RPL [Rich Peoples Leftism] thinks that its goal is to help poor people, while PPL [Poor People's Leftism] thinks that RPL’s primary goal is to ensure that wealthy leftists dominate and get great jobs.The one gentle suggestion I might add is that PPL looks an awful lot like classical populism. Viewing the post through that lens makes this look pretty reasonable:
RPL favors equality and so rejects upward mobility. PPL favors upward mobility via capitalism, since it sees that “egalitarian” schemes never work and are really disguised hierarchies with wealthy leftists at the top.
RPL respects wealthy liberals for wanting to help the poor. PPL observes that these wealthy liberals ensure that they are well paid for what they do and prefers to support wealthy conservatives, who at least are honest about where they are coming from.
RPL is enraged at Sarah Palin, while PPL likes her because she seems to favor PPL over RPL.RTWT. Twice. And then read the comments, where a leftie shows up and accuses him of being a wingnut troll. His reply is another can of whoop ass.
If the Left were all like this guy, I'd call myself a leftist. This is required reading, folks, and I don't say that very often.