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The True American Class System - the Pyramid of Evil.

Updated on October 14, 2013

On the Way to the Top

The famous Ponzi scheme
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The pyramid of Evil

The American "class" system.
The creation of the pyramid of evil.
We must eliminate the Greed factor, and bring America back to the democracy for the people - by the people

There is basically nothing "wrong" with attaining wealth and status, if it does not involve using people as stepping stones, or hoarding, and taking excess in profits for one's personal gain without giving anything back to society (ex: the G.E.'s, H.P.'s, Wells Fargo's, AIG's, Big Oil, etc.., of this world).

The development and growth of the small businesses are paramount to, the backbone of, and the real strength of, a healthy and thriving society. They are never to be included in any discussion about Corporate greed. Even though they are incorporated, this distinction must always be made when discussing the evils of corporate greed and "Corporate America" finding, and/or creating, huge loopholes to avoid paying their fair share of taxes.

Within the American caste system, as one progresses up the corporate ladder, they tend to discard their honesty, compassion and empathy, somewhere along the sidewalks of life. This is a survival instinct, inherently necessary for success in today's cruelly competitive corporate world. As greed takes hold and wealth and status grow, so does the loss of humanity and the abnormal growth of 'self worth' perceptions.

One 'rule of thumb' that is prevalent among the corporate ladder climbers is that, it is O.K. to attain the highest status of greed, wealth, and power over others, by any means available.

This flawed concept is NOT democracy and it is NOT good for the development of a healthy society. These people are NOT to be revered; but feared instead. It is conceptually self defeating and unsustainable, yet, somehow, to most people, the ends do justify the means.

The error of that premise, is that it costs your very soul, and destroys the hopes of that elusive 'America dream' of others who are only perceived by the climbers, to be of lesser value; and are there to be used, like pawns, simply a commodity to be used for personal gain.

I do not believe in the religious perception of 'good' versus 'evil' in a biblical sense. This is truly a 'cop out' for most people who simply do not want to face the problem and deal with it.

I certainly do believe in the 'good' versus 'evil' that resides in each and every one of us and is a major part of the selfish growth and devaluation of mankind itself as a 'learned concept' by a callous society.

As with any "project", you get out of it, only what you put into it.

That 'rule of thumb' should be taught at an early age. When one strives for "self" alone - this is an 'evil' concept. When one strives for 'self' and the 'betterment of mankind' - this is a 'good' concept. When the evils of a few, spill over to draw in those who aspire to have more than they were meant to have, or need, to produce happiness, comfort and financial stability, it promotes the creation of an "army of evil".

Again, this is not in the sense of a biblical battle, it is a human battle against those driving obsessions, taking place within ourselves, for the possessions of material gains and power over others. It is like a tumor growing within a human body. If not excised, it will eventually and inevitably kill its host.

This simple analogy of cancer spreading through our body equates to evil greed spreading through a society. The true path of this metastatic disease starts within the individual, spreads to those around him, to a society, to the government, to the entire nation, and then to a global scale, as we are witnessing today.

The only conclusion to this invasion is total self destruction. The final battle (our Armageddon), which we find ourselves in today, between the forces of good and evil: the oppressiveness of corporate America , their determination to cause the annihilation of the middle class, and the rest of us as individuals who seem to have little, if any, means of combating these onslaughts.

This 'pyramid of evil' is self destructive, self defeating and in its very essence, counter to life itself.This is the evil (the cancerous growth) that needs to be excised, extracted, eradicated, etc.., from society and ultimately the world, if we want any chance for the survival on human kind itself.

If we could eliminate greed

Where to start
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This one should never have been "saved"
This one should never have been "saved"
bringing down the giants
bringing down the giants

Real Solutions

There Are Real solutions, but will mankind accept those changes to preserve humanity, or continue to fight to reject them in order to cling to the lies of the past and for the sake of their 'God of Greed'?

Simple solutions? Only if the desire for change is great enough.

  • Eliminate the access to greed and/or remove the need for greed: change our financial structure radically. Society should be working for its own survival - not for a few with greed in their souls.
  • We must stop this attempted take over by those radical religious elements that tear down society, promote hatred and greed. We must encourage its replacement with spirituality and respect for life and the preservation of this planet.
  • Get rid of monopolies and the result will be the riddance of greed and power by a few.
  • Put a cap of corporate profits.
  • Eliminate wall street and the stock market. These are only tools of the greedy and really serve no legitimate purpose to the people.
  • Get rid of this insane dependence on petroleum products. Just a tool of greed.
  • Promote personal desire for the quest of knowledge, instead of wealth and power.
  • Make education available for everyone, not just the wealthy. Educated people do not live in squalor, or the ghettos. And educated people do not allow superstitious lore to control our lives.
  • We cannot have a nation divided as is currently being forced on us today, state by state. The concept of "divide and conquer" is painfully visible today.
  • We must stop making laws that target minorities - just another form of "divide and conquer" tactics. Laws should be just, reasonable, and inclusive of everyone, including the wealthy and government officials. (And yes, even the corporate entities that the supreme court has deemed equal to the individual in status).
  • We must stop this religious idiocy of the few radicals, in their attempts to mandate their own biased forms of morality and forcing these warped ideas on people.
  • We must finally recognize the harm that the 'businesses' of religion are doing to our society. These greedy businesses are draining our finances, hoarding for personal use, unduly trying to influence the general public - and somehow managing to avoid paying taxes like any other legitimate business. These are NOT holy sanctuaries, they are part of corporate America.
  • We must put repairing our own infrastructures first. Stop this ludicrous flow of money out of this country's economy for wars, and for the importing of petroleum, and other junk and poisons from other countries, just to make greater personal profits.

