Until then, though, an affinity with the title cannot be denied. Indeed, a thought comes to mind, and lingers. Here is that thought:
Whenever somebody complains of “the rich,” without qualification, and assuming that all rich are alike in their chicanery or dishonor, I immediately translate the complaint. What I hear is “Jew, dirty Jew, Jew banker, kike.”
It seems all of a piece to me, anti-semitism on the one hand, resentment and bigotry against the rich, on the other: envy and prejudicial discrimination, rolled into one.