Originally Posted by Mr. Kotter
If there is class warfare, it's coming from the uber wealthy. "Let them eat cake," led to some appropriate poetic justice in France a couple of centuries ago; and it took Teddy Roosevelt (a real Republican) to lead the charge to fix it here. Hopefully, there will be another T.R. that will come along before gated communities will need to hire security 24/7 to prevent plunder by the mob. But if not it'll be fun to watch.
I was informed here that Marie Antoinette never "Let them eat cake." She said "Let them eat brioche!"
Actually, no one knows who said either, if anyone did at all.
Either way, the problems that led to the French Revolution was massive inflation used to finance the former King's wars, including his involvement in the our own Revolution. People couldn't afford to eat unless they were rich. So if you're truly concerned about the plight of the working man, you wouldn't cite a revolution that was the forerunner to proletarian democracy or the "centralized, totalitarian, managerial, pseudo-democratic despotisms that now reign over the West," you'd be targeting deficit spending and our central bank which is the real culprit in the so-called income gap increasing.
Even the so called "Arab-Springs" were fueled by food becoming unaffordable to the average Mohammed. Afterall, Keynesian central banking is now global.