Is life in America really as bad as the sorry picture generalization by Democrats has painted about everything from race relations to the war on women? Propaganda tactics that stir up hate and resentment with sweeping statements and loaded words should make us question how much damage is being done to our national identity for the sake of retaining control of the government.
If you don’t like the way things are going in this country, don’t hate Americans who are better off. Be angry at the government for giving you reasons to feel resentment. The pathetic state of our politics has seen the demise of any hesitation Washington had about using propaganda to arouse the nation’s anger. In a year like 2014 where political careers and the future of a party are at stake, anger can have a big payoff.
Don’t blame Obama. It’s his party’s fault.
It’s tempting to blame Barack Obama for the state of our political system, but Obama is just a stumbling opportunist who walked on stage at a time when we found out that our gatekeepers failed us and weaknesses in the economy were worse than we could have imagined. The liberal public servants in charge of our legislature could have fostered free enterprise, supported small business, and trusted our free market economy. They chose not to do any of those things. There was too much political advantage to be wrung from inciting unrest in an already injured country. Years later, Democrats still won’t let go of their recessionary rhetoric. Instead, they keep trying to stir us up until we see things their way.
Generalization and some loaded words about women
There is no better tool for making people angry than wildly inaccurate generalization that stirs up angry emotions. Consider these words from retiring Arizona Congressman Ed Pastor in response to SB 1070:
This bill would allow racial profiling, increase the anti-immigrant, hate-filled rhetoric that is damaging our country and no doubt increase the number of hate crimes in Arizona.1
Accusing your state of harming America and precipitating hate crimes are pretty strong charges. There are few words as loaded as “hate.” Fortunately, the country has put the immigration issue behind us for now without Americans throttling each other in the streets over people who shouldn’t even be here. That’s how women got to be important again. There is no special interest so indispensable that it can’t be swapped for another when it loses its value.
Despite their numbers, the political system insults women by treating them like a pressure group. Amnesty’s failure put them at the top of the list. Is this a good thing, considering liberal generalization about the war on women tends to be patronizing and opportunistic? The real issue isn’t women, but a shamelessly transparent effort to expand the group of Americans said to be treated unfairly.
Make no mistake. The gender pay gap is very real, but the president pushed the issue of women’s rights a little further three days before the November midterm election:
Pregnant workers deserve to be treated fairly. Even today, women can be fired for taking too many bathroom breaks, or forced on unpaid leave just for being pregnant. That’s wrong — and we have to choose policies that ensure pregnant workers are treated with dignity and respect.2
Pregnant workers, treated fairly, fired, forced, and dignity and respect. That’s a lot of loaded words and a suggestion that pregnant women are mistreated. Even more shameful is the liberal propaganda machine applying the same generalization about success it has been using for other favorite groups and applying it like a boiler plate to women.
Consider this familiar line, this time coming from New York’s Charles Rangel:
It’s important that we provide tools for immigrants to succeed in America so they can strengthen our economy and increase our global competitiveness.3
Just last month we got this from Georgia Congressman Hank Johnson:
When women get paid fair, decent wages and parents can balance work and family life, America’s economy will grow and more children will thrive. When women succeed, we all succeed.4
Democrats just swap one group for another. The message stays the same. The problem is that the economy has been growing, something the president isn’t shy about taking credit for. Why hasn’t Democratic rhetoric grown with it?
When will inciting the nation’s anger hit bottom?
The police shooting in Ferguson, Missouri opened the door to the worst generalizations about American race relations that we’ve heard since the Trayvon Martin incident. Is America really like a southern plantation (see: Racism: Does the Worst Kind Come from Democrats?) and are whites largely responsible for the killing of African American males? What makes charges like these especially shabby is that the correct response will never come and Democrats know it. We are too afraid of the anger caused by stumbling over the finer aspects of racial correctness to do anything but hang our heads and listen.
When will inciting our nation’s anger finally hit rock bottom? It already has. Generalization has cast America as an unfair, racist, elitist, sexist, xenophobic country with minimal opportunity for anyone who isn’t already rich. The question liberal generalization and propaganda can’t answer is if this is such a terrible country, why do we need to open our doors ever wider because so many want to live here?
There is over generalization and then there is outright hypocrisy. Speaking in bankrupt Detroit yesterday, the president said:
We believe that in America, public servants should work for the people they represent.5
For all the talk of inclusion for every group in America, how can our Democratic public servants claim to work for people they beat up at every opportunity with words like this:
The only thing they [Republicans] voted yes on was another massive tax cut for millionaires. I know that’s shocking, but it’s true. And it’s the clearest display of whose side they’re on.6
Whose side? Millionaires, the worst people in America, or so goes the most popular generalization of our time.