Tuesday, December 21, 2010


- yeah...psssst...come closer and enjoy the gift of memories...

CHRISTMAS IS REMEMBERING                       

Christmas Is Remembering
The Road to Santa
The blessed Time of childhood
That meant so much...because
It held the tinseled magic
Of fairyland array...
When all the World was Laughter
And life was only a play day...

Christmas Is Remembering
A Tree ablaze with light
A Family gathered closely
And knowing deep delight
Exchanging gift and sharing
The gaiety and song
That star the festive season
Each time it come along...

Christmas Is Remembering
Our Friends who are far and near
By giving and receiving
A season always dear
A mistletoe and holly
As scarlet tapers glow
The Christ Child in a manger
So very long a go...

(Hilda Butler Farr)

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

SHALL WE HAVE A CUP OF TEA PLEASE? The Awakening of the American People

They use to say:
The King is dead…Long lives the King!
Those days we don’t have Kings, no Royal Family, we have the President elected by the people and 535 elected officials that represent the will of the people, being named Congress…
To paraphrase the old saying We will add this new slogan:
“The elections are over… Start the elections today!
The election  night was painful for me, extremely painful to see all of the states turning red all across the map of the USA…
Painful but not surprised, actually when I think about it: I was glad cause more and more people are realizing that ideology is not reality...
Talking that we care will not bring us any votes...
Half measures will not bring us any votes...
In the end of the day, frankly they needed to go, all of those fat Democratic cats who sell us to the lowest bidder on the bread and butter issues! 
The people with convictions win the day actually, so let talk about them for a change...
Let’s talk about the two forces that shape this midterm elections:
The Tea Party movement and the Progressives!
The first come out in flocks, they carry this election, the second ones stay home in a silent protest, the so called Obama movement that carry the elections two years a go!
Many will tell you about the different structure of those two political movements!
Many will tell You why they stand on the opposite side of the road never to cross each other paths!
Many will write books about it and cash out on their misfortune that send them on the streets marching, holding sighs, demanding a change that is not coming elections after elections…
I will tell you why they should look each other in the eyes, recognize one another’s better and march together if they truly stand for the dream called America!
I will tell you about the thing that unite them despite the geographic meridians or parallels they are coming from, despite the color of their faces, religious believe they belong to or faith they bow down to, despite the gender they feel in their hearts or the moral standards they subscribe to in the public’s eyes!
I will tell you about the profound thing that make them the same and the reasons why corporate media never talks about that, and rarely, if ever will go in the venues I will send you to go, my dear readers, actually I will dare you to tell me that I am wrong in my assessment of the observations that I will lay upon You with only one simple sentence the commonality of them both, if they can only  stop and think for a second:
They are all American workers!
They are all working ordinary people of this great Nation pin against each other in the dirty game called politics…
Part of them giving their votes to the Republican Party…
Part of them giving their votes to the Democratic Party…
The Corporate Media serves You day after day with selected images of them:
There they are, holding different signs, extreme spectrum of their believes, but Corporate Media will never tell You about the single common thing that unite them beyond any doubt:
They all works with their hands for a paychecks, even when they calling themselves a small businessmans, they still work for their money...
They are all American workers…
Some get better share in the exchange for their labors, some are more talented than the others and they are certainly ahead of the curve, maybe living in the upper neighborhoods, some are educated and more skilled then the others, some were white collars, some were blue collars when the clocks wake them up in the morning, some have kids, some don’t, some lives South some lives North, some lives in the big crowded cities some roam  the great plains or dwell in the vast mountains slopes, some came centuries ago, some came recently, but they still remember that day when they take the first breath of the Air thinking how sweet the ultimate freedom taste, and they  all fall in love in this piece of the Earth, that left them breathless with its astonishing colors and beauty of the nature!
Tell me it is not so, tell me that the people who walk the streets in Washington DC to listen to Glen Back and Sarah Palin, Harry Belafonte and Al Sharpen, John Stewart and Steven Colbert, and all the previous rallies in the last couple of years are  well suited Wall Street fat cats, fortune 500 Companies CIO’s, or owners of multinational corporations!
Anyone see  the likes of Bill Gates, Warren Buffet, Steve Forbes, Soros or the Koch Brothers holding sigh and marching...no...?
Cause I did not see any of them…
All I see were Dress for Less Ordinary People with the pale stump of a Wall-Mart gummies taste no nutrition food on their faces, burden with worries about the future their own or their children’s…
All of them…
I call them Two Faces of the same Coin!
Corporate Media have a very popular name for them all: Main Street: Middle “ going poor lately” class!
Yet...they talk about each other and refer to each other like enemies…
The Real Questions is not: What they are fighting for?
Or even: What they are fighting against?
The real question both should ask themselves is: Who benefits from their divide?
Taken at their face values: Taxes and the Governments spending!
-Are their divide grounded in reality?
Right a way I can tell you that Progressives made a mistake letting the GOP take over the title issues of the TEA Party: Tax Enough Already is a core progressive issue and we should have screams in the face of the GOP about that, not the other way around!
Yeah... My Dear Progressives: The Tea Party Movement is a failure of ours to present to the American public, even better to say: we fail to point it out that the burden of the cost of maintaining  our Society is shifting from the rich to the shoulders of the midlle class...
Taxes and tax cuts: the price of the common Society services and the resources to pay for it!
Failure of ours indeed: cause it is not a moral issues, it is not redistribution of wealth, it is simple paying the dues to the Society!
GOP connect all the dots for the people they stand for so neatly, so persistently over the decades and they are absolutely right!
Yeah...Rich People are People too…
On the other side, ordinary people income is split on so many ways: payroll taxes, income taxes, state taxes, local taxes, sale taxes. and then on the top of all the taxes come all sorts of Government fees for this, or fees for that!
We, Progressives should start telling the truth loud and clear that the Tea Party were right, We are All  Tax Enough Already!

Being in sink about the taxes, we should point to the TEA Party people, especially Ron Paul libertarians the falacy of their economic policies: been there, done that...
Yep...Prescriptions to the arcaic free market economics make them no better then the machines breakers, so called Luddites of the 19 Century!

     "The Luddites were a social movement of British textile artisans in the nineteenth century who protested – often by destroying mechanized looms– against the changes produced by the Industrial Revolution, which they felt were leaving them without work and changing their  way of life. It took its name from Ned Ludd.
The movement emerged in the harsh economic climate of the Napoleonic Wars and difficult working conditions in the new textile factories. The principal objection of the Luddites was to the introduction of new wide-framed automated looms that could be operated by cheap, relatively unskilled labour, resulting in the loss of jobs for many skilled textile workers.
In modern usage, "Luddite" is a term describing those opposed to industrialisation, automation,  computerisation or new technologies  in general!
Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia
Libertarians subscribe to the small busness, criticizing the Corporations but their anger is misplaced:
Corporations being an ultimate money making machine is not our enemy, its our human organization and should transform to work to benefit all involved in its net, instead of breaking them on small cels and lose their abilities due century of progress...
Luddites try that long ago, blaming the machine for the system that naturally was living them behind, the way more and more of the Americans are left behind with the globalization…
It took them many decades to realize that they need to stand together with the rest of the workers, and change the system to work more for them trough organizing for workersright, human rights, woman’s rights and civil rights!
Took them more then a century to accomplish better living standard and gain ground, the same ground that is shifting under our feet’s today, so we should take a historical lesson from those wretched workers and stand still in the face of the modern machines called corporations!
Sooner or letter we the people will realize that the solutions to our problems are changing the policies, not just change the political structure in Washington DC!

