OK, I promised to post on this issue last night, so let me keep my promise. A great many people on the Left – not all of them, but a majority of their leadership to be sure – believe that the United States has been imperialistic through its history. They have expressed their belief that this nation, by in large, has “stolen” its wealth from the poorer nations of the world by exploiting their natural resources. Consequently, if you will look closely, you will find that the majority of Leftist policy serves to redistribute our wealth back to the rest of the world.
By not using our own energy, we have to buy from other supposedly “disadvantaged” nations, thus transferring great sums of wealth which, in the case of the Middle Eastern OPEC nations, is then used against us by helping to fund terrorism.
By not addressing immigration, we transfer wealth to Latin American countries through illegal aliens send their paychecks back home to their families.
By increasing taxes and regulations on American manufacturing, especially through the EPA, we transfer wealth to China and many other Pacific Rim nations by exporting our manufacturing jobs and technology (the technology has to follow the factory, so it isn’t just the job that leaves the country).
Now, with Kyoto and the proposed carbon taxes that are heading our way, we further transfer this nation’s wealth through the sale of carbon credits to nations that otherwise wouldn’t be creating much in the way of industrial pollutants to begin with.
So, with all of this, were we to look at a map of the globe, we would see a blue America soaking up the wealth of other red nations (blue for wealthy blue bloods and red for being bled dry). Sort of like the way………
The imperialistic blue cities of urban Leftist America bleed the resources of the red rural America on the Right:
But, as apparent as this should be to them, especially since it uses their own logic, I somehow doubt the Left will see the similarities.
I’m just left to wonder: could it have anything to do with their inability to see their reflection in the morality mirror?