by Mike Meyer
It is sad and tiring to listen to news in America. We all struggle with that except, of course, the percentage of the population that no longer cares if they ever cared.
Trump whines and screeches with little sense. His opportunistic lackeys screech in harmony. They are too stupid to know if it makes sense or not. So they just lie.
The saddest parts are the daily announcements of massive economic growth, new market highs, and 190,000 jobs created in the first quarter. Everything is marvelous.
Except we all know it isn’t. The economic reports are designed by the people who make money if specific numbers go up. So those numbers go up. But what does it mean?
Not much. Money in this system is completely controlled for political gains. Too big to fail ended with such a bad name that the question of failure is no longer allowed. The banks continue to foreclose on what people have managed to gain so they can claim more profits.
Massive amounts of fiat currency move from one pocket to another in a range of complex processes that increase the amount with every move. The economy is growing but production is only adding to the planetary disaster! The biggest bill in history is coming due with ballooning costs every year. Guess who will pay?
If you have ten million dollars you can count on several million more this year. Nothing is really required. The system is designed to give all growth to those with capital and to keep all those without very familiar with despair.
Poverty is only a few days away. The jobs grow but the pay is lower and security is no longer part of the package. All the jobs that were filled by upward bound immigrants are empty or filled by old people no longer able to retire. At least until they drop.
The prison camps are crowded but the immigrant detention centers are empty. This summer’s harvests may stay in the fields while undernourishment grows and life expectancy declines.
What a strange juxtaposition of contradictions. Most people have just enough money to live but need to borrow if anything happens because healthcare, such as it was, is going away. The long term insecurity produces anxiety and depression and another Oxycontin. What else is there?