are not only losing jobs, but those jobs are being sent overseas and
It’s the Stupid
WATCHING THE STORE?
Posted February 24, 2004 thepeoplesvoice.org
By: Ted Lang
The Bush administration wrongfully
manipulated US into a war with Iraq, the primary beneficiary being the only
nation in the Middle East that has weapons of mass destruction; namely,
Israel. And now we have an
illegal alien amnesty plan in the works for Mexico’s benefit.
And of course the latter amnesty plan will also benefit large
corporate agricultural combines that can heavily line the Bush crime
family’s pockets with “campaign” cash.
Is anyone in Washington working on a plan to benefit Americans whose
taxes are supporting all these schemes?
The war production is enriching the corporate citizens of the
military-industrial complex, to include lots of cash for the Bush family
patriarch’s deep pockets and financial interests in the Carlyle Group, as
well as Vice President Dick Cheney’s interests in Halliburton.
Gee, looks like a lot of folks are getting a lot richer than they
already were by launching illegal wars and legalizing illegal aliens.
Kinda cool, no?
I’m glad to see this spirit of international cooperation, especially when
so much wealth is changing hands from American taxpayers to foreign
investors and big defense contractors.
It’s good for the economy, don’t you know?
The more cash gets spread around, the more it gets invested, and the
more invested, the more business opportunities open up, and the more
business opportunities open up, the more jobs we all can have.
That’s America for you, and increasingly, for everyone else as
well. America: Land of
But just like one celluloid Doubting Thomas famously proclaimed: “Show me
the money,” where is it – the money?
If our fascist police state and its governing crime family are going
to conquer the planet, of course we must have a strong and powerful
military, with the finest and best technological weapons taxpayer money can
It is important, therefore, to ensure that large, lucrative defense
contracts, funded by taxpayer money, be awarded to Boeing, General Dynamics
and General Electric, and such. It
is important that food prices be kept down, for even a “Blitzkrieg” army
travels on its stomach. Cheap
alien labor for the military-agro complex is also a fascist consideration in
the never-ending quest for a perfect world founded upon Pax Americana.
But as economists keeping touting a new global economy, their primary caveat
of “all other things remaining equal” encompasses also the evaporation
of nation-states and their artificial borders.
When economics professors in college are trying to get students to
focus upon an economic dynamic in a world of choices and scarcities, they
urge students to block out temporarily the coincidental interaction of other
dynamics by using that phrase. The
economic theory that dismisses politics and the interaction of the state in
these equations can be described as “half-baked” at best.
The state is not about to go quietly into that night!
Although the global economy increasingly makes the state – national
sovereignties – increasingly irrelevant, what is relevant is the life
expectancy and economic condition of each and every individual human being
on Earth. Global capitalism is
spreading like wildfire, and to many anarcho-capitalist economists, that’s
a good thing. But even these
visionaries admit to a transition period.
It is this “transition period” that can be most taxing to the
The transitioning of world economies to socialism created national
sovereignties that brought about the untimely slaughter of 190 million of
the planet’s inhabitants in the prior century.
What kind of transitional suffering will we, the people of the United
States, be subjected to before all things really become equal and balance
out? Our chief executive genius
has created a huge bumbling bureaucracy of TSA airport security buffoons and
goons that are severely damaging air travel, which in turn is causing
cutbacks in the airline industry, which is severely cutting back on
passenger airline manufacture and resulting in layoffs.
Our wondrous president is forging ahead with a foreign policy dictated down
to him to serve the interests of Israel, and combining foreign and domestic
policy that benefits the nation of Mexico, and caters to illegal aliens who
are in violation of our laws. He
intends to spend our hard-earned taxpayer-provided funding on curing Aids in
Africa, and of course, in rebuilding Iraq, which didn’t need rebuilding
till he blew it up. Military
contractors are using scientists and engineers emigrating from Asia and
India, and are farming computer work back out to these nations via the
Internet. He saddles US with
the corrupt and incompetent TSA to hassle law-abiding Americans to protect
US from terrorists, and opens up our borders for illegals to serve his
Americans are not only losing jobs, but those jobs are being sent overseas
and permanently disappearing. Outsourcing
no longer means farming-out jobs within corporations and the government to
another American corporate entity, but completely out of the country.
This will indeed abolish national sovereignties, especially our own.
But certainly, the power brokers and bankers have another form of
government in mind. As for our
own present situation, it looks like it’s time for a “regime change!”
© Copyright THEODORE E. LANG 2/22/04 All
rights reserved. Ted Lang is a political analyst and a freelance writer.