August 28, 2021. Excerpts from the edge of revolution. Excerpt from America’s Final Revolution: Reconstructing Jefferson’s Promise of Liberty. forthcoming from GabbyPress.
GabbyPress: “There is no force in Madison’s framework to compel the elected representatives to represent the common good, or the public purpose. Once the elected representatives arrive in DC, they collaborate with the special financial interests to enrich themselves….
We argue that the Cash’s metaphor of restoring the plantation fits as an explanation for every economic crisis in American history.
In order to achieve their desired goal of restoring their power, the master class, after Reconstruction, needed to manipulate the White yeoman farmer’s prime value of economic opportunity to serve the needs of the elite…
As noted by Cash,
“Whatever the intent of the original founders of progress, the plain truth is that everything here rested finally upon one fact alone: cheap labor…the wages were on average just about adequate to the support of a single individual – such wages as required that every member of a family moving from the land into Factory-town, who was not incapacitated by disease or age or infancy, should go into the mills in order that he too might eat.”
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