Date: December 30, 2007
It is just like the sex taboo…or, the taboo surrounding sexual politics…
In the very fact that almost nobody is talking about it…everybody knows, that something dire and rotten is going on.
This has been on the horizon for the past decade, plus…literally.
Bought and paid for politicians (not paid for by the U.S. public, and not owned by them) forced through programs like NAFTA…and just kept on piggybacking off of it, throwing the vital stability of checks and balances, clear out the window.
The U.S. public let the government hand our own, industrial infrastructure over to Mexico and now China, on a silver platter…or, more specifically, they let the idiots who run the multi-billion dollar U.S. companies, seize control of the government and force new laws that would allow them to tare the existing jobs out of the U.S., and toss them to Mexico and China…where they’d not have to pay anybody a living wage.
We are seeing a lot of horrible consequences, because of this. The workers who have built these companies, have had the rug pulled out from underneath them, and most are hurting now. Health codes of China are lax, and we are seeing a lot more bad products…some down right dangerous. Now, the “cheaper” priced stuff is going up in price, because of all the crap that’s going on with the economy, and people not being able to afford to buy so much. People are losing their homes and going bankrupt at record paces (as the government has made new laws, forcing everyone to pay back their debts, and removing protections on the little people…curiously timed legislation, that one)…
I am looking at the possibility of losing my own job (which is not an enviable job, by any imagination), as consequence of chain reaction…because our state economy has been in a slow bleeding death, for the past several years.
I’m incredibly frustrated, because those of us who have seen what is going on and said “this is wrong”, have been waiting…and waiting…and waiting, and waiting, and waiting, and waiting…endlessly, for this damned collapse to happen and get over with. It is going to happen. There is no chance that we will avoid it, at this phase…unless something drastic happens (an emergency coup?)…even then, it will take years to repair the damage…and I’m not convinced that the U.S. economy can survive the way things are currently going, for another year.
What U.S. citizens have been keeping themselves content with, is jobs (not careers, but crappy jobs) with no security, little to no benefits, no wages that you can actually live off of or better yourself on…and credit card companies, who mindlessly issue everyone (including the fish in your fish bowl) a credit card.
I’ve never seen so many people living stressed out, dead tired, existing from weekly paycheck to paycheck, worried about their future (and their children’s), not able to save any money for investing or emergencies, losing their homes and everything…as what I am seeing today…
…in “the wealthiest nation on planet earth”…where billions upon billions of dollars are going into foreign wars, and foreign aid…
…The crisis is happening at home…but we cant even get competent government agencies, to deal with emergencies.
The insane thing, is that all of these “smart” owners and managers of big business, who’ve run off to seek their continued fortune in China, wont be able to sell a damned bit of their product, except to the most wealthy people on the globe…They’ve cut their own throats (not that they don’t likely have all their wealth transferred to precious metals and euros, already…and a home in another country, to hightail it out of the U.S., so as to be nowhere near it when the real emergency happens).
Car dealerships are offering insane deals, just to get people to walk through their doors…they are desperate, because “nobody” is buying cars, anymore…they cant afford it.
The good car manufacturing jobs went off to some other country, and the abysmal wages the former employees are “living” off of today (if any), wont pay for a car.
I can understand where a few areas of the U.S. still might not have felt the full blunt of what is going on (Hollywood has a global economy, after all, and a lot of business can exist off of Hollywood, for example)…but, there have been entire states in the U.S., which have faced financial collapse emergencies, very recently…and they don’t even get mention one from the politicians, and very little coverage by the national news…if any.
It is insane what is going on in the U.S., while many people in other areas of the U.S., seem to be literally oblivious to it.
A lot of U.S. citizens are in for a very rude awakening.
I am just sick of waiting for it, because I want to know the rules and what we are facing in the aftermath…So I can at least pick up a few pieces, and move forward.
It has been a mystery, as to what to do, in order to try and salvage as much wealth and property as I can (which is not much).
I’m disgusted that most people have done nothing to put a stop to this…and we are all going to bite the bullet, because of it.
I wish things were rosier…