[lit-ideas] Re: Guess - Answer

  • From: Andy <mimi.erva@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 3 Aug 2009 14:30:14 -0700 (PDT)

For a middle class.  Poor (proletariat) overthrowing rich (bourgeoisie) equals 
middle.  Then there's the ultra rich, not sure where they fit in.  They're 
invisible.  We don't really have a bourgeoisie.  Mostly we have professionals 
and managers.  But then we don't really have proletariat either.  Just lumpen 
masses, which is 97% of the population.  Pretty level playing field in that 

--- On Mon, 8/3/09, Robert Paul <rpaul@xxxxxxxx> wrote:

From: Robert Paul <rpaul@xxxxxxxx>
Subject: [lit-ideas] Re: Guess - Answer
To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Date: Monday, August 3, 2009, 9:17 PM

> For Veronica, I originally said [Marx] was right, and he was wrong, and I 
> have no strong feelings one way or the other about him.  I sympathize with 
> his desire for a middle class, basically that's what he's doing...

I would have thought that the proletariat and the bourgeoisie were two 
different species. He's hardly advocating a revolution of the middle class—?

Robert Paul

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