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Thursday, July 14, 2011

FAREWELL TO THE MIDDLE CLASS: Death of the American Dream

The American Dream is over: most people do not realize but one can only dream when one is sleeping as Bob Dylan notes in one of his songs. The American people have been sleeping for over 200 years; they have been dreaming pleasant dreams of prosperity and wealth not acknowledging the source of their wealth and prosperity, which is God Almighty, not the Constitution or the Bill of Rights or any manmade institution. Sadly the time to wake up has arrived, and the majority are now discovering, much to their horror, that the real world is a NIGHTMARE not a pleasant dream. The cup of the KOOL-AID of Sports and Entertainment, combined with sex, drugs and alcohol has now run dry and the hangover being felt is very severe, and the withdrawal will prove to be fatal for millions in America. People sing God bless America at the top of their voices at ball games but little do they understand that the very God who blessed them so richly for over 200 years has now turned His back on them, for they first turned their backs on Him. God’s Judgment is beginning upon America and the rest of the world will not escape either.

Deuteronomy 8:17-19 /King James Version (KJV)

 17And thou say in thine heart, My power and the might of mine hand hath gotten me this wealth.
 18But thou shalt remember the LORD thy God: for it is he that giveth thee power to get wealth, that he may establish his covenant which he sware unto thy fathers, as it is this day.
 19And it shall be, if thou do at all forget the LORD thy God, and walk after other gods, and serve them, and worship them, I testify against you this day that ye shall surely perish.

The Middle Class was born in America out of the principle of self – governance (OF THE PEOPLE, BY THE PEOPLE, AND FOR THE PEOPLE) and spread in varying degrees to the whole world.  Historically there were only two classes in society, the Ruling Class (Popes, kings, lords, barons, priests etc.) and the Serfs, also called Peasants or Commoners. From the 18th century to the mid 1970’s the Middle Class grew and prospered. This did not mean that the Ruling Class disappeared; no the tyrannical ruling class simply changed their masks and became the political elites, and began to pretend that they were filled with philanthropy and wanted nothing more than to serve their former serfs, who had prospered to become the Middle Class. But deep down the Ruling Class desired nothing more than to return to the historical norm of two classes only, a very few as powerful rulers and the majority as weak slaves. In order to accomplish this goal, the Elite Royal Class (mostly out of Europe) had to destroy the freedoms of the people in America, particularly their right to self–governance. This mission has been accomplished stealthily through ever increasing draconian legislations that empower the government more and more and disenfranchise the masses more and more.  This article will not attempt to prove that there has been a carefully deliberated agenda at work to destroy the Middle Class worldwide, especially in the USA and the rest of the developed world. Rather this article will cite many reports that prove beyond doubt that the Middle Class is under heavy attack in the developed world and will probably not survive this decade. The world in 2020 will be very different than it was in 2000 or even in 2010. 1984 may have arrived 30 years later than Orwell visualized but it has almost arrived. And in the Orwellian world, there is no room for a Middle Class, just the Highs and the Lows. 

 Cars are now homes for 1000's of Americans, tents and bridges for 1000's more

Santa Barbara boasts a classic laidback California lifestyle, with uncongested beaches, wholesome cafes and charming Spanish-style architecture.  Of course there's a hefty price tag: nestled between the gentle Santa Ynez mountains and the inviting Pacific Ocean are multi-million dollar homes. But in this sun-washed haven of wealth, many live far from the American dream. In a car park across the street from luxury mansions, the evening brings a strange sight. A few cars arrive and take up spaces in different corners. In each car, a woman, perhaps a few pets, bags of possessions and bedding. Across the street from homes with bedrooms to spare, these are Santa Barbara's car sleepers. Homeless within the last year, they are a direct consequence of America's housing market collapse.  Read More

 It's not an American dream , it's an American nightmare
Nancy Kapp / Outreach worker for car sleepers

For a growing number of Americans, it has become an all-out battle just to be able to afford to sleep under a roof and put a little bit of food on the table.  Sadly, there are more people than ever that are losing that battle.  Tonight, tens of thousands of formerly middle class Americans will be sleeping in their cars, even though that is illegal in many U.S. cities.  Tens of thousands of others will be sleeping in tent cities or on the streets.  Read Report

