TWO AMERICAS

I do not know who wrote this article, but he/she should receive a Pulitzer Prize in Journalism for the honesty and insight that it espouses.

This is an excellent article on the differences we face in our country today.

TWO AMERICAS

The Democrats are right, there are two Americas…the America that works, and the America that does not. The America that contributes, and the America that does not. It’s not the haves and the have not’s, it’s the dos and the don’ts. Some people do their duty as Americans, to obey the law and support themselves and contribute to society, and others don’t. That’s the divide in America.

It’s not about income inequality, it’s about civic irresponsibility. It’s about a political party that preaches hatred, greed and victimization in order to win elective office. It’s about a political party that loves power more than it loves its country. That’s not invective, that’s truth.

And it’s about time someone said it.

The politics of envy was on proud display last week as the president said he would pledge the rest of his term to fighting “income inequality.” He notes that some people make more than other people, that some people have higher incomes than others, and he says that’s not just.
It was the rationale of thievery. The other guy has it, you want it, Obama will take it for you.

Vote Democrat.
It is the electoral philosophy that gave us Detroit. It is the electoral philosophy that is destroying America.

And it conceals a fundamental deviation from American values and common sense. It ends up not being a benefit to the people who support it, but a betrayal. The Democrats have not empowered their followers, they have enslaved them – in a culture of dependence and entitlement, of victim hood and anger instead of ability and hope.

The president’s premise – that you reduce income inequality by debasing the successful – seeks to ignore and cheat the law of choices and consequences. It seeks to deny the successful the consequences of their choices and spare the unsuccessful the consequences of their choices.
Because, by and large, the variability in society is a result of different choices leading to different consequences. Those who choose wisely and responsibly have a far greater likelihood of success, while those who choose foolishly and irresponsibly have a far greater likelihood of failure.

And success and failure can manifest themselves in personal and family income. You choose to drop out of high school or to skip college and you are apt to have a different outcome than someone who gets a diploma and pushes on with purposeful education. You have your children out of wedlock and life is apt to take one course, you have them in wedlock and life is apt to take another course.

Most often in life our destination is determined by the course we take.

My doctor, for example, makes far more than I do. There is significant income inequality between us. Our lives have had an inequality of outcome. But, our lives also have had an inequality of effort. Whereas my doctor went to college and then gave the flower of his young adulthood to medical school and residency, I got a job in a restaurant. He made a choice, I made a choice. And our choices led us to different outcomes. His outcome pays a lot better than mine. Does that mean he cheated and Barack Obama needs to take away his wealth?

No, it means we are both free men. And in a free society, free choices will lead to different outcomes.

It is not inequality Barack Obama will take away, it is freedom. The freedom to succeed, and the freedom to fail. And there is no true option for success if there is no true option for failure. The pursuit of happiness means a whole lot less when you face the punitive hand of government if your pursuit brings you more happiness than the other guy. Even if the other guy sat on his arse and did nothing.

Even if the other guy made a lifetime’s worth of asinine and shortsighted decisions.

Barack Obama and the Democrats preach equality of outcome as a right, while completely ignoring inequality of effort. The simple Law of the Harvest – as ye sow, so shall ye reap – is sometimes applied as, “The harder you work, the more you get.”

The progressive movement would turn that upside down. Those who achieve are to be punished as enemies of society and those who fail are to be rewarded as wards of society. Entitlement has replaced effort as the key to upward mobility in American society.

Or at least it has if Barack Obama gets his way. He seeks a lowest common denominator society in which the government besieges the successful and productive and fosters equality through mediocrity.

He and his party speak of two Americas. And their grip on power is based on using the votes of one to sap the productivity of the other.

America is not divided by the differences in our outcomes, it is divided by the differences in our efforts. And by the false philosophy that says one man’s success comes about unavoidably as the result of another man’s victimization. What the president offered was not a solution, but a separatism. He fomented division and strife, he pitted one set of Americans against another…for his own political benefit.

That’s what progressives offer. Marxist class warfare wrapped up with a bow. Two Americas, coming closer each day to proving the truth to Lincoln’s maxim that a house divided against itself cannot stand.

10 thoughts on “TWO AMERICAS

  1. do you still interpret class warfare as the strawman philosophy “make everyone equal.” Class warfare is about the working class taking control of the means of production. Obama is not a Marxist, no one in the u.s congress is. Democrats are mostly people who don’t want to condemn those who are in bad luck to the streets, drink clean water, breathe clean air and not impose religious values on people.

    What wake up call does the world need to hear?
    The true wake up call is that capitalism doesn’t work.

    • The Democrat Constituency groups are made up of people who want Free Stuff…..and want the Producers property re-distributed to THEM. The others are Special-Interest groups who vote single issue such as gay marriage and smoking pot. They are joined by Large monied interests who survive on Corporate Welfare…..Croney Capitalism ..IS…Marxism.

      Obama was trained as a Marxist ( Frank Marshal Davis ) and has as his top advosores ( Ayers and Valerie Jarrett ) ADMITTED Marxists………. as was Van Jones and many others. Obama has himself said he sought out Marxists as Friends and Teachers and eschewed Whites and main stream Business……and he hasaid so in his own Voice RECORDED.

      “the working class taking control of the means of production. ” ….Your Words…..not only are they implied Violence, but they are the words of “Imposing your will and values on people” as you say……. except in your immoral world ….. Marxism IS a Secular “Religion”………… So you are advocating for the violent imposition of your Secular Religion on everyone else.

