While watching a segment of the History Channel’s spotlight on some of the greatest wealth creators in American history, it struck me as how out of touch these men would be in today’s progressive world:
Vanderbilt, Rockefeller, Carnegie, Morgan, Ford …The Men Who Built America
Cornelius Vanderbilt, John D. Rockefeller, Andrew Carnegie, J.P. Morgan, Henry Ford. Their names are synonymous with innovation, big business and the American Dream. They built empires. They created incredible advances in technology. They changed the world. HISTORY chronicles the lives of these visionary men in THE MEN WHO BUILT AMERICA, an eight-hour event series premiering Tuesday, October 16 at 9 p.m. on HISTORY. (link)
How would these innovative giants have prospered in today’s atmosphere of the Occupy Wall Street/Class Warfare crowd along with their facilitators in the liberal media? Where were the women while America was experiencing the greatest level of growth the world has ever known? More importantly, where were the communist/Marxist redistributionist to ensure these billionaires were paying their fair share?
As a side note, the Obama campaign spent the entire summer (spending vast amount of money), attacking Mitt Romney’s wealth. Story upon story of Romney’s “hidden assets” spread across the nation with the narrative that some one this wealthy certainly could not have come by it legally, or morally. Hypocritically, the MSM barely wrote of word of John Kerry’s vast amounts of wealth with the Heinz corporate giant financing his run for president. Kerry, after all, was a liberal Democrat who championed the narrative of working for the little people, along with the powerfully rich like Teddy Kennedy, yet a Massachusetts Republican Governor was attacked on every level as the rich white guy who couldn't possibly be “in touch” with mainstream America.
Thanks to a two-faced liberal media, (who took every Democrat’s word as gospel), the narrative worked to perfection, as vast amounts of youth and minorities broke the turnout levels of the 2008 presidential election. The class warfare and class envy---rich v. poor strategy divided the nation further and the tone was set in stone for this 2012 race for Barack Obama. One could say that even the poor economic conditions helped to feed this frenzy of the haves and the have-nots. It became irrelevant who was better qualified to bring this economy out of a major recession, or produce employment, real growth, and the return of a working middle class. Instead, it was who would stand beside this disadvantaged populace with the promise of more entitlements, free education and healthcare, and a package of food stamps in every pot.
Could Vanderbilt, Rockefeller, Carnegie, Morgan, and Ford stood a chance of surviving/producing such great wealth in this 21st Century under the parameters set forth by today’s liberal media, (and the liberal progressive ideology), that believes American capitalism and individual wealth accumulation is as dead as…….(insert something extinct). I would submit that today, these innovators and wealth creators would have never had a chance in hell to advance themselves or produce an industrial revolution that made this nation the greatest in the world at producing a middle class with a chicken in every pot and a two cars in every garage---a tv in every room, an x-box, a laptop, an I-phone, you name it. After all, according to this new generation of “me first in line for the government handout”, these men didn’t build that. Your government did.
It’s an indictment of perpetual dependency and a disambiguation of American ingenuity, where the wealth creators are met with a plethora of indignation, …….(add a few more adjectives).
(I wonder if any of our younger generation even knows that at one time, (when this nation was facing certain bankruptcy), that it was J.P. Morgan who “bailed out” the country with a direct loan to the federal government.) There was no Federal Reserve who could simply print more money. (add some context)
Editor's note: This post is a working draft and will be edited and modified at my discretion.