Waking Up First, Acting Up Second, Demanding Equality

In our ongoing efforts to help wake ourselves up, it is important to understand that failure to awaken is tantamount to dying, in every sense of that word. Part of this understanding is we have to understand that we, the majority of the world, are victims of own lack of uniting together to change our reality.

Did you know that the 85 richest people in the world have about as much wealth as the poorest 50% of the entire global population does?  In other words, 85 extremely wealthy individuals have about as much wealth as the poorest 3,500,000,000 have.  This shocking statistic comes from a new report on global poverty by Oxfam.  And actually Oxfam’s report probably significantly underestimates the true scope of the problem, because Oxfam relies on publicly reported numbers.  At the very top of the food chain, the global elite are masters at hiding their wealth. The global elite have approximately 32 trillion dollars (that we know about) stashed in offshore banks around the world.  That would be about enough to pay off the entire U.S. national debt and still buy every good and service produced in the United States for an entire year.

There is certainly nothing wrong with making money.  However, when the scales become this unbalanced it is time to correct this injustice. 4 billion people on this planet live on less than $2 per day. Now the reality is that there isn’t a snow ball’s chance of “making it”. Today, we have a debt-based global financial system which is dominated by gigantic predator corporations and big banks.  Working together with national governments, these corporations and banks have constructed a system called “Corporatism” in which the percentage of all global wealth that is being funneled to the very top of the pyramid steadily grows over time. That wealth has expanded by 42% just in the last five years.

This isn’t just a phenomena in the US, or the developed nations, this is also happening in virtually every other nation on the face of the planet.  The global elite have rigged the game to send just about all of the rewards their way, and it is working.  The following are facts taken directly from Oxfam’s latest report

•Almost half of the world’s wealth is now owned by just one percent of the population.

The wealth of the one percent richest people in the world amounts to $110 trillion. That’s 65 times the total wealth of the bottom half of the world’s population.

•The bottom half of the world’s population owns the same as the richest 85 people in the world.

•Seven out of ten people live in countries where economic inequality has increased in the last 30 years.

•The richest one percent increased their share of income in 24 out of 26 countries for which we have data between 1980 and 2012.

In the US, the wealthiest one percent captured 95 percent of post-financial crisis growth since 2009, while the bottom 90 percent became poorer.

Here are the factual impacts from this reality? In a memo to clients provided to Secrets, David John Marotta calculates, that in the US,  the actual unemployment rate of those not working at a sky-high 37.2 percent, not the 6.7 percent advertised by the Fed, and the Misery Index at over 14, not the 8 claimed by the government. In The rest of the world it is equivalent to that or higher.

In fact, as the elites meet in Davos next week, we are facing conditions never experienced in modern times on a global basis. The elite will give lip service to income inequality, but they honestly have no basis to understand the misery their greed has inflicted. However, they do have a sense of impending danger to their safety. They do worry that revolt is rising globally and that their personal safety may be in jeopardy, but it is unlikely that anything effective, like a redistribution of wealth, will come from  Davos.

It is time for us to stand up together, globally, and remove these shackles. We must do it in a non violent, but determined manner. A million people every day in every capital of the world standing and demanding economic parity, dignity, our fair share in the form of livable wages, reasonable access to shelter, education, health care, and economic opportunity, It is time we take the responsibility to act up and speak up. No one or no government is going to do it for us. It is time we stop fooling ourselves, and lying to ourselves that it is going to be OK. Surely someone will take care of this. No one is going to do this except us. We really have to get that before it is too late.

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What We Need Now is Passionate, but Certain Justice and Accountability

In my last article, I talked about the need to DEFRAG our minds. To remove the “engineered” fear, resentment, anger, and greed that we have been “programmed” to buy into to allow the “status quo” power elite to continue their rape of the world’s economy and enslave the majority of us. I assure you I understand that statement does seem a little “out there”, but it is the truth and the historical facts reveal the truth of that statement.

We saw a slight glimpse of our power as we, on a global basis, stepped up and said no to slinging missiles at Syria. Now we have to turn that same conscious determination toward the politicians and banksters who are raping our economies. We need to counter the armies of influence that sends its brigades of Wall Streeter’s, lobbyists, AIPAC, Harvard and Stanford MBA’s,  and the Fed’s minions to buy and intimidate our weak and greedy members of Congress, as they are the agents that wages the elites war against the American people, and for that matter, the people of Europe and the Middle East.