The bottom line here? Eliminate the need for greed.

Shout it from the Rooftops

shout it out loud
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Tell it to anyone who will listen
Tell it to anyone who will listen

Say it out loud

Someone has to say it out loud, start the process, and be strong enough to stand up and 'buck the system'.

So far no-one has emerged from the rank and file and we as a people stupidly stand by and await that Savior from outer space, or another dimension, to come to our rescue, instead of dealing with it ourselves.

A fairytale savior that will never arrive.

The first, foremost, and most important step, is to demand an honest voting process that will insure that the voices of the "people' are heard.

In the state of Florida, i have yet to find one single person who actually cast a vote for governor Rick Scott? What's up with that?

Or Paul LePage (Gov.elect?) in the state of Maine and countless other government positions across this nation. No-one seems to have voted for these people, and yet here they are.

Will we, as a people, be brave enough to shape our own futures, or apathetic enough to let a few radicals shape our destinies for us?

The middle east countries woke up - let us wake up too before it is too late.

by: d.william 04/30/2011


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      d.william 6 years ago from Somewhere in the south

      Thank you so much for reading and your input. What you state is exactly what i believe and fear the most. The right wing has no clue what they are being party to. This makes it even more scary. Perhaps they think that when the system fails they will be kept afloat by those they revere so much, but little do they know that they will be of no further use, and will crumble with the rest of us. Or perhaps they just cannot see, or comprehend, the truth that hides behind all those lies.

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      Credence2 6 years ago from Florida (Space Coast)

      The danger now is that what was once good for General Motors is no longer good for america because we have a global economy. The corporate structure is amoral and has its interest diametrically opposed to those of working people.What these well heeled fail to realize is that if the foundation of the system that allowed them to acquire such wealth fail, they will fall with it. It is sheer folly to take it all, and leave resentment in the hands of so many. Those advocates of laissez faire capitalism says that the greedy in pursuit of his own interest will allow society as a whole to benefit, indirectly. Nothing could be further from the truth.

      By destroying unions along voter supression and intimidation, the arrogance of the plutocrat and the threat he presents is clear. The rightwinger needs to be made aware that social and political upheavel that could lead to violence is not something that can be ignored. In that reality, the progressive is trying to preserve the free enterprise system by putting in safeguards to prevent exploitation and abuse by the few over the many.The scorthed earth ideas from the rightwinger will lead to the whole system being brought down.

      Thanks again D for a great hub.

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      d.william 6 years ago from Somewhere in the south

      You are welcome, and thank you so much for taking the time to read and your kind comments. I have more solutions, but no one will ever listen to a nobody.

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      Kathy 6 years ago from California

      Wow you really have some great ideas, I agree - and can tell you have put quite a bit of thought into trying to fix this messed up Country we live in, there are so many possibilities but none are easy. Thank you for sharing such great solution options instead of just complaining about the problem!

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 6 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Now if we will act, All of your ideas are sound. Thank you.

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      d.william 6 years ago from Somewhere in the south

      Thanks for your vote of approval. Not that anyone would ever listen to me and my radical ideas. LOL.

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      d.william 6 years ago from Somewhere in the south

      Thanks for you comments. We have NO viable leadership from either side at this point. And you are correct in that, we are moving backward much faster than we ever progressed forward.

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      Lee Raynor 6 years ago from Citra Florida

      Hi D. Powerful ideas here. The troubling issue is the lack of leadership from the progressives. We don't have to go back very far in history to find leaders on the right who would be considered radical lefties now, yet we continue our march to the right.

      I think we are destined to a future of high tech feudalism as serfs to the ruling corporations and wealthy before the less wealthy demand change. The worship of wealth has always been the critical issue for mankind and now so called "Christians" worship money far more than Christ. I think we are moving backwards rapidly.

      Up and awesome and a new follower.


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      Xavier Nathan 6 years ago from Isle of Man

      You are 100% on the button again! By creating a ceiling on our desires as you suggest we will lead happier more fulfilling lives and we would save our planet. Thank you.

      Voted up and awesome.

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      d.william 6 years ago from Somewhere in the south

      Thanks for reading and your kind words. I guess i am just a dreamer at heart. The only way we will move in the right direction is to really hit rock bottom and we are heading there fast.

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      Linda Rogers 6 years ago from Minnesota

      Excellent write up on the state of affairs in our country. It is very scary and I like how you put out ideas on how to conquer this "cancer" as you put it. Good stuff!

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      d.william 6 years ago from Somewhere in the south

      Thank you so much for your words of encouragement. dw

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      Georgiakevin 6 years ago from Central Georgia

      I found myself in agreement with your hub. It is all very frightening though.