The Arafats of America unite under this cause to promote division, grow rich, and above all- retain power.
"To spread the wealth the liberal is willing, he'll take YOUR dollar and keep his shilling." Big Brother exhorts us to repeat mantra-like the piquant "wisdom" of Oliver Wendell Holmes, "I like paying taxes, they purchase civilization." (We'd ALL have to declare bankruptcy and abject poverty before THAT even REMOTELY happens!)
You are right. Let us not fool ourselves. The liberals' objective is not to eradicate poverty once and for all via "reparations" or any other racially polarizing scheme (after all, didn't the Lord Jesus say "The poor you shall always have with you"), but to perpetuate a permanent self-consciously alienated, disenfranchised, unproductive, poverty-stricken and violence-as-a-first-resort underclass that is constantly at war with a free and open society and that will make irrational demands for its insatiable perceived "needs" for many generations to come. In this regard, liberals (or perhaps I should qualify by saying certain types of liberal) have NO guilt or shame. They WANT to solidify the existence of a balkanized "two Americas." After all, they have agendas to keep, and miles to go before they sleep. Your metaphor "Arafats" is right on target.