Yes indeed, inside American and European governments, from presidents to Prime Ministers to Congress and European Parliaments, and yes even the Supreme Courts have been waging relentless and frequent wars against the people and been doing it for decades. Ever ask yourself why Chief Justice Roberts deems corporations as citizens for elections purposes but not for the purpose of jailing its executives and boards when corporations commit crimes? Why the US Attorney General says bringing criminal charges for criminal acts perpetrated by bankers could bring down our economies? Really? How does that work in practical senses? We hook up a few of the Big Five CEOs and the world economy collapses?

When we say war, just what do we mean by that exactly? Let us go over some of these wars. I am sure we all know the War on Poverty that Lyndon Johnson announced in his State of the Union Address on January 8, 1964. Close to $800 billion has been spent on this war, a war with the intention to alleviate the poverty in America. Well, are we winning the War? The American people as taxpayers are losing the war and poverty is winning. After some 50 years the poverty line is still around 19% and it is unlikely that we will see any improvement in our lifetime.

With an average of $35 billion a year being spent as part of the War on Poverty, including some innovative program names such as Great Society, VISTA, Job Corps, Head Start, there are now, according to 2012 figures some 43 million American living below poverty line, 47 million people on food stamps, including some 2.9 million children who are homeless, and 1.5 million Americans living on less than $2 a day. What is Congress’ solution? Cut the food stamp program and Head Start!

Now let’s take a look at the War on Drugs, which seems our government is winning by keeping this war raging on Americans, especially poor Americans. Richard Nixon declared his War on Drugs back in 1971 and while the different drug fighting agencies and the military spend tens of billions, drugs continue to flow into the US and our prisons are filled almost to capacity. We are number 1 in the world with the highest percentage of incarcerated population with over 2.3 million in jail, and our most economically disadvantaged young black and brown youth bearing unequally the highest percentage of those incarcerated.

While our nation schools are run down and in desperate need of repairs and expansion, our national budget for prisons exceeds $60 billion annually, with some $5 billion allocated to building new prisons as part of the “privatization” programs which are giving private corporations the funds and the profits to the tune of $24,000 per prisoner. Drugs are winning, we citizens are losing our treasure, our children and our future and our governments (Federal and state) and its partners are winning with profits and asset seizures. This, as more and more stories reveal, allow our government to keep supporting the Taliban, Mexican and Columbian Drug cartels, and the Afghan heroin trade, which in turn funds the different “black box operations”. One simple fact is to check out how fast poppy production in Afghanistan has increased since we invaded that country. I rest my case.

America’s wars against its citizens do not stop at poverty and drugs, it goes beyond that to affect some 45 million of uninsured Americans, with millions mainly in the poorest state such as West Virginia, Mississippi, Kentucky, North and South Carolina are unable to afford visiting a health or dental clinic for years. Medical expenses are the biggest factor in the ever increasing number of people declaring bankruptcy. Yet the very representatives of these states in the House and Senate votes tens of billions in aid to Israel, a country that enjoys much better health care than most Americans. Why do the citizens of these states keep returning these corrupt representatives back to Congress without demanding funding for health care here at home?

Last, but certainly not least is the war on terrorism. This is the “Granddaddy” of them all. Some cost estimates are $10 trillion and counting. In a previous article, we tried to illustrate the meaning of “a trillion” of anything because we need to see numbers in terms we can understand what that really means. For example, a trillion seconds is 32,000 YEARS! So 10 trillion seconds is 320,000 YEARS! Hope that helps illustrate the perspective here.

Then there is the manufactured “crisis’s” that go along with the wars. We start with the Savings & Loan Association Crisis of 1980-1990 where 747 savings & loans went bust costing us poor taxpayers over $341 Billion. Then came the Junk Bond Crisis, where certain greedy bankers such as Drexel Burnham Lambert organized what is called a “leveraged buyout” of well-known companies, which simply meant looting them out of the cash they had and then making the stock worthless, and then finally offer these stocks as “junk bonds” to another groups of financial crooks. This crisis cost American taxpayers over $500 billion, not to mention the trillions of shareholders assets that went up in smoke.

Then we had the “Internet Bubble”.  Promoters with registered “corporate names” only and simple idea were able to raise tens of millions of dollars and the result was billions simply disappeared in what is known now as the “Internet Bubble” of 2003-2006.

When the crooks of Enron waged war on California, rigging electricity and energy prices causing California to almost go bust, Bill Clinton’s then Treasury Secretary Larry Summers simply refused to even consider the legitimate claims of Californians that Enron was rigging the prices. Secretary Summers did not believe the millions of consumers but he believed Enron. Enron employees who put their trust in the management and in the audit company and in the Federal Government who were bound to protect their interests, lost hundreds of millions of their 401Ks and of course their life time savings in company stocks that became worthless. Many simply lost everything, including their entire pension funds.

