President Barack Obama, the Democratic Party and some of the party's sycophants in the news media have been echoing the term "income inequality" in their quest to revive their successful class-warfare political strategy, as occurred during the run-up to Tuesday's State of the Union address. But an investigator into government corruption and abuse claims the Obama administration is simply echoing reports emanating from the United Nations, especially a report released Wednesday.
According to the UN's report, "High inequality undermines development by hindering economic progress, weakening democratic life, and threatening social cohesion, calling for a shift to more inclusive growth patterns, supported by redistribute polices and changes in social norms."
For example, according to former police detective, attorney and political strategist Mike Baker, the richest one percent of the world population owns about 40 percent of the world's assets, while the bottom 50 percent must share one percent, the UN report released Wednesday states.
"It appears progressives including those in the United States believe that in order to create equality in the world, instead of achieving wealth in poor nations -- which has been proven impossible --it is necessary to create poverty in the so-called rich nations to bring about the egalitarian dream," said Baker.
"Can't bring Haiti up to our standard-of-living? Okay, let's try bringing America down to Haiti's standard of living and then start from scratch on an even playing field," Baker added.
"Inequalities on today's levels are unjust in both developing and developed countries and they also impede human progress," said Helen Clark, administrator of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP).
"The report explores the causes and consequences of the inequalities which divide us -- within and between countries -- and argues that there is nothing inevitable about growing inequality," said Clark in a United Nations statement released the day after Obama decried America's income inequality in his State of the Union diatribe.
The report, which is titled "Humanity Divided: Confronting Inequality in Developing Countries," claims that a majority of households in developing countries -- more than 75 percent of the world population -- are living today in societies where income is more unequally distributed than it was during 1990s.
"As with the progressive politicians and activists in the U.S. who attribute crime and violence -- and even Islamic terrorism -- to poverty and lack of education, so too are UN officials using fear, jealousy, discontent and envy to generate a thirst for their kind of 'hope and change.' It's the age-old strategy so embraced by the likes of Lenin and Hitler in their respective Russia and Germany," Mike Baker asserted.
The UN report alleges that "evidence from developing countries shows that children in the lowest wealth quintiles were... more likely to die before five-years-old than children born in the highest wealth quintiles in some regions."
"It is only through the action and voices of many that we will be able to curb one of the greatest moral and practical challenges of our times: the quest for equality, shared prosperity, and human well-being," Clark said.