Kids Joke and Class Warfare

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Have you heard about the restaurant on the moon?
– Good food, but no atmosphere.

I’m currently reading People’s History of the United States, by Howard Zinn. It’s hard not to be depressed when you read about all of the oppression 95% of the population suffers so that the rich can continue to stay rich.

In the news, Paris Hilton has another video of her “adventures”. I think about her life and the lives of the super wealthy. Although I see that everyone has their problems, I also see that starving to death or losing your home and having to live in a car, or going bankrupt because of a healthcare crisis play an insignificant role in these people’s lives.

In general, I wonder about the world and how much progress we have really made. On some levels, enormous progress. On other levels, not so much.

Whatya think?