We Used to Care About One Another

We Used to Care About One Another, by Ann Coulter.

Once upon a time, we cared about the welfare of our fellow Americans. Farmers in the Midwest devastated by tornadoes, trailer parks washed away in a Florida hurricane, our country’s ranking on various international comparisons — we all rooted for our fellow Americans. Like all countries, we would squabble, but we were family. We were all Americans.

Not anymore! Now, no one cares about anything but getting rich, the better to separate oneself from the lives and concerns of poorer Americans.

Businessmen, Wall Street bankers, ethnic activists, Democrats and Republicans (including the president, apparently) — all of them have a stronger fellow feeling toward Saudi princes and German bankers than toward Iowa farmers. Being “inclusive” to “Dreamers” necessarily means being exclusionary toward our own working class.

So what if wages have flatlined — or declined! — for several decades? The smart set aren’t wage-slaves.

Mexican drug cartels aren’t swarming through their towns. They live in fancy neighborhoods.

Somali refugees aren’t beating up their kids — who are safely ensconced in expensive private schools, anyway.

Members of our governing class seem to have decided the country is doomed, so they may as well make their pile. …

It wasn’t always this way. Politicians, liberal activists and journalists used to care about even non-fashionable Americans.

The same of course is happening, after some delay as usual, in Australia.

Study after study showed that, beyond modest levels, diversity causes social cohesion and solidarity to plummet. We no longer identify with “nearly everyone in our society”, so we participate less in civic events. It is no longer “our family.”

hat-tip Stephen Neil