go to. Economic oppression universally leads to social malaise, including among working class whites. And this is why we’re starting to see a more universal embrace of Objectivism on the right not simply relegated to race-based attacks. It’s why we’re seeing books like Charles Murray’s, insulting working class whites for not being happy to take $28,000/year jobs with no benefits, when their parents and grandparents made twice as much. It’s why we’re seeing the renaissance of Ayn Rand, who let her scorn for the less wealthy among us fall upon the white and black alike.