As long as the Democrats dwell in Keynesian way of solving the problems especially with the borrowed money, We Will have no Result in the Economy;*
As long as Republican follow the Friedman supply side Economics We will get into more severe Crises, and the next one will hit us around 2014, give or take a Year, which means we will go into a state of constant struggling with an economic turmoil...
How pathetic is that!!!
All of the Economists are just giving apologies** and they not going to spell the real story:
-The Numbers of the People that are potential Middle Class, the actual consumers of the Corporate Products are rising daily around the World!
CNN recently in the new Ali Velshi news show title "Your Money" was blatantly selling BRIC market stocks:

is standing for Brazil stocks options;
is standing for Russia stocks options;
I   is standing for India stocks options;
is standing for China stock options!

- Well...it is a simple Numbers game:
- All of those countries have much more population then America with their Middle class booming, and soon Corporate America will have a buying powers elsewhere, and they will don't need us, the American Workers any more, period!***
Put Europe also in the mix, cause the potential middle class of those new World developing countries outnumbers the total populations of America and Europe combined!
And that is only four World countries!
- It is Time for Us to look beyond the Pond We swim into!
- Time for Us to wake up and smell the coffee!
GOP may own this elections, but my fellow Teabaggers make no mistake, the Patrons they serve  don't give a dime for Us!
Not soon enough the Tea Party Voters who deliver them the Victory will realize that the only jobs they will "create" will be at the local Neighborhoods Plaza, where You guys will toil for a little bit more then a minimum wage, just to survive and pay the bills, less and less for vacations, leisure or anything else...
Then You will turn to us, The Progressives!
-Then We The People will Come Together!
- It make take another election, and another, and another, but We will Find the way to Come Together!

The Tea Party Movement and the Obama Movement are just the two faces of the same Coin called the Awakening of the American People, the long hoped for Revolt of the Guards, in the Words of my Favorite Historian Howard Zinn, who even left us forever, I am sure he pass away with the calming smile on his face seeing it at last that The People, The Guards of the System  are becoming massively aware that the Both Party Are Living Us behind and Selling Us to the lowest bidder on the Global Market...

But That My Dear Readers is a Story for another day...


The Leader of the Luddites, engraving of 1812

* for more on the topic of Governement Interventions read my post: Hark, Hark...The Dogs Bark...
** for more on the topic of GOP free market Economy read my post : The Wisdom of the father, free market or the fairy tale of the invisible hand...
***for more on the topic of the Corporate America Greed and Failure of the Economic Policies, read my post: A WArning from History: Corporate America is sailing the Open Sea...

Monday, November 1, 2010

HARK, HARK...THE DOGS BARK! On Keynes vs Mises school of economics and the failure of them both cause the American Political Establishment don't wont Change

Its been almost two years since that November day when America elected the first African American President, a day of reckoning for many Fellow American...
I was glued to the TV screen for months, and finally I was relieved:
The candidate who was my choice was elected the future President...
I was happy and that night I fell asleep dreaming dreams of a righteous soul...pink!
I needed it, cause what follow was a comical tragedy of missteps like a field of border line idiotism...

The American Political Establishment did not wont change, they have enough turbulence for the last year or two when the American Ice Queen of the Democratic Party and the Republican new comer Darling with its decorated vet on the other side, both lost to a very skinny guy with a big floppy ears and even funniest name, who come out of nowhere and blow them both way behind, like an Arabian stallion in an Damascus race!
Yes, both Party have enough of the change they could have master all of a sudden...
The economy did not think the same...
The economy needed a heavy lifting...a very heavy lifting sooner the better...
So the change came to America:
The President elect intend to deliver on his promises, and he set the pace:
1. Stop the Bleeding with the Stimulus Package of tax cuts for the most  needy, sort of like federal income raise!
2. Financial help for the everyday expenses of the daily states activities, cause they were bleeding too, straitening the safety net for the misfortunes among us, and start some projects to hire back all off those workers laid off by Corporate America...
3. Pass the Health Care Reform bill that will reset for the better the current state of the affair in the Medical Industry, and make American goods and services chipper on the Global markets...
4. Pass the Energy bill that will set America on a path to a Energy Independence of dirty fuels, and lift us to the green level of endurance...
5. End the Wars and bring our brave boys and girls in Uniform home...

It was a bold Agenda set to deliver profound change in Washington DC, if the Opposition did not raise a unbridgeable barrier for success...

Or so the story goes...

Those of You Who believe that One Party contribute to the failure of the policies, think again!
The bills that pass the Congress are not something that came out of the bookstore but were made in different levels of bipartisan commissions and chambers, they come from the people that I called American Political Establishment of the both Parties...
They are the ones that rule Washington DC like an Octopus with so many spread tentacles in every aspect of policies making, and they don't need any change at all...
Why would they?- Most of Their Kids have a secure place in a Private Ivy Leagues schools, They  have money enough to start any business they can possibly wish for, They already have mentions of an estates they live into etc, etc...
Most of them are way beyond the income level of the the middle class, they simply don't know, and frankly even less wont to know the trouble that are plaguing ordinary Americans...
Some of them I believe have honest intentions of helping the people but they are limited with the lack of comprehensions beyond their imaginations: people who never experience hunger or cold can read and read stories, but will never fully grasp the pain, or the mind wreckage they can cause, it just the way it is...
Simply said:
- Every goal was turn upside down!
1. The stimulus tax cuts were spread so much, so teen, no one really felt them in the ordinary life...
2. States lead by Republican officials diminish the effects of the financial help provided with stimulus money...Many constructions projects enter a gridlocks of local politics and get stalled...
3. The Health Care Reform lost the corner stone, The Public Options and was left with the patchwork that don't really look much better, and even it will cover and worm many people, like any blanket under an open sky, blanket don't stop the winter freeze...
4. Energy Industry was another patchwork of Cap and Trade bill...
-Excuse me, cap what?- Don't  trade me up bill!-  that no one really understand...
5. The Wars just change the locations, just a little bit up the Globe, that's all...

Many have different explanations why nothing really happen to be qualified like a  real life success, some say : the Stimulus should have be bigger, some say it was just the Democratic Christmas tree full of goodies and no substance, some says we should have left the system to the forces of the free market to work his way out of it, yes, so many different approaches, I call all of them Apologetics...

When You have a razor deep, deadly cut, You cant simply put band aid and a little make up and expect some magical recovery of the torn flesh...
What You will have is a full blown infection of the wound and that is what happen...

The Crises was so severe and so long, the pain among the people was so deep that split open a crack in the shield of hope and the old fears from the dark shadows of the Nation subconscious break loose, pushed and drugged with the dogs of hell who bark and bark the words of all out ideological war of Deceit!
The whole summer we were witnessing the outbreaking of the plague from the dark corners of our imaginations manifested with the Tea Party activism and a devastated leadership of some well paid politicians who's only job was to use divide and conquers strategy of a last resort...

