If you live in the US, have you noticed how in political discourse every possible demographic identity, real or imagined, has become its own separate (but equal!) “community”?
Well, I heard a new one recently. Apparently it has been in use for several years now at least, but I just heard this term last weekend: Low Income Community. When I heard those words spoken by a celebrity on TV plugging some new cause or charity my jaw hit the fucking floor. I didn’t know whether to laugh, scream or cry – or all three.
As George Carlin once said, “Smug, greedy, well-fed white people have invented a language to conceal their sins. It’s as simple as that.”
This is clearly a propaganda term invented to sanitize and compartmentalize poor people into just another political identity or market segment for the purposes of divide and rule.