Why do we all let the conservatives run our country into the ground? They tell us that we spend too much money taking care of ourselves, paying for outlandish things like public servants to teach our children, fight our fires, police our streets, fixing our roads, etc. Why do we listen to these lies? We perform all the work that keeps this country functioning and keeps rich people rich. As with other societies in crisis, historically speaking, a scapegoat must be found to divert attention away from the real problems, conservative policies. No longer do the moneyed elites show much regard for the middle class that put them there. Instead, they pit the middle class against each other with the hope that it will auto-cannibalize itself into a weakened state where desperation drives politics and public decision making and not logic that supports self preservation. Conservatives love power and when they do not control it, they will go to any and all measures to get it back.
In any community in this country, if the folks who live in the “nice” neighborhoods take issues with or are afraid of anything, they immediately have their needs met and the issues resolved. If an emergency occurs in these neighborhoods, or rich people take issue with something, all available resources are used to address the situation. If terrorists were to create a crisis in a good neighborhood, the rest of the community would become totally vulnerable, lacking the political power and support to justify the immediate need for protection. Crime and terror would be rampant and unstoppable, as scarce public resources would not and could not be deployed to help.