      The Left is Violent ……… Marxism is Violent ( Occupy movement and etc…)….Everytime…everywhere.

      Capitalism has , even when it has only been partially adhered to, lifted more people OUT of the oppresion of Tyrrany and poverty than ANY other system in History……………… Even China has “Selectively” used it to lift its Coastal Cities out of Socialist Poverty since the late 1980s…………….Thus Proving that Socialism/Marxism is an abject failure…..same with Russia.

      • There are many working class democrats.
        “Croney Capitalism ..IS…Marxism.”
        How so?
        “Obama has himself said he sought out Marxists as Friends and Teachers and eschewed Whites and main stream Business……and he hasaid so in his own Voice RECORDED.”
        please link the recording.

        “the working class taking control of the means of production. ” ….Your Words…..not only are they implied Violence, but they are the words of “Imposing your will and values on people” as you say……. except in your immoral world ….. Marxism IS a Secular “Religion”………… So you are advocating for the violent imposition of your Secular Religion on everyone else.

        Says those who speak of the ‘Jeffersonian option.’ Those who cheered on the Iraq, Vietnam and Afghan war.

        Is class struggle anymore moral than slave who wishes to not be whipped. They do not desire better outcomes for themselves because of morality but because of basic self-preservation.

        “Capitalism has , even when it has only been partially adhered to, lifted more people OUT of the oppresion of Tyrrany and poverty than ANY other system in History”
        so far.
        If this was the 1400’s you could legitimately claim feudalism has lifted more people out of poverty than hunter-gatherism.

        • Your ignorance is as Profound as your blind ideological Hatred of those who have made something of themselves.

          A simple search seems beyond you…..so here is your Dear Leader READING his own words. In just a few seconds he espouses racial Hatred and strong Marxist self-identification………… There are links out there with him reading long sections of his own Marxist Racist Garbage…..find them yourself, I tire of doing the work of intellectual and slovenly Marxist slackers whose life consists of spewing Hatred.

          Since you were the one to even BRING UP the 1400s…..the Expert on this time and into the 1500s vis a vis the economic / social changes afoote is of course…. Immanual Wallerstein…….. And his 3 Volume “The Modern World System” vol1 Capitalist Agriculture and the Origins of the European World-Economy…..” Academic Press.

          But of course being a Marxist …. you don’t know anything about real scholarship either.

          • Wow, I hate no one. And Obama is not my dear leader. You have also failed to answer how crony-capitalism is Marxism. If you think the 1400’s Europe was existing in a capitalist mode of production. That means you believe that capitalism can exists with serfs, kings and lords. Does this not conflict with your view of ‘free-markets’ and equal protection and rule of law by a government of consenting people instead of the divine right of kings. About the Obama clip, if I follow your logic Obama is also a chicano and a punk rocker.

            “I tire of doing the work of intellectual and slovenly Marxist slackers whose life consists of spewing Hatred.”
            How and where have I spewed hatred?
            Do you not know what burden of proof is? If I claim Hitler was a Christian and loved capitalism, I would have to provide links and evidence to back up my claim. I don’t just make claims and expect the other side to research it and prove my claims right. I am obligated to do that work.

            • Your foolishness has become an ersatz intellectualism for you…..and it is now bordering on Idiocy really.

              Whether Hitler considered himself Christian or not is debateable…..that he Considered himself a Strong SOCIALIST is not. Interviews abound with him being VERY clear on the Subject.

              Likewise your depth of understanding of the Economy of the High Middle Ages and the Proto-Renaissence is stuck in the Pedestrian . A simple investigation of the effect on Farm Labor that the Plague had would indicate the Complex changes being wrought in the Social power relationships….based SOLELY on Supply and Demand. And Further the International economic landscape opened up at this time effected deep systemic changes accelerating the Structure and reach of Incipient European Capitalism and Mercantilism in the Far east.

              The point of the Obama Racist Rant on video is not what I THINK…..but what this Fraud-in-Office thinks ! Since they are HIS words spoken by HIM.

              Are you capable of rational thought and observation Karl ? ………….. Most Marxitsts are not BTW.

  2. This is also an Example of the Progressive “War on Words”.

    By even using their warped slogans you/we are enabling them !……… There in fact IS NO income inequality, there is “Income Difference”…………. THIS is the way Non-Marxists, Non-Progressives should refer to this false dialogue. Do Not use their Propaganda. And you/we can start by not adopting THEIR slogans.

    There are Differences in Income….period !….Nothin else.

    There are Differences in Education….Differences in Carreers….Differences in Opinion…. Differences in Effort….Differences in Location…..and on and on. And there are Differences in Income…. nothing more.

    Don’t even give the term “income inequality” legitimacy by using it …… and reject it when youy hear it. The Marxists /Progressives / Democrats….DO NOT OWN our language.

    • Don,

      Ask our friend Karl to demonstrate his Marxist theory in practical terms. That is where Karl’s contribution to the discussion ends. I have yet to hear any Marxist anywhere, who can reason anything beyond the typical ambiguous “workers control the means of production” cliches. It’s like trying to get two positive sides of a magnet to stick. IMPOSSIBLE!

      • And fascisti,

        In a recent comment Karl said he doesn’t believe in God, nor right and wrong nor Natural Law………… thus Magnetic Poles are a “Non-thing” to him…..as Marxist “interpretation” is what holds the ultimate authority and definition to ALL things !

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