I am taking a very interesting online class by Victor Davis Hanson through Hillsdale College.
It is titled “American Citizenship and Its Decline.” It is a sobering title, as are the contents of the approximately four-hour class.
I am half-way through the class, and it explains a lot of what is going on in America today that I find bewildering and something I thought would never happen in our country.
One of his interesting chapters deals with the middle class. Hanson goes back and covers the democracies of Greece and Rome while looking at what is happening in America today.
He talks about the three classes — the elites, the middle class and the poor — and relates how very important a large and healthy middle class is to a democracy. A large and healthy middle class results in a higher standard of living within the democracy.
Citizens are more independent, self-reliant, creative, focused on the workings of the government, etc. According to Hanson, the elites in all three countries tended/tend to despise the middle class because the middle class adds a huge balance to the system.
It keeps the elites from having all of the power and the wealth. Thus, the elites seek ways to diminish the middle class to the detriment of the government and society in general.
To me, this is why the elites in America felt, and feel, they had to, and have to, destroy Donald Trump.
Granted, he is in the elite class himself, but he was helping the middle class of America prosper in their standard of living and voting power.
That is why Biden and gang (Soros, Obama, Clinton, Pelosi, Shumer, Shiff, etc.) are doing everything they can to further divide this country calling millions of people (mostly middle class folks) deplorables, racists, insurrectionists, white supremacists, dregs of society, etc., etc., ad nauseum. I believe Biden and gang are very happy with the financial situation they have put America in, as it hits the middle class directly and the hardest.
What was one tactic Trudeau used against the Canadian truckers? Froze their finances.
I can’t think of anything that can bring down a group of people than that. The weaker the elites can make the middle class, the more power and wealth they can gain. Again, to the detriment of the government and our society in general.
Victor Davis Hanson — interesting, sobering reading.