Anyone paying even a mediocre amount of attention to what’s going in the United States is aware that the country is on a path that is unsustainable. That unsustainability will inevitably lead to social disorder that could have the US looking a lot like Venezuela.
Joe Joseph from The Daily Sheeple says that this social disorder will be the result of widening wealth gaps because the status quo will continue. There will be no changes in the input or feedback loops of society.
Since the corporate mainstream media is basically a haven for well-educated hoity-toity individuals…I’ll give you just a example…Anderson Cooper. A lot of people don’t know that he’s the son of Gloria Vanderbilt. Everybody knows the Vanderbilt money, right? They [the mainstream media] are basically these well-educated people with some family wealth, upper-middle class social circles, and the media coverage of the slow drip of financial anxiety is sparse. Why? They’re making money. They don’t care. They’re not gonna ‘upset the apple cart.’ And why should they?
It’s sort of amazing that the US hasn’t already exploded in class warfare, says Joseph. “Because the fuse is lit.”
They’ve got these fixes like universal basic income that are embraced by the likes of Zuck at Facebook…They don’t offer a real stake in the nation’s productive capital. As a result, they are just band-aids on a sucking chest wound. That’s a great analogy by Charles Hugh Smith.
The solution, for most, is to give the power to the state to fix it. But they can’t, and they won’t.
Our problems are now, of course, exasperated by markets and centralized power. They aren’t fixed by the state. They can’t be because the state’s owned by the markets. [And the state is literally centralized power]
I’ve always said that the root cause of the problem is money. I mean, we can go back and we can look at [how to change it]…let’s not forget that in everything we do, people will always find a ‘workaround’. So, somehow, someway, you gotta take that workaround away. You can impose legislation, you can try prohibition, it doesn’t matter what it is, money, my friends, is the root of all this evil.
And Joseph is not wrong. When looking at a scandal or a problem, if everyday Americans simply asked themselves “who will profit from this?” the answers would appear. This goes for everything, from the flu epidemic (the vaccine manufacturers are profiting) to the Uranium One deal (Hillary Clinton profited.) It isn’t that hard to discern the fact that the state is profiting. Look at how much politicians are worth compared to yourself, and then ask yourself, “have I profited from electing any politician?” That answer is a resounding ‘no.’
The economy can turn on a dime and we have set ourselves up for epic failure. This isn’t a ‘kick the can down the road’ scenario anymore. This is a serious…this problem has to be fixed and fixed fast. Because if it doesn’t, I fear what’s happening in Venezuela could very easily happen in America.
Be prepared, but don’t live in fear.