Saturday, October 23, 2010

One in eight Americans are now on food stamps?....Our laid off brother-in-law finds that firms he applies to are now only searching for people with "less than 18 years experience". What a wonderful spin that is eh? Vehicles 5 years old with 100,000 miles are an unaffordable $15,000.00 price on dealer lots? Real estate is just plain dead, the cost of food rises slowly and steadily till sticker shock sets in. $12.00 for Mouth Wash?
We have actual Idiots, running for office this time....We had always thought politicians were idiots, but this has switched from independent personal opinion to actual recorded fact.
"I've got morons on my team" as Strother Martin said.
The new American world is fast approaching, We, the new, all encompassing, lower class understand this for the most part, despite the fact that the vocal representatives from trailer park world think that supporting the constitution and eliminating immigration will provide the WalMart heaven they feel they have been promised...I believe that all of us in the new low class are hunkering down, waiting for the next problem.
Not all are preparing, not many can. It costs money to prepare for an uncertain future, time and hard work. All three of these factors are kept in short supply by the policies of the ruling classes....... Preparing for a crashed future however should be our major concern since there is nothing we can do, I repeat, nothing we can do as individuals to fix our current problem status:

We (both privately and as a nation) are maxed out on borrowing.
All members of a household are working if they can find it.
We are working more hours than any other population in the world.
Our main assets, our retirement funds and real estate are shit.
Our income has been shit for years and will now be reduced.
The societal problems we face cannot be fixed on a personal basis any know, the old, pull up your socks and get to work---concept? Which was thrown out to the poor in the past by the upper class mill owners......It would be better, right now, for we, the members of the new low class to invest in gardening supplies, good strong utility clothing, stored food, portable shelter, wood heat and medicinal supplies rather than paying that extra house payment, investing in stocks, or saving into their corrupt system. If you have food, if you have prepared, you can always squat by setting up your tent in an abandoned, foreclosed, house. Soon Police services for the protection of property will be non-existent so squatting becomes a viable long as you have prepared outside of the system....

Ask yourself what would be better? Facing privatized social security, and no health care, which is the Republican Moron platform.......
With or without stockpiled food? With or without a producing garden? With or without a bicycle? With or without solar panels? We have no secure future----plan on that rather than on the bullshit spin from the elite classes designed to continue separating you from what money there may be left.
I am finishing up Robert B. Reich's AFTERSHOCK--- which is overall an excellent book which i am enjoying very much. Reich centers the book around the concept that wall street and investment banking is not the true culprit in our depression but rather the rape of the middle class wealth is the demon. The actual acknowledgement of the destruction of the wealth of the middle class under the Bush Administration is something new in an economics book....the rape of the middle class is like your creepy uncle---always there but as of yet never spoken of... something to be swept into the corner and not discussed.
I recommend this book, easy to read and without the bullshit most economists rely on to dodge giving real answers--- Mr. Reich provides actual answers to the problems he evaluates---a rare thing in this world today.

"In Spite of the Gods" by Edward Luce is my next book on the way. I am a believer in the China, India, Brazil triangle of upcoming power theory. I have worked in India and was amazed, damaged, uplifted, and changed forever by it...Even at that time in the late 80's and early 90's I felt that India was a living example of our solient green future... I am interested to see what Mr. Luce has to say.
I pre-ordered PREDATORS which arrived on the release day-----OUTSTANDING is all I can say about this film. Filled with action from the first moment, Adrien Brody who received quite a bit of sarcasm from the SF community when chosen for the lead was EXCELLENT! I am waiting for the release of his action figure for this film in 2011 to add to my collection.....Great visuals, special effects..and new elements Predator elements to add to this culture's history.
8 violent individuals are air dropped onto a hunting preserve planet and the fight begins......The inclusion of the Predators having their own version of hunting Dogs is spectacular. Weapons, and equipment very correct and in this predator movie they worry about their ammo count! The "i could do without" segments such as Lawrence Fishburne's character, the doctor character and the blood feud between predators, these drawback elements do not ruin the basic premise of this film.
The concept that there is no bad predator movie was laid to rest by the under the ice, aliens vs. predator abortion of a film from years ago----a bad predator movie can be made---but PREDATORS is evidence that one can make a good, solid predator movie. I read some reviews on the Internet that are just plain wrong and stupid regarding this film....that the reviewer had expectations that could be fulfilled by no film....don't be misled, turn the lights down, settle in and just let this movie roll over you, like i did 5 times---it is excellent.

In this world of sin and sorrow there is always something to be thankful for; as for me, I rejoice that I am not a Republican.
H. L. Mencken


David Scott said...

Wow Warren you aee absolutley right about the destruction of the middle class. It began under Regan and continued without abatement and unapolgitic under Bush.

Again let me urge you to read "Muddling toward Frugality" by Warren Johnson. This book was written in the early 70's and I still believe his premises are right.

I myself am doing what I can to prepare for the eventual total collapse of our economy but I fear I am not going to be ready.

Warren said...

I'm ordering your book recommendation right now dave...thanks for the suggestion.