J. Speer-Williams Jsw4@mac.com
“Many industriously concentrate on negatives: they stop people, impoverish people, tax people, poison people, imprison people, kill people, torture people, or bomb civilizations into rubble. Governments create little of a positive nature, least of all their expensive governmental programs, all reminiscent of Franklin Roosevelt’s make-work boondoggle, known as the Civilian Conservation Corps (1933-1942).”
Like swans of legend, American entrepreneurs sing their final, beautiful Swan Song before they just fade away.
Free enterprise benefits an entire society. That is not the case with government-supported and protected monopoly (predatory) capitalism, which penalizes everyone, except the monopolists and their amoral henchmen in government, corporations, education, science, and the mainstream media.
With monopoly capitalists in charge of our government and economy all roads lead to collapse; such is their psychotic lust for money, power, perversions, and the sufferings of their fellowmen.
The stifling directives of central planning has done away with corporate accountability and killed private, individual initiatives under the pretenses of consumer protection and national security, while enriching foreign bankers and the elected and appointed officials of our government.
When everyone who is employed works for the state or federal government, and all money is controlled by private, European bankers, we will all likely be as impoverished as the citizens of the old Soviet Union. Remember the Soviets standing in long lines, with falling snow, to buy what they could from a dwindling short supply of consumer goods, goods they could barely afford, like two left boots, both of the wrong sizes?
Having too many people working for the government is the antithesis of prosperity. And it’s estimated that for every “green” job the government creates, they’ll eliminate 2.2 jobs from the real world of private enterprise, at a cost of about $700,000 apiece.
Not all government employees, however, are lazy.
Many industriously concentrate on negatives: they stop people, impoverish people, tax people, poison people, imprison people, kill people, torture people, or bomb civilizations into rubble. Governments create little of a positive nature, least of all their expensive governmental programs, all reminiscent of Franklin Roosevelt’s make-work boondoggle, known as the Civilian Conservation Corps (1933-1942).
There are sophists-historians-academics who say, “without government programs there would never have been an American middle-class.” How wrong can people be? Well, these fellows push the limits when they repeat the doctrines so widely promulgated by America’s academic class. They are the living embodiments of how a people can be very insightful and yet so blind at the same time.
Our viable, affluent middle-class emerged in spite of government programs, until at long last enough federal laws, regulations, and directives killed the American Dream.
Government is not the solution to our problems; the federal government is the source of our problems.
But, empirical evidence will not dissuade those who are firmly attached to their emotional, irrational beliefs. Nor can those who do not want help (in learning) be helped to learn, even if they are college professors.
Thomas Jefferson wrote an axiomatic statement all historians and academics would do well to memorize: “Government can do something for the people only in proportion as it can do something to the people.”
The Industrial Revolution began in England in the late 1700s and expanded into the US, Germany, and France by the early part of the 19th century. In time, this Revolution increased the living standards of most people living in the Western world throughout most of the 20th century, eventually producing the American middle class.
The term “middle class” often means different things to different people. There was a time in our country, however, when many families of four could be supported with the income produced from one job. Such middle-class families could pay off their home mortgages, before retirement, have two paid-for vehicles in their garages, and enjoy viable savings and retirement funds that grew in value.
These middle-class families were not considered rich, merely comfortable. And it was among these middle-class Americans that the American Dream came true.
Of today’s American Dream, George Carlin said, “They call it the American Dream because you have to be asleep [or drugged] to believe it.”
Through governmental monetary policies and programs of spending and taxes, the Earth’s controlling oligarchs have brought corporate fascism to America. Thus, they have purposely ended the Industrial Revolution in the West, and the American middle-class with their cruel, toxic factory farms and Chinese-made junk.
State sponsored capitalism is fascism, but many democratic voters support it, thinking it is socialism. This is because so many of their democratic politicians support it. Fascism is not consumer friendly, no manner how many Americans vote for it.