Then came the Auto crisis, with its government bailout that cost 40,000 out of 60,000 good paying jobs with employees losing most of their pension benefits. Then the Housing Crisis and we all know someone affected by the mess that continues to this day. Billions of hard earned savings invested in our homes up in smoke and the banks can’t even determine who really owns those mortgages anymore!

You see when you lay it all out like this, it is as obvious as a heart attack, is it not?  No need to go back to the Great Depression, but we only need to go back to the last 30 years or so and go over some of these campaigns against the American people. Government campaigns orchestrated by banksters, and corporate elite that robbed us of our savings, our pensions, our 401Ks, our shareholdings and investments in publicly traded companies, robbed us of the equity in our homes which for most Americans are the only true savings. Left us with crumpling schools and infrastructure, hopeless for a better future, our best and brightest youth dead or scarred for life because of endless wars that ripped their very souls out.

We don’t need to get angry. We don’t need to demand anyone’s head on a platter, because quite frankly there aren’t that many platters available and we have to honestly look in the mirror and ask ourselves why we let this go on for so long. You won’t like the answer.

However, it must stop now. We must right the ship and get back on course to the future of our true destiny as a civilization. Enough is enough! Those responsible for this carnage must be removed and where justified, stand before a jury of their peers to be judged and punished if necessary and it must start right now, today. Like calm responsible parents, we must stop this insanity before it is too late and everyone gets hurt even more. We simply have to get off our collective asses, accept the responsibility to make it right and do exactly what we did when it came to Syria. Let’s not stop now!

PS:  A little note to my friends who are comfortable and may even consider themselves a part of “the elite”, you are not. If you are not in the top ½%, you are just the gilded slaves. There is no immunity in war. Ask yourselves, “Do I have a ticket to a DUMB facility?” See what I mean?

It’s Time To DeFRAG Our Minds!

While there is much going on in the world, I haven’t been feeling the urge to write about it. Syria, the economy, the extreme weather events all seem part of the same old paradigm. Instead, I have felt compelled to go “inward” to really gauge what this conscious reality is saying to me. How should I be reacting to the outer world? The answers have been coming in fast and surprising ways. I realized I have been writing for years about waking up and seeing the world for what it is, but in fact I was still in the process of waking up myself.

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While I realized the banksters, politicians, and cabal groups were the core cause of our current condition, and their intentions were to control us like sheep, I really didn’t see why they were so successful in what was such obvious offenses against humanity. It is they play our emotions like a fiddle. I realized they created red flag operations and we all snapped in line with the response they wanted from us. Those emotions are fear, resentment, anger, and greed (FRAG).

We have to fear the terrorists, and yet an honest assessment of the past ten years would show that the military operations of the West in Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Syria, Gaza, and Yemen, among others places, were responsible for more terror than any Jihadist or Hezbollah group inflicted. We were to fear the collapse of the economy after the banksters raped the economy, but in retrospect, we should have feared the effects of TARP and QE1-3 instead. If we would have let the “too big to fail banks” fail, we would have been a long way down the road to having built a lasting and equitable economy with real jobs and real futures by now. Instead, these actions (TARP and the QEs) and the actions of the ECB have inflicted more damage as they enforced their austerity plans. There are more unemployed, more poverty, and more people dependent on assistance now than ever before. So I have no fear now. I know that we, as a people, can and will make these people responsible for their actions. They, the politicians, banksters, and so-called hidden minions dictating these actions need to stand accountable in the appropriate courts. Book’em Dano!

The so-called media has taught us to resent the very people who are suffering the most. They are,  after all, lazy, a drain on our society, the reason we are all suffering. No I don’t buy into that argument, because if I did, “they” are now a majority! No, I have no resentment, not even for the 1 ½% who are responsible, because we never stood up and said no. However, it is over. No more games. No more blood and treasure to be spent on wars and conflicts. It is time to rebuild the things that really count like education, infrastructure, health care, and housing world- wide.

We are taught by the media to be angry at everyone who is not “like us”. Christians and Jews have to hate Muslims and vice versus, whites have to hate blacks, Asians have to hate Anglos, Americans have to hate Mexicans. Cowboys have to hate Indians, and so on it goes. The only person I should be angry at is myself for buying into the crap, but wait I’m not angry at myself because I realize I am the only one who can change this. I have figured it out and with love of myself and all others, I am going to fix this!

