The Magic of ‘Equality’

Barb Wire

Our country’s leaders, like the three witches in Macbeth, continue to brew mischief. Even those whom we persist in calling Republicans are getting ready to unleash Income Inequality as a major campaign issue for next year.

Give me a break. Is there anyone so abysmally stupid as to believe that government, somehow, as if by magic, has the ability to “distribute” income “more equally”? You know–like they did in North Korea, Zimbabwe, Cuba, and the dear old Soviet Union.

Well, our leaders are counting on millions of Americans being that stupid, and casting their votes accordingly.

Because we are no longer ashamed at all to go openly against God’s commandments, it’s the easiest thing in the world for America’s politicians–themselves wallowing in wealth–to hold up “the rich” as handy targets for public covetousness and envy.

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“Yes, you morons! That’s what’s wrong with America–The Rich have too much money! Vote for me, and give me the power to take more of their stuff and give it to you!”

(And please do not pause to look at the onerous federal regulations that restrict the production and distribution of goods and services, and please ignore the heavy taxes laid on just about everyone and everything, which drives up the price… Move along, move along–there’s nothing to see…)

Is it possible that there is even one dunderhead out there who actually believes that Nancy Pelosi or John McCain or George Soros or John Kerry is going to part with one penny of her or his fabulous personal wealth so that a disgruntled middle-class American can afford a slightly better cable TV package?

Remember, you don’t have to be poor to be envious. All it takes is seeing someone who has a nickel more than you have, and working yourself into a state over it.

We really are turning into a truly disgusting nation.

The opinions expressed by columnists are their own and do not necessarily represent the views of Barb Wire.

Lee Duigon
Lee Duigon, a contributing editor with the Chalcedon Foundation, is a former newspaper reporter and editor, small businessman, teacher, and horror novelist. He has been married to his wife, Patricia, for 34 years. See his new fantasy/adventure novels, Bell Mountain and The Cellar Beneath the Cellar, available on www.amazon.com.

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