It's been said that the rich are different than you and me. What most Americans don't know is that they're also quite different from each other, and that which faction is currently running the show ultimately makes a vast difference in the kind of country we are.
Right now, a lot of our problems stem directly from the fact that the wrong sort has finally gotten the upper hand... [...] Worse: this bunch has set a very ugly tone that's corrupted how people with power and money behave in every corner of our culture.
When a...conservative talks about "losing his liberty," the loss of...absolute domination over the people and property under his control -- and, worse, the loss of status and the resulting risk of being held accountable for laws that he was once exempt from -- is what he's really talking about. In this view, freedom is a zero-sum game.
Welcome to Plantation America.