It’s always easy to “understand” when someone besides you is suffering. Your neighbor’s car was hit and the insurance didn’t pay for the loss. Oh, too bad. A hurricane destroys a home somewhere. Tragic. But, it didn’t happen to you, so, maybe it’s not exactly terrible.
The idea that, if it doesn’t hit you, makes the problem less important is part of a technique perfected by Democrats and libs.
“The rich don’t pay their fair share” is a common cliche’ among Democrats and all Libs. In fact, the rich pay more than their fair share as numerous studies have shown.
“Blacks have been discriminated against and deserve MORE from the government” is another gem. In fact, welfare has demolished the integrity of the Black family unit. Again, numerous studies have shown that absent fathers in Black families contribute to multiple problems for Black youth AND the absence places an enormous burden on mothers and grandparents to take care of Black children. Affirmative action also makes any accomplishment by a Black person suspect. Did he/she deserve their success, or were they just the recipients of a society that expects less from them and gives them precedence over others?
Democrats are experts at dividing people into groups which they can then cultivate and harvest their votes…..thus staying in power themselves.
Currently, many Democrats are voicing their animus against Israel. Why? Israel is an easy target to rail against because Jews are a minority in America. The problem with isolating an ethnic group is that it is only the beginning of a process that destroys the fabric of America. In the past, Conservatives were the Democrats’ straw man — everything a Conservative did or said was wrong and not only wrong….but hateful. Remember when parents were labeled a terrorist group simply because they wanted to be able to raise their own children in their own way?
Well, today in America, Jews are vilified. Why? Well, simply because they are Jewish. What those, like the Squad, who agitate against Jews forget is that hate spreads faster than love. Destroying the right to pursue happiness of any American is despicable. But, somehow, attacking Jews bears no consequences. It’s obscene to attack anyone based on ethnicity. And, it will not lead to a better America.
The hate will spread. All those who are antisemitic today should beware because, tomorrow, they might be the focus of someone’s hatred. And, then, it will be too late to say “if we had only known…………….”.
First they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out—because I was not a socialist.
Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out—because I was not a trade unionist.
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.