Hey look, i know that some of the stuff we post around here is a little outside of topics that working class folks generally read about, but that’s by design. Those in charge of this disaster capitalism don’t want us to know the f’n game they are playing, because if we knew the game and it’s rules, we’d play their games and take some of their bloody cash, or failing that, build some guillotines or something equally as final for them. And as lovely as that sounds on some days, it’s really not an option that any sane human should consider. So no Guillotines! Ok?
That said, there are few other options available to us, and i’ll get to that in a moment, but first, we need to understand the games being played and why we are where we are. And those things are discussed in this article from The Cynical Times / http://www.cynicaltimes.org
Why am i talking to the homeless? Because we are the hardest hit by these financial schemes, we’ve lost it all and have nothing to loose by spending our time learning about what they have done and are still doing. With knowledge comes strength, right?
Ok, read the article, learn about some of the details mentioned, learn the names of the players that are winning – and defund them. Yeah, i know, we have very little in the way of choices, and often aren’t the buying public, but that matters only a little. What does matter is that we start, and that we talk to each other and any who will listen, and then they too stop buying from companies that do not care about their employees. And here’s something everyone reading this can easily do – share this post, or the article to your groups and friends. Our strength is in our numbers, we are millions, they are thousands, or less. ~ gnat / tom g
A partial quote:
The number of publicly traded companies in the U.S. has been cut in half since 2001 and the percentage of our population with decent paying jobs is dangerously low. Workers have to make at least $20 an hour now just to be able afford to purchase comprehensive health care.
Meanwhile, there are literally companies paying $7.25 an hour. Which is akin to making $2.93 back in 1982, when $10 an hour jobs were commonplace. Might as well be nothing for all that’s left after taxes, transportation and medical.
To have the same kind of buying power today as $10 an hour in 1982 you’d have to make $26 an hour.
What’s the moral of the story?
All that talk from our toxic elites about how everything is great with the economy, job creation and the official unemployment rate is knowing bullshit. A pattern of systemic lies.
Times are tough and they’re getting tougher.
The huge fortunes being amassed by people like Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates, Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton and Warren Buffett come right out of the pockets of decent working families.
It’s not your imagination.
The rich are getting richer and the rest of us are paying the price. Via the systemic class warfare being waged against American workers by our own financial and political elites. On both sides of the political aisle.
It’s a coup, by the rich. For the rich. And if you think it’s a bloodless coup, you haven’t been reading about our rates of suicide, overdose and homelessness.