What has made America exceptional, is our unique acceptance that there actually is a commonds. An acceptance that what lifts up the rich is a union with labor. We had this understanding until Ronny Reagan.
Since then, there has been a concerted, dileberate, effort to give our advantage away. Yes, there are people in other countries who are (and always have been) willing and able to do the same jobs that we've always done. It's also true that at some point, and in some way, we would have to come to grips with that. But Reagan didn't tell us that. Oh no! What he did was to take the rich out of the paying of our bills. Something we have never done before. He ran up the debt. Delberatly inorder to kill our bond. On the flip side of peasantizing our own, cheap illegal labor was incouraged to come in.
Cheap labor is crack-cocain to capital. To inheirited money. Not just in the distribuation of money. But also to divide and conquer politics. In the past, there was a consistence that education was (for an example) seen as an investment that we all benefited from.
We are marching backwards. We are increasing the demononization and condemnation of whatever conection we all have had between labor and money. Are we really so fearful that a totaly cowed and obeyant underclass, will nessassarily hurt the kings of this pile of words?