The Radical 0.01 Percent

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Guests walk towards the home of Melissa and Reeve Waud, the location of a private fundraising event with Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, in Lake Forest, Ill., Monday, Sept. 10, 2012. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Guests walk towards the home of Melissa and Reeve Waud, the location of a private fundraising event with Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, in Lake Forest, Ill., Monday, Sept. 10, 2012. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

This morning, Bill shared a blog post with the staff here at Moyers HQ on the Campaign for America’s Future‘s website. In it, Richard J. Eskow argues that with the release of the Romney video, Monday marked not only the one-year anniversary of Occupy Wall Street, but also the unveiling of another movement on the American political scene. He writes:

“Two recent movements have transformed the political landscape. The Occupy movement literally operates in the light of day. The other movement operates in secrecy, with money as its ‘speech’ rather than … well, you know, speech.

The Romney video offers us a rare glimpse of the other movement. This movement of the extremely rich is full of rage, ruthless, and radical. And it’s on the rise.

If you’re not scared, you’re not paying attention.” Read more »

Eskow goes on to explain who the “radical rich” are and what it is that makes them so angry.

Check out Eskow’s essay, and tell us what you think. Is his analysis of Romney’s backers accurate?

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  • AFinch

    Unhelpful vitriol. Passion is one thing, but let’s stick with facts and keep the hyperbole out. “And they want adoration. From the looks of it, nothing short of
    an Roman Imperial cult – complete with their apotheosis as state deities
    upon their death – would satisfy them.” Really?
    There are facts in here, but they’re hard to find amidst Eskow’s grandstanding.