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How cold and callous can we become? When, as a society and as a nation, we can undergo a massive earthquake under our very feet and before our very eyes, how can we just ignore its victims?
RealtyTrac, the California-based authority on property trends and valuations, projects 4.5 million home foreclosures before the end of this year. That’s 4.5 million homes, and with four people to a household that is eighteen million people. Eighteen million men, women and children put out into the road, people who must scramble to find shelter and scramble to find new schools for their children.
Last year it was 2.8 million homes or 11.2 million Americans put out into the road. In two years that is 29.2 million people just put out into the road.
“I gotta see them folks that’s gone out on the road. I got a feelin' I got to see them. They gonna need help no preachin' can give 'em. Hope of heaven when their lives ain’t lived? Holy Sperit when their own sperit is downcast an’ sad?” Preacher Casey ~ The Grapes of Wrath
Twenty-nine million is more people than the population of forty-nine states in the union. Eighteen million is a larger population than all of the states except New York, Texas and California.The neighbourhood store. But the neighbourhood left. The school in the distance closed. Houses torn down, blocks left just flat, inhabited by abandoned dogs gone feral. Where did all the families go?
Yet the problem is glossed over; the solution is discussed casually and the victims are ignored. I am but one of the citizens of this invisible empire. As I approach my one year anniversary of living in a garage and washing in a bucket let me tell you what I’ve found.
Number one, I am one of the lucky ones. I’ve lost my wealth, my wife and my home. But I still have a place to sleep and a bathroom to use. Over the year I’ve met people who are sleeping in tents and everyone I talk to tells me their own version of the same story entitled, “My Downward Spiral.”
I’ve got it made when I think about the women out there with small children. What must that hell on Earth be like? The other day I saw middle-aged man pushing an elderly man down the shoulder of a four-lane highway in a wheelchair. Could that have been for fun?
To get out and see the sights or for a breath of fresh air? They were about three blocks away from Burger King, a used car lot, a Holiday Inn and a hospital. Where do you suppose they were going?
I would scream if I thought it would help. I could set myself alight on the steps of the Capitol if I thought it would do any good. I too well understand that in America, the live, twenty four-hour sitcom, the actions of the invisible mean nothing.
So instead I write and I write and I write. I write for me and I write for you, but I won’t write for anyone who tells me what to write.
I’ve had very kind people tell me that they like what I write and I truly appreciate that. I applied to a want ad for a political writer. The ad was non-specific; they wanted a conservative political writer. The editor, who bragged on himself as a regular Fox News contributor, sent me back a nice note explaining their conservative point of view and added that if I could write on the same caliber from a conservative perspective he would consider hiring me. “Sorry, No!”
Writing jobs to sell cosmetics,
ear wax remover
for less than minimum wage.
You know what?
I got better things to do with my time!
I do have a job;
it just doesn’t pay anything.
I write the things the folks with money don’t want said.
“This is the thing to bomb. This is the beginning ~ from 'I' to 'we'. If you who own the things people must have could understand this, you might preserve yourself. If you could separate causes from results, if you could know that Paine, Marx, Jefferson, Lenin were results, not causes, you might survive. But that you cannot know. For the quality of owning freezes you forever into 'I', and cuts you off forever from the 'we'.” The Grapes of WrathWe have a problem in this country and our government refuses to deal with it. It wants to pretend that all we need is an aspirin when our society needs chemotherapy.
our public schools are warehouses where the children are caged like chickens until they’re old enough to be made into soup.
A college education has become a high-risk crapshoot with tuitions rising and employment falling.
I want a bed to sleep in and I want a shower to wash in and sometimes I wonder if I’ll ever have those things again. I am a left wing FDR liberal with socialist leanings, but underneath that veneer I am a nationalist.
I want my nation to do well.
I want we the people to work for good wages.
I want our kids to go to good schools and live in nice neighborhoods, and sadly I don’t see where that is ever going to happen with the people who are in power.
I don’t see where that is going to happen with the media in power.
I don’t see where that is going to happen until we are in power.
“Every one a drum major leading a parade of hurts, marching with our bitterness. And some day ~ the armies of bitterness will all be going the same way. And they'll all walk together, and there'll be a dead terror from it.” The Grapes of WrathThe current administration's solution to the mortgage crisis has been the same as his Republican predecessor. Leave it in the hands of the big banks which caused the problem in the first place.
Leave Jesse James in charge of bank security and Tony Soprano in charge of financial ethics. The current administration's solution has had the same results as its predecessor, one percent of applicants rescued.
Fifty percent of applicants were disqualified from the start, so the administration is tweaking the program to pay the banks more money for each mortgage rescued.
Meanwhile Wall Street warns that 50 percent of rescued mortgages will default again. We need jobs, we need help and we are asking nicely this time.