The real Questions We should be asking is not:
What kind of policies we should pursuit in order to get out of the crises?
The real Questions is:
- Can the system repair itself from the crises without a Government Interventions in the Economy?
The answer is simple:
- No, it cant!
Then, while All of You try to swallow my statement, I can safely say the follow up Questions will be:
- Who benefit then from the Government Interventions?
Contrary to the official Public Opinion I can tell You right now:
- Don't kid Yourself, Government Intervention in the Economy don't really help Middle class, never was designed for that purpose, cause start long before FDR took office, and I have very simple classic example to prove You my point:
- Remember Hoover Dam?
What no one wants  you to remember are the flying businessman's dropping on the pavements of Wall Street during the Great Depression, eleven of them is said to sky dive that "Black Thursday" 1929...
What they not going to tell You is that the Great Depression was not only American Crises, it was World Crises, it spread like a wild fire all over the Globe wherever the capitalism was dominant mode of production!Sort of like the one we have today...
It devastated the countries that were exporting agricultural products, countries we call today the Third World!
Europe was on the verge of total collapse giving birth to National Socialism in Germany, which I call a bastard child of the Great Depression!

What they don't wont Us to even imagine was possible is that people were dying out of hunger and cold, and they were lining in the chicken soup lines, some never get any, every day while the country side were having the harvest spoiled on the field because no one came to buy their toil...
- In the field of plenty, people were hungry to death...
When Cinderella Man went to The Rich Mans Club to ask for a little help, he did not find them cover in blankets shivering from a winter cold!
-No, He find them well suited fat cats who just did not wont to chip in! Sort of like the Wealthy people today!
The Government Intervention is nothing but the effort to preserve the system preserving the profits of his major players in the banking, construction, retail, services or small businesses...
None of them really help middle class, none...
Every construction project spur with the Governments taxpayers money is surly creating jobs for many workers, but it is only a drop of a stone in the Sea of Unemployment that is devastating the rest of the Economy, and even it is creating a ripple effect, it will not change the surface of the vast Ocean!

So When the help for the People came?
Even more important question is: Why the change in policies come?
The real help for the People came when they overwhelmingly took it to the streets demanding actions from the Governments and it happen because they have a ally in the White House, FDR a man who could not walk, but was standing tall for the people, a Man who push trough the Congress the Wagner Act, Social Security, unemployment's benefits, establishing minimum wage and an 8 hour work day!
That was the help for the middle class, but the change was so insignificant that even it bring help to the most needy, still was not able to turn the economy around!
So what was the final exit out of the crises?
To answer and understand the solution we have to understand how any Crises end! Is there a common ground for them?
Of course it is?
"Crises always end in one of the two ways: with the great destruction of the production forces, so called bust; or making the production relatively chipper: trough technological breakthrough and opening of a new markets!"

If we wont to solve the current Crises we need to look how can we implement the second solution, cause the Great Depression  really end with the WWII the greatest destruction World have ever seen before,pale in comparison with any Mises dream of let the crises wine itself down without any Government intervention, and we don't wont to go that path again!
We need to put the taxpayers money to work toward the implementations of the current technological innovations, that will spur the economy trough the science, the same way the military is using NASA to implement new and new weapons of destruction: this time, let NASA work for the Common Good of the People!
Imagine the speed of taking care of the Banking system famous like the TARP money, how fast it get out of the Congress, and now, imagine the same speed The Federal Government is using to start the Reconstruction of this Country, concentrating the material and the best human resources in an 50 state investment projects in Infrastructure of Roads, Bridges, Public Hospitals, Public Research Facility, Libraries, Public Parks, Public Recreations Centers, Schools from Elementary for kids to Spacial Trade Public School for adults, Public Energy Power Plants in  Oil, Wind, Coil, Gas, or Nuclear field,
Public Investments in productive Facility that will bring Jobs for Generations to come, not just for the time being of  pure construction!Jobs that will produce and sustain itself repaying many times over the public investment, while providing strong Union wages for the employees and drive wages in the aria of any other business in the neighborhood!

Cause the money are not the object, technologies are not an object:
Our set of mind is!
Our inability to wrap our mind around the Idea of the Government being the Great investor for the Common Good of the Nations instead just being the Helping Hand for the Wealthy!
We need to understand that the taxpayers money can be used like a Public Investment where the owners will be the taxpayers, not the Wealthy Fat Cats who melt the money between the need for the Projects and their Profitable bank accounts!
All the Income generated from those Investment can fill the Public Coffers of the States and Federal Budget, and make a way to lower the tax burden for everyone!

Cause soon or letter we need to face the other side of the painful reality:
As long as we are focused on supply side economics which is help for  the business to recover, today manifested mostly trough tax cuts,  we will have lukewarm results!
- We need Demand Side economics to get out of the slump we are into!
I hear this Questions over and over:
- Jobs?
- Where are the jobs!?
Yes: Where are they?
- Did they fly to China?
No, I don't think so!
My Dear Fellow Americans, we are working those jobs like second or part time, we are working them way deep into are retirement age, our children are also working them, and it is not cause we wont to, but it is because we are forced to work them:
- When Reagan call the Army Pilots Controllers to replace the Air Traffic Controllers, he did not "deal" only with their Union, he "deal" with every Union in America, giving the Corporate America a notice that the right to organize is just a dead letter on a peace of paper called Wagner Act!
- Without the Unions to level the playing fields the wages of the Americans of every walk of professional life went downward spiral into a simple need of more working hours just to catch up...
Just an attempt to organise the Union in one workforce will bring the owner of the Mighty Corporation on the Main Floor among to people to " listen" to them, so he can make things better, just don't go Union please, and the whole Industry will get a raise, not to follow the Union Path!
Never see that in Your Work environment?
I did!
Twenty First Century with an awareness of the Seventeenth!

Every benefit that we today enjoy came to be cause somewhere Union People were marching, wiping the bloody nose, spiting the broken tooth's, holding the breath cause of a broken ribs, but still marching and singing for us today!
With a stroke of a pen the elected official will always take the Glory of the Victory, but it was never theirs, it was always that wretched Union guys who many time take  their last breath hitting the pavements of the street marching against the naked guns or the police bats!
They will tell You that today no one is biting Unions, and they can openly organize!
No, today blood is shed in a more sophisticated ways, we are not savage brute of the old  days...
No, today We Will slowly fire their leaders one by one, never even meeting their demand, and staling the negotiations into oblivion...
Never see that in Your Working Environments?
I did!
Twenty First Century and awareness of the Stone Age...
In order to accomplish any of the solutions, We The People need to change the players in this game called politics:
We need to change the figure of the Political Establishment of the both Party who sell us out to the smallest denominator in the last three decades, we need People with strong convictions, open minded spirit that will stay the path of Reconstruction of this Country of ours!
We the people must not forget that we have a Man in the White house Who is our ally!
How can we be so sure in his allegiance to Us?
Cause the dogs from hell did not stop barking and barking on him!
The elections are coming:
- Do we wont real change or we wont to stay the same path to nowhere?
- Do we wont same old Establishment who will give us crumbs instead of a Cake for Christmas?
This election is just the beginning on the Path of Recovery, just one step on the stairs to Success toward the better tomorrow...
I admire the Tea Party People for their courage to stand up to the Republican establishment, but at the same time I feel sorry for them cause they are not joining us in our Progressive fight for a future that will work for all not just the few of the most fortunate among us!
- I feel sorry for them cause many of them are just a poor people used and will be abused soon after the elections are over from their Rich Masters who pray on their naivete and lack of Knowledge!
We are All The People, just some of us need to learn more then the others about the True Values of Freedom of Opinion and the Pursuits of Happiness not limited to a color, gender, sex orientation, religious believe or corner of the World, and We Progressives need to show them the way!
The Future is on our Progressives shoulders!
Are We going to carry her weight, or we going to drop it for the next Generation?

