The Revolutionary Potential of Social Scum
by Phil Dickens
Media pundits, politicians, and the outraged chattering classes often go on about the “underclass.”
Faced with levels of crime, poverty, and social anger that they are neither willing nor able to understand, the term is one of blame and accusation. It’s a useful catch-all for the long-term unemployed, welfare recipients, the homeless, petty criminals, drug addicts, and those who operate on the black economy. These are the people dragging us down, keeping us from success and prosperity with their listless criminal ways.