Archive for December, 2017

TRUMP SCREWS AMERICAN CONSUMERS; AND ALL ALL THE AMERICAN PEOPLE ARE CONSUMERS

Friday, December 15th, 2017

Yesterday, I watched President Trump report to the American People that his Administration had eliminated most of the regulation of business in America, and that was a great thing for business and now business was free to do business in any way they chose! This was a great thing for American business, President Trump said; he never mentioned how it would affect the American consumers (and every person in America, especially working Middle Class and Poor).

President Trump’s TV spectacle made me sick at my stomach because I am a history teacher and know why regulation of business became the law of the land. But unfortunately, most Americans do not remember any history that they studied in the public school, and they were totally ignorant of why those regulations of business were enacted in the first place; personally I seriously doubt that the current President of the United States has a clue to why business needs to be regulated for the good of the American People.

It was ironic to me, that Republican President Trump would eliminate all regulations of business, because the Republican Party has had two excellent Presidents in its history, President Lincoln and President Teddy Roosevelt, known as the “Trust Buster”. President Roosevelt was the President who said that if America was going to be a capitalistic nation, business and corporations musts be regulated to prevent monopolies from eliminating competition, and screwing the consumers (and every American is a consumer).

So, President Trump is the antithesis of the Republican Presidential hero, President Roosevelt, “The Trust Buster!”

Sadly, the worse example of a monopoly, today, is America’s news media that President Trump seems to hate.

And the news monopoly is dangerous to America. When freedom of the press was written in 1787, the only news media was village newspapers, each individually owned and operated; their freedom of the press was to preserve the news media’s right to print the news, as the truth, informing the people, a necessity of a democracy.

However, today, 10 corporate conglomerates own 90% of all prime time news in America, newspapers and TV. They do not compete for news gathering, they do not compete at all, they have a monopoly and all their profits comes from corporate advertising, not the sale of their product!

Americans are not privilege to legitimate news, the news media today is the propaganda devise for Corporate America who has a monopoly on the news media and without any control of their propaganda for their own benefit.

Corporate monopoly in America today, particularly in the news media, is an extremely dangerous threat to American democracy and an invitation to fascism; Webster Dictionary definition of fascism: “A political philosophy, movement, or regime that exalts nation and often race and stands for a centralized autocratic often militaristic government.” The news media in Nazi Germany became the Nazi propaganda device for the benefit of Adolph Hitler to control the People.

THE CONCEPT THAT POOR PEOPLE ARE LAZY IS IDIOTIC AND IMMORAL IN OUR AMERICAN DEMOCRACY!

Monday, December 4th, 2017

In our American democracy, “We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure the domestic Tranquility, provide for the “common defense”, “promote the General Welfare”, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution of the United States of America.” Preamble to the U.S. Constitution.

There is only one purpose of every government and that is for the government to provide for all the people, all those things the citizens cannot provide for their self “as individuals”; in other words, our population shares the necessities of life that an individual cannot provide for his or her self as an individual, for survival. It works like insurance.

And yes, this is also called socialism, or democratic socialism in the case of the democratic U.S.A.; however, every nation is socialistic in concept, like India, the United Kingdom, Russia, Nazi Germany, and the U.S.A.

Things like defense for example, the U.S. Army is a socialist entity, and so are roads and highways, and firemen and policemen, and public schools, Social Security, Medicare, and The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), today! It means a united people taking care of and, “loving their neighbor as their self”. It is like “insurance”, and all and every of our citizens, are beneficiaries.

However in America, a citizen has a Right to profit from his own ingenuity and creativeness; America is also “capitalistic”, and America has many of the richest people in the world.

Poor Americans are NOT LAZY, many are unemployable for a variety of reasons; but lazy is not the cause of being poor; many Americans work full time and are poor and the unemployed poor work harder and longer hours than many employed Americans, just to survive day to day without having a job.

Here is the definition of a poor person, in English language, Webster Dictionary description of poor: “Lacking material possessions.” Got it?

A poor person becomes poor in many ways, lost their job, got sick and couldn’t work, went bankrupt, was born with or injured causing defects that prevent normal employment, they are incapable of competing with you. I’ve personally known many poor Americans. If you perceive “poor people” being lazy, you just don’t know poor people and simply perceive them as your “inferior”! And one third of ALL American children lives in poverty!

So, I was a public school teacher my entire life and worked with poor kids with poor parents; I can tell you that they were not lazy.

And I can assure you that teaching school was not lucrative, so that my family and I lacked many “material possessions”! For much of my own life I worked two jobs to adequately provide for my family, and could identify with poor families who “lacked material possessions, including food, clothes, a home, heat, electricity, etc.”

Therefore, I don’t accept the idiotic concept that poor People are lazy. I’ve always been poor; I was born in the Great Depression, most people were poor, AND I’m not lazy! Fortunately as an adult, I was lucky to have always had the opportunity to work and pay taxes for among other things the well-being of my less fortunate neighbor; it is called, “loving your neighbor”, and caring for them, whoever they are.