Monday, October 25, 2010

THE SAND IN THE WHEEL, THE SAND OF TIME: On Corporate Media control of the message: We need a New Era of Enlightenment!

Conservatism  style of politics that subscribe on "Free Market Economy" is on the rise all over the Western World!
They win the last elections in England, they rule Germany, they dominate European council, they are everywhere and each time they win any seat anywhere, they stand like one for the tax cuts, tax brakes, less Government spending:
Lets deal with the deficit kind of questionable goal!
They did not miss to deliver all the goodies to their Patrons over the years, elections after elections,  and now the shortfall in the budgets all over European States is calling for balancing the different national budgets, and guess where they looking for the money?
Cuts of People benefits...Yeah...
How lame...

Yet there is sound of silence that is coming from Europe!
The limited news that are coming from the other side of the Atlantic Ocean are nothing but the silenced voices of the European people that are taking their issues on the streets all over the main land: Belgium, Greece, Spain and France!
In Brussels they come affront the European Headquarters, but not once any of the Corporate Media went among them bringing us first hand information about the cause that send them marching!
France is marching a whole week...
Unions...the American news said...
Unions...word said with so much contempt, they ask something for nothing, and all the name calling fill the radio airs with the acid vitriol like hatred...

The dawn of The New Millennium... 21 Century!
Workers accomplish so much in the 20 Century, so I thought it is natural to feel gratitude, to understand where the help is coming from, but no, Little did I know about the American State of the Unions!
To say they were not popular, ha...not funny... not funny at all...

Yet when I was living in Europe we use to celebrate  1 st of May, call May day, the first weekend of May, and the whole State was on a picnic in nearby parks, national recreation aria or the mountain slops, whenever we could find a spot to make a barbecue...
It was one of the best holidays of the years: lots of good food, outdoor games, families fun national!
Paradise for kids...
When the lunch stretch into a diner, and the adults raise the glasses with the words:
- For the Americans...God bless their souls...
- For the Americans...and someone of the youngest kids will ask:
- Why the Americans?
- Cause they wash the street with their blood!- and there come the story In Memoriam of the Hay market massacre in Chicago 1886...
Depending of who was telling the story, kids and adults will usually cry at the end of it filed with empathy for the fallen workers in a country far, far a way, long long a go...
Every May Day we hear the story again and each May day it was touching to hear it a new, so we will never forget how hard we get what we have...

Here in America I was asking my coworkers, none ever heard of the story at all...

Corporate did the homework: erase and diminish the role of the People History in the memories of the ordinary Americans with the day in and day out control of the Corporate news channels, and I do believe they are all Corporate, even those who hold the banner of Internet Independent so call Progressives Media, who never really scratch the surface beyond a deep sympathy or a tap on the shoulders of the workers...
The middle class for them is those people just below the rich, high, high middle class.
They preach to them the Gospel of small business entrepreneurship, high tech solution and world investment navigation!

How did I get this conclusion?
Because the Public Opinion is overwhelmingly against the Unions, which means their never raise any protective levy against the Corporate America, never keep the torch of Historical People Accomplishments burning a New in the mind of their readers...
With one word: They failed!

It is easier to join the winners, it is much easier to swim with the tide, it is much easier...

On those pages we dont do that...

So we will ask the following question:

Did We Human Accomplish enough in our Human History especially from the Industrial Revolution in the 18 Century until today, so we can afford to take care of the youngest, the oldest and the neediest among us?
And my answer is without a reasonable doubt:
Yes We did!

The other questions that boggle the mind is:

Why can't we provide then Highest Education, Strong Safety Net, Decent Retirement and Universal Health Care to all of us?
And it is a question for the Whole World, not just United States!
The answer is:

There is no Unity of the voices: they are separated in all kind of different movement without a correlation between them, ergo, they are easily manipulated, silenced and marginalised just enough to be there like a pluralistic point of views, but not enough to bring a real change...

The Will of the People come very strong when the tragedy struck anywhere on the Globe, People are able to stand together in solidarity of the misfortune areas due to a Natural disaster, but those attempt never intervene with the Corporate World!

- As long as they stay out of the radius of Interest, they can flourish,  but Corporate World will fiercely defend and crush every attempt of the people that  come to close to their profits...

- Cause all of this issues all over the world are a matter of better usage of the existing Human and Material Resources, not a question of do ability or affordability!

Education, Retirement, Social Security and Health Care are the Four Pillars of Human Accomplishment of Generations and Generations of Humans, pass onto us for  free starting with our ancestors who were keeping the fire burning days and nights to save them from cold or predators, until the marvels of the modern nanotechnologies that is a result of cumulative passing of the scientific knowledge of a Humans from every corner of the world!
- It is our duty to give that Knowledge to the next Generation of Humans without discrimination of the color of their skin, or the part of the World they coming from, sex they belong to, or genetic pull that make them look differently!

- We need a new Era of Enlightenment!

Today Implement of the Knowledge give Us such a technological advantage that we can Produce multiple times more then every Generation before basically combine together! We came a long way from a hunters and fruits gatherer, and yet those primitive societies were taking  care of their young, old,  and sick, while we today are counting our dimes every couple of years!

- We Humans produce enough to support our youngest, our oldest and our sick members of our Society!
- Economy is not our limits!
- The political will that is shaping our economic system is!

If we  spread the expenses of The Need of Society to all of the people proportionally to their Wealth, which   means  no cap on the contributions, so the wealthy instead in Charitable Foundations or charitable organisations put the money into the Budget of their domain country, it will be more then enough to cover the need for for all of us, even in the poorest countries in the World!

- If the World Income is a Cake, then the Solutions to the World Problems are the way we cut the Cake, not the frosting we have on the top of it!

When we get our mind around that simple logic, then we will see that GOP and the Conservatives all over  the World are trowing sand in the Wheel of History, they wont us to go backward in the Dark Corners of our conscience,off the city streets lights and worm ourselves under the bridges, work sixteen hours a day and get drunk out of tiredness in the end of the week like we still subscribe to their 18 Century Conscience barely above the Slaves Owners Mentality!
That sand of time pass long a go...
Who ever start firing that day in Chicago 1886 also trow a sand in the Wheel of History and postpone the inevitable:
People that die that day on the Hay markets, they march so we today will have eight hours work day, it took a leader like FDR to sigh the Will of the People into a Law of the Country!

Ronald Reagan, Margaret Thatcher, Angela Merkel and Nicolas Sarkozy, all being officials of the States were having an opportunity to listen and better the lives of their own People, but instead they turn the light off, and that is how the History will remember them...
Peons in the hand of the Corporate World...

Monday, October 18, 2010

THE WISDOM OF ADAM SMITH, THE FATHER OF MODERN ECONOMY: On the falacy of "Free Market Economy" and the Fairy Tale of The Invisible Hand

They say if you repeat and repeat a lie so many time and for so long, no one will know when the lie start, presumably over time it will be retold as a Truth!
So it go with the GOP falsehood of the "Free Market Economy".

I mean, don't get me wrong, they are full of Goblins story and an imaginary policies, but the claim of the "Free Market Economy" is the one that make me shiver in cold disbelieve, cause it is so cleverly presented, so sophisticated in its deception that more and more look like a Gordian knot, so it will take a razor cut to untangle reality from fiction, cause it is all a fiction: their claims and pursuits of the theory, their religious persistence is nothing but a fiction...

