I believe my past writings have proven that I'm a fairly skeptical fellow. Trust but verify, as Reagan used to say. However, I have to admit, until a few months ago, the liberal left had me pretty much fooled about the motivation behind their beliefs. I now know how very important it is for us to "know our enemy" as Sun Tsu said in The Art of War. And folks, this is surely a war between the "givers" and the "takers".
I always thought liberals were simply "over-compassionate" about their support for over-generous social programs. Sure, I knew that liberal politicians build their voter base from lawyers, teachers, unions and anyone who draws a welfare check. However, I failed to see the depth of support among liberal voters for all liberal causes. I frankly failed to put 2 plus 2 together. However, after seeing that almost half of all Americans pay no income taxes I now realize that liberals do not care how much fraud, waste and abuse occurs in big federal programs, nor do they care how big the deficit rises in order to pay for them. They don't pay so they don't care!
So now folks, when I see, what to me seem insane comments on message boards, and in the liberal media, about how big business is screwing everyone, how liberals argue the merit of literally every social program that comes down the pike, I now understand. Liberals, other than rich movie and rock stars, have no "skin in the game".
This presents the conditions which exist today. There can be no civil discussion of the cost or merit of costly social programs because a liberal literally doesn't care about the cost or the consequence.
For example, when a conservative presents the facts about a program's failure, a liberal will answer with a worn out liberal mantra. For example, when the basic tenet is presented that "those who fail to earn their keep have little self pride and ride easily down the road to sloth", a liberal will say "he's been kept down". Now, since minorities and the poor have been given preferential quotas for education and employment how have they been kept down? Another example: "Someone who has invested money and time and work in their personal home is more likely to take pride in that home". Please note that when the Democrats built hundreds of public housing units, within a decade those housing units had become ghettos. Democrats response "Minorities and the poor haven't had the same opportunities to buy a home". To which I say, really? When the Dodd-Frank liberal team managed oversight of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac these two agencies were forced to make home loans to tens of millions of minorities and the poor, who couldn't afford that home! Result? Tens of millions of foreclosures as these same "poor" folk walked away from their homes when it was no longer a "cash cow" which sprouted second mortgages to finance a lifestyle they couldn't afford! Now we the taxpayer are propping up Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to the tune of $125,000,000,000 per quarter to avoid bankruptcy!
The liberal elite have particular strategies designed to marginalize anyone who disagrees with their socialist, big government philosophies. Their power base are lawyers, public and private unions and social welfare recipients. Here are examples of the "branding" of anyone who opposes free spending liberal programs:
NPR calls us" tea party racists"
Pelosi-"tea party is wild eyed extremists"
Reid: "tea party just a bunch of kooks"
Obama: "gun toting, flag waving, church going extremists, fearful of the new socialism
So, I urge you folks, don't be fooled like I was. The liberal elite have very specific goals and the first of them is to stay in power. The second is to take all you can before it's all gone! Know your enemy folks. Do not be deceived. Be prepared to be branded "racist" if you oppose illegal immigration. Be prepared to be called "selfish" if you are concerned about the fraud and waste in social programs.
Stay strong...and keep an eye out for who's your friend and who's your enemy. They are out there whether you like it or not.