DJrasmo wrote:Unfortunately, a 2nd civil war is fast becoming the only solution to the myriad problems of american society.
We have a population where the middle class and below are ruled by the upper class, who make all the rules to benefit themselves so they can get richer why the rest of the american economy lapses into ruin.
Do you think politicians care about what we pay for gas? Hell no, because congressman, house reps and every other high-ranking government official drive governement issued cars, the gas for which is all paid by a government expense credit card which is, in turn, paid off by OUR TAXES.
Do you think they care about what we pay in taxes? Hell no, because tax breaks, loop holes, and write-offs are all designed to be used by the upper class...people who can afford to pay taxes ANYWAY but refuse to do so because they can't live without that one extra "zero" at the end of thier bank accounts.
The government controls our very economy by either subterfuge or brute force.
For example of force, consider this...we can put satellites in space that outlast thier expected life span by almost TRIPLE (i was a satcom tech in the army for over a decade), we can put a man on the moon and a remote-control vehicle on mars...but Ford cant make a car that will operate to full efficiency past warranty? The truth is, Big Brother specifically designs consumer merchandise to be FLAWED, so that we have to continually cycle money by buying parts, services, or entire replacements for stuff that SHOULD last a lifetime. Only the rich seem immune to this...ever seen a story about Brad Pitt's limo or some actor's ferrari breaking down? Thats right...products for the rich are designed so they dont have to keep paying, while we do.
As an example of subterfuge...remember all the hoopla about HDL/LDL cholesterol? When was the last time you saw any of it? Probably not in a while, since it was a government TOOL used to influence how we spent our money (AKA buying what they wanted us to buy), and as soon as it lost effectiveness, they had to find some other "knee-jerk" panic to spread throughout the common masses (trans fats, anyone?)
Let's talk about the Constitution...and how our basic rights as set forth by the Founding Fathers of our country our being stripped from us. Freedom of Speech? Gone. The government has ADMITTING to tapping the phones of most of america (violating our so-called right to privacy as well). Right to Keep and Bear Arms? Teetering on the brink. And does the "upper crust" care? Hell no, because the rich and famous, as well as government officials, all have bodyguards or secret service agents to protect them (in the case of the secret service and FBI they are govenment exempt from gun laws, by the way).
It might not be a 'zombie apocolypse"...but I can foresee a time fast approaching when we will have a "socialist apocalypse" in which the downtrodden will finally no longer be able to stomach the abuse heaped upon them by the elite ruling class and rise up to take by thier rights, thier economy, and the actual idea of "The American Dream" which should have never had anything to do with "the rich get richer, the poor get poorer".
One last tid bit to fuel the flames of free thought: why are all of our elected officials like, old as hell? Every single one of them is out of touch with today's values, our current society, and the ever-changing world. Why? Because it's all based on an Illuminati-esque system of "who's who" that seeks only to perpetuate itself as the ruling class of america. Think to yourself for a while about the origins of the acronym "GOP".
Actually, I can't find fault with any of your points. It's true. You hit it on the head, Sir!