“Okie (Homeless) use'ta mean you was from Oklahoma (didn’t have a home). Now it means you're a dirty son-of-a-bitch. Okie (Homeless) means you're scum. Don't mean nothing itself, it's the way they say it.” The Grapes of Wrath
“And the great owners, who must lose their land in an upheaval, the great owners with access to history, with eyes to read history and to know the great fact: when property accumulates in too few hands it is taken away. And that companion fact: when a majority of the people are hungry and cold they will take by force what they need. And the little screaming fact that sounds through all history: repression works only to strengthen and knit the repressed. The great owners ignored the three cries of history. The land fell into fewer hands, the number of dispossessed increased, and every effort of the great owners was directed at repression.” The Grapes of Wrath"I know this … a man got to do what he got to do." The Grapes of Wrath
I’ll continue to write what I write and I’ll continue to be turned down by so-called liberal websites, but that don’t make no never mind to me. I write for me and for you, for the eighteen million this year and the eleven million last year and the ten million the year before that. To tell the truth as I see it, 'cause when you ain’t got nothing you ain’t got nothing to lose.
"It don’t take no nerve to do somepin when there ain’t nothin’ else you can do." Tom Joad ~ The Grapes of Wrath
IS THIS ANOTHER BUNCH OF MISTAKES AND UNEXPECTED EVENTS LIKE IN THE DIRTY THIRTIES?
Wise up folks! Read the following. Class Bankers' Greed 101 is now in session.
Repeat after me.
The Great Depression
was artificially created
so big Wall Street firms,
which control the stock market,
could eliminate competition and
make profits out of lending
America money to recover from it.
The Federal Reserve was specifically designed to create financial crises. It was all plotted in 1910 when minions of the Rothschilds, in particular J.P. Morgan, John D. Rockefeller, and the Warburgs met on Jekyll Island off the coast of Georgia. In 1913, the U.S. Federal Reserve Bank was created as a direct result of that secret meeting.
Said Congressman Charles Lindbergh on the midnight passage of the Federal Reserve Act: “From now on, depressions will be scientifically created.”
In order to scientifically create an economic depression, the Fed prompted irresponsible speculation by expanding the money supply sixty-two percent between 1923 and 1929. The so-called Great Depression followed.
This depression “was not accidental. It was a carefully contrived occurrence,” declared Congressman Louis McFadden, Chairman of the House Banking Committee. “The international bankers sought to bring about a condition of despair here so that they might emerge as rulers of us all.”
In March of 1929, Paul Warburg issued a tip that the scientifically created crash was coming. Before it did, John D. Rockefeller, Bernard Baruch, Joseph P. Kennedy, and other banksters got out of the market. Other than Joseph Kennedy, Irish Roman Catholic, these other bankers are all Jewish.
A few years later, the banksters and their minions met in Bretton Woods, New Hampshire, and plotted the creation of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank. The purpose of these two criminal organizations was to set-up a global Federal Reserve system and wage economic warfare on billions of people. The weapon they used was debt and the loss of sovereignty that follows.
This elderly Chinese homeless man has fixed up a tiny corner beneath the abandoned house of his brother, where there is still running water.
Once they have basically ruined a nation, they then drive it into the ground so that, as in Greece or Iceland today, or so many other nations in the past decades, the nation is forced to turn to the IMF. The IMF in turn, is the international henchman for the bankers, stepping in to steal resources and break the people financially, reducing them to slave status over time.
THIS ENTIRE CYCLE OF RUIN IS INTENDED TO SUBJUGATE ENTIRE COUNTRIES TO THEIR RULE, ALL CITIZENS PAYING THEIR HARD EARNED MONEY TO PAY OF NATIONAL DEBTS.
In 1971, then president Nixon fit one of the last pieces into the puzzle ~ he signed an executive order declaring that the United States no longer had to redeem its paper dollars for gold. It was a great day for the banksters and the global elite. The gold standard ensured predictability and regularity in the economy and the banksters wanted to put an end to that.
For the bankers, order and control is realized out of chaos and misery.
Fast-forward to the present day.Under Reagan Allan Greenspan laid the foundation and now today we find that Bernanke’s Fed has meticulously sabotaged the economy in order to create a crisis in classic Hegelian fashion.
The corporate media tells us the crisis is the result of ineptitude and mismanagement at the Federal Reserve. Au contraire. Like the Great Depression, the even Greater Depression now on the horizon was scientifically created.
THIS IS WHERE THEIR HANDLING OUR EDUCATION SYSTEM COMES INTO PLAY. PEOPLE ARE TAUGHT THE WRONG REASONS FOR THE FIRST DEPRESSION. IT WAS THE FAULT OF GREED, POOR FARMING CONDITIONS, DROUGHT, ETC ETC. And people know no better because references to the truth have slowly disappeared from public knowledge so they buy into the altered version of "accidental" or serendipitous history not the fact that there was planning. In fact, while so many starved, mountains of fresh food was kept from the people and it just rotted away.
The Fed is the primary instrument the bankers are now using to destroy the middle class, hand over all public assets and resources to them, implement a crushing austerity, usher in a new era of global corporatist feudalism and build a sprawling planet-wide slave plantation based on China’s totalitarian model.
It is the ultimate dream of the banking cartel. It will be used as the foundation to build world government. Destroying the dollar as the world’s reserve currency is only the beginning.
Bernanke knows Ron Paul and the audit the Fed movement are extremely dangerous. That’s why he is pushing this facile “oops” theory. In order to fix things, the Fed will use its “knowledge of complex financial institutions” in order to supervise them, he writes in his Mockingbird editorial.
Allowing audits of Federal Reserve monetary policy would increase the perceived influence of Congress on interest rate decisions, he says.