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"For instance, among occupations, a big reason why being a diesel mechanic or an electric power line installer is considered working class—while being a schoolteacher is middle class—is that the former jobs are more dangerous."

Physical danger is part of the reason, no doubt. However, there are 'other' factors. Elites assume that schoolteachers will embrace 'progressive' views. They have big doubts about blue-collar workers. It is also true that being a schoolteacher requires a four year degree. Typical blue-collar jobs don't. The job of a schoolteacher isn't that volatile (with respect to the economy). Many blue-collar jobs are quite volatile.

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"According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the poorest Americans are seven times more likely to be victims of robbery, seven times more likely to be victims of aggravated assault, and twenty times more likely to be victims of sexual assault than Americans who earn more than $75,000. One 2004 study found that people in areas where over 20 percent of inhabitants live in poverty are more than 100 times more likely to be murdered than people in areas where less than 10 percent of residents live in poverty."

I kind of want to ask all my ACAB friends, many of whom do make over 75k or at least are "not among the poorest" (even if low income they live in mixed income areas) - if it must be those people who earn 75k+ who are perpetuating all of those crimes.

As common counters are "Criminal conviction will dispro hurt the poor most"

Ostensibly it's that "the poor are less able to handle jail time and legal fees"

less "they're more likely to commit these crimes"

though the concept that someone should in some way shape or form be reprimanded for victimed crime doesn't seem to matter

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Apparently the life of a "beloved climate activist" is worth a lot more than 99% of the rest of New Yorker's.

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Substitute 'immigration' for 'crime' and you have the dominant mindset of the SJWs in the US and Europe. Distance from the actual consequences of mass immigration is closely tied to support for it. Has any American heard of Rotherham (in the UK)? Open borders is very popular in Heampstead, less so in Hull (this from roughly from Andy Burnham).

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Somewhere I saw a comparison of these deaths to the demise of the principle in Werner Herzog's "Grizzly Man". Quite apt.

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I'm a Democrat from the Midwest that now lives in Los Angeles. My wife and I moved here for her job at the LAPL. When conservative people in the Midwest talked about the West Coast, I thought it was a Fox News fever dream but it turns out they weren't too far off. I briefly consider registering as a Republican but LA Republican disorganized and terrible at messaging.

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"..but LA Republican disorganized and terrible at messaging." What message are the Dems sending??

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“It’s only when those in positions of influence and privilege feel the consequences of their beliefs and policies that real change is seriously considered.” Good summary...

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THIS! Finally someone articulate is pointing out the (obvious) consequence/victims of elite self-serving social (anti)justice.

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When facts are considered racist how do we solve anything? We are becoming a dysfunctional society and I have, more and more, come to believe it is by design.

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Sad. I’m very angry not at these victims politics but the woke political movement actually murdered them.

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Why do they not deserve harm?

That thought is all I’ve read this week, telling me that all of these writers are just as much part of the elite promoting these policies.

How can they not deserve this, it’s their beliefs that have allowed and fed the system decay that caused the attacks.

Of course they deserve it.

I don’t take pleasure in it

But they certainly deserve it.

The issue today is there are no consequences for people’s beliefs and actions.

These are consequences.

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Working class is fine! My objection is for people who are "Upper, or upper-middle" who wear the guise of "working-class" to validate themselves.

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Here, here! Appears to be the same for immigration!

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don't give 2 shits ,

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Hear, hear....You voting patterms at work.

If you keep voting for these jackasses, we're going to continue to get screwed by these jackasses.

Vote wisely next time....We've had enough of their hypocrisies and failed policies.

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And two Democratic lawmakers who voted to “redirect funding to community-based policing reforms” have been recent victims of violent crime.

KARMA

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