Breaking the American Spirit — The New American Slave

The statistics are abhorrent.  Poverty is up by 2% over 2007.  There are more people than ever before who are on disability or who are receiving government benefits.  Note that I did not say there are more people than ever before that are disabled.  The lack of decent paying jobs has forced many able bodied individuals to seek disability benefits as a means of survival.  In the same way many more have been forced to seek support from the government by way of a host of government benefits.

This dependence on government has robbed those individuals of dignity and the pride of self reliance.  The result can be seen in the plight of whole neighborhoods who have lived on the government dole for generations.  The children of these families grow up with no hope nor ambition.  Every increase in government dependence creates a new generation of slaves.  The master in this case in the government which can dictate where people live, what people buy, what medical care is allowed and just around the corner, which vices are acceptable and how you will vote.

Already benefits come with rules.  Its big brother taking over the lives of those who depend on it for sustenance.  Seldom do individuals, once they become dependent, ever break free.  They have to earn too much to be able to afford to go to work.  Since the true nature of the constitution is no longer taught in school and since the level of education where people had fully independent critical thinking skill has all but vanished in the public school system students are set up to fail from the day they enroll.  The easiest way to keep someone as a slave is to never let them know what freedom or knowledge really mean.

The epic failure of the US government is the destruction of capitalism and trade of opportunity for a utopia that is way less than the previous reality.  Its a utopia which has failed every time it has been tried as it castrates human ambition and beheads the dreams of millions.  Until people are willing to fight for what was the American dream it will remain dead, and the American people will remain as sheep led to the slaughter.

 

Implosion — USA — Fiction

     The elevator to the top floor of the old Lehman building in New York was out.  The building was all but abandoned so getting to his appointment on the top floor was going to be hard.  Already by the 4th floor he was huffing and puffing, breathless.  He stopped for a minute to rest.  

    Paul K had worked at the NY Times for 30 years and had always been a dutiful soldier for liberal causes such as global warming, wealth distribution, and increasing the minimum wage.  Over and over again he had been an unabashed apologist for first the Obama administration then for the Clinton regime.  As the economy continued to worsen, his investments tanked and his children all went on public assistance since they could not find jobs.  Since congress had failed to stop Obama from violating the Constitution, Hillary had just declared marshal law and abolished it.  Thanks to their purchases, every agency of the federal government was armed to the teeth. There was no one left to stand up.  

     After a short rest, he continued his pace.  Maybe he should not be in such a hurry.  If he paced himself he would not be so out of breath.  The appointment would wait he thought.  

     Inflation which ate into food prices so badly a few years ago had gotten so bad that government checks and welfare were not enough.  Those with the higher minimum wage could not afford to feed their families.  His own grand children did not have enough to eat.  As one of the proponents of American communism he and the NY Times had helped to bring about the greatest poverty this country had ever known.  His children had stopped talking to him because they knew he had helped that happen.  They blamed him for not helping more, but he too had been wiped out, his salary trimmed to almost nil. 

    The millions of people that had been working stopped as they could no longer continue to fund a government that took most of their income only to take care of people that refused to take care of themselves.  Private healthcare had been outlawed and now there were hardly any doctors willing to treat any patients.  With the collapse of the physician supply, the pharma companies had failed since no one could write prescriptions.  One of his grandchildren had died waiting on treatment. 

     Riots and death were everywhere as the Clinton regime would slaughter millions in the name of peace.  He wondered if he should leave a letter saying how wrong he had been.  The American communist was no different than the Chinese communist and Tienanmen Square or Stalin and his relocation plans.  He thought to himself,  we all thought we could do communism correctly and benefit everyone, but really we are no different than the thugs that came before us.  What a legacy.  When it is all said and done it will be the same legacy as Hitler or any other mass murderer.

   He had reached to 58th floor. He was covered is sweat. It was not really the best way to make an impression.  It there was an impression to make then the sweat probably was not a negative.

    He now knew, his own arrogance had helped destroy his family and everyone he knew.  The time had come.  He would have preferred a gun, but could not obtain one.  Only the Homeland Security people were allowed to have those. Had others been able to keep their guns maybe things would not be so bad.   It would have to be a building.  That would not be so bad, but he was terrified of heights.  Ok, the last flight and through the door.  There was no one here, just silence.  Even the air conditioning compressors and fans that used to rumble keeping the whole building air cooled were silent.  No coal, no electricity.  Funny how that worked.

