For the first time in American history the word “profit” is becoming a pejorative, largely due to the ever increasing animosity of the American people against the fat-cat Wall-Street Executives and the lavish lifestyles of the Rich. But how did this deep division arise in in the Union where even our seal boldly states “E Pluribus unum” (“Out of many, one”)?
Economic turbulence is one reason many scholars and social scientists offer to explain this lack of unity in the nation, but I believe this hostility was greatly exacerbated by the vitriolic rhetoric spouted by the Liberal base. It is their entire goal to pit one group against another in order to advance their own political goals of utopia. You hear many liberals, like President Obama, championing that the wealthy need to pay their “fair share” because they gain from the work of others. Central to the psyche of Liberal thought is the belief that more government is needed to distribute wealth so as to reach economic equality. But what that accomplishes is the creation a nanny-state where people are entirely dependent on the government that they cannot possibly survive on their own.
That utopian goal has done wonders for America’s model city, Detroit, right? Wrong. People would whole-heartedly sell their freedoms to achieve a false sense of security, and in the void of liberty, a more totalitarian government follows. This warning is not some crack-pot conspiracy theory: the same thing occurred in 1900’s Russia, where some disillusioned Bolsheviks overthrew the Russian Republic to form the now infamous (and nonexistent) USSR. What started out as a socialist victory quickly turned into a totalitarian state headed by a dictator.
But I digress. What really troubled me was the negative ad targeted at Mitt Romney during his stint at Bain Capital. It depicts how countless people lost their jobs due to Bain’s ‘heinous’ actions, but alas there is a side of the story that many do not know: how the increased competition and lower price of Chinese steel manufacturers would have resulted in the closing down of the US steel mills REGARDLESS of the intervention of Bain Capital, and how the multitudinous of pensions, charities, and personal investments greatly benefitted from these actions. But of course mainstream media wouldn’t talk about this story because they’re more worried about how Mitt Romney spends his own money rather than how Obama spends ours.
There is increased division in the nation differing entirely from when President Obama famously said, “There is not a liberal America and a conservative America – there is the United States of America. There is not a black America and a white America and Latino America and Asian America – there’s the United States of America.” It is my personal belief that this is how America should be, but Obama’s rhetoric compared to his actions tells a completely different story, one of a man trying to divide America.
For the first time in American history the word “profit” is becoming a pejorative, largely due to the ever-increasing animosity of the American people against the fat-cat Wall-Street Executives and the lavish lifestyles of the Rich. But how did this deep division arise in in the Union were even our seal boldly states “E Puluribus unum” (“Out of many, one”)?