Distraction as Political Strategy

Why are we fighting over confederate monuments?
Because people feel strongly about this issue? Because they are being removed? Because some groups are trying to exploit the situation to get attention?
Or is there another reason?
While we are fighting over Confederate monuments relating to events almost two centuries ago, we are not focusing on:
. The worsening plight of the poor; . The destruction of the middle class ( many middle class people can no longer afford even a new car); . The crony capitalists who make their money from government handouts or connections, and who are getting richer and richer; Government employees who may have signed on for the most sincere reasons, but whose numbers have swelled, who are now making much more than they would in the private sector, who cannot be fired, and whose earnings are often diverted into campaign contributions favoring one party;
A government that is unsustainably financing itself through debt and money printing.

This post was published at Ludwig von Mises Institute on August 29, 2017.

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