In the 1700s the western world largely transitioned into capitalist economies. While this was an improvement over merchant or feudal economies, it created and reinforced class hierarchy. The state, being largely a structure to protect its benefactors, the owning class, was enlisted to enact violence on the working class by subverting justice in the form of organized police forces.
Instead, what has defined us as a nation since our founding is the capacity to shape our destiny our determination to fight for the America we want for our children. Even if we’re unsure exactly what that looks like. Even if we don’t yet know precisely how we’re going to get there.
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