Bi-Partisan CareTaking of the Mega-Wealthy
I do not see an answer on the table about dealing with the deficit that takes the middle class into consideration.
Rather, the progressives and the conservatives are arguing over who should take the hit and who has more to lose. But the essential question of restarting a stalled economy is no longer the right question. We have gone far past a stalled economy. We are in a crisis that may not have answers because we will not be emerging into this new platform with the same players in location. Along with the disappearing middle class, we have lost our ethical and powerful stronghold as the great American empire.
The cast of characters are no longer the American Wealthy and the American Middle Class, but the American Wealthy and the rest of the world. You see in the past when we went into a recession we emerged having suffered a few bruises and bumps, but essentially all remained the same. We emerged onto an American stage. What is complicating the show this time around is that we are now emerging onto a world stage. The great American experiment in democracy may well be falling. The question about economy might well be, what is a shadow economy?
We will no longer be the government within whose domain the corporations exist. The corporations themselves will have become too big to fail because they will in fact be bigger than the government in which they operate. It is almost as if we will be returning to city-states like Dubai or Shanghai as they come into play much like Sparta and Athens did millenniums ago.
I do not think that we are grappling with the right questions as we attempt to see beyond the trees into the forest tangled with evolution in a way that makes stopping the growth impossible. That is not a bad thing when the growth that is unstoppable is a burgeoning democracy; but if the growth is a cancer or a loose association of Bilderberg-like wealthy socialites, we may lose all control and, in the desire to create a smaller government, be actually fueling the growth of unstoppable greed from gobbling up the fruit and leaving the spoils to the last standing men in Jericho-like towns...Continued on the next page