AMERICA’S CIVIL WAR OF THE 21ST CENTURY; WEALTHIEST AMERICANS, CORPORATE AMERICA, AND THE JOHN BIRCH SOCIETY VERSUS AMERICA’S WORKING MIDDLE CLASS

America’s working Middle Class is totally frustrated today; they are hurting financially and socially, they are losing their job, losing their savings, they long lost their middle-class standard of living, they lost their voice in the government, their economy is threatened, and they are seemingly confused and unaware of the cause. What happened?

Working Middle Class Americans apparently do not realize that they are presently the victims of a coup in America by a group of extremely wealthy, powerful extremist Americans who seek to overthrow American democracy; these extremists hate the very concept of American democracy because in the American democratic Republic, the power of government is designed to lie in the hands of the majority of American citizens who happens to be the working Middle Class. The American enemies of democracy look with disdain on the working Middle Class majority.

Of course in a democracy like that of the United States of America, the working Middle Class citizens (essentially labor) constitutes a majority of the voters and can and should control government; however in American democracy, the civil rights and economic rights of the very wealthy and the poor are protected by the liberty provided for all citizens by the Constitutional Bill of Rights. In any true democracy, liberty must be provided to protect the rights of the minority (in this case the extremely wealthy and the poor) from the tyranny of the majority (which in America should be the working Middle Class but isn’t). Which raises the question, how can this be?

The difference between liberty and absolute freedom is that liberty limits freedom of individuals, to freedom only to the extent that it does not infringe upon the freedom of other citizens; this is an important difference.

Unfortunately in the current situation, a certain element of wealthy Americans, specifically members of the John Birch Society and the brotherhood of extremists Republicans of a like agenda, do not acknowledge the liberty that Americans enjoy; they instead, believe in absolute freedom for themselves and they abhor the democratic concept of majority rules. They consider American democracy to be “mob rule” (their words) and they are committed to eliminate American democracy which they consider detrimental to the wealthiest one percent of all Americans.

As Robert Welch of the John Birch Society said in the “John Birch Society Bluebook” p.124 “And democracy, of course, as the Greeks and Romans both found out, and as I believe every man in this room clearly recognized–democracy is merely a deceptive phrase, a weapon of demagoguery, and a perennial fraud.”

(Continued in Footnote 25, p. 136.) “Our liberal critics would have you believe that his statement, for an American is practically heresy. This is because these same Liberals have been working so long and so hard to convert our republic into a democracy, and to make the American people believe that it is supposed to be a democracy. Nothing could be further from the truth than that insidiously planted premise. Our founding fathers knew a great deal about history and government, and they had very nearly a clean slate on which to write the blueprint for our own. They gave us a republic because they considered it the best of all forms of government. They visibly spurned a democracy as probably the worst of all forms of government. But our past history and our present danger indicates that they were right in both particular.”

The John Birch Society element of America’s wealthiest citizens and their cohorts, present day Extremist Republican Leadership financed by wealthy American and foreign extremists, seeks to eliminate any voice in the American government and economy that working Middle Class Americans citizens are entitled to and should have.

The very essence of the issue that is presently involved in the dispute about America’s democratic form of government is the wealth of the wealthiest, or more specifically profits versus the cost of labor and taxes. Enter extremist Republican Party members.

In the economy of America’s democratic Republic, the profits of business and industry is the difference between selling price of a product or service, as opposed to the costs of materials, labor costs, and net profit to owners; cost of materials is somewhat stable but labor and profits fluctuate and any change in labor costs or profits causes an inverse increase or decrease in the other and labor is, working Middle Class Americans.

Wealth is power! The distribution of wealth in America is a measure of the distribution of power in America, and today the distribution of wealth in America has shifted to the benefit of the wealthiest one percent of Americans and to the detriment of the working Middle Class. That is obvious and evident in the very prominent fact that unemployment has never been higher and corporate profits have never been higher. There is an imbalance in America’s distribution of wealth and consequently an imbalance in the distribution of power in the Republic. It is the working Middle Class American majority that has lost power in America; the power is now in the hands of the wealthiest 1 % of Americans.

Certain elements of democracy in America ultimately determine the power of labor or employers; in American democracy, power and economic opportunities are supposed to be equitable and determined to a degree by the market. However an absolutely true, free market is not an equitable market because of monopolies and manipulation, just as liberty is not absolute freedom; in each case, imposed limitations are a necessity, to be enacted into law by government in the American democratic Constitutional process.

Consequently the extremely wealthy and powerful enemies of American democracy appear presently to be replacing America’s democratic Republic with a plutocratic oligarchic Republic, a government of, by, and for the wealthy instead of all of the people. It is very important however, to recognize that the civil conflict in America is not simply a conflict between the wealthy and the working Middle Class, the essential conflict is about some of America’s wealthiest citizens and Corporate America who want to totally eliminate democracy, in contrast to most other Americans, wealthy or not, who believe in and love American democracy and our American democratic Republic.

So, wealth itself is not the enemy of democracy; wealth is actually a part of the American dream in the American democratic Republic, a dream for people living in a democracy.

But the wealth of opponents to democracy is the basis of the current threat to American democracy. The recent U.S. Supreme Court’s Citizens United Decision, which struck down statutes that limited the amount of contributions that can be made to elected candidates by wealthy Corporations and foreign businesses, has made it possible for extreme sources of wealth to contribute to selected candidates’ campaign funds and to determine the results of elections.

