Irish John: Words That Have Destroyed America

Irish John: Words That Have Destroyed America

By John Dunne – (aka- Irish John)
America, your culture and society have problems today. Some of those problems are visible for all to see, like debt, poverty and employment opportunities. But other problems are hidden and rarely talked about.

One of those hidden problems that you rarely speak of (and some have actually accepted) is that your language has been bastardized, and certain words have become commonplace in your society.

There is one phrase that is spoken in America every day and, as someone who lives in the utopia of Ireland and Europe, it makes me cringe how this word has taken root in your culture, because I believe its real meaning goes against the very essence of the values America was founded upon. This phrase is used by everyone from the Socialist Bernie Saunders to modern Republicans Mitt Romney — even Conservatives like Mike Lee use this phrase. This phrase is used daily countless times by the news media and comes up in most people’s everyday lives. The word I feel that has helped destroy America is “Middle Class.”

Let me explain why.

Pure and simple this phrase is a Socialist/Communist term straight out of the Marxist play book. This phrase today is not only accepted by the vast majority, but some actually consider it some sort of compliment to be a part of it. How many of your friends and family today proudly say they are members of the middle class? How much time in every election is spent talking about the middle class?

Example of Middle Class

Before we explore why this word is dangerous, we must first analyze the criteria of how to belong to the middle class. Let me give you the example of two very different individuals:


Person A is under 30, single, lives in a metropolitan area like New York City, is an atheist, drinks several times a week, occasionally smokes weed, believes in climate change and gun control. This person works as a legal secretary and earns around $75,000 per year.

Person B is mid-thirties, married with two kids, lives in a rural town, very involved in their church and goes to services several times a week, rarely goes out, does not drink, has never done drugs; the family home schools their kids, and everyone in the family is a member of the NRA. This person works in agriculture, and the family earns $55,000 per year.

Middle Class and Marxism

I think it would be safe to say these two people have very, very little in common. Yet today in American society both would be considered middle class. So how is this possible? The answer is because the middle class has become the modern-day term replacing the Marxist one from the past. Marxism believes in a three class system — the bourgeoisie (the company owner who’s rich — we hate those people), the proletariat (the workers) and the lumpen-proletariat (everyone else in society, like those who cannot work and criminals).

Using the term “middle class” is troubling enough, but today in America, politicians and others use it the exact same way Karl Marx spoke about in “The Communist Manifesto.” Karl Marx’s last words in his manifesto were “workers of the world, unite!” — and today politicians speak about a strong and healthy middle class. This should scare every American who is awake — yet no one seems to notice it or tries to stop it.

Why Middle Class Goes Against American Values

So now that I have told you a brief history of the word, please let me try to explain briefly why I believe it has helped destroy America.

There are two main reasons. The first one is straight-forward. One of the most popular words used (and misused) today when seeking social justice is equality. Politicians use it, agitators like Al Sharpton use it, and your Founders used it when they wrote in your Declaration of Independence that “all men are created equal.” If you believe in true equality, then how can you turn around and believe in a class system — let alone one that is publicly prioritized all the time? Why do you accept when society prioritizes one segment of society over another?

The American Dream

The second reason: I believe the term middle class and everything it means goes against one of the things that has made America the greatest country in the world, and it can help your nation prosper like never before. This is something everyone around the world knows about America, especially people like me who have a lifelong ambition to become an American citizen (legally):

Everyone knows about the American Dream and that America is the land of opportunity.

I have yet to hear about the Irish Dream or the Russian Dream or the Chinese Dream, but even people who have never thought of moving know about the American Dream. But what is the American Dream?

I believe the American Dream is different for everyone, but the foundation of it is that you can achieve anything you put your mind to. It is the powerful idea that if you work hard and/or have a great idea, you can become successful in America –and potentially very wealthy. There is no class limitation, no social structures; your education, your family background, your sex are irrelevant and will not stop you in America.

The American Dream is so powerful that Emma Lazarus wrote a poem where she openly mocked other countries’ societies when she wrote, “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses,” because she knew that anything was possible in America. I would testify to anyone anywhere that any person can achieve more in America when they are free than they can anywhere else in the world. This is just one of the many reasons that make America an exceptional nation.

