Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Are you in the Democracy Club?

Edie Miller’s letter Wednesday in the Illinois State Journal Register about the ERC (Evening Republican Club) is perfectly, horribly typical of most organizations.

Let’s say that you consider yourself a Republican, a Democrat, Green, or Whatever. You join a local club because the other members most likely will understand you. You discover, quite by accident because someone slipped their tongue, that your club has a secret board of directors with special privileges.

Members of this mysterious board of directors often talk about their extravagant vacations, dress better than other members, have more expensive cars, or other things that the rest of the club members can only dream about.

No one else is allowed to join the Board of Directors, but the club members continue to pay their dues. They can’t stop paying their dues because they would be accused of being disloyal or “unpatriotic.”

Most of the club members either don’t realize or don’t care that they are being deliberately excluded from the luxurious benefits of the dues and profits from fundraiser for the very club to which they belong.

If you complain to the board, they would probably look askance at you and say “So start your own club. Pull yourself up by your own boot-straps.”

It fits into the definition of Fiefdom, but we’ve been pretending for the last two centuries or so that it’s a Democracy. Dream the American Dream!

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Trade Deficits

Even on C-SPAN they talk of a trade deficit with China. There are goods being manufactured in China for consumers in the United States. Goods were once manufactured in Mexico for the United States too.

A Mexican Ambassador once said that most of the companies in Mexico are American companies. It was the first and last time something like that was ever again said on television.

The trade deficit with China is a lie. The companies in China are American companies. The one truth is, however, that the money is going to China, but then it goes into the bank accounts of those who were once American, but now can globe-trot and thumb their noses at the citizenship rules by which the rest of us live.

They are the global entrepreneurs who have shed themselves of any sense of loyalty to their childhood nation. When Leona Helmsley said “only the little people pay taxes,” her biggest mistake was living in the United States when she said it.

So let’s think about it for a moment. If they are doing it, why shouldn't the rest of us? Why should we be hindered by the rules of patriotism shirked by those who control all of our natural resources?

I worked hard, like the dutiful Kamikaze pilot who celebrated his final flight with rituals and parties, but when his engine didn’t start, he walked off the runway to his superiors who previously proclaimed they would soon follow him, and he discovered that they had no such plan to die that day, or any day.

There was no reciprocal loyalty at work when I was laid off at AT&T. They paid me a wage so they didn’t have to consider my intrinsic value as a human being.

So, what makes you so sure that all your hard work will win the hearts and minds of those who are forced by law to pay your wages, taxes, health insurance, and other benefits?

Never assume that you have job security. Always look over your shoulder. It’s a cold hard world in America.

Saturday, February 10, 2007

End of the world as we know it.

We have given ourselves to our leaders. Why do they lead? We follow them because they appear to have everything we desire.

They have engineered our culture so that we may never have what they have. By creating and enforcing laws that prevent us from ever achieving their successes, they quietly sweep away their footprints and cover their trails behind themselves, and have made themselves gods in the eyes of the masses. Masses that believe, through their religions, that their loyalty will be rewarded.

The masters are enlisting the most oppressed among us to wage war against the rest of us. Those who were masters of the most slaves have found a bountiful resource of loyalty among the decendants of those they whipped, chained, and buried beneath the steel and concrete structure they themselves built with their own blood, sweat, and tears of their children.

The princes and dukes that solicit loyalty among the most oppressed, are themselves fearful of the consequences of their own cruelty.

Meet then, the end of Western Civilization. The fading into the shadows, of the once powerful who now cower behind the rubble of their palaces. Witness again the rotting from within the foundation, Like that of greater Sumaria, Phoenicia, Babylon, and Rome.

The Unites States of America. An Empire Dusk.