This is a provocative piece of art by Nedeljkovich, Brashick and Kuharich of Cleveland illustrating the hierarchical system of capitalist rule in the United States. It’s definitely socialist in nature, with its clear delineations of class structure and division. At the pyramid’s apex is the source of the trouble: a large bag of money.
Beneath that is the upper class – the “1%,” as it’s called here in the U.S. Next are religious leaders and institutions who encourage obedience and acceptance of the status quo; beseeching the working masses to accept their unalterable fate and realize their rewards will come in the God’s kingdom, instead of on Earth.
It’s interesting this came out after the “Gilded Age,” which saw the greatest accumulation of wealth in the U.S. It also came out in the same year as the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire, in which 146 women and girls died in what was then the…
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