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.