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This story brought to mind the indoctrination and thought control many seem to think society is subjected to these days and to which progressives are said to be particularly susceptible.

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https://jacobinmag.com/2021/12/weston-family-business-empire-wealth-exploitation-low-wage-labor

The article — an obit for Galen Weston in the National Post — is a pitch-perfect example of elite back slapping and mutual approbation.

I recall old-timers who I fished with some 4 decades ago who had little good to say about the influence the Weston family had on prices paid to fishermen and the contribution of his influence towards the corruption of DFO (his company BC Packers owned the largest fishing fleet on the coast).

 

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Black’s fawning obit does us all a favor by exposing something that the ruling class are often too guarded to reveal: that they believe the rich deserve their fortunes because they are morally superior to the people they exploit. What we see in these defenses of wealth is a return to a justification of inequality which has its origin in feudal conceptions of the natural inferiority of the poor.

Somewhere along the way conservatives must have decided they were right-wingers too and deserved a position below their betters but above the great unwashed. To me the surest sign of susceptibility to brainwashing are the lick-spittles who subscribe to it.  The phrase, 'no poor man ever gave me a job' is not a mantra of the great unwashed.

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