Below is a segment of the linked-to essay:
“It is extraordinary that millions of Americans actually believe fervently that it matters whether Romney freak or Obama freak gets elected. If Americans had any sense, they would stay home and not vote. The 1% control the country, and the 99% had just as well own up to it and stay at home. Nothing is going to change because of the ballot box.”
I quiver with effervescent glee when I read the words of another that agree with my written mumblings in past blog entries.
Especially when those others’ opinions are from a valid known source.
“About Dr. Paul Craig Roberts
Paul Craig Roberts was Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Economic Policy and associate editor of the Wall Street Journal. He was columnist for Business Week, Scripps Howard News Service, and Creators Syndicate. He has had many university appointments. His internet columns have attracted a worldwide following.”
The link above goes to Robert’s main page of his Web site.
I have read his writings over the years and in my OPINION he has become more “radical” as I have as the conditions within the USA have worsened.
I am more of a “radical” since I am convinced that only a full-scale military coup that destroys to the roots the many institutions, organizations, bureaucracies and governments that have been and are now being used to empower and increase the ever-upward flow of wealth to the minority atop the socio-economic hierarchy.
Class war is but one small part of the many dangers facing We, the People.
“There’s class warfare, all right, Mr. (Warren) Buffett said, but it’s my class, the rich class, that’s making war, and we’re winning”
“While the poor and middle class fight for us in Afghanistan, and while most Americans struggle to make ends meet, we mega-rich continue to get our extraordinary tax breaks,” Buffett wrote in a Sunday New York Times Op-ed.
There has been class warfare going on,” Buffett, 81, said in a Sept. 30 interview with Charlie Rose on PBS. It’s just that my class is winning. And my class isn’t just winning, I mean we’re killing them.”
One reason companies are so profitable is that they’re paying employees less than they ever have as a share of GDP. And that, in turn, is one reason the economy is so weak: Those “wages” are other companies’ revenue.
In short, our current system and philosophy is creating a country of a few million overlords and 300+ million serfs. Blodget
What is likely the gravest danger confronting the masses of despised commoner scum citizens is the many propaganda systems that successfully convince a majority of We, the People that as things are is correct and proper and all is as it should be and supposed to be.
And the well-indoctrinated citizen-sheep bleat their delight with the USA today.
Sure, there is some griping about this and that but… well, it is those damn liberals (or conservatives) to blame and voting for a Republican (or Democrat) will solve the problems or it is all the welfare bum’s fault (no mention of corporate welfare, though) and those damnable unions are the cause of problems (yet never a mention of “acceptable” unions such as the American Medical or Dental Associations) and a multitude of other examples.
The masses are divided thus are conquered.
Divided in so many ways and the elite power brokers do all they can to increase and strengthen that dividing We, the People.
“Diversity is our strength” but where is the mention of required unifying bonds?
A Black Caucus and one for Hispanics and how many others?
A house divided can not stand the sage declared.
How long until the USA “house” falls?
That would be no problem for the ruling masters. They have the wealth and power to weather any storm and would assuredly emerge even more powerful and wealthy than they were before the USA fell into a condition that would likely be best described by a science-fiction writer predicting an all-too-possible future.