And yet, it resonate with the people...big time...
They even spur the passion of one side of the population to march for them!
One day History will point to the TEA party like a cleverly manipulated part of the American population into a self inflicted hatred, kind of like a populist self destruction!
Marching poor people to fulfill the interest of their rich masters, offering themselves on the altar of Corporate greed, like a bonus in the end of the year...
Extremely successful year, may I say!

Corporate America is posting record profits, they just need a little more deregulation and a couple more tax cuts so they will start hiring and investing again in the Economy...

Loosen up the leash will You!?-said GOP...
Let the Market work his wisdom!

Their story are embedded in people memories like a fairy tale, with  heroes and villains, twist and turns...
Free Market vs Big Government!
Deregulation vs Government control!
Them vs Us!
And the cry of the Corporate Media rise in whisper:
- If we can only have free market again...
And many, many of the people deluded for so long start singing to their tune:
- Lets try it, to see how it goes...
- Take the Government out of our lives...
- Let  "the Invisible hand"  handle the Economy...
Many of those people never really have an idea how the name "the invisible hand" come to be, and for those who know the origin, if they did not study economy, that simple knowledge does not mean much...
Me, I can tell You this much:
Each time I heard them talking about "the Invisible hand and the free market economy"  a thought crossed my mind:
- What a bunch of phonies!
Cause they never read the whole book actually!
Never really read Adam Smith's " An inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations", or the "The principal of Political Economy" from the critic of Smith, David Ricardo who claim in the Preface that he is dedicating his book to correct the flaws of the theory of his predecessors, or for that matter Marx's "Capital" who pick up were they both left over and discover the Laws behind the ultimate flaw of the system to go from one to another crises!
At the University We use to make theatrical jokes about them, we  call them Socrates, Plato and Aristotle of the Modern era:
The Holy Trinity of Philosophy vs The Holy Trinity of Economy...
Equally boring!
GOP they never read any of them...
But they bow down to "The invisible Hand"!
The sole use of the name is deliberate misconception to sell a Deceit that is going on for decades, something that the Father of the Modern Economics, Adam Smith, would never have in mind...
Poor Man actually if we somehow get him today to see our modern society dominated by the Corporate America, our system of taxes, of education, our Budget run deficit, our system of foreign trade, well to say that he will be shocked is undermining the grave reality of the state of horror in which he will be in!
But, being a perfect Scottish Gentleman and a Professor of Moral Philosophy, he will sit down to gather a breath, before he ask the following question:
- Oh, my Dear Child, can I see my book please?
While he flip trough the pages he will calm down and say:
- Yes, yes... it is all there My Child, but You must have misunderstood everything!
- Let's have a cup of tea and talk about it, shall we, cause You frighten  me there for a while that my "Wealth" was terribly, terribly took for another author's tale...
While the butler is preparing the tea, the Dear Professor will tap the table completely speechless in disbelieve:
- Eh, so they say "the invisible hand" will make things right...
- Oh Dear...and they call my book " a bible of conservative"...sacrilege...
After sipping a great deal of the tea, while the redness of his face slowly fade, he will paint the picture of the Time he was living  in so we can better understand his work:
- My Dear Child, when I wrote the "Wealth" 1776, We did not have Market Economy at all, our mode of production, our Economy was mostly agriculture dominated Economy, Feudal Economy, ones sources of wealth were coming from the possession of the land or from the accumulation of gold and silver trough the Commerce, surplus balance of one Trade, export more then You import...
Mercantile trade system, mingled with Feudal Economy...
Dear , oh Dear, We did not have Industry yet, we have small manufactures, and yes We produce much, much more then the hand made tools the Generation before Us used, but nothing like the machine production in the time of the Industrial Revolution...it was years after with the introduction of the steam machine so to say...
- Oh Dear, nothing like the marvel You have today! - Oh no, no,...our roads were...well plain, but still to transfer our goods and merchandise from one place to another We have to pass from one Landlord property to another Landlord property, and they were burdening the exchange with unnecessary taxes, on the other side foreign exchange were heavily monopolize, and the Monopolies made the goods that were coming from the colonies way more expensive by them, the whole exchange was restrain with a high duties, export was ridden with lots of advantageous treaties of Commerce and bounty, so I saw that like a brake on the Progress, cause I believe that it will be better off if we free the exchange also called Market!
"The Free Market Economy" is just a fancy name I use for what Your People today called Capitalism: massive productions and establishment of a wide spread of the wage labours imprint in  the Society as a whole, and that happen soon after the heads of the Monarchy fall in Paris...The free flow of capital soon after circle the World and still does...
You see My Child The Discovery of America has benefited Europe not by cheapening of gold and silver, but by opening a new Market which improve the productive powers of labour, and that is a true source of the Wealth of the Nations!
As for the "invisible hand...Dear Child, in those days the Sovereign, The King, or the Landlords were the ones who were building the roads and bridges, the common goods, they were, trough charity, the benefactors of the Society, and I believe that if we let the Individual Endeavours, acting in the best self interest, to employ their capital in the advantage of their own gain, They will also act in the best interest of the Society even when they have no intentions of doing so...
- My Dear Child, I use a picturesque word to describe that the sole desire of the Endeavors, their simple Pursuits of Profits will led them like the invisible hand in promoting the benefits for the Society as well as getting them rich, that is all, not the Market itself...good Lord, no...
Still, My Dear Child, I don't understand Why Your People dwell into My Naivete when not even a Century letter my Dear Followers refute my shortcoming due to the tremendous changes that took place in the World...
But to call upon me for this system of Yours today after my constant, constant warning of the malice of the Monopoly, it is beyond my comprehension!
- Dear Child, You have nothing but Monopoly every were You turn, and when you have monopoly You have no Market!
- Lord oh my... Their sole purpose of existence is to diminish the Market force, to kill the competition, to control the prices, to manipulate, to avoid, to deny the exchange and to promote negligence toward its own servants...
- Then Your  whole World Trade is ridden by Monopoly!
- They are even producing, blasphemy right there,  extremely cheap in oversea country, and they are selling You their own goodies home, and they calling that internal Trade a Foreign Exchange!?
- My Dear Child and that is Your Trade Deficit...Good Lord All Mighty!
- And You are telling me that the Public subsidize their Profits...Good Lord, why?
- What do You promoting with their bounty?
- Outrageous...
- My Dear Child I can not even start to manage all the words you guys use to hide the benefits of the Division of Labour, the cornerstone of my book, the driving force behind the Wealth of the Nations: outsourcing, off shoring, supply chaining, streamline of the operations?...and yet instead of being beneficiary, the Division of Labour on the Global scale is killing the Domestic Economy, cause the only thing that is Falling are  the Wages, not the Prices of the Imports!
- As for the taxes, My Dear Child is that a joke You telling me, they  asking for another tax cut?
- Dear Lord, the possibility You have in Your era of technological advantage if You apply them for the benefits of the Common good are enormous, and yet the burden of paying for them is on the back of the people not proportional to their riches?
- Then to robe the labour of the living wage is reckless, economically insane...
- I never stand for that, as You can see in the "Wealth"!
- My Dear Child, the only thing I see Free in Your Economy is the Power of Monopoly to relentlessly pursuit profits, while the Public is taking the risk of the Market...
- My Dear Child, my "Wealth" came late, my warning couldn't save the England Crown, all the wrongdoing of the people,  due to the harsh treatment of the Monopoly that were controlling the Economy in the Colonies, make them rebel and, well...we lost them!

So said the Father of the Economics...

