In fact-checking a recent comment, I found a review of Michael Moore's Capitalism: A Love Story which contained this fascinating bit:
Early on, Moore admits that he, too, fell in love with post-war capitalism as a child, and that the system used to work pretty well for the average middle-class American — even if it was made possible by a lack of global competition made possible by the United States’ military dominance. The problem is that there is no middle class anymore –– there is only, as one subject of the film puts it, "the people who got nothing and the people who have it all"Boy, that sounded familiar. Where had I heard that before?
At one time, there were wealthy people in this country who enjoyed comfortable lives, a middle class that never really had to worry about money, and poor people. Now we have wealthy people who have rigged the system and have seized more money (see:power) than this world has ever seen, no middle class, many who are one illness away from losing our homes, and an underclass that resembles Third World countries.Now, I haven't seen Moore's latest "masterpiece," but I'm willing to bet that Moore uses those exact words, verbatim in it: "NO MIDDLE CLASS."
And my dauntless crusader for Truth, Justice, and the "GOOD Capitalist" way (that of redistribution of wealth) Markadelphia repeated it because it fits his worldview perfectly - even though I doubt seriously that he is neither of the "got nothings" or the "have it alls," which pretty much disproves the assertion from the word "go."
Projection, thy name is "Markadelphia."