Politics: Elizabeth Warren can't define 'middle class' because it doesn't exist
Published by: Robert Laurie on Friday January 4th, 2013
By ROBERT LAURIE - once again, the concept of "class" is a false construct
Back in November, I wrote a piece chastising Republicans who buy into the notion that class exists in the United States. I argue that it doesn't, that we're a society of individuals not classes, and that by accepting the term "middle class" the GOP concedes defeat before the fight even begins.
I took a lot of flak from both sides of the aisle, but I'm ready to double down.
The concept of the "middle class" is division politics at its most basic and ingrained level. It’s the foundation of class warfare, the easiest way to segregate Americans into haves and have-nots, and its existence is so widely accepted as fact that most people don't bother to ask what it is.
....except, once in a while, someone does.
Take the following clip, where a reporter asks Elizabeth Warren to define what, exactly, the middle class is. She can't do it, because it doesn't exist. By necessity, "middle class" is undefined - allowing for a rambling mish-mash of left-wing policies, economic imperatives, and social programs. On any given day, progressives will shift the brackets so that "middle class" can mean whatever they need it to.
The nebulous idea of class in America is nothing more than a tool used to divide the populace and pit people against each other.
If they ever actually defined it, it would no longer work as the Dems go-to canard.
Here's everyone's favorite possible Native American, Elizabeth Warren.