I just read an article in the Washington Post titled “Race isn’t the problem — economic inequality is” and quite frankly, I was stunned.
A woman by the name of Michelle Singletary wrote the article, and I must that the title is what is known as an incomplete sentence, and although its a title, one would think that a person that was going to be nationally published would have put a bit more thought into a better title.
The article goes from bad to worse as Ms. Singletary makes a rudimentary attempt to explain why race isn’t the problem in America, but economic inequality is.
First of all, we all make our own way in life. If I apply myself, get good grades and go to medical school, then I can be a doctor. If I choose to lay about complaining that life isn’t fair because I am lazy and want everything handed to me on a silver platter, well then I will be a welfare recipient.
That’s the perception of America today. People like me get up every day and go to a job and earn a living. I wish I were wealthy, but because I didn’t work hard to be successful, I am just another poor schlub schlepping about a menial job to eek out a living.
Sinngletary tries to make a correlation between the haves and the have not’s in her article. I have news for you Michelle, I have some rather successful friends that work so much that I rarely see them.
Its not as if the money and personal wealth that they have amassed just fell in their lap. They don’t have a money tree in the back yard. They work their asses off and make enormous sacrifices for all that they have.
There is no such thing as economic equality and there never will be in America. This is what makes this country different from all others. There is economic opportunity for all if we are willing to work hard for it.
We have a media that has been working hard for many years to make Americans believe that corporate leaders and the wealthy are the bane of the average American’s existence.
This simply is not the case. An example would be director/producer James Cameron. I do not like Cameron’s politics, however, I am happy for his success. Because James Cameron has done well in life, the man directly and indirectly is responsible for the employment of perhaps ten thousand Americans.
This is a good thing and its why an average bloke like me, who does not agree with Cameron and his politics will still go see his movies and help make him wealthy.
That’s what the media should be telling people. You don’t attack and vilify the wealthy. You embrace them. Thank them for owning stocks and running the corporations that employ millions of Americans.
Thank them for building mansions that require armies of people to maintain and build in the first place. Stop with the attacks. JD