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Where Everything Begins
By Jim Kirwan
Everything begins with "LIFE" & "Existence." 'Life' is outgoing, creative and in love with the Universe. Born of the elements, from fire and water and from the earth she rises into the clarity of the air before we poisoned it.
'Existence' on the other hand is nothing but a creature of it's own shortcomings that hides his face and lives beneath his own shadow in a world of sterility and empty silences because 'EXISTENCE' is terrified of actually doing anything about anything; so instead spends his time in denial and FEAR of whatever might force him to actually "DO" something.
So what does this have to do with anything, you might ask? It's the intro to asking just a few questions of you gentle reader. First: Do you really know where anything of value in this country actually came from? Do you and yours even care?
The last time the Robber-Barons OWNED this place before they begin to call themselves the New World Order; there were many things which they had instituted that had to be first outlawed and then destroyed. Among these were child labor, sweat shops, a seven day work week, Unions were forbidden and women could not vote. Each and every one of these things over the years was changed-not by government edicts or military actions: No these things were changed because ordinary "little-people" actually resisted in force and changed them. Lots of people on both sides died; but things like this were changed because they had to be if this country was to progress beyond the Dark Ages.
We owe those people from the past not just a great debt of gratitude: we owe them the respect that we should show them by taking back all those things which they fought for and which we LOST because we have been too afraid of everything; to put up a fight for what was ours!
Back in those days the corporations used Pinkerton Guards (mercenaries of that day) and the National Guard to break strikes and to kill people for resisting their god-damned "orders." But the strikers resisted and the marches continued and the people eventually won because the people that WORKED for a living, unlike the Yuppies of today-were willing to occupy their plants and factories and to fight the corporate gangsters for their jobs. That should have happened when Detroit was being dismantled, factory by factory ­ but the work-force showed no inclination to take over the means of production and to keep it going-instead they left it to others to negotiate for them. Those unions sold them out and they have been OWNED by the government since the strike of dock workers in San Francisco that killed 19, and led John L. Lewis to sell-out the unions, by cutting a deal with the government that virtually insured that the Unions would NEVER-AGAIN be able to shut down this nation! A fact that remains true to this day.
Sweat shops you'll be thrilled to know have returned; wages have gone all the way through hell and have entered the fourth world. Child labor may be flirting with a comeback as well. Women have the vote still, but of course that's useless because every election has been fixed. Women still think they're equal but their paychecks do not reflect the fact that they still do NOT make the same money for the same jobs which men do. The "unions" have become nothing because they're just as corrupt as the government and basically they simply extort money without making life any better for their members than they would have been when those workers were on their own.
Remember it was before Unions were allowed to be in major manufacturing plants that most of the blood was spilled by ordinary people that were sick and tired of being "OWNED" by a bunch of fat, lazy criminals that had bought off the government and the cops as well as the politicians (just like now, only we've let them go much further); because now they want your lives as well!
Where before there were ordinary thugs (the Pinkerton-guards ­ with
baseball bats and shotguns) ­ today we have TSA and VIPER that will come to your door, never mind where you work (they own that already), they want to prevent you from traveling or thinking or speaking and they just LOVE to grope people of all ages and genders: Just because they can and government not only does not stop them from doing this-hell the 'government' mandates this treatment of all Americans, because the government thinks we're all enemies of the State-why else would the Bushwhacker have begun spying ILLEGALLY on ALL Americans; seven months BEFORE 911 even took place?
BTW here's some of what we lost just since that cheap piece of political trash, Bush 43, took-over the White House in 2000.
"The United States has lost approximately 42,400 factories since 2001.
Dell Inc., one of America's largest manufacturers of computers, has announced plans to dramatically expand its operations in China with an
investment of over $100 billion over the next decade. Dell has announced that it will be closing its last large U.S. manufacturing facility in Winston-Salem, North Carolina in November. Approximately 900 jobs will be lost.In 2008, 1.2 billion cellphones were sold worldwide. So how many of them were manufactured inside the United States? Zero.
According to a new study conducted by the Economic Policy Institute, if the U.S. trade deficit with China continues to increase at its current rate, the U.S. economy will lose over half a million jobs this year alone.
As of the end of July, the U.S. trade deficit with China had risen 18 percent compared to the same time period a year ago. The United States has lost a total of about 5.5 million manufacturing jobs since October 2000. According to Tax Notes, between 1999 and 2008 employment at the foreign affiliates of U.S. parent companies increased an astounding 30 percent to 10.1 million. During that exact same time period, U.S. employment at American multinational corporations declined 8 percent to 21.1 million.
In 1959, manufacturing represented 28 percent of U.S. economic output. In 2008, it represented 11.5 percent. Ford Motor Company recently announced the closure of a factory that produces the Ford Ranger in St. Paul, Minnesota. Approximately 750 good paying middle class jobs are going to be lost because making Ford Rangers in Minnesota does not fit in with Ford's new "global" manufacturing strategy.
