American Manufacturing Destroyed By Free Trade
Watching Congress and President Obama last week convinced me that our government has given up on the United States and is now simply trying to minimize the financial impact of America’s collapse on the ruling elite. If those in power were truly interested in saving America they would be cutting the federal deficit and doing everything possible to create jobs in this country.
We are seeing just the opposite.
The government agreed to extend the disastrous Bush era tax cuts to the richest Americans…who saw their wealth increase by roughly 39% since 2007…rather than paying down the federal debt. This alone will add about a trillion dollars to the deficit and generate few, if any jobs. It also shows that neither party is serious about returning America to fiscal responsibility and that politicians view our debt as insurmountable. In other words the United States is bankrupt.
Early last week President Obama announced another free trade agreement, this time with South Korea. Free trade means multinational corporations can import cheap products into the United States while we export good paying American jobs to slave labor countries. Globalization and free trade coupled with unrestrained corporate greed are responsible for the destruction of our manufacturing base and middle class.
Continuing the policies that are destroying the United States either represents a psychosis on the part of politicians or a deliberate attempt to control America’s collapse. It appears that the rich are trying to strip America’s dying corpse before dumping her in the gutter.
The fact that the United States is in terminal decline is no longer in question. The only issue remaining is weather we go down with dignity and grace or kicking and screaming like a crack whore in the back of a police cruiser.
A soft landing for America 40 years from now? Don’t bet on it. The demise of the United States as the global superpower could come far more quickly than anyone imagines. If Washington is dreaming of 2040 or 2050 as the end of the American Century, a more realistic assessment of domestic and global trends suggests that in 2025, just 15 years from now, it could all be over except for the shouting.
via How America will collapse (by 2025) – U.S. Economy – Salon.com.
America’s days as the worlds economic engine are coming to an end. Poverty, homelessness, starvation and increasing violence await the decimated middle class. The few jobs industry does create over the next decade will be lower paying positions with no benefits. Prices will increase on everything as the dollar is devalued and wages plummet.
Gay and Lesbian Americans will be particularly hard hit. As companies continue downsizing and more workers are thrown into poverty, those affected by the economic depression will seek a scapegoat for their hardship and loss of lifestyle. Gays and Lesbians are traditionally targeted by the power structure to divert attention from the true villains, corporate greed and government corruption.
Violence against Gays and Lesbians will increase as the christian leadership and their fascist government mouthpieces blame the immoral “homo” for bringing gods wrath down on America. This is already happening as registered hate groups like the American Family Association and the Family Research Council are given an audience on MSNBC, CNN and Fox News. These hate groups are courted by producers seeking viewer share and are often allowed to spew their bigoted opinions unchallenged by facts.
How many times has CNN invited the Grand Dragon of the Ku Klux Klan to speak on affirmative action? Why is the corporate controlled media stoking the fires of hate by allowing such negative portrayal of Gays and Lesbians? Our community is being set up as the immoral boogie man responsible America’s collapse.
We have seen the practice runs in countries like Uganda and Kenya where christian ministers claim that prosperity will be restored to the country when immorality is driven from the land. The christian theofascist’s, or Dominionists as they are called, view America’s impending collapse as an opportunity to solidify their hold on government and replace the United States constitution with biblical law. Of course this will be incredibly bad for the Gay and Lesbian Americans mercilessly hunted and killed in accordance with christian beliefs.
The simply fact that the controlling Democratic Party has passed zero equality measures for Gays and Lesbians since taking power is a clear indication that those government officials understand the role our community will play in a post collapse America.
So what you gonna do?
I suggest a tastefully decorated and well stocked bunker in the mountains where you can not only survive but thrive as corporate christian brown shirts scour the cities purging iPods of dance music and rounding up the stray Gays still cruising back alleys in search of plump prepubescents to convert. A large garden, some chickens and a few drag goats would compliment your bunker nicely and feed you while that crack whore that was once America’s middle class kicks out the windows of the police cruiser then torches the mall.
Short of that everyone should have at least three months worth of food, a decent gun with plenty of ammunition and a well crafted escape plan to get you out of the city when they start rounding up the morally impure and sexually confused.
Now, at this point you may be saying to yourself, “Oh Christopher, that can’t possibly happen in America. Boo on you for scaring the people.” Let me just say that in the 1930′s many Gay German’s saw what was coming and fled the cities before the Nazi’s slapped pink triangles on their brothers and locked them in prison camps. Those who left lived. The ones who stayed tried to blend in but were ultimately outed by tortured friends and lovers.
This may come as a shock but companies such as Google, Facebook and Twitter know you’re Gay. You may think you are closeted but your online associations and viewing habits create a distinct profile. Your wife may not know you pick up men on rentboy.com but the government and your internet provider do. If you think you can quietly “pass” as the christian militia rounds up your Gay and Lesbian neighbors you will be in for a big surprise and a long internment in the local “reorientation facility”.
You have a choice. You can do nothing and hope that the Faith Based Breadlines ™ and Compassionate Christian Shelters ™ don’t demand a “penal displacement” test before feeding the poor and sheltering the unclean or you can responsibly prepare for an uncertain future in a volatile and evolving world.