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Political Lies and the Need for Greed. Our house of cards.
Our Houses of Cards
Out here in the real world
In the ''real'' world, or ''ideal'' world, people get involved in things that affect and impact their lives, their communities, and the future of their children.
Now they are held together with lies and corruption.
Today we live in a "house of cards", held together by greed and deception. One that is no longer sustainable in its present form.
In the beginning, out here in the real world of legitimate employment, we had businesses that were developed to produce a specific product or provide a specific service to the people, and were community based.
Most of those businesses make a profit - a necessity to thrive and grow. They hire people to work for them and pay a commensurable wage for the work that is performed and within that "profit range" so as to end up at the end of the year with net profits - not losses.
Jobs are either skilled or non-skilled. Meaning they either require prior training, learning, education, experience or they can be learned by on the job training.
If there is a societal "need" for these "services" or "goods" the business will grow and prosper. Whether that "need" is essential to life, or simply makes life easier and/or more pleasant and enjoyable, is not really important to the company growth. It is simply a matter of demand and supply.
As a company grows so do the profits, and so does the need to hire more people to produce these goods or services. These smaller companies hired the best people for the positions they needed them for. If the employees did not perform as required, were unable to do their jobs, or just plain incompetent, the bosses had the insight (and the right) to either demote, or dismiss, them with just cause.
So far, this concept is simple enough for even myself to comprehend and appreciate the significance and impact on the world around that business. It provides: the service or goods needed or desired; profit for the company owners; employment for family providers; and room for growth; both for the company and the employees.
Everyone benefits - the employer, the employees, the family, the community and other businesses that provide those other essentials that we require for our basic comfortable existences, social and community camaraderie, entertainment, and pleasure. When the employees were treated with respect, given benefits, and were asked for input by their bosses, this created respect and loyalty to the company.
U.S. Economy in decline
- Economic signs that America is on the decline - Fortune
A new meta-analysis finds America lagging behind most wealthy nations and even struggling ones, like Greece.
From the minds of today's youth - truth
The Death of the American Dream
This is the proverbial 'American Dream' ; a secure job, safe community in which to live and raise our children, financial security, ability to provide a 'home' both physically and metaphorically, enjoy a life of comfort, safety and joy. Everything we could ask for in life.
Does this sound like any community you know today? Probably not.
The dream world of comfort, safety and joy is now marred by corruption, greed, self serving, crime, stress, anxiety and despair.
Why? How did this happen? There is only one word that totally, inexplicably and indubitably defines that cause.
That word is: "GREED" in the full sense of its meaning:
having a strong and uncontrollable desire for excessive, or reprehensible, acquisitiveness for money, power and control.
It is this abnormal "need" that led companies to move outside their communities, and build an empire of multiple businesses, that would eventually lead to the eating up the profits of their smaller competitive businesses.
The larger these companies grew, the more impersonal they became. There was no more personal connection left toward those people who worked for them.
'Those people' were now 'just employees' who became nothing more than another commodity to use for the company's personal profits, and a means to an end - which was to build the personal bank accounts of those in charge.
As the Greed Monster grew, so did the level of indifference toward the employees. Thus was born the large corporations that became "too big to fail". They had all the wealth, comfort, and power and still lusted for more.
Then came the government take over.
Now we are transitioning from that to the global take over by those massive impersonal cash cows and the money mongers who demanded total control of their respective markets. Buying up or destroying any competition that might take any of that control and power away from them.
This one factor was the catalyst that would lead to the destruction of all that was good in life: that world of comfort, safety and joy.
It spread like wild fire throughout our small communities, our sanctuaries, then exploded into the individual States, and into our Governments, until it became the way of the world.
It is not a new concept by any means, but what is new and most remarkable is that we, as a community both small and global, sat back and watched it happen - and did nothing!
It grew insidiously and exponentially until it became what it is today - a Global Monster devouring all that gets in its way.
