And we are angry because we have had our country, culture and futures taken away from us.
We were supposed to inherit the world's greatest country, and with hard work, a good education, and a good moral code, we would enjoy a great life. Some of us would have great careers. Some would have great families. Others would have great adventures. And most of us would have all three. On top of it, there was a guarantee that we'd be reasonably safe and that this country, its economy, and its government would be reasonably stable. We could focus on advancing ourselves and enjoying our lives, instead of having to fight just to maintain our culture, our nation, and common sense.
Of course, all of this is now rapidly becoming just a dream. Yes, it was very feasible back in the 1980's when you had the likes of Ronald Reagan in office and the majority of the population loved America, what it stood for and were willing to fight for it. But three decades of socialist brainwashing in the public schools, media, and government has resulted in an ignorant, entitled, and lazy electorate that cumulatively has rejected America, freedom, individualism and liberty, and instead replaced it with socialism, the lack of responsibility, commune, lies about the real world, and a vile code of political correctness.
And thus every aspect of America has been destroyed and we all get to suffer for it.
Romance (arguably the most important part of people's lives) has been corrupted as women are fat, narcissistic, arrogant and ugly, while men are weak, emasculated, timid and breakable. The labor market is dysfunctional as you now need a masters in some worthless degree (and the debt that comes along with it) just to get a ENTRY LEVEL POSITION. The government mandates we judge people by the color of their skin and not their character. Generational unity has become a joke as one generation insists on living off of the others via social security, medicare and Obamacare. We don't even have the self-respect to protect our borders, allowing people from the world's worst countries to come in and live off the government because it brings in more socialist votes. Worse still the left has been so successful at brainwashing people you have the most spoiled brats in the entire world hating the country that afforded them a 1st world lifestyle.
And so instead of that stable job right out of high school, with the fit wife and two healthy children, and a car and house you can afford, with the knowledge and security that your government is working for you, you now have...
Ugly and disgusting options when it comes to choosing a mate
Children that are going to be brought up by the state
Student loans that prevent you from ever having a house
A lousy job market that will prevent you from ever affording a decent car
and a constant battle on your hands against a growing number of brainwashed, leftists zombies who are trained to hate you and wage war on you and your country daily through activism, regulations, taxation, lawsuits, lobbying and idiotic faux religions like global warming.
The difference could not be more stark, and your anger could not be more justified.
But what do you do?
As I've said before, this IS a democracy, and for better or worse, the majority DID vote this in. So you can't be killing people or taking up arms as it would be the antithesis of democracy - i.e.- you would be a tyrant. But this still doesn't address how you stop this unstoppable trend towards socialism and the destruction of the United States. Voting doesn't work when the electorate is getting dumber, more dependent, more parasitical and more socialist. And write all the letters to the editor or try to reason with people, they are so thoroughly brainwashed they have become zealots - beyond reason, logic and fact.
Well my good junior, deputy, aspiring, official or otherwise economists, there's only one thing we can do.
Help accelerate the transition to socialism.
You see, trying to stop socialism is futile in that the majority of its adherents are again, zealots. They are zombies. They don't care about anything else but their religion, which just so happens to take the form of socialism. They are so wedded to their ideology that it trumps facts, reality, truth, and data. They are literally delusional and NO amount of reasoning, arguing, or rationalizing with these people will work.
How many times have you been at a 20 something party and gone in scores of circles with some ditz or some pansy of a man explaining, rationally, logically, and empirically your point, only to have them dismiss you with a bogus study from academia, flawed logic, or just get frustrated and call you an "ist?" (racist, sexist, etc.). How many times have you tried to explain to the 32 year old mom that "no, there really isn't enough money to pay for all these kid's programs" only to have her respond with "well the rich have loopholes and they don't pay their fair share" (never once her ever looking at the federal budget). I could go on, but you get the point - the majority of ADULTS (let alone children) do not care to be intellectually honest or take the time to study or think through their ideology. And most people's lives are so void of any real accomplishment or meaning, socialism is the ONLY thing they have in their lives. And any time you dare to introduce an ounce of sanity, realism, reality, facts, or data into their fragile world, you deliver a blow to their egos and their core, resulting in (at best) polite cognitive dissonance, but more often vitriol and hatred.
You will NEVER convince these people as they have no desire nor capacity for intellectual honesty.
The only option is to give them socialism full force and make them sleep in the bed they made.
Well, here is where it is actually quite practical and feasible.
Understand socialism is parasitical (and by default, unsustainable) in nature. It needs a host to do the majority of the work while the parasites live off of that host.
But what if that host goes on strike?
Yes, yes, "going Galt," you've heard it before, but have you looked at the numbers?
Already people have been going Galt since 2008. A lot of this has been of course by force with the recession forcing unemployment on people. But a better sign is the labor force participation rate which shows the percent of people who can work and are ACTUALLY SEEKING WORK.