In 1958, some of America’s wealthiest citizens founded the John Birch Society; that organization was founded to oppose Communism but also dedicated to oppose “big government” and to eliminate American democracy which the Society considered “mob rule”. The JBS has their own revisionist history and they insist that America’s Founding Fathers never intended the United States to be a democratic Republic. This is clearly stated in the JBS Blue Book as quoted above and should be read by every American voter.

The Society’s plan to accomplish its purpose is also specifically recorded in The John Birch Society Blue Book, 1961, and is easily found there. The JBS propose to accomplish their agenda’s purpose and goal is by working through “front Groups” using anti-democratic means and illegitimate methods.

Recently, American media’s investigative reporters discovered a new “Think Tank” foundation (tax exempt), ALEC (American Legislative Exchange Council), financed by known John Birch Society adherents, the wealthy Koch Brothers of Wisconsin fame. The motto on the ALEC web page announces “Limited Government, Free Markets, Federalism” (www.alec.org). The American Legislative Exchange Council writes and publishes model John Birch type statutes for various State Legislators to introduce into their State Legislature that are anti-labor union, anti-public school (the JBS would eliminate American Public Schools and privatize education), and other anti-democratic concepts promoted in the John Birch Society Agenda. All American voters should be aware of ALEC and its purpose; it’s part of the civil conflict.

In 2010, many extremist Republican Governors and Legislators committed to the John Birch Society agenda were elected to office; they were heavily financed by wealthy Americans, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, corporations, and foreign businesses committed to the John Birch agenda and were elected by virtue of the “Citizens United” Decision of the US Supreme Court that declared statutes limiting such contributions by these entities was unconstitutional; hence, wealthy John Birch type Republican extremists literally bought elections and favors from government officials both Federal and State. These State legislative officials have introduced identical ALEC anti-labor (anti-working Middle Class) legislation, anti-Public School legislation, and basically anti democratic government legislation.

Much of this legislation was enacted and today has become law in such States as Wisconsin, Ohio, and Indiana. It has been a sad day for Americans who treasure their democracy and their Constitutional government.

How candidates are elected that are opposed to democracy and the working Middle Class Americans is questionable and debatable; several factors seem evident: the Citizens United Decision of the US Supreme Court; the use of questionable, undependable, and hackable Diebold computerized voting machines; and the control of the news media by Corporate America advertisers.

Basically, Americans are uninformed because of the media’s dependence on advertising by Corporate America for media profits. Working Middle Class Americans are virtually ignorant because they have been brainwashed and misled by the American media that is no longer is in business to enlighten the public, today the American media has alternative motivation, profits.

Media in America today, newspaper and TV, is big business, corporate owned, is basically a monopoly. News papers and TV Stations are no longer locally owned and/or operated; they are part of the huge corporate cartel. Consequently, American media only disseminates news that is not objectionable to their advertisers and source of profit; Americans get the news that the advertisers want them to hear. American media self censors news and has become an extremely powerful tool for extremist Republicans that advocate the John Birch Society agenda.

Corporate America, by virtue of their advertising expenditures can and do basically determine what news Americans get and what Americans ultimately come to believe.

For example, polls of Americans at one time indicated that 62% of the people believed the untrue statement that Saddam Hussein was responsible for the 911 Terrorist attack on the USA; it was this untrue news disseminated by the American media that created that public opinion.

It is obvious, when compared, that this was not the case in foreign countries where the media profits are not based entirely on commercial advertising; foreign media are therefore much more reliable than American media for accurate news.

Since news in America is self-censored to accommodate Corporate American advertisers, the American media no longer is in competition to scoop the competition; the only competition America Media engages in is the competition for advertisers, and in that competition the media vies for audiences; the media not only provides news that will not offend advertisers, they also provide simplified news that they believe the audience wants to hear. To that end, Americans compared to people in other parts of the free world are ignorant of the truth and world happenings.

A comparison of foreign media with American media is quite revealing.

In summation, there is a Civil Conflict waging in America; the purpose is to determine if America will remain a democratic Republic or become a plutocratic oligarchic Republic. The winner is yet to be determined, but this conflict is the greatest threat ever to American democracy that the Republic has ever endured; it comes from within. The John Birch Society controlled Republican Party is making telling inroads into the American political arena with their anti-democracy agenda.

Citizens of Wisconsin have risen in opposition to the anti-democracy movement in their state; Americans elsewhere in the nation have not reacted.

The present “Debt Level Approval” debacle in Congress is an intricate part of that civil conflict raging in America; the nation is in a fiscal crisis and desperately needs a simply act of Congress raising the national debt limit. Raising the debt limit appears to be a non-partisan issue, it is a necessity; however the extremist John Birch Republicans in Congress have used the issue to extort favors for the wealthy in exchange for their vote to extend the debt limit. It is ironic that the Bush Tax Cut for the Wealthy was one huge factor in the increase of the national debt and it is the Tax Cut for the Wealthy that Republicans insist remain untouchable in the debate about the debt limit increase.

It is time that Americans realize that we are engaged is a civil war in America and our democracy and fiscal solvency that is what is at stake. There is no need for choosing sides, it is more a matter of whether you are a wealthy American or are a part of the working Middle Class majority that is currently out of power.

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