Recent reports have shown that nearly half the country is at or near the poverty level. Over half of Americans make less than $30,000 per year. The federal minimum wage is $7.25 per hour! My stepdad, and this is true, made $7.50 per hour in 1970 as a brickmason.
Other reports have shown how much wealth is flowing to the top of the oligarchy. It’s become obscene from all angles and the serfs display incredible cognitive dissonance about it by complaining about it while also supporting the systems, organizations and instititions that perpetuate the inequality.
What’s a human supposed to do when there are no options? We live in this country and everybody talks about democracy and freedom and the home of the brave. We’re taught that we’re the greatest, strongest, bestest country that’s ever existed, the land of a thousand shining lights and we, and only we, are the way forward for the human race. American exceptionalism and Manifest Destiny.
This is a rant about humans and the problems we face.
I saw a comment in an article about Bernie Sanders that struck me wrong. The article was about how Sanders had come out with a statement about the so called “historic” Paris climate agreement. Sanders had stated:
“While this is a step forward it goes nowhere near far enough. The planet is in crisis. We need bold action in the very near future and this does not provide that,” Sanders said in the statement.”
Bruce Springsteen, always billing himself as a working class singer singing working class tunes, seems to really prefer singing “Born in the U.S.A.” to the silver spooners.
“Tickets for Bruce Springsteen’s “River Tour” with the E-Street Band went on sale Friday morning, with most stops on the nine-week U.S. jaunt selling out within minutes. But many fans are grumbling over the high ticket prices, as well as the resale sites snatching up the majority of seats only to sell them for many times the original cost.
“They’re not going to stop.”
I’ve personally been saying that for years in my discussions on the internet regarding U.S. led wars. I’ve said that to try to emphasize the urgent need for American and global citizens to stand up and end the madness once and for all. The state of the human race on planet earth is reaching pure madness and it’s being caused by a very small group of people intent on ruling the earth.