I've looked at politics from both sides now/From up and down and still somehow/It's political illusions I recall/I really don't know politics at all.
With that old song refrain, I plead my case.
It is interesting to watch the comedy unfolding in which Republicans and Democrats delude themselves into thinking that if people would only listen to "reason" and vote totally for their political party preference, the world would suddenly change for the better. How silly. How shallow. How puppet-like. How short-sighted. How stupid.
Neither party has a hold on truth. And certainly neither party has a hold on honesty. And most certainly, both parties have sold out in their religious-like belief that they know better. If any of these zombies would wake up for a moment, and see how they have been led down a primrose path, they would see a world very differently [and accurately]. Capitalism and free markets are wonderful. And like all human endeavors, there are sinful and devious people who manipulate the system to their greedy and selfish advantage. Right or left, political parties are loaded with these kinds of people. It is a certain as the sun rising in the east. To think otherwise indicates a flaw in one's intellect and a total lack of enlightenment.
OK, sucker, believe the greedy way, if you wish. But there are those among us who believe that each of us has an obligation to all of humanity, all of one's neighbors, and those who have unmet needs. If my brother or sister is going unserved or underserved, I am a part of the solution to help, and I should proactively work and serve in that direction. Partisan politics be damned!
The widening disparity between the poor and the rich in America is not a good thing. We are stealing from our own grandchildren and great-grandchildren for only our own lavish comfort. This development means more people are thrust into unserved conditions that are not of their own making. The working poor are an increasing group in the U.S. Something is wrong. "Trickle down" and tax breaks for the richest among us, are not the answer. Class warfare began when the richest among us took advantage of the poor and middle class. The rich gated themselves away from human problems. The rich got on their yachts, ascended into their mountain villas, and built walls of various kinds to relieve them of the "burden" of being confronted by misery that they, in part, caused.
Wake up, America! Your greed and selfishness is about to bring a hellstorm down on your nation, and destroy all remnants of your "American way" to the point that we all lose. Meanwhile, we all have a stake in serving the greater good. That call transmits out to tent cities, ramshackled homes, and magnificent mansions. We are one, whether we like it or not. To buy selfish comfort for ourselves short-term is the epitome of greed. Frankly, the rich in America ought to be ashamed. Do your part!.