Skip to comments.Democrats and Plutocrats
Posted on 09/19/2017 10:11:38 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
The Democratic party faces a dilemma. Since its inception, the party has defined itself as the champion of the little guy and a bulwark against plutocracy. Over the past few years, however, a funny thing has happened: The plutocrats have been joining the party en masse, and theyre changing it in the process.
When we take a more granular look at the millionaires and billionaires of Silicon Valley, where most of Americas biggest new fortunes are being minted, we find that they are overwhelmingly Democratic.
The left-liberalism of the Silicon Valley elite is reflected in support for drastically higher taxes on the rich, much higher levels of anti-poverty spending, and every environmentalist cause under the sun. Their cosmopolitanism is reflected in adamant support for increasing immigration levels, which puts them somewhat out of step with less affluent Democrats, who are both more protectionist and more restrictionist. And their business-friendliness is reflected in their general skepticism towards regulation and organized labor.
Consider the intensifying effort to purge pro-life Democrats from the party, or the Lefts sharp turn against religious-liberty protections for orthodox Christians. Can either really be understood without reference to the rising influence of Silicon Valley cosmocialists?
Silicon Valley donors have played a mostly unheralded but enormously important role in mainstreaming the case for more-open borders, through support for immigration-advocacy groups and for academic research devoted to the same cause.
And most surprisingly, perhaps, elite technology entrepreneurs are cheering on the Democratic partys headlong rush to the left. The cavalcade of would-be Democratic presidential candidates scrambling to co-sponsor Vermont senator Bernie Sanderss single-payer health-care bill are of course hoping to appeal to the partys activist Left. But they are also looking to woo billionaire cosmocialists who will supercharge their fundraising.
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The Democrat party is the party of unfettered unhinged government.
The DNC: friend of the little pervert, champion of the race baiter, and servant of internationalist socialism and Muslim Brotherhood alike.
The GOP and DNC are two factions fighting over the same turf.
The rule of law and the US Constitution are irrelevant to these two factions.
All they are interested in is control, and they will rip the US to pieces if necessary to gain and keep hold of that control.
Plutocracy? What does Mickey Mouse’s dog have to do with any of this?