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If It Damages America, It's Good for Democrats

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In almost every area of American life, the better things are, the worse it is for the Democratic Party. And vice versa.

Marriage.

Even today, after decades of feminism, most Americans agree that it is better for women (and for men) — and better for society — when women (and men) marry. Yet, when women marry, it is bad for the Democratic Party; and when women do not marry, even after — or shall we say, especially after — having children, it is quite wonderful for the Democratic Party.

Married women vote Republican. Unmarried women lopsidedly vote Democrat.

It is both silly and dishonest to deny that it is in the Democrats' interest that women not marry.

Blacks.

Blacks who are not angry at America, especially white America, are more likely than those who harbor such anger to vote Republican. On the other hand, the more a black American considers America a racist society, the more he or she is a guaranteed Democratic voter.

Therefore, it is in the Democratic Party's interest to ensure that as many blacks as possible regard America negatively. If Democrats feel it will benefit their party, they will play with fire — the fire of violence. Take Ferguson, Missouri. No Democrat or Republican knows what happened in Ferguson just before a black teenager was shot by a white policeman. The only thing almost any American has known about Ferguson is that a white police officer shot and killed a black teenager. Yet, while blacks in Ferguson demonstrated, some violently, the reaction of Democrats — both politicians and the mainstream left-wing media — has been to side with the demonstrators.

There does not appear to be any level of black anger at white America that is too much for Democrats, who would rather see riots — no matter how unwarranted — than potentially lose black votes.

Latinos.

The more a Latino assimilates into American society, the more likely he or she is to vote Republican. On the other hand, the more Latinos continue to identify with the country they or their parents fled, the more likely they are to vote Democrat.

Thus, Democrats and the rest of the Left have engaged in two massive undertakings for decades: One has been to label Republicans "nativist," "anti-Hispanic," "xenophobic" and "anti-immigrant." The other has been to promote "multiculturalism," the anti-assimilation doctrine that cultivates ethnic identity over American identity.

Democrats repeatedly assert that America is "a nation of immigrants." This is undeniable.

But there is a big difference today. In the past, nearly all immigrants sought to become American and to shed their previous national or ethnic identity. Today, many, perhaps a majority of, immigrants from Latin America do not have that goal. They come primarily or exclusively for economic benefits (and no one should blame them for doing so). Meanwhile, under cover of "multiculturalism," Democrats and the rest of the Left cultivate these immigrants' Latin American identities, knowing that the more American an immigrant feels, the less likely he or she is to vote Democrat.

Victim identity.

Americans who do not see themselves as victims — of an "unfair" or "racist" or "misogynist" society — are more likely to vote Republican. On the other hand, Americans who see themselves as victims of American society are likely to vote Democrat.

Therefore, the Democratic Party and its supportive media cultivate victimhood among almost all Americans who are not white and male.

Dependency.

The more Americans depend on themselves or on their family or community, the more likely they are to vote Republican. On the other hand, the more Americans depend on the government — whether for a job or for economic assistance — the more likely they are to vote Democrat. Therefore, it is in the Democrats' interest to have more and more Americans depend on the state.

In other words, in almost every area of life, the better things are, the worse it is for the Democratic Party. Democrats have placed themselves in the role of benefiting from social and moral dysfunction.

And they have embraced this role. The Democratic Party cultivates singlehood, black anger at America, Latino separatism, victimhood, group grievance and dependency on government. Nor is this the only way in which Democrats do terrible damage to America. They are also tearing America apart, setting women against men (with such falsehoods as "the war on women," "the rape culture" at American colleges, and the nonsense that "women are paid less for the same work"), blacks against whites, and Latinos against other Americans. They do this because the less women see men as an enemy, the less blacks regard whites as an enemy, and the more Latinos see themselves as Americans, the worse it is for Democrats.

The Democratic Party has been become a wholly destructive force in this country. Even though you may not intend to, if you vote for any Democrat, you contribute to that damage.

Dennis Prager's latest book, "Still the Best Hope: Why the World Needs American Values to Triumph," was published April 24, 2013 by HarperCollins. He is a nationally syndicated radio show host and creator of PragerUniversity.com.

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Sir;... You seem to be saying: If it is not fixed, don't broke it. Can any rational person say that truthfully about America or about Capitalism.? By your logic, the republican party should be shot dead and in its grave and long rotted. The problem is that people all see the symptoms of the problems they face, but because of ignorance, or because they are misled, many are trying to attack and hinder those most concerned with solving our problems.
As a revolutionary I would say we must right ourselves before we can right our problems. Still, I will not stand in the way of anyone trying to help the victims of this failed society. You say the democrats do better, and I say the republicans do well too. People are furiously at odds with other Americans over the solutions to problems we are all aware of, and cannot fix individually. We may all see poverty as a problem. Some see it as a social problem. Some see it as an economic problem. Some see it as a political problem. Some see it as a wide spred individual problem that can only be solved individually. Some see poverty as their problem when they are forced to use the wages of their hard work to support the numerous poor who seem from a distance to be unwilling to work. Some see it as a moral problem. This is not the blind men and the elephant here, but it goes on and on, and because these problems are so intractable, we grow weary of them.
We work hard in this land for the opportunity to work hard. People do not have more time to devote to government but less so even while government demands the complete attention of the population if it will not careen out of control and founder. Government should exist to save all of us time and money, to help us to organize our national and local affairs so everything can run smoother in our lives. But simply take for example the writings of Santayanna on America and you see an entirely different political landscape from the wasteland we now occupy. When we all accepted in general the rules underpinning our government structures, and all agreed upon the goals, there was no great dispute over elections, and in their aftermath. And there seemed to be enough for all, enough for any who wanted to work for it. There was no winner take all. There was no beating of the opposition over the head with the club of government. Now the politics and the squealing of the hogs never ends. Neither side can achieve success, cooperation is past, and the battle is non-stop. What choice has this people?
If we were a river we could flow, but not fly. In our flow we could meander left or right, but if we go right we must return left. We are limited by our nature, and nothing more. If we were human beings, and not like so many molecules holding hands, we might think beyond our banks, outside of our box, outside the restrictions of left and right. We might fly rather than walk, ride where we now push.
Nothing so illustrate our state of failure as a society as the time we must devote to politics even while our children and other relationships demand our attention. And it is not simply politics, but as the government has put so much of society outside the rule of law, it is governed by those it will not govern, like the rich and the religious. What does it mean to control the government when the government controls so little, and essentially does not have the power to right what is wrong with the society?
So don't say the democrats do better. Republicans and democrats both have more ferverent support as a result of greater and greater social failure. We have so little democracy that we cannot elect people faster than they can be corrupted. Anyone who swears to support the constitution that is behind the failure of this society is either a liar of a fool; but all are universally corrupted in government. The less government works, the more the people howl in their frustration, and the more they use their vote to injure those they blame. We no longer have anything to vote for, and we have everyone to vote against. You tell me sir how this is ever going to be productive of an happy and healthy society???
Thanks...Sweeney
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Posted by: James A, Sweeney
Tue Oct 28, 2014 10:54 AM
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