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Mon Feb 18, 2013, 04:12 AM

 

America faces more than a dozen deadlines, all caused by billionaires and wealth transfer

I’ve had an article in draft for some time — “The 16 Deadlines Facing America” — that details each deadline, describes the dangers, and states why each faces an end-point rather than just a periodic fluctuation... I’ve identified 16 of these game-over situations facing America today, situations from which there is the possibility of no recovery — not the certainty, but the possibility. As I was working on that article though, looking especially what it would take to reverse each trend, I realized it’s really only one story writ 16 times on 16 separate canvasses.

That story? The song of the predator class, the rich and the rest — “All your money are belong to us.”

Here they are, numbered in no particular order, but grouped:

1. Accelerating transfer of wealth to the .001% (“the billionaires”)
2. Accelerating transfer of manufacturing out of the country
3. Marginalization or destruction of effective labor unions
4. Destruction of the middle class (i.e., the consumer class)

5. Capture of government by billionaires of both parties
6. Capture of the Republican Party by anti-Constitutional billionaires via Tea Party-financed candidates

7. Constitutional changes, including changes in practice to rule of law and an ever-widening circle of elites with immunity from prosecution
8. Creation via trade agreements of a transnational state that enshrines corporate sovereignty

9. Permanent war and a permanently expanding military
10. Permanently expanding national security state, including militarization of police, widespread spying and punishment for political crimes
11. The ticking time bomb of increasing numbers of returning untreated war-damaged battle-trained veterans

12. Oil dependence without recognition of oil as a soon-to-be-depleted energy source
13. Deterioration of the environment, largely due to oil and carbon dependence, among other causes
14. Destruction of the integrity of our food supply

15. Destruction of public education

16. Climate catastrophe and the collapse of human populations and level of civilization


My bottom line, and the surprise discovery, is that every single one is driven by one common cause — internationalist billionaires.

http://americablog.com/2013/02/america-faces-more-than-a-dozen-deadlines-all-caused-by-billionaires-and-wealth-transfer.html

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HiPointDem Feb 2013 OP
Fire Walk With Me Feb 2013 #1
blkmusclmachine Feb 2013 #2
cantbeserious Feb 2013 #3
marmar Feb 2013 #4
Fire Walk With Me Feb 2013 #5
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Response to HiPointDem (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 04:18 AM

1. Very astute. Well done. However, add to all of this, the "hydraulic empire" of water privatization.

 

When you look to the self-obsessed motives and actions of the richest who demand to be ever richer, it all makes sense.

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Mon Feb 18, 2013, 04:37 AM

2. A Government, Captured.

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Mon Feb 18, 2013, 05:24 AM

3. And All Enabled By Maniacal Propagandists Like Fox News

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Mon Feb 18, 2013, 07:37 AM

4. k/r

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Mon Feb 18, 2013, 02:16 PM

5. Kick!

 

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Fri Feb 22, 2013, 12:13 PM

6. Kick

 

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Fri Feb 22, 2013, 12:24 PM

7. America's billionaires: the true terrorists in our society.

They are pretty much the root cause of all society's ills. Time to start arresting the lot of em.

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