Today’s American Dream

However, today with so much focus on making the middle class stronger and healthier, it looks like your American Dream has changed to be average, middle of the road. Don’t dare to try to change the world, don’t ever want to be rich, and no matter what, don’t dare to be a leader. Why? Because we all hate the rich, we all hate the powerful, we all hate “The Man.” Moreover, we not only hate them, we do everything in our power to bring these people down, regardless of what they stand for.


What is the Answer?

America, the choice facing you is very clear. You can continue believing in things like the middle class and politicians talking about making it grow — and, thus, continue your long fall from grace into mediocrity, following the rest of the world towards more and more tyranny.

Or you can wake up, puff out your chest, forget all this class-system crap, forget about being average and middle of the road, and remember what is important. You can remember that you are Americans, and you can remember that a free person has no limitations apart from the ones they put on themselves.

I know many say it is too late or that this battle is impossible — but I believe in America. I know you changed the course of history at your founding, and I don’t see why it is such a radical, stupid thought to think you can change yourselves and the world once again. The power is still in your hands. God Bless.


John Dunne is published at The Blaze. John is an Irish man who has waited nearly 10 years for a US green card and has a life-long dream of becoming an American citizen. Growing up in a heavily socialist country, he understands why government is never the answer to our problems and that America needs to return to nature’s law. John has many years volunteering experience working alongside the poor in Dublin and has witnessed first-hand that not all poverty is financial. Today we have a poverty that government cannot fix – they are a poverty of hope and opportunity and only God and individuals can restore these. John has many people he admires but Ronald Reagan and George Washington hold a very special place in his heart. John started writing about American politics because America is the last best hope for freedom on this Earth and he believes if America continues to follow this Utopian paradise, the world as we know it will be over. John is a huge supporter of the Tea Party and last June had the honor of speaking at the Abolish the IRS Rally on Capitol Hill.



  1. Paul H. Lemmen says:

    Reblogged this on A Conservative Christian Man.

  2. Paul Apicella says:

    I had heard of “John the Painter” of the American Revolution but never “Irish John”. This man is terrific. We need an Act of Congress to allow him a green card. If not, he should be inducted into the Sons of Liberty.

    • Thanks Paul! John is awesome. How awful is it that thousands flood across the border who are unskilled and illiterate but a man like John can’t get here? It makes me crazy.

    • freedomsdisciple says:

      Thanks for the very kind words Paul. But the truth is I am no more entitled to become American than any of the other 4 million people who want to do things legally. It just upsets me that the land of principles now rewards those who break the law, and firstly insult Americans and then make it even harder for potential immigrants to do things the right way. Sad times. God Bless

  3. Reblogged this on Centinel2012 and commented:
    This post by John Dunne, an Irishman if very perfound and as much as I have thought on this subject John has done much better, even outstanding, job of explaining the American Dream!

    • Americans tend to take this country for granted. In everything John writes he epitomizes the American dream, the yearning and hunger for liberty and a better way of life. Thanks for reblogging and commenting Centinel

    • freedomsdisciple says:

      Thanks for sharing my column. I will be sharing more positive stories about America going forward. It upsets me no end when I see Americans today spread the “Hate America” crap to others. The simple undeniable fact is America in a very short history has contributed more to the world than any other nation or combination of nations in the history of the world. America changed the course of the world at your founding. It can do so again. God Bless

  4. Great read. We are our own worst enemy. Words have meaning

  5. Char in ND says:

    This is an outstanding commentary. I absolutely agree about the use of the phrase “middle class” and it alarms me that is has become increasingly common to hear it used by even conservatives.

    Mr. Dunne is an inspiration, when he has called and spoken to Mark Levin on his radio show I have always been lifted up and his message serves as a reminder just exactly how exceptional our nation truly is. It is truly unfortunate how many Americans do not feel this way about our great country.

    • Char, you and I are always in sync. We are soul sisters! Thanks for commenting!

