When I ask this of any people who are not steeped in politics, their answer seems to be “because in South American countries there are the rich and the starving and nothing in between, and we’re becoming like that.”
We are? According to whom? Sure, the vaunted 1% has a lot more than the rest of us, but where are the starving multitudes who are in need of a crumb to eat, while billionaires circle the world in jets? Where are the ragged children starving in the streets, while we party?
Nowhere, that’s where. Sure, there’s need in America, but that need is more often than not the result of individual choices, of a need for drugs or alcohol, or simply an inability to plan.
Read the whole damned thing.
If you are nodding your head afterwards, then we can be friends, you and I.
If you disagree, then we can’t.