Obama, Let Them Eat Food Stamps

Friday, February 21, 2014
By Paul Martin

Wendy McElroy
Activist Post.com
Friday, February 21, 2014

Early immigrants fled Europe to America because the New World offered a glistening promise: the classless society. It was not a society without rich and poor because freedom always produces an inequality of results. It was a society in which people were equal under fair laws and they could move fluidly from one class to another. The North American dream said people could rise by merit and hard work into economic independence and become the rulers of their own lives.

My ancestors are among the 50% of Irish immigrants who did not die in journeying to the 19th century’s brave new world. Immigrants knew the risk and accepted it because they hungered for their children to stand on both feet as the equal of any man. For most of my life, I did. Or it was close enough.

The immigrant dream ends

The Obama administration is busy completing what has been a slow erosion of the classless society in America. History is prelude. It tells us that, when the classless society is dead, it is replaced by class warfare. To a massive extent, the replacement is already in play.

Some aspects of the increasing class warfare are quintessentially American and contemporary: minorities v. whites, women v. men, gays v. the non-approving. But the two oldest forms still lead the way and they fuel all the other warfares: the rich v. the poor, the legally privileged v. the productive.

The Rest…HERE

Leave a Reply

Join the revolution in 2018. Revolution Radio is 100% volunteer ran. Any contributions are greatly appreciated. God bless!

Follow us on Twitter