Lets come back to present days...
GOP and their "bible", they are taking us for a fools!
The fairy tale they selling us, cause they know that in this busy, self indulging time, no one read books anymore, less a books that are dusty centuries old ones, and they are over a thousand pages long...
-Gee, that many...forget about it...
Actually, they counting on no one reading it, or people will find out that the "bible of the conservative" ask for progressive taxation, state providing public educations or the biggest secret, the source of wealth of the nations is the productive labour...
If People read and think they will say:
- Well sending all those manufacturing jobs oversea made our Nation poorer???
Well yeah...Accordingly...
No, GOP don't wont You to know...that!
- All You need to know is what Corporate Media tell You that You need to know, which  bring us to the crucial question:
- What the hell they are talking about when they say: Free Market Economy"?
- Strip the last layers of obligations they have toward us and the Society!
All the excuses just to set us into a path of oblivion:
Pursuit of higher education in order to get ahead:
- Don't worry, get Your Diploma, those guys in China and India are sleeping waiting for You to graduate...Yeah, they do!
They put us on the Treadmill with the rest of the World:
- Run!... We don't get anywhere, its a treadmill...
- Just run will You, and faster, faster...
And when our heart start beating in our ears, not to worry, we will pass the torch to the next Generations of Americans who love to run and prove theme-self worthy of their attention!
Let the market set the minimum wage means: let the People compete between each other for their daily bread:
-I have ten jobs opening, lets see...Two hundred applicants!
- Interesting...So, Who wont to work for $5 an hour?
- How about who wont to work $3 an hour?
- Only $1 an hour...excellent, You guys are hired!
They already got us working two jobs, overtime, part time...
Gee, we are flexible...
Privatise Social Security will solve the system means: Trow Your money on the Stock Market the way You did with the  Retirement Money...cause they will keep the contribution deducted from your paychecks...All they ask you is to forget about colecting the benefits trought the propaganda:
- Not to worry, we can work deep into our old age, cause seventy are new fifty!
- And by the way, glue yourself to the blip on the screen of Corporate Performance and pray that we make more and more $ billions...just pray, will you!
That is what they strive for: "Free Market" for the ordinary people, not for corporate America, cause they have the Power of Monopoly in every aspect of business, just look at the utility, retail, banks, any given services, and those of you that still think they don't share the market with the mutual agreements, think again:
- What all those summits of G8, G20,  then all those blatantly open organization like NAFTA, World Trade Organizations and The World Bank etc, stand for?
And if they share the World, they will not share the domestic market of any given country?
They are against any bondage call taxes and regulations, cause it is a cost for them, what they like is to come to our restaurant and eat and play for free, living us not just to serve them and clean after them, but to also pay the bill...
And when the system stuck, and unavoidably will, they wont to be free to mercilessly laid off workers, and even if they are awash in cash, they will not start hiring and investing until that awful, awful Big Government don't open the Treasury and cover their projected profits with the people's: taxpayers money, cause they are to big to fail...
-Oh...Oh... While we are at the Treasury, give us another tax cut please, this Right pocket seams to have a little vacancy...
The only one Who can restrain Corporate America in their relentless  race for more and more Profits is the Federal Government, and that is Why GOP is screaming Big Bad Wolf for decades...
It is not enough for Corporate America to buy all of those pathetic excuse of a spineless politicians from the both Party, but the People need to hate their own: of the people, by the people and for the people Government, like it is a force against them, not their own!
Cause in a Democracy people can vote actually, and they can have the Government that can work for them, they can select, and elect People with a strong conviction Who can bring Law that will benefit the People and to discard the Will of the People they have to somehow make them vote against that Big Government, against its own benefits!
- Don't make the Government work for You, just hate the shadow of it will You!
That is a Free Market Economy GOP is standing for!

Monday, October 11, 2010


The Greatest intellectual puzzle of the 20th Century is the rise of the Nazis!
How The Hell The German People Turn  From Hitler Youth To The Whole Nazis Nation???

Was Hitler such a Great Orator who cleverly lure them with his speeches of National Greatness so they shred overnight every compassion and empathy, like he put a spell over  them and they become sort of a Goblins named SS troops, Gestapo Police and an Army of Dead Fire Squads!
How on Earth they were able to turn the blind eyes and deaf ears on the atrocity that were happening all around them, like they were all muted all of a sudden!
Did they toss in their beds on the other side awaken from the screams in the hallways, and they cover their ears with the pillows so they will not listen anymore how they drug their neighbors into the night onto oblivion!
Didn't they see how people were disappearing from their neighborhood, or their workplace?
Didn't they notice the missing playmates of their children on the playground or empty chair in the school classes?
When the Hitlers Army start marching did they gather under the radio in the pubs, or barber shops and cheer on the News of their Mighty Invincible Army, rooting for Victory like it is a football much, a combat of no regret, except it wasn't a football much, it was a War, and the score was a distraction of  some distant City!
Didn't they know that bombing means a lot of innocent civilian casualty?
Didn't they know that they unleash the Forth Horseman of the Apocalypse that start marching with them:
Conquest, War, Famine and Death!

On the Nuremberg trial one after another German officials claim innocence of the War atrocity with the casual defence:
They did not know what was happening in Auschwitz, or Dachau, or on the Russian Front, or anywhere where Germany invaded other Nations, until Hitlers architect Albert Speer, famous like "The Nazi that say I'm sorry" stand up and say: We didn't know because we didn't wont to know:
"In political life, there is a responsibility for a man's own sector. For that he is of course fully responsible. But beyond that there is a collective responsibility when he has been one of the leaders. Who else is to be held responsible for the course of events, if not the closest associates around the Chief of State?"
                                                          Albert Speer,1946 Nuremberg trial

What cause the German People Silent Crime in a nut shell?
Patriotism gone a stray?
Collective ignorance?
Deep rooted religious prejudice?

If We can hold a Nuremberg Trial today for the Victims of the Recession, who will be indicted for the Crime against Humanity?
Who are the Germans and the Jews among Us?

Are We not turning a blind eyes and a deaf ears to the victims of the Bad Economy?

All those people that get lay off, they just disappeared from our lives! Only a memories, if any is left behind!
We see the sigh of foreclosure popping up in our neighborhoods and we just passing by!
We are looking at the pale faces or the obese bodies of the school children and we don't even blink with our eyes!
We passing those tombs of flowers and picture on the high school pavement and We don't even stop to read their story! Just another tomb on the streets, another brick in the Wall of broken souls!
We are buying all those cheep goodies from abroad, and we don't bother where they were made! Some sweatshops or a child make them for a nickel and a dime!
We are waging a War for a 9 long years killing our soldiers and their civilians, but We still believe that Our Military is bringing Democracy to those Nations! It is just those ungrateful rascals can't see that!
Didn't we learn that War is the last Resort Wealthy use to grab Foreign Nations National Treasures?
Every War...
Yet We commit the Biggest "Final Solution" of our Days called TARP the Wall Street bailout!
One after another our prominent public figures come out and claim they didn't have an idea for the scope of the problem, but the dire straits were upon Us and We need it to act promptly!
Even Greenspan did not know!
Poulson was asking for a blank Treasury check to "save" the economy nearing a collapse!
-He get only around $ 800 billions!
The dark reality is no one really knows how much money the FED pure into the banking system...
No one knows!
So what they were doing on the economy classes: they sleep or skip them altogether?
What book they were learning from anyways?
They did not Know!
Is in it their Duty to Know?
Can We indicted them?
And when their Crimes start?
Factory start closing long ago in America, witch by itself don't make a sense: Corporations never loose!
Never ever...
What they calling a loss is their quarterly underperformance!
Their loss is when  they are making less then the quarter before!
That is all...
Just a blip on the screen of a Corporate Performance, and yet they will lay off and cut loose the livelihood of millions of people and send them into the Path of Economic Gas Chamber of  Poverty, while all of Us are  worry about their stock performance!
They destroying the lives of millions of our  fellow citizens, they rip open the fabric of their lives, some never to be patch again!
How many will succumb to a disease loosing the jobs and the health care?
How many will get stress related sicknesses?
How many will lost everything in the crash and are to old to start all over?
Don't we know what is a consequences of malnutrition, obesity, or a lack of sleep due to a two jobs workload, or no job at all?
A whole Generation of Young kids in their prime years sit around doing nothing or dying for a back or two in a hostile land protecting the pillage of the ground witch is not theirs!

