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Political Victimhood Has Been the Tool of American Politics for a Lot Longer Than the Boomer Generation But Boomers Perfected the Technique

Reader comment on item: Fighting the Last War
in response to reader comment: What of the claim that democracy is under attack?

Submitted by M Tovey (United States), Oct 22, 2022 at 21:16

This reader's observation of politics has been peripheral at best for most of the developmental stages of living a life that was sheltered under the defensive contributions of antecedents and contemporaries that served in the military while this observer contributed the taxes necessary for that support. Those are the only taxes this citizen feels compelled to be obligated to: all other governmental actvities that diverted from the true primary responsibilities of governance are a detriment to democracy since America was formed as a Constitutional republic and democratic tendencies appear to be misused for political (with appropriations of avarice) gain. There is nothing in true democracy that institutes governmental bureaucratic interferences in American commerce. American governance under the terms of democracy is under attack by the government vesus the American middle class, whether republican or democratically lead. To assert a defined allegation of misconduct on the part of the 45th America Administrative Chief Executive is misleading since all that occured there was an interruption of what was started long before 2016 and is now continuing since 2020. The baby boomer remembers the economics from 40 years ago and in the interim, there was always the touch and go of balancing the check book and watching how the government (manipulated by bipartisan objectives of reckless spending) could never accomplish that, making the American taxpayer cover the mistakes. Today, those mistakes are astronomical, likely damaging American economics for several dozen congressional cycles. Democracy will take the hit for that since it is no longer economical to remain democratic, let alone republican. Who are the victionms here(?): the taxpayers are, as always.
In the final analysis, what the Europeans are finally lured into the Ukrainian vortex, there will be little America can do since being defensive only, someone else will need to defend democracy.


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