Instead of the mass production of consumer goods that people need and want, Americans (and the rest of the Western and Middle Eastern world) are facing endless wars, poverty, and police-states, all under the guise of consumer protection and national security. Today, the huge industrial conglomerates of the world, in the main, produce war materials, prescription drugs, and deadly vaccines, hardly the consumer items that make for healthy, vibrant societies.
It was not the corporate/state/security complex, but the American entrepreneur who built our middle class, in spite of governmental programs and policies.
“America’s abundance was created not by public sacrifices to the ‘common good,’ but by the productive genius of free men who pursued their own personal interests and the making of their own private fortunes. They did not starve the people to pay for America’s industrialization. They gave the people better jobs, higher wages and cheaper goods with every new machine they invented, with every scientific discovery or technological advance – and thus the whole country was moving forward and profiting, not suffering every step of the way.” Ayn Rand (1905-1982)
At last, however, the federal government has all but eliminated America’s small businessmen, while rewarding the oligarchs of the Banking Cartel. And there went our middle class, too burdened were they with governmental programs, taxes, laws, and regulations that favored the ruling oligarchs, in their mad drive to control the world with bombs, poverty, and tyranny.
America’s small businessmen and middle class withstood the damaging effects of Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal programs; those governmental infringements, however, formed the paradigm by which our entrepreneurs and middle class were eventually annihilated by government.
The grand scheme to eliminate the middle classes of the world got a momentous boost in Great Britain, where small businesses were virtually legislated out of existence. What the English public got in turn was expensive, but shoddy goods, delivered with poor service – very much like what we suffer with today in the states.
In the US, the old “consumer protection” ploy was used on small businesses to put them out of business, with the vast majority of the American public being little the wiser.
Pretending to protect consumers, federal legislators and bureaucrats engaged in a massive carnage of American farmers and entrepreneurs. The small businesses that did manage to escape that onslaught were soon policed up by the banker’s Internal Revenue Service. With their over 65,000 pages of code, any business could be taken down.
“With that many regulations, we could put Jesus out of business,” gloated the IRS agent in my mind. And even if the International Monetary/Banking Cartel brought back to America its monopolies of transnational conglomerates, it would be no better than a Medieval European serfdom of contractual servitude between us – the semi-free peasants – and the Cartel’s lords of monopoly corporate greed.
Before the middle class was wiped out, George Carlin got it right when he said, “The upper class keeps all the money and pays none of the taxes. The middle class pays all the taxes and does all the work. The poor are there just to scare the s— outta the middle class.”
Without the American entrepreneur, there never would have been an honest US labor movement. But, the dark lords of finance aided labor unions in order to bring down their main competition, the US entrepreneur, through governmental laws and policies meant to destroy American small businesses and family farms.
Once small businesses and family farms were largely eliminated, with corporate fascistic control of our federal government, the monopoly capitalists doubled-crossed American labor by pulling their corporate enterprises out of America, leaving millions unemployed.
While we were busy choosing which side of the petty left/right paradigm to support, the power elite was raping us all royally, under the banners of both political parties, Democratic and Republican, alike.
Labor’s true friend was the entrepreneur. Labor’s real enemy has always been monopoly capitalists. It is doubtful that the American labor-union movement would have ever grown and prospered without the hundreds of thousands of small US businesses that created so much national prosperity.
By 1972, labor union membership stood at its peak of 19.4 million, but had fallen to 8.25 million members by 2005 – the same 33-year period that American small businesses and family farms were so devastated.
Work, good incomes, and decent lives for the American worker did not begin with either capital or labor; it all began with the workable ideas that came from our free market system and the entrepreneurs it produced. That is why entrepreneurs are so important to a society, as they are the idea men and those willing to risk their own capital in daring ventures.
Our unsung entrepreneurial heroes of America are no longer part of the national discourse, even though they were the ones who built our affluent middle class and helped so many of us to achieve the American Dream. Without a return of our small business owners and family farmers, the American Dream will be forever lost.