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Greed is, as the saying goes, the root of all evil and it is. We have seen how the greed, when uncontrolled brings down everything. The vulgar greed we have witnessed with bankers, politicians, and sheikhs should be a clear example to all of us that what we really “NEED” is good housing, good health care, adequate food and clean water so that we may all pursue those things we would like to do with passion.

What we have seen with the situation in Syria is that when we collectively say “Hell No!”, it works! David Cameron got the first NO from parliament since the eighteen century! Obama knew better than to even try to go it alone. We did that. We, as a collective “WE”, projected our will and we won. This is a peek at the power we all have. Now is the time to defrag our minds and exert our will. I have the utmost confidence that as the collective we have a lot better vision of what this world can be than do the banksters, politicians, and NWO cabal. It is time we issue the “Cease and Desist” order and take control of our own destinies. What say you?

The Economy is Improving..Says Who?

Since 2008, we have heard many statements made about how the economy is improving. Yet, none of us can feel it, right? We hear the words, we see the graphs, and we hear the politicians, economists, and financial talk show pundits mouth the words, but we just don’t see it. Cities and counties are now going bankrupt, and we see more and more layoffs and losses of good jobs. The cold, hard reality is the U.S. economy has been steadily declining for over a decade. So let’s just look at the FACTS behind the story.

When Barack Obama entered the White House, 60.6 percent of working age Americans had a job.  Today, only 58.7 percent of working age Americans has a job. Since 2008, seven out of every eight jobs that have been “created” in the U.S. economy have been part-time jobs. Seven out of eight! Walmart and Kelley Temp Services are the number 1 and number 2 employers in the country.

The number of full-time workers in the United States is still nearly 6 million below the old record that was set back in 2007. It is hard to believe, but an astounding 53 percent of all American workers now make less than $30,000 a year. Remember here that the poverty level for a family of four is $21,200! This means that more than half of American families are on the edge of poverty.  So when you hear some blow hard politician seem to intimate that anyone who can’t find a decent job is some sort of slug, well slug him, figuratively speaking of course. To put a sharper edge on this, 40 percent of all workers in the United States today actually make less than what a full-time minimum wage worker made back in 1968.

During the first four years of the Obama administration, the number of Americans “not in the labor force” soared by an astounding 8,332,000.  That far exceeds any previous four year total on record.  In 2007, the homeownership rate in the United States was 67.5 percent.  Today, it is 65.0 percent.  That is the lowest that it has been in 18 years.  Median household income in America has fallen for four consecutive years.  Overall, it has declined by over $4000 during that time span.

What is amazing, the do nothing CONgress has the gall to encourage us all to support less government at exactly the time when we are experiencing the worst economic hardships in recent history, by some accounts far worse than the depression. The Speaker of the House had the gall to recently say it wasn’t the number of laws they passed, but the number of services they can cut! Remember this slow rolling disaster has been going on for over 10 years now. In the first four years after the crash in 2008, the number of Americans on food stamps increased by an average of about 11,000 per day. At this point, more than a million public school students in the United States are homeless.  This is the first time that has ever happened in our history.  That number has risen by 57 percent since the 2006-2007 school year. So let’s see, CONgress looks the other way as the banksters fleece America, and now as the collateral damage from that neglect is manifesting, NOW they say we need less government? How bold I say is guilt!

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According to one recent survey, 76 percent of all Americans are living paycheck to paycheck.  According to the Survey of Income and Program Participation conducted by the U.S. Census, well over 100 million Americans are enrolled in at least one welfare program run by the federal government.  In the face of the ever increasing crisis, the hidden face of inflation of basics needs is devastating the shrinking ability of Americans to have a basic level of living.  Electricity bills in the United States have risen faster than the overall rate of inflation for five years in a row. Health insurance costs have risen by 29 percent since 2008. Rents and education costs are out of control.

Folks, we have to wake up from this polarization game these politicians are playing. Pitting patriots against progressives, whites against blacks and browns, takers against makers, it is all a bunch of crap. The banksters and their political hacks, both Democrats and Republicans currently holding office ARE THE PROBLEM. PERIOD.

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As we approach the 2014 elections, let’s wake up and not buy this rhetoric any longer. Neither side is going to fix this problem, we have to fix it, and we need to encourage people who understand the problem and are willing to run to stand up. In a bi-partisan manner, we should encourage and support those people to come forward. When you attend the town halls and campaign rallies, remember this article and don’t let ANY candidate blame “the other side” because they are the cause of this by the grossest negligence in the history of the Republic. Don’t be sucked into the “them and us” crap and demand they answer these questions we have raised in this article. Let’s not be “played” any longer.