The greatest failure of humanity? Summed up: "there is none so blind as those that just won't see". We lived in a world of the attitude of belief that - oh, well, it really does not effect me so why should i care? Guess what. Now it does effect you, me, and all the rest of the world - BIG TIME. And there is no more hiding with out heads stuck in the sand.
There is just one solution - and only one............
A call to arms
- A Call to Arms - The 3rd World War Has Already Begun within our borders
Our world is changing rapidly. We must make decisions as to which path to take: backward to stagnation or forward with dignity, peace and equality.
- CAN THE GLOBAL ECONOMY RECOVER? DO THOSE IN POWER EVEN WANT IT TO?
Unusual circumstances call for unusual changes. America must lead the way to global recovery with 3 basic and necessary approaches. It is a win-win concept. The only deterrent is fear of change and resistance by the greedy few.
Reverse this trend!
Eliminate that greed from the present. Excise it from our world, as one would excise a cancerous tumor from our body that is devouring us, and inevitably killing us. Start rebuilding from the top down. We are trying so desperately to rebuild from the bottom up and failing miserably.
We must return to basics by undoing the damages before that healing can begin.
The world must stand united and demand that the tyrants be overthrown and exiled from their positions of control. Those empires of greed must be toppled, destroyed and dismantled.
The world wide (occupy wall street) concept is the only way of reversing this disaster. Oust the corrupters - rebuild with restrictions and laws and an enforcement field that will not allow this to ever happen again. Life as we know it, or have known it in the past, can no longer survive under these dictatorships.
We cannot be so stupid to think that deregulation will make things better.
We cannot think that allowing huge corporations and conglomerations to survive will in any way benefit the 99%.
These dynasties must be toppled and dethroned the same as those oppressive tyrannical governments are being over thrown in the middle east. We must do the same thing here within our own country and government.
We cannot cave in to the likes of the Koch Brothers, Karl Rove, or any other lying conniving group that DOES NOT have the interest of the 99% as their prime directive.
We must get this done or perish, or worse, be slaves to this evil greed that rules the world today. We must rid the world of any company deemed 'too big to fail' and put in safeguards to never let that happen again. For it is truth that: Absolute power corrupts absolutely.
We need a "third party" to emerge and take over our government. One that has the interest of the people as its first priority. I doubt if either of the current parties can, need to be, or deserve to be salvaged. They do not seem to understand what the needs of the people really are.
When i spoke about the bosses having the insight and the right to remove the incompetents from their businesses, it makes us wonder how we could also have allowed the gross incompetence to infiltrate and flourish within the very government that was designed to oversee and protect us.
There is no way of getting rid of these incompetents.
There is no criteria for competence in electing public officials.
You would never put these incompetent people into positions of authority in a business, so why do we put these inept people in public offices?
There should be some kind of criteria for them to even be allowed to run for public office.
Obviously this is a complete flaw in our system when we allow a Pizza guy to get as far as he did in the race for President of the United States. Our current system of voting these baboons into position is akin to buying a "pig in a poke". You can't see the pig until you get it home and open the bag you brought it home in. Even buying a pig gets greater scrutiny than the swine that run for public offices today.
And even though cliches are most annoying, hackneyed and trite this one says it all to those in power today: You obviously cannot run your own lives, so I'll be be damned if i let you run mine...
We must get involved, speak out loudly in protest; put pressure on those "public servants" to do the right thing for the 99%, and oust the 1% from influencing them in any way.
We must stop voting for the "Party", and start voting for those individuals that have the best interest of the 99% as their first priority.
The only way to do this is to get involved in our country's politics and know who is running for office, their backgrounds, education, experiences and loyalties.
This involvement starts with local politics, state politics and finally federal.
My conclusion is the same as the beginning:
In the real world, or ideal world, people get involved in things that effect and impact their lives, their communities, and the future of their children.
Instead we now live in a house of cards, held together by greed, lies and corruption. And one that is no longer sustainable in its present form.