Entrepreneurs started and finished things, things that built an affluent and viable middle-class society, something the world has seen very little of.
The small businesses and family farms that made America the envy of the world were largely made up of a dynamic, rugged, bright, hard-working lot of entrepreneurs, who fought for the common hope of us all: the American Dream.
It was a dream of owning your own business, home, or farm outright. It was an aspiration that desired but one family breadwinner, and a wife/mother who ran her household, taught her children the important things of life, sent her children to college, and generally ensured her little ones would enjoy a better life than hers, which was far better than what Americans are suffering through, today.
And the improved wages, lifestyle, and independence of women, known as Women’s Liberation, was made possible with an affluent middle class, during the age of the entrepreneur. Affluence for women will be impossible once everyone, save the elite, are divested and dispossessed.
In any case, Women’s Liberation has always been less about liberation, and more about the destruction of the family unit. Moreover, divorcing a tyrannical husband and struggling alone with growing children – while extremely difficult and unfair – seems more possible than divorcing a despotic government with armies and a police constabulary to back them up. And while Big Brother cares not a whit about liberating women, he lived in torment over the repeated successes of the entrepreneur.
Entrepreneurs organized, operated, and assumed the risks inherit in commercial ventures, something the average government employee could never do. It was not government employees or corporate bureaucrats who made America great and the envy of the world; it was our vibrant entrepreneurial class that made us what we once were. Not everyone possesses the spirit, drive, attitude, and qualities of a successful entrepreneur; and so, we must value them, as it is from them that come the fruits of their labors and ingenuity we all enjoy; and, it’s from enough successful entrepreneurs which spring an affluent middle class.
American entrepreneurs were thinkers, doers, competitors, and innovators, who fueled economic growth, created jobs, and made a better, smarter world for us all. Entrepreneurs changed our beliefs about what was possible with their lofty visions and their will to obtain those dreams.
Entrepreneurs often risked their life’s savings, and the little they could borrow, to try untried ideas; but never did they ask for government bailouts when they failed.
Never did our entrepreneurs ship our millions of jobs overseas, virtually condemning billions of foreigners to low-wage slavery, and our own nation to a no-wage bondage, controlled by trillionaire, investment bankers.
Entrepreneurs have long been the heredity nemesis of the International Monetary/Banking Cartel; and in America, when we still had patriotic lawmakers, bureaucrats, and judges, hundreds of thousands of American entrepreneurs and family farmers exacted a sort of retributive justice from the Cartel by far out-producing the International Cartel’s mega-corporations, something the Cartel countered, not with increased production, but with something far more sinister: Espionage!
The money-changers, whose ancestors were driven out of the Jerusalem Temple by Jesus with a whip fashioned from fibers, slowly gained control of “our intelligence services” [sic], by which they gained control of all three branches of our federal government, the Executive, Legislative, and Judicial, with fixed elections, bribes, blackmail, and assassinations.
Once in command of our entire federal government, the Cartel set out on their complete pillage and plunder of our middle class and its entrepreneurs with federal regulations, directives, laws, and taxes, all meant to eliminate all small business and family farms. The Cartel has succeeded with espionage, when they could have never succeeded with honest production, which means a dying economy for all Americans.
In the globalist, One-World Order agenda there must be no affluent nation that can feed itself, independent of the global market, and centralized world governance, with the reins of power held by the International Monetary/Banking Cartel.
Governmental granted monopoly capitalism is comprised of the worst of men, galvanized by the worst of motives. They are psychopaths, who will never work for the good of us all.
The American Dream, however, came true for many of us, and that’s a legacy we can and must pass on to our friends, children, grandchildren, and all future generations.
A skosh like the Magi paying homage to the infant Jesus, informed Americans will honor and respect any new birth of our entrepreneurship. It is a proud heritage we must keep alive. For entrepreneurship was possible once, and can be again; then once more the American Dream will become our reality and our contribution to humanity.