Eating the Rich is class warfare; Asking the Rich to pay tax is not

Al Franken, a Democrat senator from Minnesota on what ‘class war’ really is, includes the following quote in his 2003 book ‘Lies And the Lying Liars Who Tell Them‘:

In… A Distant Mirror: The Calamitous Fourteenth Century, Barbara Tuchman writes about a peasant revolt in 1358 that began in the village of St. Leu and spread throughout the Oise Valley. At one estate, the serfs sacked the manor house, killed the knight, and roasted him on a spit in front of his wife and kids. Then, after ten or twelve peasants violated the lady, with the children still watching, they forced her to eat the roasted flesh of her husband and then killed her.

That is class warfare.

Arguing over the optimum marginal tax rate for the top one percent is not.

For another quote about Class Warfare, see The class war is over. The rich have won ~ Mark Shields

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use of quote from Sen Al Franken, or Barbara Tuchman does not imply that either would endorse the contents of this post or blog, quoted under the Fair Use section of the copyright act, for whatever reason lets it be quoted

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