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Chet Ruminski Wrote: That's what you get when the Democratic Party left the people for every wine and cheese cause that floated up while the Republicans concentrated on selfishness and self determination. They taught a generation to hate and despise anybody that had less. Money was king and winner take all was permeated in our school system. Scholarships were awarded to the best and brightest further teaching self determination and winner take all.
History shows us that political parties change often throughout history. My grandpa worships FDR, but he just happens to brush over the fact that the New Deal was exclusively for white people. New Deal laws were written in a way that explicitly prevented black Americans from benefiting from any of programs Congress passed to spur economic growth. Seriously - any of the programs...
The Democratic Party used to be the Jim Crow party while the Republican Party was the party for the common man. That flipped on its head with the demise of the Jim Crow south and the Civil Rights movement. We should never forget that it was the Democratic Party who had a stranglehold on the south during the Jim Crow era.
Do I have sympathy for out of work blue collar white people? Yes, but my sympathy only runs so deep because many of them seem to live in complete denial about how they got that good paying blue collar job in the first place. It was because our Federal government prioritized white men over everyone else.
Now machines are able to do the jobs that once took 1,000 people to do and they are mad that the government isn't there to prioritize them over "the other people" like they once did.
Your anger seems to cloud your ability to think clearly and understand the difference between fact and fantasy.
I went to multi cultural schools where I was the minority from Kindergarten through 12th Grade. I, nor any of my classmates, were taught to hate and despise anyone who had less. We were not taught that money was king and winner take all was the only way to make it in our society. And scholarships were awarded to many lower income individuals who then used those scholarships to help pay for their college tuition.
Yes, there are many problems in our country, but you tend to use a very broad brush when talking about a country of well over 300 million people. Some people are doing great while others are struggling. Some people have been able to adapt to a changing economy and world while others have been unable to for a host of reasons. But your "my way or the highway" mentality of insisting that there's some magical one-size-fits-all fix is just that - magical thinking that isn't based in reality.