The Left Preaches Envy Because It Works
Bill Quick

Obama’s Class Warfare Pivot » The Epoch Times

Destroying the American dream is easy, just make it so the people no longer believe in themselves, and they will cling to Uncle Sam as their provider.  That is Obama’s transformation, and it is the core of the messaging pivot toward whining about “income inequality.” America used to reject this politics of envy.

Well, you know, hooey.  Many Americans have been lapping it up ever since Woodrow Wilson.  America may have “rejected the politics of envy” once upon a time, but that time ended a hundred years ago.

Envy is not classed among the Seven Deadly Sins for nothing.

Bill Quick

About Bill Quick

I am a small-l libertarian. My primary concern is to increase individual liberty as much as possible in the face of statist efforts to restrict it from both the right and the left. If I had to sum up my beliefs as concisely as possible, I would say, "Stay out of my wallet and my bedroom," "your liberty stops at my nose," and "don't tread on me." I will believe that things are taking a turn for the better in America when married gays are able to, and do, maintain large arsenals of automatic weapons, and tax collectors are, and do, not.

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  1. An old classic:

    He that goeth about to persuade a multitude that they are not so well governed as they ought to be shall never want attentive and favorable hearers.

        Richard Hooker

    A corollary:

    He that goeth about to persuade a multitude that their neighbor has more riches than he ought shall never want attentive and favorable hearers.

    Which the power-hungry have taken to heart for centuries. Millenia, probably.