RED WHITE And POOR! How Outsourcing Economically Divided America!
There have been many stories written about America’s Economic decline and the financial impact it has had on our lives during the past six years…
This story reflects upon the beginning – How the first [real] financial “crisis” of the 1970s set the stage for everything happening today and why.
Discussing race today has become our dirty little topic. People are still a bit sensitive, easily offended, and often avoid talking about the taboos swirling around this difficult subject… I want to enlighten people on why Race today “still” matters… And “why” it shouldn’t.
When I first started writing about race as a topic, my conscious was wracked with guilt! I didn’t want to be responsible for “increased” racial tensions by making race relations “worse” – The same way Martin Luther King insisted upon “Non-Violent” change to sway the hearts and minds of America 50 years ago.
I want people to understand how our own Government manipulated our quality of life to benefit the top 5% of the most wealthy, powerful people in the U.S. to cause the current economic, fiscal suffering we’re all experiencing today.
I was watching a segment of CNN one afternoon after the turn of the Millennium and a woman called in to say when she called her bank, someone in a third-world country with a very heavy accent had access her personal Bank Account!
She wanted to know why a total stranger (foreigner), had access to her U.S. private account details!? The CNN newscaster went on defend India as an indigenous population of educated, degreed people who are excellent at providing top-notch customer service!
While that response didn’t answer her question nor satisfy the caller’s inquiry, the news team went on to commend corporations that “Outsource” and the benefits associated with the level of customer service they provide. Since then, America has seen an influx of jobs disappear from our shores. History has dictated that it has always been the “American Way” [to exploit third-world labor] only this time, it has all but destroyed our American way of life!
It becomes [real easy] to publically debase American workers to Congress no less, making a public appeal as to why we must move forward and recruit “The Best and the Brightest” overseas… Or, was this the plot to exploit cheap labor as the Global replacement for “all” American Workers?
This country should be completely devoid of Poverty – Let alone having more than ⅓ of its citizens receiving some form of Government assistance. And while statistics suggest almost 48-Million Americans are living in poverty, I believe that number is closer to 100-Million as “All” Working-Class people are the new Poverty-Stricken-Class of people who can’t afford to live in the U.S., living paycheck-to-paycheck, and are one check away from homelessness if they lose their job!
The rise in Mental Illness becomes the “by-product” of Poverty and Homelessness, not the other way around. You’d lose your mind too if you’ve lost everything due to Unemployment! Hunger and Homelessness should “Not” be Made in America!
Now I am in awe, surprised and disgusted at the sight of how many White Men are Homeless in and around NYC Penn Station thoroughfare as a result of this economic downturn. And this has absolutely nothing to do with drug abuse. These men are obviously former corporate working-class people who’ve lost their livelihood and their family, and you’d like me to believe Outsourcing is Not the cause?
The world economy has grown more than 55 times during the last 50 years, and while the United States may be the wealthiest country on the planet, we have the widest income gap between Rich and Poor – More than that of any other industrialized nation on earth! Since 1980, the income for the richest 10% of the worlds’ population has continually risen, while the poorest 90% of the world’s earnings has steadily fallen.
How long do U.S. Corporations expect us to keep this up? Today’s society is stressed out over struggle, creating more “Anarchy” than ever before. Salaries are not keeping up with life, but I’m told to be hopeful? So what happens when you crush someone’s Hope? Subtle manipulation of our Economy through “Hyper-Inflation” and income instability, have affected the Financial Dynamics of the United States to create unnecessary Chaos among its citizens.
Now White folks are losing everything they’ve ever worked for with a “Colonization” of the newly Homeless – Demonstrated through various [“Community Encampments”] of make-shift homes set up outside since no one has a job to pay the high cost of Rent!
This problem has been around for “years” now that [all] of America is smacked in the middle of this horrific financial disaster…
We are ALL Poor!
Learn more about how Deregulation of the U.S. Dollar during the 1970s caused American Economic Suffering and how Minimum Wage no longer pays the rent in any Metropolitan U.S. City!