At least it was better than the consequences of supporting the regime and the destruction they had and were causing.  It really did not matter.  In the end, no one would be willing to work and most of America would starve, including the regime.  Maybe something new would come out of it.  No matter, he would not be here to see it.  He was not fond of the idea of starving.  That really left just one choice.  Waling across the flat he looked over the city, most of its energy and light had already died away.  Just one more step.

America Divided Will Fall

Our government, the democratic party, and it’s support apparatus , the media, has spent much of the last 6 years demonizing conservatives and anyone they disagree with as racist.  If they can’t be called racist, they are called haters.  They are accused of being haters of women, haters of the poor, haters of gay people and haters of the disabled.  The advancement of minorities into the middle class has been stopped in its tracks.  Some observations:

Minorities that came here 100 years ago did better with each generation.  They all faced discrimination at some point.  Then they became part of the overall population.  They became Americans.  They were helped by family until they got on their feet, not kept off their feet by handouts they did not earn.

Those minorities wanted to be part of the American dream,  not minority-name Americans.  

Today unemployment is higher among minorities and more people are living under the poverty line than ever before, yet the government is demonizing the same people responsible for hiring.  Given the choice would any employer want to hire a hate filled, chip on the shoulder minority. Nevertheless, the message to minorities is that everyone hates them.  The truth is that it becomes the minorities that    hate the very people that could help them.

People receiving food stamps are at an all time high, but government makes hiring new employees more and more expensive.

The government produces nothing but drains investment from business causing less jobs.

Still the focus is on creating a divide where people who legitimately want to improve the lives of everyone through the creation of opportunity are actively prevented from doing so.  Government appears to be actively trying to fail our county by creating a class based society.  They are making the poor and needy, poorer and filled with hate.

The true haters are the ones creating the hate.  Even in the south I have seen the few bigots I have met ostracized and corrected by the majority.  That was common 30 years ago.  Today much fewer true haters exist.  The creation of the hate divide will increase their numbers because hate breeds hate.  The longer the haters stay in office the worse off we will all be. 

Modern Day Slavery

The idea that people today are enslaved is appalling to most of those living in the modern western world.  It is true that slavery exist in its worst form as the bondage of children sold for sex or as enforced marriage by Muslims that claim to own their women.  That is the type of slavery that we, the enlightened, concerned westerners can say, “That is barbaric.”  Whether this horror occurs today or whether it occurred in its brutal past as slaves were brought to the United States, the concept of slavery has a number of underlying principles. As we review those principles keep in mind that these principles can apply to other processes, not just slavery.

1.)  Slavery is about controlling the enslaved at all times.

2.)  Slavery seeks to use the control of the enslaved to produce a product without paying a wage.

3.)  In order for the enslaved to produce the slaver must provide a base level of sustenance for the enslaved.

4.) The slaver will seek to keep the slave as uninformed as possible to minimize the chance that the slave will pursue any avenue other than dependence on the slaver.

5.)  When the enslaved no longer produces then that sustenance is cut off.

6.)  Before the enslaved ceases to produce if the threat of removing sustenance is not sufficient motivation other methods of motivation may be employed, such as instilling fear.

6.)  If the slave ever becomes a burden to the slaver the slave will be discarded.  (Killed, Banished, or Abandoned)

Having laid all this out, lets look at our federal and state welfare programs.  How much like slavery are the results of these programs?  Do they control those receiving benefits?  Since these programs provide a base living often over $25,000 they discourage people from starting in the workforce.  Why would someone go to work for $10 per hour when they receive more by collecting food stamps and welfare.  So, for starters they prevent people from seeking honest employment.    The recipients live in fear of losing their government sustenance.  That too is like slavery.  That fear means that those same people will always vote for people that will preserve their payments.  That is the labor component.  The government pays them so they keep the government in power.    If they quit voting for those people the same people would cut them off in a heart beat.

Yes, government benefits have a lot to do with slavery.  The long term impact is the destruction of the family unit.  If you look at communities that have been dependent on government the longest they are the ones with the greatest social instability, crime and drugs.  That is not a coincidence. If you take away a community’s dignity by removing work you remove self-esteem and hope.  The result is predictable.  If we remove these benefits from these communities, they will not starve, but they will find work and find ways to earn an income that supports themselves.  Human nature’s drive to survive will dominate that challenge and over a short time the whole plight of these enslaved communities would be change for the better.