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Posted by: Nikhil Jaikumar ( DSA, MA, USA ) on October 07, 1999 at 15:11:07:

In Reply to: Can I assume you do not employ people? Then are you yourself a wage slave? posted by Frenchy on October 07, 1999 at 10:33:22:

: : : How many jobs do you provide for people, Sam?

: : SDF: Is that how virtue is defined these days? The creation of wage slaves?

: That is such a dopey term. Nobody is a slave, except those who think of themselves as slaves. Supposing a person is perfectly content with working a 9 to 5 job and meets all his obligations? He goes to work, comes home, turns on the boob tube and drinks a 6 pack. He's not interested in amassing a fortune. He's content. Doesn't care about Marx or Smith. Is he a wage slave, or is he your typical blue-collar worker?

You have a fucking low opinion of blue collar people. Such apathy is at least as typical of the business class who runs our sorry world. You might be interested to knwo that the lowest-educated, poorest americans were the most likely to oppose the Vietnam war and teh least likely to buy into our whole phony capitalist ethos.

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