No one is taking responsibility!
Hey... they already said they don't know!
Still they get $ 800 billions to "save the Economy"
What Economy?

I understand the wish of the business owners to grow and open a Factory lane oversea, making more money does not boggle my mind, but why on  Earth to close the Main Land Factory? Both were making money, I dare anyone to deny my statement with a Numbers that said otherwise!
Every Factory or business Corporate America  ever close was making money, They just did not make so much as those oversea!
The question that boggle my mind is: -Why they let them do it?
Who was the Chief of State when the levy on a Corporate America broke, a Charismatic leader who lure American People into a Believe of a Shining City on the Hill only if we shred our compassion and empathy for those forsaken Jews among Us, and We cut and slash them into oblivion, turn the back on them cause it is a new Morning in America!
A wave will come and lift all the boat!

Did We forget that the Name of the Wave that lift all the boats is Union?

Who was the Chief of State who undermine the Unions and turn them into a Public Mischiefs and Mongrel who are asking something for nothing!
The most important questions are:
When will all this Economic atrocities  stop?
When will this Political War of equally Impotent Ideas of the Both Party turn toward the reasonable solutions?

When the American People turn the back of the German inside and see the Jew in the mirror!
When We realise that We are all sacrificed  on the altar of Greed and selfishness of our Current Politics owned by Corporate America!- When We find the Guts to point to a whole leading Party subscribe to the Modern Day Holocaust, and the other Party Establishment that follow them trowing crumbs from the Corporate Cake for Us to be pick up from the bottom floor!

If we still believe that the Magic Wave will come and lift all the boats out of nowhere We are not ready for a tsunami that is heading toward our shores!

All the "Roaring 20' stile" Corporate Media is selling to Us are just a smoke screen to cover the rising Sea of Poverty all over the World!

If We still think that It will not reach Us, because We have a Upper Ground...Well, think again!

Corporate America is  Sailing The Open Sea for the last thirty Years, and Who ever let them pillage and roam through its own National Resources, they will stop on their shore!
Make no mistake, they maybe start with the Manufacturing business , but they will shot down any business when they find a fertile ground to grow him oversea, they will cut any benefits We enjoy today, they will pay Us less and less with the passage of the quarters, not Years, and they will leave us hanging alone in the Jungle of the Ever Changing World because their ship sail under no flag!

Those of You who still doubt and think We are safe cause they are our Corporate... Think again!

They have no sense of Patriotism, or Duty or National Pride cause they only Icon is the Rising Golden Bull!

The saddest side of the story is that they miss the lesson from history also!
The Nazis did not bring destruction only to the Nations they invade, but to its own motherland, and to the rest of the World...
The Jews were not the only people drown in the Whirlpool of Death, but  the World Population suffer a lost, one way or another...

When the Tsunami hit the shore it will wipe everything on its path...
For All of Us today  the thought of undeniable Truth remain: Out of the Ashes of the World War spring the New World!
Out of the darkness of the War a New Renaissance of Ideas was Spur of a better World...

Friday, October 8, 2010

RAZZLE DAZZLE ECONOMICS: Trickle down, trickle up...on the embezzlement of American public trust

GOP is an all out attack...
Clever indeed when You think about it cause they have nothing to show off really!
Their voices are loud  though!
Free Market Economy!
Extend the tax cut for the wealthy cause they need them to provide jobs!
And the New one: A Party of paychecks!

I think that one is my favorite: little did I know about the GOP!
I was always thinking they are a Party of profits, dividends, capital gains and gold reserves!
Silly Me!

The American Public is force to listen, most of the time without any better explanations from the other side but equally abstract words:

Trickle down, trickle up economics!

American people are bedazzled!
No matter who they vote for in General thing are not getting better, they are getting worse!
Couple of decades worse!
Not to be worrisome for the future is understatement!
People are scared for the future!
On the top of all that misery, Wall Street bailout help the wealthy stay afloat and the Corporate America is posting record profits!
They say it is due to "streamline" of their operations!
Yes, Corporate America is selling for the open Sea and it is living us on the shore holding a bags full of foreign goodies to pay for mortgaging arms and legs of the future generations!
Manufacturing jobs went oversea, they are not coming back:
Can We do something about that?
Can We spur New Industry?
Can We create a whole new niche of a well paid jobs of tomorrow with the current technological resources and humans potential without borrowing money?
Can We salvage the Middle "going poor lately" class without the delay?
Yes, of course!
My Dear Progressives that is not the real Question!
The Real Question is:
Are We Ready to shake the boat?
The boat?
The boat called Corporate America?
Are We ready to shake it, cause some of Us may fall in the deep blue Sea among the sharks...Very hungry one's needless to say...
Streamline of their operations... right!
Amazing how new name popping up in the Corporate News Media to cover an old Economic Laws!
Change will start when we leave illusions behind!
Solutions will come when we leave our prejudice behind!
Globalization should be welcome from every one with a common sense cause it is a deeply positive progressive force for the Humanity!
Globalization is not the Problem that is scary but a deform mask of the Global Monopolization: aka Global Corporatization that is going on and is sucking the daylight out of the working people all over the world!
That is the reason why the prices are not falling, and that is the reason etre behind the record high corporate Profits!
GOP know this, they own the Corporations, they are educated on Ivy league schools, they are in the inner circle of wealthy people!
What I can tell You is this:
Turn the table on the other side:
Let them sweat for a while!
Income Increase due to Productivity increase!
How about that for a deficit solution! Instead of tax cut to spur the economy, give the Middle class linear increase, force Corporate America to restructure one more shift to hire all those lay off people cutting the legal work day to 6 hours, also due to the Productivity increase, and let see how much taxes will pour in to the Budget!
Ask Professor Krugman about a chart for a timeline of levels of productivity now and before the War when the work day become legally 8 hours! While We are at the chart floors, let ask the leading economists about the chart to show a correlation between the Corporate Profits and Productivity!
All this recession talks, depression stories, all those lays off and foreclosures that devastated the country leave the Middle class crouch in the corner and lurking in the darkness like a paralyzed victims in a hostage situation!
Corporate America is riping the benefit of the productivity due to a tech advances, but also due to a reduction in work force forcing everyone in intensive labour: longer hours, more task, extended duties, lots of volunteerism etc...
Never witness that in your working environment?
Never witness that in the long line in every store across the spectrum of services?
Never witness that when You pick up a phone and need costumer support?
I do...
No wonder Profits are up, a lot!
My Fellow Americans It is not up to them to give us anything, It is up to us to start value our self better and don't accept their treatment...
The Party of paycheck should know better never to mention paychecks in the mess they willingly and knowingly created, cause We Progressives can tell them:
What paychecks are You talking about?
Those People paychecks You lay off, and on top of that You dare to ridicule the only help between them and the garbage cans looking for a food!
Those People paychecks who have  to work a second jobs just to stay afloat in the ever rising  Sea of bills!
Or the paychecks you give to the children working for You for a minimum wage!
Good for You GOP!- Child labor You call what: building responsibilities!
Your conscience is a conscience of the 18 Century, Your spirit is a spirit off a  slave owners!
You are nothing but a Party of Pay and Check Out in Disgrace!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

THE ROAD TO VICTORY FOR THE NEXT GENERATION OF DEMOCRATS: its a road of perdition, apology and acknowledgment

They say America is in a crossroad! 