Again, some of frustration from not being able to find a job, but some are also changing their life views towards work and "making do with less." This trend essentially proves the host is shrinking itself, producing less for the parasites.
Of course, the parasites in the US haven't been on a diet. Government spending has gone through the roof, obesity of presumably "poor" people have ballooned as well, heck, we even give phones for votes to our worst citizens.
But if the host is shrinking, where does all the money come from to feed the parasites?
Thank you China, Japan, Saudi Arabia and other
We have been running TRILLION DOLLAR PLUS deficits for the past 4 years and will probably run another for a 5th.
Trillion dollar surpluses are proof positive the host is no longer large enough to sustain the parasites and the system needs a blood transfusion.
In other words if it wasn't for the Chinese, Japanese and other
So how do we get our creditors to turn off the line of credit? How do we get them to stop lending the US government money so society can actually pay and experience the full costs and price of socialism?
Tank our credit rating.
Understand that if enough people were to go Galt and go on strike, the US' economic fundamentals would sour enough that it would have an effect on our credit rating. If GDP were to start to contract, instead of grow, it would make the Chinese very nervous. If consumer spending were to tank, instead of grow, it would make the Japanese very nervous. And if the labor force participation rate, labor force productivity, and other measures of labor utility were to tank, it would make the Saudi's very nervous.
In short, if a critical mass of people were to just
stop spending so much money
drop down to part time
and in general minimize themselves
our economy would contract to the point even the Chinese, Japanese and Saudi's wouldn't lend us money. The line of credit is cut, nobody lends any more money to Obama and Pelosi, their bribe money runs dry, and their parasitical constituents force the first time are not bailed out of their mistakes. EBT cards run balances down to zero. The welfare check bounces. Your disability check is late. You student loans aren't funded. The buses aren't running. And it all wouldn't matter anyway because there's nothing in the shelves at Wal-Mart because 25% of their work force went Galt and are at home living off of their home grown veggies.
Of course, grinding the US economy to a halt like this is not likely. And the reason why is the beta-debt-ridden-wage-slave. The single, largest and most powerful part of the US economic engine are those hard working, loyal, wage slaves who plain cannot afford to "go Galt."
A whole host of reasons.
They have a family. They have a wife/husband. They have a mortgage. They have car loans. They have student loans. They have their kids student loans. They have to pay for hockey. They have a credit card debt. They have a line of credit.
In short a goodly portion of the US' economic engine is ball and chained to their jobs via debts they can barely afford and families that are dependent upon them. They will slave away for 3rd world illegal immigrants who hate them because they need to make the next lease payment on that Lexus SUV for wifey. They will slave away for the quadruple single mom who is majoring in Women's Studies because they need to live in that McMansion in that good school district where the property taxes are sky high. They will slave away for any parasite because the banks, mortgage companies, car companies, credit cards, and divorce/legal system has them by the balls.
There is some good news however.
These beta-debt-ridden-wage-slaves are NOT the innovators or creators. They are not the entrepreneurs or the business developers. They are SLAVES, they are CONFORMISTS, they will NEVER create a Microsoft, an Apple, a Wal-Mart or what have you.
That is where you renegade, non-conforming, misbehaving, individualists come in.
I contend, though I have no hard numbers to back it up, there are enough individualistic people, who are not ridden with debt, not beholden to their families, that we could lop off at least 4% GDP, sending the US economy into recession.
How? By becoming Minimalism Pirates.
If enough people, who can afford to go the minimalism lifestyle, were to just up and quit their jobs, drop down to part time, or heck, even go on the government dole, you will do your share in helping bring the socialist system down. Also, in spending less, you will also do your share to bring the socialist system down. In just having a critical mass percentage of the independent minded types, the future or current entrepreneurs, just go Galt and become Minimalism Pirates, that should be enough to slow the US economy down, send it back into recession, increase the amount the US needs to borrow, and decrease its credit rating.
Of course, this requires some sacrifice on the part of people going Galt. Say you have a great career and you can't "scale it" to part time. YOu need to work full time, you might lose your skill set, you worked hard for what you earned. It may not be worth it. But if you're like most people, you hate your job, you hate paying taxes for socialist, parasitic scum, and with some cut backs in spending, debt abatement, you can minimize your "economic footprint" and enjoy a freer life. You know that family, friends and loves ones are the most important thing in life, and thus you don't need that Mercedes and thus you don't need to work. You know sleeping in will help boost your health vs. a daily stressful commute every day, and so you only work part time telecommuting. And while you wake up, refreshed, drinking your coffee at 10AM, finishing your "work" by noon, you go out and ride your motorcycle, watch cartoons, write that book you always wanted to write, or spend time with your kids.
And if that's how you have to defend America and strike back at the parasitical socialist scum of this society, then so be it.