Understanding the Reality of Income Inequality and Why It Is So.

We have all heard recently of the startling OXFAM report that found that the 85 richest people in the world have more wealth than 3.5 billion poorest among us. That, in and of itself is a startling statement, and those who have read this probably thought that it was sad, interesting, but didn’t really impact their lives, Thank God.

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Here are the facts as they are currently in the world:

1). The great majority of the 3.5 billion have no net wealth at all.

2). Hundreds of millions of them have jobs that hardly pay enough to feed their families.

3). Millions of them rely on supplements from private charity and public assistance when they can.

4). Hundreds of millions are undernourished, suffer food insecurity, or go hungry each month, including many among the very poorest in the United States.

5). The number of people living in poverty is growing at a faster rate than the world’s population.

6). Most of the 3.5 billion earn an average of $2.50 a day.

7). The poorest 40 percent of the world population accounts for just 5 percent of all global income.

8). About 80 percent of all humanity live on less than $10 a day.

These are staggering, sad facts, but as you ho hum about these facts, there is something these people have the next 20% of those “who are better off” don’t have. They have a ZERO net worth. The NEXT UPPER 20% actually have a NEGATIVE net worth and are in fact worse off really than that pitiful 3.5 billion.

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They have a car, but a debt associated with it. They have a home, but a mortgage debt they will carry for 20 or 30 years! They have an education, but a college tuition debt they will carry for an average of ten years or more.

The point here is that as sad as the situation is for these bottom 3.5 billion, they are freer now that their economic rape is complete. Most of us however, are NOW in the process of being drained of any hope of achieving middle or upper class status, because we are the ones who are now willingly enslaving ourselves to feed the insatiable need for power to accrue more wealth and more control of everything.

The superrich in America and in many other countries find ways, legal and illegal, to shelter much of their wealth in secret accounts. We don’t really know how very rich the very rich really are. Can we really compare private jets, mansions, landed estates, super luxury vacation retreats, luxury apartments, luxury condos, and luxury cars, not to mention hundreds of billions of dollars in equities, bonds, commercial properties, art works, antiques, etc.—can we really compare all that enormous wealth against some millions of used cars, used furniture, and used television sets, many of which are ready to break down?  Of what resale value if any, are such minor durable-use commodities?

This is the illusion we are all buying! The truth is 90% of us could not survive 30-60 days without an income! We are the working slaves supporting this continually growing obscene oligarchy. The 3.5 billion are really the devoured cadavers of this reality and they can no longer speak up. We are the still viable and able bodied that can stand up and say ENOUGH. It is time to end this obscenity. We need to realize that the end reality of this trend is, as history has repeatedly taught, a violent and unnecessary bloody revolt and a step back for humanity as a whole. In fact, when we look around it has already started in places like Egypt, Yemen, Ukraine, India, Venezuela, and Africa.

If we do not speak now, we will never be able to speak out. If we do not act now to weed out the political reality we are now subject to, we will not have the right to even pretend we have a democracy. Can we not see that believing these realities of the poor are not our realities is exactly what is allowing this reality to continue to grow and exist? Think about these things the next time you, in your delusion, you rail against governments regulating the banking industry or governments providing social services such as health care or social security. Think about this when you think about those of color who are growing up in jail, instead of schools as the bane on society, while the greatest criminals are sipping champagne and eating caviar on Wall Street, bragging about how little it took to bribe this Senator or that Congressman, and what fools they were when they passed this bill or that that gave these oligarchs carte blanche over our lives.

For the love of God and humanity, we must THINK for ourselves and not allow “our opinion” to be piped into our brains from talking heads! If we can accomplish that honesty with ourselves, we will take our civilization and our evolution to the next level—Recognizing we are all sovereign human beings. In accomplishing that we will no longer need governance or standing armies because we will all fully understand the self-evident fact that ALL men and women are created equal.  We will understand the reality that we can only be successful as the least among us.

We cannot allow this inequality to continue unchecked. We all know what needs to be done to correct it. Let’s get to it.

Making Government Serve the People Starts with Understanding the Left/Right Fraud

In politics and sociology, divide and rule (or divide and conquer) (derived from Greek: διαίρει καὶ βασίλευε, diaírei kaì basíleue) is gaining and maintaining power by breaking up larger concentrations of power into pieces that individually have less power than the one implementing the strategy. The concept refers to a strategy that breaks up existing power structures and prevents smaller power groups from linking up.

