One of the left’s modes of operating is to create a problem, which often turns into a crisis, then deny it’s a crisis. They do this to stir up the emotions of people sensitive and susceptible to certain key issues which are sure to tug at their heart strings. This way they can appear to be the knights in shining armor and protectors of your freedoms. Let’s face it, they’re out to gin up democratic votes.
One such crisis they created is
the disaster caused by illegal immigration. By ignoring the millions of illegal
aliens flooding into the United States over the past several decades, much of
America has been weakened with a declining social system that is meant for
American citizens. Indeed, a leftist establishment has allowed this and
American taxpayers are unfairly stuck with the bill.
Some Republicans, however, are
not off the hook for this. They, too, share responsibility for the economic
drain on society. By turning a blind eye toward the problem and, even worse,
taking part in it by employing illegal immigrants, they do a huge disservice to
millions of Americans who are burdened by this situation.
Appallingly, when President Donald Trump gave a much needed address from the Oval Office last week about this very issue, Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), in her rebuttal speech, called it a “manufactured crisis.” That insulted every American who has suffered the tragedy of losing a loved one at the hands of an illegal alien.
Another crisis the left refuses to take credit for is the housing crisis in 2008. After years and years of finagling the home mortgage industry, in an effort to allow unqualified applicants to qualify, the housing market took a major fall. This crisis can be traced back to the 1970s when then Democratic President Jimmy Carter initiated the Community Reinvestment Act. Democratic President Bill Clinton then re-initiated it in the 1990s. Then in 2008 the market finally collapsed.
Fanny Mae and Freddie Mac were government
financial institutions that enabled irresponsible lending to unqualified
applicants. This was a major cause of the collapse, but House Representative
Maxine Waters refused to admit it was a problem.
On September 10, 2003, at a House
Financial Committee hearing, Waters said, “Mr. Chairman, we do not have a
crisis at Freddie Mac, and in particular at Fannie Mae, under the outstanding
leadership of Mr. Frank Raines.” History tells a different story, however.
Some will argue that at the time
of that hearing there was no crisis, but it was the irresponsible lending
practices that Democrats encouraged which ultimately led to the market crash.
Aside from the many crises the
left creates, there are some issues they call crises that actually are not,
such as “income inequality,” “gender inequality,” and “climate change.”
So-called income inequality and
gender inequality are issues the left created to again rile up the emotions of
their voters and potential voters, as well as to have something to complain
about, although there is really nothing to complain about.
Income inequality is a misleading
issue. Whose income is unequal and compared to whom? A CEO’s income is
certainly more than a mail clerk’s income. Is that income inequality? No, a CEO
has usually worked hard to earn his/her salary whereas most mail clerks are at
an entry-level position.
On gender inequality, the false narrative the left drives is that women make less money than men for doing the same work. Is this really true or have the numbers been skewed and situational differences been omitted in the conversation? In other words, is the real story being told? I think not.
In many cases, a woman may not make
as much as a man because she may not have climbed far enough up the ladder in
order to earn the same or a comparable salary, not because the corporate world
is unfair toward women. Certainly there are plenty of women who are CEOs and
executives of small, medium-sized and large companies, even Fortune 500
companies, who make more than men. Most got there because they worked hard and earned
their high salaries.
Moreover, it is often the case
that women choose to become mothers and opt for different types of careers.
This means that the time off work is keeping them from working toward promotions
and earning higher salaries. Also many mothers don’t work as many hours as men because
they choose to be home with their families. There are all kinds of reasons
there is perceived income and gender inequality.
Climate change is a different
animal. Aside from the term “climate change” being confusing as it relates to “global
warming” or “global cooling” (no one is arguing that the climate changes),
there has been no evidence that man has been able to disrupt and harm the
environment as to create a crisis. Climate change alarmists have only cited
computer models for their “evidence” that the planet is in peril. This
contrived crisis has been a hoax and a scam all along.
This and just about everything the left does is about control – control of your tax dollars, control of your freedom and control of your way of life. Don’t let the left take control.
Tom Folden is a political strategist, conservative thinker, and Editor of RightWingWriter.com, a website for conservative viewpoints. A human rights activist, he is a firm believer in the Constitution and the rule of law. He is also a singer/songwriter and recording artist. For interviews and/or appearances, please contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.