Shifting From Left-Right To Top-Bottom
What the Wealthy Power Elite Don't Want You to Know
"As the right blames the left and the left fights the right, the people at the top laugh all the way to the bank as their wealth and economic clout increases above the rest of us by leaps and bounds. What would happen if left and right stopped fighting against each other? What if conservatives and liberals worked together not only to reveal how the wealthy banksters and power elite have corrupted our institutions for their own benefit, but also to restore quality education for our children and fairness under the rule of law?"
Have you noticed how the media and politicians subtly and not-so-subtly encourage us to focus on the split between left and right? People are divided into conservative and liberal camps to duke it out and see who comes out on top. And this has only intensified ever since Trump was elected and especially since the coronavirus hit.
When the Republicans come out on top and control political power in the US, all our problems are blamed on their conservative agenda. When the Democrats take control, our problems are blamed on their leftist policies. Yet somehow the people at the top are rarely blamed, and they always come out richer. It's called "divide and conquer" and is a tactic that has been used by the power elite of our world for centuries.
What would happen if instead of left and right, we chose to focus more on the split between top and bottom? What if we prioritized pointing out the differences between the power elite and the rest of us? Taking the U.S. as an example, a Bloomberg article finds "The top 1% control 39% of U.S. wealth, and the bottom 90% have only 26%.." While this Forbes article points out pandemic profiteering by revealing that while the rest of the world suffers, "the combined wealth of all U.S. billionaires increased by $821 billion or 28% between March 18, 2020 and September 10, 2020."
A San Francisco Chronicle article pointed out that "income in America is now more concentrated in fewer hands than it has been in 80 years." BusinessWeek confirmed, "the statistics underscore two long-term trends: that income at the very top has exploded and their taxes have been cut dramatically." So as the right blames the left and the left fights the right, the people at the top laugh all the way to the bank as their wealth and economic clout increases above the rest of us by leaps and bounds.
Consider what would happen if left and right stopped fighting against each other? What if instead conservatives and liberals worked together not only to reveal how the wealthy banksters and power elite have corrupted our institutions for their own benefit, but also to restore quality education for our children and fairness under the rule of law? What if we stopped looking for enemies and instead looked for allies and friends on both sides of the left-right spectrum to build a world where all can benefit and have equal opportunities for success?
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