WHY? WHY? WHY?

For 30 years I have been pondering the question of why corporations and the Powers That Be set out to destroy the American Middle Class.  Nothing I heard or dreamed up made a lot of sense to me.  There are conspiracy theories by the hundreds out there and some even are at least partly true.  Greed and the fact that rich is never rich enough to the superrich of the world so they outsourced our labor to points of the cheapest labor.  When that spot got a little more expensive they moved to another country.

Crazy (like a fox)  Ross Perot told us exactly what would happen when treaties like NAFTA,GATT, WTO were entered into “The sucking sound Ross was referring to were our jobs going elsewhere and our wages headed to the basement.  Meantime the residents of the palaces on the hill were singing the praises of  Free Trade and the wonders of Trickle Down Economics. (What they didn’t tell us that the trickle was warm and salty) and smelled just like pee.  We bathed in the bullshit like it was the word of God.

So , none of the theories worked for me and I’ve been wrestling with the answer for many years.  The other night while I was thinking about the post I had just written All About Productivity it hit me.

HERE’S THE REASON I THINK IS THE DRIVING FORCE BEHIND THE DESTRUCTION OF MIDDLE CLASSES EVERYWHERE.  THE WORLD POPULATION IN ABOUT HALF THE WORLD IS AT A MERE REPLACEMENT VALUE AND LOTS OF THESE COUNTRIES THE WORK FORCE IS AGING.  WHEN THE LABOR FORCES GET SMALLER THE COST OF LABOR GOES UP AND LORDY THAT CUTS INTO PROFITS.  (CAN’T HAVE THAT) SO BEFORE THEY WOULD ALLOW THAT THEY INTEND TO DRIVE US ALL TO THE LEVEL OF PEASANTS THAT ARE UNDER EDUCATED  , AND INTO FIGHT FOR MERE SURVIVAL THAT WE WON’T HAVE THE ENERGY OR BRAINS TO FIGHT BACK.  THEY BELIEVE THAT MACHINES WILL REPLACE THE TALENTED WORK FORCE OF THE FUTURE AND WELL BE BACK OUT HOEING BEANS.  THAT’S MY THEORY.

You see evidence of this everywhere including the military.  The future wet dream of the military brains are for an all robotic army, navy and air force.  The examples exist today, drones, unmanned helicopters, unmanned air planes, robot machine guns and more we probably don’t know about.  That  may sound appealing when you think of no manpower on the battlefield, but wait, who do you think these robots will be shooting at.  Duck you dummy it’s you and me.

The evidence is clear today, busted unions and workforces forced to work for survival wages.  Just think a minute about CAptain Sully of Hudson river fame.  Working after 30 years in the cockpit for 60 % of his former wages and a destroyed pension.  Or the Boston commuter air pilots that recently crashed both flight officers working for 20K or less.

So ignore all this if you dare the power to turn this around is in our hands, so far we have done nothing.  Just keep on shopping at Walmart , and buying all that imported food, clothes , shoes etc or you could work harder and spend a little effort to buy American , it can be done. The surprise so far for me is the difference in quality of the clothes I have purchased.  I would not in the end be surprised if it isn’t actually isn’t cheaper in the long run.

Navy Chief on unmanned Naval craft and one size fits all nonsense .  Remember Robert McNamara from my Navy days , he was a one size fits all kinda guy.  They didn’t and ended throwing a lot of money down the drain.  He not only was stupid, but also a liar and knew that Nam could not be won and pissed away an additional 50,000 lives or so.  HERE’S THE TALE

ANYWAY , THAT’S THEIR PLAN YOU HAVE A CHOICE .  YOU CAN PLAY WITH THEM OR YOU CAN PLAY WITH ME.

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