Is it time to bring back the Kulak?
Some feel the Kulak has been reserrected by the Obama administration, the Democratic party, and the Left in general -- and that the new Kulak class is already in revolt.
I think it too early to tell, but it is interesting to speculate on just who might comprise the new Kulak class. Certainly the wealthy (> 250k/year) are eligible, but this casts a pretty wide net. Maybe those working in parasitical fields, such as hedge fund managers, stock traders, and bankers can be tapped to fill the vital role of class enemy of the United States. Then Obama et al., can go about the business of liquidating them as a class through increased peoples' taxes.
Of course, once Kulaks as a class are properly identified, their helpers, or henchmen (podkulachniki) must also be rooted out. The beauty of identifying such class enemies is that should the stimulus plan fail to achieve its goals, wreckers (or even better, Kulak wreckers) can be blamed. Stalin relied on wreckers to absorb his failures his entire career. In fact, tireless investigations by the Cheka showed that wreckers were everywhere. Presumably, the MSM will fulfill this vital investigatory role in the US.
As an aside: I miss the USSR. They gave us such wonderful terms. Hooliganism, Adventurism, Henchman of Kulaks (also known as sub-Kulaks), Wrecker. In addition, the regularity and inspired nature of the USSR denouncing the US became comical. Chavez in Venezuela tries to provide comic relief, but it's just not the same.