The lowest paid in our society are out of sight and out of mind, and the wealthy want to keep them there.
Do you remember the “class war”? References to class warfare were incessant throughout the 2019 campaign, portraying Bill Shorten as a class fighter bent on getting “the top of town” — a phrase he liked to use himself.
“Class struggle will dominate this election,” News Corp stenographers wrote at the start of the 2019 campaign. John Howard memorably came forward to accuse Shorten of “class warfare.”
As always, when the phrase “class war” is used by the powerful, it’s a good indicator there is there’s a class war going on — but it’s a defense of existing economic structures that favor the rich and the powerful and punish the low-paid and the young.
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