As I read the column by E.J. Dionne Jr., “Mobility inequality challenging conservatives” in the July 16 issue of The Advocate, I marveled at the intellect of such a clever progressive writer who has the vernacular of words down to a science.
Mobility inequality? Would that be in the same lexicon as income inequality? Or job inequality? Or housing inequality? Or body image inequality? Dionne thinks that what “we the people” need is, “a more active and thoughtful government.” What we have now is a more active government that would really like to be much more active in the day-to-day life of us little people. “Thoughtful” and “government” in the same sentence is an oxymoron!
He speaks in glowing terms of Denmark, Australia, Norway, Finland, Canada, Sweden and Germany with strong union movements, more-generous welfare states, affordable higher education and higher taxes, etc., as though these countries with populations ranging from 5 million to 90 million are America’s answer. The United States has a population of over 300 million. What works for those countries has been tried in the United States with dismal results. He avoided mentioning Spain, Greece, Italy, France, the United Kingdom, Russia and North Korea, the epitome of the progressive ideal of a “more active and thoughtful government.”
It appears the progressives have been doing a lot more than “talking about the importance of family breakdown.” They have been helping to speed it up with their support of the many government programs that relieve the “baby daddies” of the responsibility of actually caring for the children they sire.
Occupy Wall Street? Surely you jest, Mr. Dionne. How much damage was done to the parks and surrounding areas? How many rapes, drug arrests and thefts occurred? OWS is the “dark” compared to the tea party’s “shining light.” OWS supporters want what they want and want someone else to pay the cost. But then the OWS narrative fits the progressives’ playbill.
Katherine Kyle Gandy