When America Suffers, Democrats Thrive

It is a fact of American life that goes unnoticed far too often. Simply put, the more America suffers, the better it is for Democrats. That their entire ideology is based around ensuring that there are always “victims of the system” shows the depravity around which the American left is forged.

You can see it play out in almost every area. When the economy is in the toilet, more people will look to the government for a handout. Guess which party supports that lifestyle?

When marriage has been destroyed as an institution, more people will throw out the old social traditions. Guess which party supports a “progressive” approach to societal norms?

A growing illegal immigrant population threatens our culture, our economy, and our safety. Guess which party supports amnesty?

Republicans can hardly claim to have clean hands in any of these instances, but Democrats can only exist as long as their base feels victimized by America. You don’t hear this kind of language from conservatives. True, we’re just as likely to complain as anyone, but we don’t go around blaming the government for our lot in life. We understand that life is what you make of it. Politicians in Washington can make it a little easier or a little harder, but they can’t change that basic fact.

The Undirected Current

Liberals don’t see it that way. They see life as a river, upon which you just float along, watching the scenes go by. Maybe you’ll get lucky and float into a fortune. Maybe you’ll be unlucky and float into poverty. It’s up to the government to make sure that more people have a chance of avoiding the treacherous tributaries. Maybe provide some better rafts. Perhaps spruce up the not-so-nice parts of the river by stealing from the great parts.

I feel sorry for people who think this way. Life must be truly dire if you believe that most of what happens to you is out of your control. When you believe that you were born without much chance. It’s no wonder that surveys show that conservatives are happier. When you know that your circumstances are (by and large) a result of your decisions, it’s hard to be glum. Even if things aren’t going your way, you know that you have the power to change them. Not by standing in the street with a poster, but by doing the work.

I don’t, however, feel sorry for the politicians and elitists who continually preach this liberal nonsense to the uninformed. We used to be a country where anything was possible. Now, if you’re black, Hispanic, female, gay, transgender, or Native American, you are taught that you can only get ahead by changing the system. And if by some miracle you do become a success, you should feel guilty for having achieved it. After all, you didn’t do anything. Your raft just happened to float down a lucky corridor.

It’s time we started promoting that long-lost value of the American Dream. The country where every opportunity exists, no matter the color of your skin or your gender. Is there unfairness? Do some people have a leg up? Yep. That’s life. To let those disadvantages stop you from making the most out of your short time on the planet, though? That’s a choice. And it’s a choice Democrats desperatey want you to make.


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