In the two weeks since the election, the Democrat party has sent me emails asking me to participate in a post-election survey where I “identify myself” as a member of one or more “constituency groups”.
The choices they offer appear in the image at right, taken directly from their survey web page.
This Democrat list speaks volumes. The old American “melting pot” is implicitly expunged — they don’t even pay lip service to it. Instead, Democrats have divided us into a heterogeneous mix of special-interest groups separated by race, gender, class, and other political phyla, gena, species, etc.
Rather than seeing Americans as individualsturning opportunity into new wealth and prosperity, Democrats evidently see America as an amalgam of these special-interest groups, all drawing money from a public treasury that is funded by what they call “the 1%” or some similar epithet.
Wittingly or unwittingly, the role of most Democrat politicians has become that of drawing on those resources until the treasury is empty, we can borrow no more, the street riots begin (a la Greece), martial law is declared, freedom is quashed, and equality of misery becomes the new normal for everyone not tied to Big Government or government-controlled Big Media. There are more than a few Big Government Republicans who are doing much the same thing.
That’s the battle plan, intended or not, unfolding as we speak, one day at a time. It’s “worked” before, and it can “work” again. But it will not end well for us any more than it has for others, and it may end much worse.
I’ve long assumed that Democrats were deliberately trying to divide us up by race, gender, age, and class — a neo-Marxist strategy that would make Saul Alinsky and Marx himself proud. Once divided, they set one group against the other and stay in power by acting as referees, redistributing wealth that they didn’t produce among their favored groups and borrowing still more from our children before our children have even earned it. Now, with this explicit pick-your-constituency-group initiative, they’ve removed any remaining doubt that I still had.
Welcome to the new America, Democrat style. Watch closely, as our erstwhile national motto E Pluribus Unum, Out of Many, One, morphs before our eyes into Out of One, Many. Spellbinding … like a slow-motion train wreck.
The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings. The inherent virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of misery.
Much of the social history of the Western world, over the past three decades,
has been a history of replacing what worked with what sounded good.
David Leeper's 40-year career in engineering includes senior management positions at AT&T Bell Labs, Bellcore, Motorola, and Intel. He holds a PhD in electrical engineering from the University of Pennsylvania. He is now retired and lives in Arizona with his wife, Susan, of 43 years. Both are active in volunteer work, including teaching for Title I schools, reading for the blind, and local/national politics.
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