We’re being ruled by aliens
How much more will it take? Will our living standards need to regress through the 19th and 18th centuries before we wake up and realize Dick Cheney was right and “deficits don’t matter”? What dark forces are taking us backward in time?
We’re being commanded to sharply reduce living standards in order to “live within our means”. Our means, mind you, have nothing at all to do with productive capacity – we have plenty; rather we’re told we must live strictly within the means that are distributed through a “market economy” that’s structured to send almost all “means” to the very well connected. Majorities have limited means and are being told they must accept it.
The stark reality is that the owners of the world are like deadly parasites attacking greater society. Their allegiance is not to human well being, it’s to profit and they’d have no qualms investing their hoards on Neptune should earthly enterprise and the human commodity prove unprofitable. We’re being ruled by aliens. Many feel defenseless against this onslaught but the good news is that the cure is easily available and only requires a rejection of the fairytale diet we’re being fed.
Counter to what we’re told by “center-left” economists, there’s no shortfall of “demand”; there’s a shortfall between actual living standards and potential, and the demand to live better is great. There’s no shortfall of resources either as many would have us believe; there’s plenty of resources to allow everyone to live well. The most essential shortfall is in leaders who are willing to serve the great majority rather than the moneyed elites. There’s no shortfall of the Euro in Europe and neither the “peripheral” countries nor Germany need to beg “markets” to obtain their own currency. The ECB can produce as many as are needed without cost. The same applies for the currencies in the United States, Japan, and throughout the world.
We live in a world of austerity only because we believe we must live that way. The elites have the power they do because they’ve convinced majorities that this is the way the world must work. They’ll lose it as soon as populations begin to discover that it doesn’t.