Class Privilege

This is what ruling-class privilege sounds like. From AIG CEO Robert Benmosche:

The uproar over bonuses “was intended to stir public anger, to get everybody out there with their pitchforks and their hangman nooses, and all that — sort of like what we did in the Deep South [decades ago]. And I think it was just as bad and just as wrong.”

Just to be clear: Benmosche is arguing that popular discontent with the unprecedented economic inequality that has characterized the “recovery” from the global recession is like lynching African American men.