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Is having a social class inevitable?

Will the gap between rich and poor be omnipresent? Can it be abolished? If you propose socialism to get rid of the classes, are you very sure the gap will not come back? Should we then solve this problem or leave it be?

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  • Nov 18 2013: Fall of the USSR: Waging an invasion of Afghanistan to gain direct path to the Gulf, the Kremlin kept it a secret, telling the families of men dead there that they had had 'training accidents'. Military commanders of units within the USSR could not get access to materials nor pay their troops as resources were directed to Afghanistan. Meanwhile, TV was doing two amazing things: Christine Amapour was reporting on the Afghanistan situation for CNN and Dallas was a hot ticket around the globe. There was a severe shortage of soap so people were receiving 'gifts' of soap from Hungary; in the bars of soap, film removed from VCR cassettes that contained episodes of Dallas for the first hour and the reports from CNN at the end. After viewing a few feet of Dallas, the tapes were ignored, received in the USSR, reloaded into cassettes to be passed around which triggered a double edged anger. One. the average citizen wasn't stupid and knew the US didn't live like JR BUT the commercials! Grocery stores, used car lots, competing brands! Two. Mothers and grandmothers and generals now knew where all those dead soldiers (and the gear and resources) were really spent. So you have a three pronged protest: generals driving tanks to the White House, grandmothers protesting in the Square and housewives protesting everywhere. So, for all those folks who like to credit Reagan, the real credit goes to two things: the invention of the VCR and the theft of soap ingredients by 'happy socialist communist workers'.

    Lincoln story: Lincoln is enroute to a fundraiser during a downpour. As his carriage passes down the muddy lane, he hears squealing and screaming getting louder and louder. The carriage passes a pig stuck under a fence and about to drown in the mud. Lincoln stops the carriage, removes his coat and shoes and releases the pig. He apologizes to his audience for the delay saying he couldn't stand listening to the pig any longer. Enlightened self-interest.

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