In a Democracy, there is always someone who falls between the cracks. The Democrats use these people as examples of the system failing as a whole. When in reality, no system will cover everyone. Most government programs are like training wheels with the option; you can keep them for a lifetime. The trouble is, most people will, if given the chance.
World Democracy isn’t about politics, it is about money and lifestyle. You can be just as happy in a socialist country with a lot of money, just as well as in a Democracy. The great thing about Democracy in the United States is that it provides a level playing field to acquire wealth; in other countries that option most probably doesn’t exist. When our government promises the world Democracy, realize one thing. You can’t make these people rich in their own country. In most cases their dreams of an elevated lifestyle, from their misconceptions about Democracy, fail to ever materialize.
Immigrants come here with a dream of putting their child through college and getting them a better life. They will live through the success of their kids. Now you see why they succeed, their kids are their future. Whereas in the ghetto, kids are a byproduct of Saturday night sex; they are tolerated but not pushed to overachieve. Government welfare supports this way of life. No dream, just food and a housing allowance. You want more, then game the system.
The Democrats will produce the most losers in our new economy with all of the increased subsidies. You don’t have to be black, but it helps, failure always loves a ready-made excuse. I remember how hard it was to get a job when I was young and white. I couldn’t get the job, they’d hire a minority or a woman and it hurt. I got so mad that I bought a lawn mower on my credit card and started a lawn business. Good money for 4 years, but I couldn’t stand the boredom. From there, life improved. A little push is all it took.
Most of the world equates Democracy to being rich. If you are poor, it doesn’t matter where you live, Democracy is just beyond your grasp. All Democracy provides you is a chance at success or failure. Once you understand the reason why we lost the Viet Nam war, you can understand how fragile Democracy is. The Vietnamese farmer could point to his land, his wife and kids and his crops, but he could not point to Democracy. It is an abstraction.
The US needs to be very careful about giving the rest of the world Democracy--many foreigners view Democracy as being a backward way of governing. The problem is, our leaders don't understand that the world is an entirely different place when viewed through the eyes of someone from a different culture or religion. They think everyone sees the world as they do.
Getting rich is a dream in today's world. Everyone notices those that make the grade each year. Our government is always out to tax the rich. The rich are the "evil" people keeping the rest of Americans poor. It's OK to be poor in this country. And with a lot of hard work, by God, you too can become rich so we can all envy your wealth while the government taxes you to death.
Reality is living under the freeway in a cardboard box existing on food stamps. It's an "alternate lifestyle" for those "retiring" early in life. A little meth and some good whiskey and you too can dream about the good life.
The US is still a land of hope and dreams punctuated by reality. The paradox is the dream/nightmare about saving for a lifetime of retirement in luxury. Congress has destroyed the 8th wonder of the world, compound interest, and with it the middle class. The other day, I had to explain the rule of 72 to a bank executive handling my IRA. When I explained to her that when you took .5 percent, and divided it into 72, it took 144 years for your savings to double. The confused, incredulous look she gave back to me said it all. From here, we can deduce that the hand basket is real, the destination is still unknown only due to a lack of interest (pun intended).