I came to the realization the other day that I have a deep mistrust of people and their intentions. It’s hard for me to believe that any human is capable of being truly altruistic let alone believing that a politician can be selfless. So when I see all the masses of disenfranchised Americans–minorities, families living at or below the poverty line, etc.–I can’t help but laugh at just how snowed they’ve been by the people they elect to champion their various causes.
The Democrats want people to be disenfranchised, because those people will continue to vote for them so long as the Democrats maintain the facade that they’re trying to help them. The primary goal for most (not all) politicians is to get re-elected. As an elected representative, you can only get re-elected so long as the people believe that you’re indeed representing their interests.
Their policies are designed to do two things: keep people poor, and keep people divided. That’s a pretty heavy charge, but just look at some of the stuff they’ve been a party to. Welfare is designed to keep poor people from becoming self sufficient. How many people on welfare ever get enough money to actually take the time to go to college and get an education? What programs does welfare offer to get people certifications that might actually help them improve their earning power? What incentive is there to not be on welfare?
A person can have a terrible minimum wage job and never work to get anything better because there’s no need to. They get more than enough money for food and clothing. They get health insurance for the entire family at no cost to them. They can even get help paying for their rent. Why work hard to better your lot in life when the government will just give it all to you anyway? They won’t; they don’t, because it’s easier to just continue to vote for the person that gives you everything you need.
As for discrimination, is it any wonder that Democrats are constantly accusing Republicans of being racist? Someone tried to tell me that immigration laws and the war on drugs are all racist. Take for example Black History Month. I’m sure a lot of African Americans think that’s a big victory for civil rights, but they’re wrong. Instead of integrating the history of black people in America and their place in American history, they’ve been relegated to a single month of the year. Black history is as much a part of American history as is white history, or immigrant history, or Native American history, yet we’ve been told that it should be relegated to one month of the year. It’s amazing how many people bought it.
The Democrats don’t want socioeconomic equality, because such a thing spells doom for their political careers. They thrive on conflict and tension. Afterall, why are they so apt to throw the word “war” around all the time? War on voting. War on the middle class. War on civil rights. War on unions. It’s a war on everything, right? Everything is a war! The Republicans want to subjugate you and ruin you so they can get rich and sacrifice babies to their gods of wealth!
The truth is that the Democrats don’t want anything to change. The fact is that of the Top Ten richest people in congress, seven of them are Democrats, the richest person in Congress being John Kerry (this was as of 2009, a bit dated but still prescient). They benefit from the people staying poor because it keeps them rich. They benefit from the people believing that racism and discrimination is everywhere all the time, because that keeps them in office.
The politics of division keeps the Democrats in office, and they know this. If they truly believed in change, and if they truly wanted their constituents to prosper, then they would have done something about it when they had control of the House, Senate, and White House. Look how that ended up . . .