The maxims divide et impera and divide ut regnes were utilized by the Roman ruler Caesar and the French emperor Napoleon. The example of Gabinius exists, parting the Jewish nation into five conventions, reported by Flavius Josephus in Book I, 169-170 of The Wars of the Jews (De bello Judaico). Strabo also reports in Geography, 8.7.3 that the Achaean League was gradually dissolved under the Roman possession of the whole of Macedonia, owing to them not dealing with the several states in the same way, but wishing to preserve some and to destroy others.

Elements of this conquer and divide technique involve:

  • creating or encouraging divisions among the subjects to prevent alliances that could challenge the sovereign
  • aiding and promoting those who are willing to cooperate with the sovereign
  • fostering distrust and enmity between local rulers
  • encouraging meaningless expenditures that reduce the capability for political and military spending

Historically, this strategy was used in many different ways by empires seeking to expand their territories.

In America the left-right political spectrum is a system of classifying political positions, ideologies and parties. Left-wing politics and right-wing politics are often presented as opposed, although a particular individual or group may take a left-wing stance on one matter and a right-wing stance on another.

The right is always the party sector associated with the interests of the upper or dominant classes, the left the sector expressive of the lower economic or social classes, and the centre that of the middle classes. Historically this criterion seems acceptable. The conservative right has defended entrenched prerogatives, privileges and powers; the left has attacked them. The right has been more favorable to the aristocratic position, to the hierarchy of birth or of wealth; the left has fought for the equalization of advantage or of opportunity, for the claims of the less advantaged.

However, what we have witnessed over the last fifty years is that the privileged elitists have completely usurped the political system to serve their interest and as a result 98% of the economic growth in America since 2008 has gone to the upper 1/2 of 1% of us. Isn’t it ironic that at the same time we, as a political nation, have never been more polarized?

Twice in this period we have seem groups try to emerge to counter this reality. The Tea Party was NOT started by the far right. It was started in Boston to protest the findings of George Bush’s 911 Commission, but was quickly financed covertly by the Koch Brothers and now espouses a doctrine that the MSM categorizes as the “far right”.

The Occupy Movement rose up in opposition to the realities of what was and is happening to our economic opportunities. The MSM associated them with the “far left” socialistic movement and they quickly faded from view.

What we have to understand here is that this polarization is being orchestrated by the oligarchic few to keep us from uniting to demand economic equality and they are being very successful with this strategy. Most of us take a position of left or right, Democrat or Republican and then we view the opposition to our views as “the enemy”, “the fools”, but we honestly and clearly have no idea why. We are conditioned to regurgitate the points that the paid talking heads baboons tell us to think. All the while, we are sinking deeper and deeper into economic disparity and those at the top are taking more and more.

It is time we wake to this reality. WE ARE ALL BEING PLAYED!! Whether you associate with right or left, blue or red, big government or no government and any other crap you have been fed, stop for a moment and THINK. What is in MY best interest? Make it personal. We are made to believe if we support this party or that party, then we can rally and throw the rascals out. That is BS. Regardless of who has the current majority, the policies supporting big business, corporations, and the oligarchy DO NOT change and that is because we do not have a REAL choice other than the color banner of the pre-selected monkey we send to Washington. Even that is being manipulated by the recent rash of gerrymandering.

Be honest with yourself now. Ask a simple question. Why is there only a 13% approval rating of CONgress, if 50% of us agree on this party or that party? It is because we all know we are being played! So what are we going to do about this? First, let’s stop arguing among ourselves over the red vs. blue crap. Starting engaging each other about how we really solve the problems in our local communities. Let’s all register Independent! Don’t choose red or blue, choose red, white, and blue.

Starting at the local level, then district levels, then state levels, let’s start electing people we know and trust from our communities, not the monkeys trouped out for our perusal. Meet everyone in your block and in your neighborhood. Have a street party to talk about your needs with one rule in place, no red versus blue or liberal versus conservative talk allowed. Meet to get to know one another and with the goal to develop what your block neighborhood, and city really needs. Identify the leaders among your group and encourage them to run for office, with one condition, no corporate or party campaign funding accepted. See what happens as this grows.

Look we all know what’s wrong, we just haven’t accepted the fact we have been duped. It is embarrassing, but we have to get beyond this now. Let’s do it.