President Obama is being crucified for advocating a “Redistribution
of wealth in America,”
being branded as a Communist because he believes there’s enough to go-around...
“It’s called the American dream because you have to be asleep to believe it”Am I, you, we, the lilliputians of
America, those of us who rake-in anywhere from say $30,000 to around $55,000 a
year, those who’re forced, coerced by economic realities to rob Peter to pay
Paul, drive cars manufactured in the previous century, slip-on the wool sweater
come fall so we don’t have to pay the local energy cartel three hundred bucks a
month to keep the cave comfy, and those of us who regularly meander through the
discounted meat and breads at our neighborhood supermarket, are we naively to
conclude there’s no need, no argument which President Obama can level
concerning the rich are getting richer, the poor are getting poorer and the
middle class is under assault?
Wait, and are we, the vulgar and objectionable commoners supposed to
accept that the outcome is not “fixed?”
Are we to conclude that men like Mitt Romney, Donald Trump
and their polished n’ primed peers, attained their massive fortunes via hard
work? Daniel Boone or Davy Crockett-like rugged individualism
at play, right?
The belief amongst the 98% of us who get up and go to work
everyday - a significant slice of the Fat Cats are individuals who were given
what they’ve got - bottom line, and if it wasn’t “given” to them, then their
climb to the top, wasn’t from the basement, but rather they reached the 125th
floor after starting half-way up on the 53rd floor.
Or perhaps this nation’s royalty represent the “natural
ascension” of those preordained for richness, something along the lines of The “Divine
Right of Kings.” Aristocracy, Blue-Bloods, the innate
nobility, the natural order of all things.
Men like Rush Limbaugh and Newt Gingrich are Horatio Alger. “Rags
to Riches Stories” allegedly come-to-life before our very eyes: Individuals who
pulled themselves up from nothing.
See, this is the problem, the vast, overwhelming majority of
everyday Americans simply don’t believe that Richie Rich company-line.
Instead we see them as sophisticated
We’re pitted against all odds and obstacles.
Look, if we quickly break-down the socio/economic
stratification of America,
it’s overtly apparent there are a few givens
at play here despite who’s in the Oval Office. The “Investor Class,” those with
disposable income, regardless of how
their personal moo-lah was amassed, long-ago
abandoned this notion of American
Patriotism by betraying the somewhat mythical, somewhat fabricated concept
of the American Dream and who is
entitled to it.
Mr. Webster defines the
ever-elusive/evasive dream as; “a set of ideals in which freedom includes the
opportunity for prosperity and success, and an upward social mobility achieved through hard
work. James Truslow Adams defined it as; “life should
be better and richer and fuller for everyone, with opportunity for each
according to ability or achievement” regardless of social class or circumstances of birth.
indisputable cornerstones of the American
Dream is a job, a gig, a breadwinner job, and all which comes along with
it, the opportunities/options it affords a family - the ability to give your
kids a warm place to lay their heads, three hot meals, a solid education, a
chance to leave the reservation, see the country, broaden their horizons, soar
to new heights. And this vehicle was strategically and deliberately snatched
away from the rank n’ file US citizens by multinational Aristocrats and the
individuals longing to be rich, the Investor
It really does not take a nuclear physicist to determine who’ll succeed and who’ll struggle to merely survive.
let’s keep-in-mind the obesely-wealthy of this
country, “the haves,” who have, for eternity, opposed just about any form of a
social safety-net: Social Security, Medicare, any n’ almost all forms of Aid To
Dependent Children, veteran or student aid, as-well-as being highly hostile
towards any “organization” within the ranks of the working class resulting in
worker solidarity, which means the advancement of labor laws, while additionally
despising an educated middle-class which logically ask for a drink of the water from the well they helped dig, a middle
class which questions the obvious monopoly on power America’s elites have
manufactured by any ruthless, cutthroat means they deem necessary
is wrong. The game-of-life in America
is “rigged,” the outcome, “fixed,” the “winners” and “losers” are, more or less
highly predictable. So much so it really does not take a nuclear physicist to
determine who’ll succeed and who’ll struggle to merely survive, forget thrive.
gender, the economic class one is born into, all those elements matter, with
White men of privileged appearing to somehow garner all the perks and favors US society has
me be both sharp n’ blunt; this slice of the American Apple Pie one can argue,
when compared n’ contrasted with the rest of the US population, they’re born
with a titanium spoon in their mouth, while there are those, the rest of us,
who’re born into harms way - our
collective/individual struggle to middle-class status is one where we’re pitted
against all odds and obstacles, many of which are barriers which are, for lack
of a better term, man-made.
magnifies and intensifies the matter of this “calculated attack” on the working
class is obvious and non-debatable, as-are the efforts to undermine if not
eradicate any cohesive efforts to obtain higher pay and better benefits. “Class
Warfare” is the only applicable term which fits the times we are a’livin’ in...
top-tier of the US, financially speaking, the “establishment” has long-tried to
declare poor people, working class folks as economic
arsonists, inclined to child-like envy and jealously, fostering a desire in
destroying capitalism, and transforming the nation into a Commie/Pinko/Marxist/leftist state
beg to differ.
I believe most people see the landscape, the world as the late labor activist, Mary Elizabeth Lease:
call me an anarchist, a socialist, or a communist, I care not, but I hold to
the theory that if one man has not enough to eat three times a day and another
man has $25,000,000, that last man has something that belongs to the First.”
this not the “problem” which plagues the United States Of America?
We see them as sophisticated parasites.
just no way, no way the current economic situation can
be defined as a “fair and balanced” distribution of resources, be that money,
education, information. The elites, via their formation / organization of “Corporate
America,” have an exclusive control over power, and they’re unwilling to share
power with workers, and unwilling to allow open access to the vital tools
required to attain the American Dream.
more fairer, equitable redistribution of opportunity would result in a more
fairer and equitable distribution of all types and forms of wealth, from money
to physical health to peace of mind
famously wrote the joke “it’s called the American dream because you have to be
asleep to believe it.” That thought fit no better then than it does today.
Columnist, Desi Cortez, was hatched in the heart of Dixie,
circa 1961, at the dawning of the age of Aquarius, the by-product of four
dynamic individuals, Raised in South-Central LA, the 213, at age 14
transplanted to the base of the Rockies, Denver. Still a
Mile-Hi. Sat at the feet of scholars for many, many moons, emerging with
a desire and direction… if not a sheep-skin. Meandered thru life; gone a-lot
places, done a-lot of things, raised a man-cub into a good, strong man,
produced a beautiful baby-girl with my lover/woman/soul-mate… aired my mind on
the airwaves and wrote some stuff along the way. Click
here to contact Mr. Cortez.