The Spark

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

A country club attitude toward working class lives

Jan 22, 2007

In an interview on “The News Hour,” George W. Bush was asked whether more people should be asked to sacrifice for the Iraq war. He said: “A lot of people are in this fight. I mean, they sacrifice peace of mind when they see the terrible images of violence on TV every night.”

Incredible! You can just see Bush standing at the country club with his wealthy friends, talking about how much they’re “sacrificing” because they watch the war on TV!

To Bush and his friends at the country clubs, everybody has their proper role in a war: the role of workers is to go to war to be maimed and killed, while the role of the wealthy is to stand back and watch.

And reap the profits, of course.