ECONOMIC COLLAPSE BLOG / RAMPANT UNEMPLOYMENT = THE DEATH OF THE MIDDLE CLASS - 40 FACTS THAT PROVE THE WORKING CLASS IS BEING SYSTEMATICALLY WIPED OUT / Without an abundance of good jobs, the middle class in the United States is going to shrivel up and die.  Right now, rampant unemployment is absolutely killing communities all over America.  Hopelessness and poverty are exploding and many are now wondering if we are actually witnessing the slow death of the middle class

This well thought our article proves indisputably that the Middle Class in America is indeed an endangered species. I would recommend reading the whole article; I have included some relevant quotes below that should be a wakeup call, not just for Americans but for all people in the world. I would add that what may have been a slow death of the Middle Class is now beginning to happen at supersonic speed. Even by mid-decade, there will be a lot more poor people in America than Middle Class people; it is a scary probability that as early as 2015 the vast majority of Americans will be more impoverished than they were during the Great Depression and violence and Anarchy will spread throughout the land. The following are just a few of the facts noted by the author of the above article to prove that the Middle Class is fast changing into the Serf Class.
#12 Half of all American workers now earn $505 or less per week.
#15 Between December 2000 and December 2010, 38 percent of the manufacturing jobs in Ohio were lost, 42 percent of the manufacturing jobs in North Carolina were lost and 48 percent of the manufacturing jobs in Michigan were lost.
#22 The United States has lost an average of 50,000 manufacturing jobs per month since China joined the World Trade Organization in 2001. (without well paying manufacturing and white collar jobs, there can be no Middle class.)
#25 Since 2001, over 42,000 manufacturing facilities in the United States have been closed.
And the list goes on…Welcome to the recovery – Green shoots with toxic roots

PINK SLIP BLUES – Hank Williams Jr.

AGE OF AUSTERITY TO CONTINUE FOR DECADES, WARNS OBR Office for Budget Responsibility report suggests UK will continue to pay the price for an ageing population and declining tax levels
Britain must brace itself for decades of austerity even after George Osborne's spending squeeze, to pay the price for an ageing population, the independent Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) warned on Wednesday. The OBR, set up by the chancellor to produce independent projections of the public finances, says the rising cost of healthcare and pensions, and declining tax revenues from the North Sea, will mean future governments have to take action to prevent debt levels rising inexorably. Read More

AUSTERITY is a code word for POVERTY. Governments everywhere are forcing former Middle Class citizens to accept Poverty; since politicians cannot come out and say that poverty is the medicine they are prescribing, they use Orwellian doublespeak and sugar coat their message with words like Austerity. Blaming fiscal problems on pensions for senior citizens or public servants is an outright lie. Though there may be some truth in the claim that public pension commitments are unsustainable, it is not necessarily because the government does not collect enough taxes to cover these expenses. The problem is not in the amount of taxes collected, the problem is how those taxes are spent: maintaining a multi trillion dollar war machine, disingenuously called the Defense Department, is a far greater drain than the pensions of all public servants and the cost of healthcare for all citizens. And moreover handing trillions of dollars to multinational corporations in the form of tax breaks, and to international banks in the form of 0 percent loans that will never be repaid can provide pensions for the whole world let alone the US or Western Europe. Money that is spent on the BAILOUT of private banks and multinational corporations outnumbers the cost of Social Security and Medicare by trillions. Yet politicians like Obama, the supposed friend of the little people attacks the very basic needs of the little people like little old grannies collecting a few hundred dollars per month on Social Security. The problem are not the little people but the TOO BIG TO FAIL banks and behemoth corporations like Walmart that pay little or no taxes and yet get bailouts in the billions and 100’s of billions. Forced Poverty is  a medicine that few, if any, will swallow willingly, and therefore like in Greece, social unrest will become social mayhem and outright Anarchy in the near future on a global scale.

VIOLENT ANTI – AUSTERITY OR ANTI – POVERTY PROTESTS IN GREECE / coming soon to a city near you. The response to such protests will be iron – fisted in the US, UK and other Anglo countries like Canada. The police have been transformed into paramilitary soldiers with military hardware in most developed nations but particularly in North America and the UK. And who are the enemies of these soldiers? Why it is the Anarchist public! How dare the public demand decent wages and a decent standard of living; how dare they demand Social Security and Medicare? Sure they pay for it but what right do they have to question what the lords do with the money, especially when there are so many wars to be fought, so many places to be bombed, so many banks to bailout, so many bonuses to be paid?

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