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Eye opener for February 22, 2024: So many problems. Only one source

It feels like people are finally waking up to the fact that the economy is not only NOT GOOD, but it is downright terrible. This is at least one step closer to the epiphany a critical mass of Americans need to have to reverse the course of the sinking ship known as the UNTIED... I mean the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA!

Once enough of this once great nation's people stop blaming each other for their economic and health wise, they will have but one hurtle left to reach complete enlightenment. When people finally understand that a more logical culprit for everything broken in America's economic system are those who control America's economic system. While I would love to be the benevolent head out the World's largest economy, I am not. I don't think you've been given that role either, so let's consider the possible candidates.

It could be Elon Musk, but far too many establishment figures and figureheads hate him for this to be true. Maybe it's Bill Gates. He does after own more farmland than anyone else in America (at least he did before the divorce). And, food IS one of the resources of which we can't live. And, he did make half a billion dollars during the pandemic, something most of us can't claim. Nah, he's just a malevolent spirit that lives outside of most people's reality. He's like a really lame version of Neo (from the Matrix) who is finding it more difficult to hide his second face every day. It could be someone or a group of someone's with more money, power and influence than the two billionaires mentioned above or any of the other billionaires inhabiting planet Earth currently. Ultimately, it does matter who's behind the curtain, the suspicion that there is someone pulling the levers of power is becoming more difficult to deny.

For evidence of a puppet master or puppet masters, one only need look at those in leadership roles governing America's economy. Janet Yellen sounds mentally challenged or maybe her's is the stammering dim witted affect if someone trying to convince everyone she's not lying. Same goes for Jerome Powell, the chair of the Federal Reserve, who claims the economy is in good shape in one sentence and informs the world that some smaller banks will probably fail.

If you don't want to place the blame solely on people who appear mentally disabled, or the billionaires we know, you can ponder upon the correlation between the shrinking middle class, growing poverty, crime and homelessness. Or, you could examine the correlation between obesity and the increase in processed foods and high fructose corn syrup. Whatever or whoever you'd like to blame, the one simple fact that you should glean from these examples is that not matter who's at fault, the cause is the same and it leads to all of the terrible effects we see today. When too much money goes to too few people, this causes an imbalance that eventually becomes unsustainable.

Let's trace just one effect back to its most likely cause. Let's start from the increasing crime we're seeing these days. While there may be some people who would still be criminals, I would posit that there are more who would not commit to a life of crime if they could find a job ore more importantly a career that pays a living wage. A living wage would allow people to live better lives than one in which one must continually commit petty crimes just to survive. Who, in their right mind would choose to be a part of a flash mob storming a retail store if they could afford to buy from the same retail store? When too much money is going to too few people and that small group of people don't want to pay an honest wage upon which a person can live and raise a family, crime not only looks more appealing but looks like the only alternative.

Let's trace back from another issue many Americans face today. More people are finding themselves living in their cars or on the street. Some were renting. Others were purchasing their house, but the distinction is less important than the result. Being exposed to the elements can never be a better alternative to being housed, but this is the choice into which more and more Americans are finding themselves. Once again a living wage could have prevented such an outcome, but in the richest country on Earth, leaders never saw any benefit in legislating a more equitable and sustainable economy. America's leaders dud however see the benefit in spending money on weapons of mass destruction. Instead of stabilizing this nation, every American president saw more benefit in dustabilizing other countries. So, yet again more money is filtered to a minority of undersering billionaires, both exposed to the light of day or hiding in the shadows.

Pick any economic problems today and trace it back to a final source and you will find that all roads lead to INEQUALITY. So many problems, but only one source.

In 2018, I wrote a book highlighting the problems Humanity would face if more power, wealth, and control was funneled to a small group of elite individuals, groups, or organizations. In my book, I provided solutions (from myself and others) to the inevitable problems and also a means for the Public to analyze, compare, and contrast the words and deeds of those we choose to follow against reality. In my book Solutions: Enough complaining. Let's fix America.

In "Solutions...", I provide the means for readers to disseminate information as provided by their news sources of choice, their elected officials, and any other authority they choose to follow. The book also offers a means to hold their leaders up, not just to a higher standard than is currently accepted but to one that would improve their lives and the lives of those for whom they care.

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