Assault on Main Street America.

29 11 2011

Home for the Thanksgiving Holiday, my favorite of all religious and national holidays. Remember my first one in the US in Rockford, Ill when my late Dad and us kids drove the distance from Gary, Indiana to Rockford to attend our first Thanksgiving, it was snowy, beautiful small towns and it has such a lasting impact on me and the things I most remember about being in America.


Of course living in the Greater Washington DC area one could not help but follow the national and local news and of course, all do not speak well for America or the American people.

I came home to a country still divided between “liberal “ and “conservative” with Liberal being defined as un-American, the devil like bunch of people who really do not belong to America. Came home to a country and state (VA) where Conservative Republicans are defined as God fearing, loyal and patriotic Americans, who rule with a fatal indifference to the nation and people, with narrow-minded views of the problems facing the nation and even narrower views of the solutions.


Following the Republican presidential debate and campaigning, one has to wonder is this what America is all about, guys like Rick Perry, Michele Bachmann or Herman Cain, or that creep chameleon Newt Gingrich and his $100 million enterprise (Praise the Lord), thanks God we no longer hear of Sara Palin.


One has to wonder how a guy who made a “Contract against America” can earn over $100 million, money he earned from groups and organizations that has vested business with the government, like Freddie Mac and health care industry, and money made from speaking engagements to stupid fools and organizations that pays him some $60,000 for one hour speech, more money than a hard steal mill worker in Ohio makes an entire year.  There is something very wrong with our beloved America and with us a people and citizens.


Frankly who gives a damn if Herman Cain have a thousand affair or slept with dozen of women out of marriage, that is his private business, but when he lies about it, then it is every one’s business and when he proclaims the high moral ground then it is serious issue for the nation and the people.


Watching footage of past Republican presidential debates, I was wondering how can these guys or gal really thing they are fit and qualified to lead this nation? With leaders like that for sure we will not be great nation for too long. There is something fundamentally wrong with our police process that allows the likes of Herman Cain, Rick Perry, Newt Gingrich or Michele Beckmann to compete for the presidency.


Since the Reagan years I believe and I am convinced that Main Street and the American people have been under assault by narrow minded incompetent and unfit politicians colluding with God’s representative on earth such as Pat Robertson and the late Jerry Faldwell and of course colluding with international bankers, Federal Reserve and greedy corrupt Wall Street.


While the nation and the economy was going down hell, and with tens of millions of people losing their jobs and homes the nation leading think tanks (they are the one who provide national politicians and administrations) with misguided policies,


While the nation and main stream media was so bogged down in trivial issues as Monica Lewinski and her bra or dress, or celebrities other nations specially China was rebuilding and re-inventing itself to become international power. Think tanks, investment bankers, leading businessmen even politicians were looking at China as a great potential market for “made in America” products.


 Within twenty years, most “Made in America” products disappeared with most if not all American homes have “made in China” products. Thanks to companies like Wal-Mart, Sears, JC Penny, Home Depot, Best Buys we became a nation of minimum wage, that is if we can find a job, and China became an industrial giant with millions of millionaires.


 Well that should tell us something about the smart and competence of our nation “think tanks”, our leading politicians and investment bankers. While American executives where thinking of selling Pepsi and Coke to the China, the Chinese leadership were thinking of selling every thing to America, making America “Made in China” product.


Within a span of 30 years the nation became dependent on China and other countries to keep it financially afloat. This country of ours that helped rebuild Western Europe, Germany and Japan became a second rate industrial output with millions of jobs in manufacturing lost forever.


One has to wonder what Wal-Mart with its vast investment in China has done to Main Street America? And how many hundreds of thousands of small business that had to close down forever because Wal-Mart killed Main Street and that is true all over America.  Other than a lone gas station, Main Street, as we knew it, almost disappeared even fast food joints closed down because Main Street was simply abandoned.


We all have to remember the numbers of times Wall Streets and its army of criminal crooks and its sponsors on Capital Hills fleeced us of our savings, of our investments with series of well organized, criminally minded, and well planned economic and financial schemes and scandals, such as the Saving and Loan Associations scandal, the Junk Bonds scandal, the Internet Bubble, the Enron Scandal, the Telecommunications Scandals, and most recently the Sub-prime Loans scandals.


Trillions of dollars simply disappeared from institutional balance sheets such as municipal and state retirement funds, disappeared from our own accounts as stocks in major corporations became worthless, with hundreds of billions disappearing from out 401K.  With the exception of few cases, these major criminals are on the loose making tens of millions in bonuses.


This money, our money, simply did not disappear it went into the accounts of Wall Street investment executives and bankers, it went into political contributions to our national politicians and political parties, and that explain how someone like Gingrich can make $100 millions in few years.


Our leading national politicians, Wall Street investment bankers and lawyers, the nation leading Oligarchs all have conspired against Main Street and subsequently against America and its citizens. Question, will we the people do something about it in the next national election? Will we allow Wall Street, American Oligarchs to take us for another rid?

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