"While it is tiring, it's predictable a creep like Rall will play the class warfare card at any opportunity, spitting venom at rich hedge fund managers and jeering at white protestant males. This is a guy a real journalist - Bernard Goldberg - referred to as "a hate-filled jerk." That that is true should be obvious, and speaking of white protestant males, why does Rall hate himself?
Leftists have honed their skills at class warfare. But all the rhetoric is simply a way to clothe the naked desire to keep themselves in power. That is the ultimate goal, not doing what is best for the people. It’s about doing what’s best for the ruling class and doing favors for the people that bankroll them. In other words, the hardcore leftists are no different and certainly no better than the right-wing corporatists they so despise.
Liberals like Rall want to go hug every bum sleeping under a bridge and every "freedom fighter" strapped to a bomb or toting an AK-47. But when you think about it, one of the centerpieces of their rhetoric - the whole “rich get richer, poor get poorer” thing - is almost tautological. If you had $100,000 and invested in a fund that paid a 10% return, in a year you’d have $110,000. If someone with a $1,000,000 invested in the same fund, at the year end he would have $1,100,000. One guy made $10,000, the other guy made $100,000. So one got even more rich than the other, but the “poor” guy did not get poorer, did he?
People who work, save, and invest will always improve their status. My mom was born in poverty in the Depression and educated in a one-room schoolhouse. She started with nothing. All she had was a good high school education and an incredible work ethic. But that was all she needed to go from literally dirt-poor to upper-middle class.
The real reason the poor are getting poorer is because of our deteriorating schools and faltering work ethic. So part of it is systemic, part of it is cultural. We could at least fix the systemic part and make sure every child that wanted a good education got one. But we refuse to do even that.
Do you really think the key to a good education is spending a gazillion dollars per child so they all have tablet computers and a $100,000 touch-screen blackboard in every classroom? The real reason Johnny can’t read is because schools can't teach and Johnny won’t try. So it's somewhat obvious where we are headed: we are creating an enormous class of talentless, uneducated, unmotivated, undisciplined, and self-absorbed parasites dependent on someone else’s dollars to take care of them.
Still lusting for class warfare? Be careful what you wish for because in the end, it is the aforementioned class of people that will overrun cities, loot, burn, and riot when the collapse finally comes. See: Greece 2010, New Orleans 2005."