Regardless of your politics, you really should be uncomfortable with President Obama’s tendency to demarcate the wealthy and the poor in America. Demonizing or otherwise creating an ‘us vs. them‘ mentality really isn’t good for the country or the political atmosphere overall. It can lead to some of the less self-disciplined among us to act on those feelings of envy and jealousy.
Granted, this is an isolated incident. However, if you repeatedly drill into people that their lot in life isn’t what it should be due to someone else’s success, you will inevitably see revenge and envy crimes increase.
(NBC Connecticut) — A teenager crashed a stolen car in Middletown on Friday after joyriding and nearly hitting pedestrians as he led an officer in a pursuit, police said.
When asked why he took the car, Kenneth Hofler, 18, of Middletown, told police that “the owner of the car was rich” and that “anyone with more money than him was rich,” police said in a news release.