If you didn’t see CBS This Morning today, then you have to watch this interview. Baltimore Orioles Executive Vice President John Angelos explains a tweet he made concerning the real root cause of the riots in Baltimore. He lays the blame squarely at the feet of “political elites” who have shipped American jobs overseas. I encourage you to watch the interview (link provided above) if you can suffer through the dumb Toyota Camry ad that precedes it. But the following quote from the interview says it all:
…my greater source of personal concern … is focused rather on the past four decade period during which an American political elite have shipped middle class and working class jobs away from Baltimore.
He went on to explain that by “American political elite” he means both Democrats and Republicans who have embraced this trade policy. His analysis of the situation in Baltimore is dead on. As is the case throughout America, there is a seething anger over what trade has done to our economy and, as we’ve seen with the Freddie Gray case, any spark can set it off.
Good for you, Mr. Angelos! I’ve suddenly become an Orioles fan!