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the death of middle america | buzztwang
From Glenn Greenwald - It's time to embrace American royalty: ...all of the above-listed people are examples of America's Great Meritocracy, having achieved what they have solely on the basis of their talent, skill and hard work -- The American Way. By contrast, Sonia Sotomayor -- who grew up in a Puerto Rican family in Bronx housing projects; whose father had a third-grade education, did not speak English and died when she was 9; whose mother worked as a telephone operator and a nurse; and who then became valedictorian of her high school, summa cum laude at Princeton, a graduate of Yale Law School, and ultimately a Supreme Court Justice -- is someone who had a whole litany of unfair advantages handed to her and is the poster child for un-American, merit-less advancement. From Motorman Mark - Why Middle America Must Be Crushed: There are a large number of US citizens, traditionally referred to as "Middle Americans," who are engaged in small, private industry-jobs that have an