The Toxic Orange Agenda

 

The Toxic Orange Agenda is the current manifestation of a long term effort by a small but growing group of greedy affluent elites to turn the American public’s view of government sour in order to capitalize the use of government for their own selfish ends.  To understand this agenda, it is important to recognize that “government” is neither inherently good or bad.  Government is just a tool of government which takes on the moral quality of those who use it.  The toxic "orange" agenda seeks to convince people that government is inherently bad and untrustworthy in order destroy trust in democratic institutions.  These elites seek to seize control of the tool to use it exclusively for themselves to maximize profits and reduce their own tax burden while convincing enough people that they are being liberated from tyranny.  Their goal is to gather enough power to dismantle the institutions which normally balance the needs of all members of society for their own selfish ends.

In fact they seek to impose their own brand of tyranny which aims to dismantle the social contract which maintains balance in a capitalist democracy by maintaining benefits for the many vs. the power and profit of the few.  Their vision is to maximize their accumulation of wealth by reducing the regulations and taxes that keep government functioning for the benefit of as many Americans as possible and by protecting those who have less from the avarice of those who have it all. Rather than wishing to raise up the lives of others around them, seek instead to jealously drive them down to feel secure in their dominion.  It is essentially the agenda of shameless naked greed seeking to return us to a time when American democracy meant a government by and for a few rich white men who view their position as the elite with a sense of entitlement rather than gratitude and privilege.  They have forgotten that with great fortune comes great responsibility.

The toxic orange agenda is just the Trump flavor of this selfish agenda of a growing but powerful minority of greedy elite, but it is a mistake to believe that it is entirely his alone.  Trump is just the orange tinted embodiment of this toxic agenda of calculation, domination and greed. To resist it is to uphold the principles of American democracy and to fight for a government by and for the people... in its most expansive and just meaning.  It is to remember that the power of this great nation is its inclusiveness and steady march toward equality and justice for all.  This social contract exists for the purpose of reducing obstacles that thwart the equal application of the inalienable rights of life liberty and the pursuit of happiness and it is our obligation to defend it!