Monday, September 9, 2013

A history of 'rich people's movements'

This historical-political study by Martin is long and somewhat academic (not surprising since it's excerpted from a book), but it's nevertheless worth reading in full.

My dear Tea Parties, realize two things: 1) a lot of your "grassroots" ideas were recycled from previous rich people's movements more than a half-century ago when taxes were a heckuva lot higher than they are today; and 2) the original rich people's movements of the early 20th century learned their tactics and style from the Progressive Era reformers.

That's right, you got your modus operandi from Progressives!  Oh, the shame in it!

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