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Liberals are Using Bad Economic Policies to Kill the “American Spirit”

Erik Rush
Written by Erik Rush

I don’t care what philosophical, spiritual, or even scriptural doctrines to which one subscribes; the reality is that in our society, unless someone is a young, single person with very few responsibilities, protracted economic distress ultimately exacts a heavy toll. We are well aware that economic distress is a chief culprit in conflicts that arise between married couples, and is often a significant factor in divorce. As politically incorrect as it may sound to some, prolonged economic difficulty can also be emotionally and mentally devastating to male heads of households due to long-established cultural factors.

In my book Negrophilia: From Slave Block to Pedestal – America’s Racial Obsession, I detail how economic factors, manipulated by progressives in government, were part of the social engineering integral to the dissolution of black families. Entitlement programs which encourage black women to be economically dependent upon the state rather than husbands, family, or community have been instrumental in destroying the black family, in addition to encouraging them into supplanting husbands and fathers with the state in other areas.

Further, the belief that this status quo is immutable and perpetuated by powerful, unassailable white racists is inculcated into black males almost from birth. Consigned to a fringe existence within their own communities and believing that there is no escape, is it any wonder that so many resort to criminality? We can readily see what generations of government dependency has wrought in many communities in America, regardless of race. It is a form of learned helplessness.

Certainly, those who have a good working knowledge of the politics of the left know that engendering dependency upon the state has been an imperative of those on the left, whether one ascribes such schemes to radical communists, national socialists, global socialists, or progressives (liberals) in our government. The common denominator is of course socialism, as all of the foregoing share key objectives.

In the wake of the global financial implosion of 2008, I recall reading reports of several family men who had committed suicide as a result of catastrophic financial upheaval in their lives. A few even executed their families before eating a bullet themselves. While such horrific acts are ultimately the responsibility of those who commit them, I would still lay part of the blame squarely at the feet of those responsible for that economic phenomenon. People such as former Sen. Chris Dodd, Rep. Barney Frank, Fannie Mae chief Franklin Raines, Wade Rathke of ACORN, and even Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, who advanced the policies which brought it about, are only the tip of the iceberg with regard to complicity in this area.

These people knew what they were doing, and did so in order to achieve the subsequent result. Weakening America economically and fostering increased dependency on government among citizens has been one of their decades-long objectives.

While not all of the socialistic subgroups, the Washington beltway ruling class and their more powerful supporters share identical goals, they share enough in the way of common objectives that all Americans who are not part of these groups should be alarmed.

This evil transcends anything that our laws designate as criminal, or for which it might proscribe punishment. Americans need to recognize the pernicious synergistic relationship between these economic policies and liberal social engineering programs, because these are geared just as much toward breaking the American spirit as they are geared toward establishing socioeconomic classes most closely resembling George Orwell’s model of oligarchical collectivism.

In case you’ve never read Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four… this would be bad.


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Erik Rush

Erik Rush

Instigator News Network Founder Erik Rush is an author, speaker, and contributor of social commentary to various print and online publications. In February 2007, he was the first to break the story of President (then Senator) Barack Obama’s ties to militant Chicago preacher Rev. Jeremiah Wright on a national level. Erik is a graduate of Liberty University's School of Business.

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