By Duncan Smith
Americans are not engaged in a hot civil war but we’re definitely trending that way.
And for certain, we are in a cultural civil war: Left vs. Right; Marxism/communism vs. America First patriots.
What’s damnable is that the system has been set up to fail by those we trust to lead and represent us.
In fact, in a very sick sense, our political and institutional leaders — the media, pop culture, you name it — have set up a game of sorts to tear the country apart while they play puppetmasters and sit like the lunatics they are and watch it all unfold.
That’s NBA legend Charles Barkley’s take, anyway.
And he’s exactly right.
Breitbart News reports:
Charles Barkley said that the American political system is designed for politicians – Republican or Democrat – to keep people divided along racial lines so our leaders can 'keep their grasp on money and power.'
Barkley made the comments during the CBS Final Four show on Saturday.
'I think most white people and black people are great people — I really believe that in my heart,' Barkley said. 'But I think our system is set up for our politicians, whether they are Republicans or Democrats, to make us not like each other and so they can keep their grasp of money and power.
'[Politicians] divide and conquer. I truly believe in my heart that most white people and black people are awesome people, but we are so stupid following our politicians — whether they are Republicans or Democrats,” he added.
“'Hey, let's make these people not like each other,'” he mocked. “'We don't live in their neighborhoods, we all got money, let's make the Whites and Blacks not like each other, let's make rich people and poor people not like each other, let's scramble the middle class.'”
'I truly believe that in my heart,' Barkley concluded.
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