Robert Reich: Racism Is Profitable

The above video is from Robert Reich’s Inequality Media.

This video ties in to a degree with the previous post on how labor has been exploited especially since the mid 1970s.

Lyndon Johnson many years ago made an astute observation that seems to be in use daily by our current administration:   

“If you can convince the lowest white man he’s better than the best colored man, he won’t notice you’re picking his pocket. Hell, give him somebody to look down on, and he’ll empty his pockets for you.”

One of the greatest strategies to keep wages low has been to divide and conquer. As railroad magnate and financier Jay Gould stated well over a century ago:

“I can hire one half of the working class to kill the other half.”

Keep us split, keep us at each others throats, keep us poor. That is the strategy for the Republican Party.

And do not forget – reelect Joni Ernst and Donald Trump and prepare to see Obamacare end, Social Security end, and Medicare and Medicaid end.

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