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September 02, 2010


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Ben Manski

Hi Barry,

I met David Olson this morning at the Middleton Chamber of Commerce breakfast. He seems to be working hard, and may be effective in capturing some conservative votes.

Dave Redick wasn't there. Look forward to meeting him as well at some point.

Fred, John, Diane, and Brett were all on hand. Everyone had their game face on. But they all -- we all -- are a tired bunch. Last lap, guys. And then I'll see you on the 15th!


Manski faces the interesting dilemma discussed in Orwell, and Einstein’s ‘Why I am a Socialist .‘
"Large sections of the middle class are being gradually proletarianized; but the important point is that they do not, at any rate not in the first generation, adopt a proletarian outlook," Orwell wrote in 1937 during the last economic depression. "Here I am, for instance, with a bourgeois upbringing and a working-class income.”

The problem lies with convincing the middle and upper class that despite their social position their economic position is tied with the working class. Now, despite being crushed by economic royalty, the middle class still is anti- working class, and chooses Fascism over a social democracy.
Rather seeking environmental, peaceful, and anti- imperialistic solutions that lead to a social unity, the left, being afraid of social stigmatization, defines candidates like Manski and McKinney, Nader and Kucinich as ‘crazy’ and throw in with a Democratic party that backs all of our present evils.

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