: [I]if there's anything the underclass, working stiffs, and exhausted [declassed?] middle classers like less than pampered college students who don't know what it's like to work for a living telling them what to do, it's their even more pampered college professors who preach equality and justice from the comfy halls of academia.
Right on. This clearly articulates WHY the Greens will always be a fringe force in American politics.
The 'middle class'---either the independent proprietor (traditional middle class) or the educated member of the labor aristocracy who serves capital (modern middle class)---will always vacillate between the proletariat and the bourgeoisie depending on their material interests. Hence their inability to clearly articualte the class struggle.
This inability stems from the fact that the middle class is removed from the production sphere itself, i.e. works primarily in the circulation sphere or other unproductive fields. The further one gets from the actual production process, the further one gets from the primary class struggle between workers and capital. More details here.