The Spark

“The emancipation of the working class will only be achieved by the working class itself.” — Karl Marx

Kerry to wealthy:
"Fear not."

Apr 19, 2004

Senator John Kerry was speaking at the exclusive "21 Club" in Manhattan. Only those attended who could afford the $25,000-per-plate fund-raiser. To these very wealthy members of his own class, candidate Kerry said, "I am not a redistribution Democrat.... Fear not."

In the face of enormous social inequality of wealth that desperately needs some redistribution into the hands of workers and the poor who lack jobs, medical care and a social safety net, John Kerry tells the excessively wealthy: "Fear not."

Or, to working people: Expect not.