The dismantling of the American middle and working classes and the dissolution of the democratic republic.
The incoming tide is washing away all that was America and soon the democratic republic will be replaced will a totalitarian regime that is now waiting in the wings, having already consolidated it's power through the military-industrial-oil-banking complex.
This complex, once American companies, are now multi-billion dollar, multi-national organisations that no longer have any need for America. Indeed, they find the constraints of American labour and environmental law untenable and view the wages required by the American working and middle classes to maintain their living standards as a costly and burdensome expense that needs to be eliminated. Thus, having transferred loyalty from country and community to a rootless corporate entity they are free of any sentiment or sense of responsibility to America and Americans. They believe only in the precept of profit and worship greed as their god.
The only "vision" this New Order has is the same ageless order- that of rich and poor, ruler and servant , master and slave. It is a two tier system that does not require a middle class or a self governing populace. "What a cruel reflection that a rich country cannot long be a free one." --Thomas Jefferson: Travels in France, 1787.
These multi-nationals have been eroding the sovereignty of nations so that they can manipulate with more ease through the borderless landscape of the WTO and have been writing out their requirements in so-called free trade agreements that gives them carte blanche. Instead of representing the good of the people, our government has bent over backwards to facilitate these trade agreements, without examining their actions from a cost/ benefit standpoint. These agreements do not ensure/elevate the standards of pay/benefits for the working poor nor do these treaties set environmental standards that would protect the workers and the citizenry.
Even as their way of life erodes around them,they offer little outcry. The majority of the middle and working classes have been easily conquered through the televised instillation of attitudes of mediocrity, resignation and apathy; in this stupor they are content to just get by. Others have been disenfranchised through drug or alcohol addiction, criminal activities, poverty and lack of sufficient education/educational opportunities.
Under the guise of diversity (note the root word di- to divide), we, as a society, have been deliberately divided as to make it easier for us to be conquered. Instead of being encouraged to celebrate our commonality as fellow human beings all inhabiting the same planet, we have been pitted against each other by ethnicity and race; political, ideological, religious and cultural differences are highlighted to keep us separated.
Instead of working together to improve our situation, people keep dividing off into more micro-groups, each promoting a specific agenda, seemingly unaware of the big picture-that if we do not band together to uphold freedom in general none of us will have our particular freedoms that we individually cherish. Others fear that dissent is unpatriotic and remain quiet. In the end,without freedom,desperation will cause people to turn against each other and step on each other in the mad scramble for existence. "Our fellow citizens have been led hoodwinked from their principles by a most extraordinary combination of circumstances. But the band is removed, and they now see for themselves." --Thomas Jefferson to John Dickinson, 1801. Let us hope!
As our freedom is being restricted here in America, our government advertises and exports the ideal of democracy to the world . They do not like dissent or just plain differences of opinion and use the "Patriot Act" to monitor any citizen they deem suspicious; and intend to expand the act further. Even our vote is being rendered meaningless, as unverifiable electronic voting machines come into play. Thomas Jefferson said in 1790, "The republican is the only form of government which is not eternally at open or secret war with the rights of mankind." but today our own government acts against it's own citizens-trampling rights to save us-but from what is the greater danger?
The sons and daughters of the working and middle classes are being sent to fight and to die to institute freedom and democracy in areas that not only do not want us there but do not want our formula for government either.
Freedom wellsprings from the heart. If people choose against freedom or choose not to stand up for their own freedom against those who would bring them tyranny, is it right for America to force freedom upon them? "We surely cannot deny to any nation that right whereon our own government is founded, that every one may govern itself according to whatever form it pleases and change these forms at its own will ... The will of the nation is the only thing essential to be regarded." --Thomas Jefferson to Gouverneur Morris, 1792.
Or maybe, they see that America does not practice the principles of democracy that it preaches? Or maybe, they see through the rhetoric, and see the economic imperialism that is driving the machine?"
So, the ultimate question becomes, WHAT are we fighting for? And WHY are we NOT fighting to maintain our own liberty?
Our Founding Fathers considered American democracy to only be an experiment; a quote from Benjamin Franklin at the adjournment of the Constitutional Convention in September 1787, when asked by a certain Mrs. Powell of Philadelphia, "What kind of government had been bestowed on the country as a result of the Convention's four-month effort?," Dr. Franklin was reported to have replied: "A republic, madam, if you can keep it."
"I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them." Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)
The question is before each of us-can we keep this republic? Are we willing to stand up and together stand fast to protect our freedom?
NOW IS THE TIME!