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.