from Sarah Hoyt, Poor Darlings:
So the bright men and women who embraced Marxism for all things, particularly as a cure-all to the “greed” and “hatred” that had led to world war one were destined to be disappointed. The working class they counted on to destroy the system were by and large sane people, with their heads on tight. They knew that, harsh as the industrial revolution jobs were, they were better than looking at the South end of a Northbound mule or the other “earthy” jobs available back on the farm. And they knew that things were getting better, already. And they had ambitions, which didn’t involve giving jumped up intellectuals the right to dictate their lives.
Great post, read the whole piece.