    • freedomsdisciple says:

      I agree Char. I am shocked at people like Mike Lee who is right about so much, yet even he uses that term on a regular basis. Changes like this wont happen in public, but I believe this is a part the American people can drive themselves by standing proud and saying they are not part of the middle class…. because you are Americans 🙂 God Bless

  6. America is their own worse enemy. I wish more Americans did hear John so they could be reminded how great our Nation is and stop all the hatred that is happening.

    The most powerful thing in this article to me that really gets me on my game is when I read “You can remember that you are Americans, and you can remember that a free person has no limitations apart from the ones they put on themselves.” AMEN!!

    • Hey girl! Thanks for posting a bunch of articles from The Queen of Liberty on your facebook page.

      “a free person has no limitations apart from the ones they put on themselves.”<- That is a great quote! Words to live by!

    • freedomsdisciple says:

      You might get your wish Dana and alot more people will be hearing me and plenty of others soon. Now is the time for change… Every generation of America has overcome a significant battle… I aim to help ensure this generation keeps that American streak alive. God Bless you

  7. Irish John hits a home run with his writings. I have lived in America all my life and after reading this I have seen where I have taken the “American Dream” for granted.

    I never had to struggle and start from scratch or become a legal citizen in American to achieve what I have achieve… but what have I achieved? My parents didn’t raise me talking about the “American Dream” so I knew nothing about it. We were “Middle Class”….
    This really opens my eyes and makes me thinks…..

    • Hi Peggy. Sadly many American are raised being told they are in the middle class and that it is a GOOD THING. Please spread the word and set the record straight.

      When I see all the Left wing folks on twitter trying to make America out to be an awful racist country, I tell them the same thing. They take what we have here for granted and they don’t realize how lucky they have it.

      Have a blessed day

    • freedomsdisciple says:

      Please don’t feel bad Peggy. It does not matter how long it takes us to open our minds and think… It only matters if we do it or not. I hope you open your mind and question EVERYTHING. When you have a humble heart, an open mind and a passion for the truth, we will find all the answers we are looking for and many more. Happy thinking. God Bless.

  8. This is the first I have ever read from John Dunne and it makes so much sense. Americans do not appreciate what they have because they have not lived the life John has. Will it ever change? People tend to not change their way of living unless you take it away from them.

    I was once considered a Middle Class American but when you lose your job, your home and every thing you have in a year you hit poverty level pretty quick. Trying to reach that American Dream is extremely hard but you keep pushing and it takes one day at a time but like John states, the Government is not the answer.

    • freedomsdisciple says:

      I don’t know if it will ever change Mark but I know one thing. If American continues to pursue your current course and solutions – very little will change. We need a new way of thinking, a new way of discussing and explaining problems and most importantly we need fresh, innovative ideas and solutions all based around principles… NOT POLICIES!!!

      I am so sorry to hear about your troubles. Everyone has their own troubles but I share many of the ones you have described. I have not had a full time job in over 3.5 years… When you hit the levels of poverty you speak of, a new bigger one comes along which is even harder to defeat (at least it is for me) and that is the poverty of hope. I will pray for you Mark and hope you find a way out of poverty and back on the ladder of success. May God bless you and keep you safe always.

    • I agree with you Mark. Too many Americans take for granted what we have (or use to have) in America.

      God bless you

  9. I really like Irish John and all he stands for. The biggest factor in achieving your American Dream is finding that one great idea. Do you watch Shark Tank! HAH! Sure it is hard work but who is scared of hard work! I love some hard work, it keeps you young and alive.

    Thank you Irish John and Alexis for reminding the American people that it is in our hands and we control our own future and destiny.

    • freedomsdisciple says:

      Thanks Tommy. Sadly I have not seen shark tank as I don’t get to the movies much. Sadly many are afraid of hard work…. Too many of us like the easy life. All the thanks here goes to Alexis for being kind enough to share my writings. God Bless you.

    • Hi Tommy. I like John too! Thanks for supporting him and for supporting this website. Shark Tank is great. Gotta love capitalism.

  10. That’s right Tommy! I love shark tank and after reading this article and it really refreshes your feeling that it’s right there and it can be achieved. Just that thought keeps me going and keeps me thinking. is always giving me great things to read and keeping me on my toes and thinking. LOVE THIS SITE!! Thank you Alexis for introducing me to another great writer and adding to my list “to reads”.

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