Warning: Table './db28972_theyrule/cache_page' is marked as crashed and should be repaired query: SELECT data, created, headers, expire, serialized FROM cache_page WHERE cid = 'http://www.theyrule.net/drupal/content/how-they-rule-us' in /nfs/c02/h05/mnt/28972/domains/theyrule.net/html/drupal/includes/database.mysql.inc on line 135

Warning: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at /nfs/c02/h05/mnt/28972/domains/theyrule.net/html/drupal/includes/database.mysql.inc:135) in /nfs/c02/h05/mnt/28972/domains/theyrule.net/html/drupal/includes/bootstrap.inc on line 729

Warning: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at /nfs/c02/h05/mnt/28972/domains/theyrule.net/html/drupal/includes/database.mysql.inc:135) in /nfs/c02/h05/mnt/28972/domains/theyrule.net/html/drupal/includes/bootstrap.inc on line 730

Warning: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at /nfs/c02/h05/mnt/28972/domains/theyrule.net/html/drupal/includes/database.mysql.inc:135) in /nfs/c02/h05/mnt/28972/domains/theyrule.net/html/drupal/includes/bootstrap.inc on line 731

Warning: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at /nfs/c02/h05/mnt/28972/domains/theyrule.net/html/drupal/includes/database.mysql.inc:135) in /nfs/c02/h05/mnt/28972/domains/theyrule.net/html/drupal/includes/bootstrap.inc on line 732
How They Rule Us | theyrule.net

How They Rule Us

warning: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at /nfs/c02/h05/mnt/28972/domains/theyrule.net/html/drupal/includes/database.mysql.inc:135) in /nfs/c02/h05/mnt/28972/domains/theyrule.net/html/drupal/includes/common.inc on line 153.
November 13, 2006

How They Rule Us is a short blog entry by John Molyneux - a British Socialist. Here is an excerpt:
Capitalism, as we have seen, is a class divided society based on exploitation. Under capitalism a tiny highly privileged minority rules over the large majority and lives off their labour. How do they get away with it ?

The answer, as the Italian Marxist, Antonio Gramsci pointed out, is by a combination of force and consent. In reality force and consent are very closely intertwined and mutually reinforce each other, but for the moment I shall discuss them separately.