February 14, 2011- Eighty years of planning for the 2012 election that takes place in about 20 months.
Maybe I've missed it, BUT WHERE ARE WE GATHERING, PLANNING, AND WORKING now? Have we thrown in the towel? Are we all UP with Third World Status? What??
I have a lot of research but as most seem to discount The Grand Plan unfolding, I won't bother to spend a lot of time making a case.
If you are interested, you will find that Abraham Vereide (founder of The Family), Fred Koch (one of the John Birch Society founders), Doug Coe (Vereides successor), have been working quietly for 80 years to end any/all Unions and social safety nets and privatize everything, including education K – 12. Their billionaire friends, like Peter G. Peterson are their helpers. You see, they equate Unions and progressives with Communists.
And they are about to succeed. From what I can see not only are liberals/progressives fractured, they are disheartened, and even in disbelief at things like extending tax breaks for those 2% earning more than $250,000 a year
All was well until 1929.
Lots of elderly people simply died of hunger and neglect. It was the American way for the poor, especially those with no children.
Rats infested a lot of housing in big cities. Status quo.
And most of the wealth was in the hands of about 1% of the population. The same as now.
It was a dog eat dog world just like it is becoming again, after America's 40 year vacation from heartless policies, unless of course, you were African American. They suffered the most, and still do, although all races are now exposed to more classism than we have seen since the 1930s.
Sure, there were horrible labor struggles and many were shot in cold blood standing up for their rights as workers.
And, sure, big business/wealthy had no problem working American children in sweat shops for 10 hours a day, 6 days a week, even to death.
And, yes, the wealthy Americans didn't seem overly concerned as wave after wave of immigrants came here to work in their sweat shops for barely enough to survive on.
Yes, a cursory knowledge of labor in America proves over and over again, that the top 1% are happy to have and have little regard for those millions who make their wealth possible:
In 1929, many responsible for the suffering and injustice for millions of people got their just desserts. They lost everything.
The world turned upside down. The Depression exposed just how thin the safety net for a majority of Americans really was and, worse, just how heartless and uncaring those with wealth really were.
After a long struggle, FDR was able to wangle a modicum of security for Americans workers, disabled, elderly, and mothers and children left behind when Dad died.
Social Security and unemployment insurance became law.
Labor won many of its battles. Unions were created to stand up for workers rights.
AND THE WAR WAS ON.