The Dems' Civil War
successful entrepreneurs for financial and personal gain... And so far, it’s worked. Would Steve Jobs have created Apple, Bill Gates Microsoft, or Jeff Bezos Amazon if the government was going to take all their rewards? Why work, create, and invest if there’s no benefit on the other side? The Left wants to prevent individuals from being too successful for fear it hurts those that aren’t... But instead of helping those on the bottom, it punishes those on top, thereby creating a level of mediocrity that is truly un-American. In the socialist scenario, the goal of a nation is to provide everyone with the equal outcomes – which would result in the failure of our capitalist meritocracy, designed to reward hard work and creativity. The reality is, like it or not, human beings are self-interested. Capitalism captures the reality of that self-interest, and though not perfect (hence the need for regulation and thoughtful policy), capitalism encourages a willingness to work and create. While Harris suggests equality of outcome, there is a very vocal cheerleading team that has a huge appetite for attention, power, and the advance of “socialism.” The Attention ‘Squad’ The self-anointed “Squad” members are so hungry for the limelight that, despite their so- called socialist roots, its chief member posed for the cover of the tabloid magazine Vanity Fair in $14,000 worth of threads. (Don’t you just love socialism?)
example of the tragedy this economic path always takes. As I described in detail for the August issue of American Consequences , socialism never ends well. Despite the promise of equality
for all, socialism inevitably ends in a world of haves and have-nots, with those in the bureaucratic government reaping the rewards. Remember the picture of an overweight Nicolas Maduro, the self-anointed president of Venezuela, enjoying a steak dinner as his people starved? He and his cronies have no problem accessing food despite the struggle for their people. The Left wants to prevent individuals from being too successful for fear it hurts those that aren’t... But instead of helping those on the bottom, it punishes those on top, thereby creating a level Kamala Harris’ recent comments in an online video showcase the potentially new vice president’s extreme economic positions and preference for socialism. “Equitable treatment means we all end up at the same place,” she is quoted saying. Indeed, “equality of outcome” is very much the desire of a socialist. It is a goal that’s inherently un-American. Part of our success as a nation is thanks to the ambition and drive of our most of mediocrity that is truly un-American.
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