There is a lot of talk these days about the special interest, corporate money, and the latest foreign money entering our election in order to influence the outcome!

Yeah...If we are up for sale!

The Right have Koch brothers and the like of them, the Left have Soros and the like of them, ergo, the rich people always spend money on their hobbies, that is how I look at them...
Those rich people happens to like politics, like some other rich people collect yachts or diamonds, those collect politicians, and use them to pleasure their interest.

They also say that both Party members have totally different approaches toward the politics in order to cast their votes:
Democrats Fall in Love, the Republicans Fall in Line, while the Independents look at "what there is for me" and depending on the offers from the both Party, they are the real game changers!

So the conventional wisdom tells Us!

In a democracy where barely half of the population vote to look at the election in a way they tell You to look, is to miss the big picture and to accept the things the way they are...
If America is in a crossroad, it is because those tectonic plates of American Politics are shifting beneath both Party feet's and the chaos is so blinding that it is leaving them breathless!
We witness the Birth of two seemingly different people movement in America:
The movement that elected Obama against Hillary in the primary election was actually a movement against the Democratic establishment, so the Tea party movement is against the Republican establishment.
Both movements are so welcome in the political arena because their reason for existence is the same: massive and profound dissatisfaction with the current affairs of the state, with the even worse outlook the more and more economy is taking a nosedive.

The Tea Party movement is a revolt toward the Republican party disparity with their value proclamations vs. factual reality. GOP claim to be conservative, but the preservation they uphold has little to with people values and everything to do with the bank bailout of Wall Street, or the ever rising deficit…

The Progressive movement is a revolt toward the Democratic party disparity with their values proclamations vs. factual reality. Democrats will hold the working people hands in showing understanding and support in their pursuit of better wages, but will vote over in continuation of a ever eroding standard of living of the middle class giving subsidy to the big Corporations followed by little or no help for the Main Street…
On top of all the profound misfortune that our Nation face in the past couple of Years, going to the worse crises since the Great Depression, our Supreme court decision give unprecedented, limitless possibility of any politically interested entity to pour unlimited resources into our election process in order to support their candidates of choice!

Should we be concern because of that?
Or should we see it as another frivolous attempt to smear our Election?
Smile my dear Progressives, cause the Power of the Money that is pouring into the election process, Individual or Corporate, Domestic or Foreign lays not in how much influence they can buy, but how much we believe, how strong our convictions are and how many of Us are up for sale!
- When You have unemployment at around 10%, conventional wisdom doesn’t apply!
- When You have millions of people waiting their mail for the unemployment check, conventional wisdom doesn’t apply!
- When you have millions of people that are working two jobs, just to keep their nose above the water, conventional wisdom doesn’t apply!
- When you have millions of people who are forced to work longer, harder, better, just to keep their jobs, petrified that they are the next wave to be laid off, conventional wisdom doesn’t apply!
- When you have millions of people who’ve been force out of their houses, so the bank can have a whole empty neighborhood in possession like a spoiled child playing monopoly, conventional wisdom doesn’t apply!
Progressives and the Tea Party are all people with conviction, two faces of the same coin, two bad none of them still can't see that!
Sometime at work I watch Fox News, or CNN, but no tone, just the picture, and I can't make a difference between the Tea Party rallies and The Presidents rallies if I don't look at the signs!
All I can see is the same "Dress for less" bodies of a working class people with the stamp of pale no nutrition Wal-Mart food on their faces!

Cause we are all the same. They just herd us in pits against each other, divide us with our different beliefs, geographic locations, status and looks, while we are all the same:
- What is the popular name: Main Street! Middle "going poor lately" class...
All the same pain and fear what the wind blow from China and India will bring to our doorsteps?
Should I remind my readers that all those people are the people who actually vote…does anyone ask the question:
- What abut the people that never enter the voting process?
- What about people who quit voting long ago if they ever voted?
- What about the "Welfare queens driving Cadillac’s " who are blamed for years to collect welfare checks being to lazy to go out and look for a jobs, when their only silent cry is "take Your food stamps, we don't need Your Charity", cause Welfare is like a charity, one trip to the grocery, and it is gone...
- What about the Laws obeying citizens who toil and toil day after day and then all of a sudden a wind blow from China or India close the door on their Factory or their domain of expertise become obsolite, or the Economy downturn leaves them holding the bags being laid off, so they took all the Faith they ever have in their own Government and on the day the first unemployment check arrive they realize that they have to be grateful to who exactly and for...for that???
Yes... all of you Democrats who wonder how come people don't come out and vote for you even though you are the only ones who fight for them, just take a look at the unemployment benefits checks and you will know why?
If you are guilty of not knowing, cause there is no other explanation how can such an insignificant amount be called "benefits" when it fits no one, benefit no one, just imagine how much the GOP is out of touch with the working poor of America cause of their shameless effort to cut even that misery, under the claim that it’s spoiling the citizenry by making them dependent on the Government!
Let get this straith:
- "Unemployment Benefits" are not making anyone dependent on the Government: they just make grown men cry!
- What about the Immigrants who came to our shore? Yes, some snuck in trough the Desert and they are used like a sacrificial lamb and are called names even though their crime start pursuing dreams of a better tomorrow...all Immigrant ever dream about when coming to America is the dream of a better life, which reality pushed down the tube of bad, overcrowded apartment floors and long, cruel hours of laboring for nothing at all...days turning into years will kill any dreams under the cold pressure of reality, and when the day comes for them to become legal citizens and be able to cast their votes, they simply don’t believe their vote will change anything...reality has no party name...
What if all of those people come out and vote?
What will happen if those different, completely abandoned parts of the American population came out and vote?
Who they going to vote for if they vote?
Why is this Question so important?
Because they outnumber individually both parties!
Are they going to come out and vote...after all, this crises did hit them the most...
Are they going to come out and vote for you?
Well, my fellow Democrat they will vote for who ever step into their wretched neighborhoods… They will vote for you if You hold a rally there with an honest "I'm sorry I did this!"
Because you so called Democrats did this, not the GOP, YOU!
The GOP is the businessmans party and they are not shy about it! Their creed is blunt and never changing: help the business, to help everyone else…not much to it, but they stick to their Guns…
The Democrats are claiming to be the populist party, so it happen under Your...what...

- Year after Year, decade after decade of ignorance!

Yes, Democrats You should say sorry to all of them, cause You claim to be the Political Party that care!

Then do that…
All those people are hungry for a recognition, for apology and for an extended hand that can lift them up on their feet!
Show them the hand, touch they rough skin, hug their warm bodies, heel their broken soul!
Victory will be Yours!