As of the end of 2009, less than 12 million Americans worked in manufacturing. The last time less than 12 million Americans were employed in manufacturing was in 1941. In the United States today, consumption accounts for 70 percent of GDP. Of this 70 percent, over half is spent on services. The United States has lost a whopping 32 percent of its manufacturing jobs since the year 2000. In 2001, the United States ranked fourth in the world in per capita broadband Internet use. Today it ranks 15th. Manufacturing employment in the U.S. computer industry is actually lower in 2010 than it was in 1975. Printed circuit boards are used in tens of thousands of different products. Asia now produces 84 percent of them worldwide.
The United States spends approximately $3.90 on Chinese goods for every $1 that the Chinese spend on goods from the United States.
One prominent economist is projecting that the Chinese economy will be three times larger than the U.S. economy by the year 2040.
The U.S. Census Bureau says that 43.6 million Americans are now living in poverty and according to them that is the highest number of poor Americans in the 51 years that records have been kept.
So how many tens of thousands more factories do we need to lose before we do something about it?
How many millions more Americans are going to become unemployed before we all admit that we have a very, very serious problem on our hands? How many more trillions of dollars are going to leave the country before we realize that we are losing wealth at a pace that is killing our economy? How many once great manufacturing cities are going to become rotting war zones like Detroit before we understand that we are committing national economic suicide? The deindustrialization of America is a national crisis. It needs to be treated like one.
If you disagree with this article, I have a direct challenge for you. If anyone can explain how a de-industrialized America has any kind of viable economic future, please do so below in the comments section.
America is in deep, deep trouble folks. It is time to wake up." (1)
Bottom line here folks is that nobody every got any of what used to be theirs; handed back to them without having to put themselves on the line first. And lately this country seems to have become obsessed by trying to hire anybody else to do what must be done-so long as they don't have to actually get involved or to change anything themselves?! The truth is that the reason there is a Second Amendment to the US Constitution is so that you and I can use those weapons to protect ourselves and our loved ones from the government and from anyone else that might try to take away our homes, our property, our guns or our rights-that is our responsibility-to use the weapons we have to stay free in the first place. Yet all I keep on hearing is "who can we get to protect us from what's coming?" The answer is you have to PROTECT YOURSELF and your loved ones if you want the job done right! Of course that would mean that you will have to risk things, to accomplish that which is now under threat from every agency in USI, what you think of as the government. Your forefathers gave you a great deal of what allowed so many to live a decent and fruitful life: And then along came Ronald the-Raider Reagan, our personal "Slayer-of Dreams & Opportunities for all Americans" And suddenly everything became PRIVATIEZED or OUTLAWED, or both. Did people object? Hell no, they just wanted to know how to get in on all the profits that were there to be made by breaking up the airlines and the manufacturing base and the unions and on and on and on!
You want villains-look in the mirror! Now you want a savior-did you see one when you looked in that mirror, of course not, you'd better take a real close look because in most cases that's exactly what it looks like to be both a coward and a contributing-accomplice in the destruction of your own country.
Oh and for those that are thinking, "Maybe there will be a military coup in the USA"? Right: Well the officer corp. that has always known that the orders they were given from George W. Bush forward, were illegal, but they chose their petty little military careers over duty, honor, country for the last ten years ­ so you do the math. Besides the military has always sided with the corporations that have always bought up the small businesses and then crushed whatever was left of competition to takeover everything and make the really-big bucks, no matter how many need to die for that to happen. The only problem is the only people that know how to build anything, from a product to a company, from a business to a nation are the small business people and the self-employed: and those are the very people that are now in the crosshairs of both the government and the criminal-thugs in uniform that want this place destroyed ASAP!
Nothing was ever gained without sacrifices being made. WE lost this country because we were far too self-centered and self-absorbed to even notice what was going on. And now, all of a sudden we can see that the power-junkies have all gone crazy, groping our wives and children, shoving their hands down your pants in the name of boggy-men that they themselves created ; and you let them get away with it ­ because "I can't miss my flight!" Excuse me? Is your flight more important than your life and your right to NOT be attacked by your government just because you bought a ticket to travel (plane, bus or train)? What's happening now is YOUR FAULT, because this has been happening for your entire life and YOU chose not to do anything about it at all. Now it's time to change your ways and do something ­ now!
So if LIFE is where Everything begins-where will this new wrinkle begin to end? Will it be with a repeat of the 1920's and thirties, or will it be begin to reverse the fall that began in the 1980's and nineties? Either way whatever happens will fall directly on your shoulders, each and every one of us has a role to play in this-if we ever want to regain those freedoms that we mention so often yet never get to enjoy the use-of, anymore!
I know what I'm trying to do. Where and when this will all end is up to you and me. Here's some of what I'm trying to do-what about you? (2)
1) I9 Facts about Deindustrialization That Will Blow Your Mind
2) Snitch City Incorporated
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