Monday, January 21, 2008

Will the Economic Crash Wake People Up?

Preface: I am truly sorry for the suffering of those Americans who will lose their home, their job, or their life savings as a result of the economic crash. This article focuses on one potential silver lining -- an opportunity to promote truth and justice.

Will the crash wake Americans up from their comfortable slumber and make them question their government? Stalin said that dictatorships only last so long as the dictators keep their people well-fed. Americans have been strongly motivated not to question the government because they have been led to believe that if they just follow the party line, they'll get nice jobs, make a bundle of dough, buy into "the American dream". A crash has the possibility to awaken Americans from their dangerously cozy nap. It has the potential to get Americans to open their eyes and start questioning the lies they have been told about everything from the "war on terror", to "provocations by hostile foreign nations", to voting in the U.S.

On the other hand, will the financial crash will lower people on the Maslow pyramid to the point that they have no energy to think about political truth or the acts of criminal brutality and fascism of their government? Will they be so preoccupied with holding onto their house and job, their ability to keep the heat and lights on and buy food, that they just hunker down in survival mode?

Unlike the citizens of prior fascist regimes, the current politicians are the ones who caused the economic problem, so they can't pretend they will rescue us from an economic crisis caused by their predecessors. In other words, it might be harder for the Neocons to whip up a "rally around the strong leader to solve the economic crisis" dynamic.

The trick will be to link the pain people feel from economic mismanagement with the pain caused by other destructive acts by the powers-that-be.

As one example, 9/11 truth activists can link 9/11 truth with economic truth, because:

  • Neither the 9/11 murders or the economic crash occurred due to the causes the government claims
  • Neither are "no one could have foreseen it" situations
  • The government had much more control and input into both scenarios than it has admitted
  • Just as the government used 9/11 as an excuse to carry out its pre-planned anti-American agenda, we have to be on-guard that the government doesn't use the crash as an excuse to implement a "fix" which hurts the vast majority of Americans (and lines just a handful of pockets)
I'll leave it to people with a better economics background than I have to explain the real causes of the market crash. Please don't get speculative. Just stick to the basics of how the government manipulates the economy.


Blogger John said...

Bush gave Bin Laden everything he wanted.

2:53 AM  

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