posted on Nov, 23 2011 @ 03:01 PM
The banks don't control everything yet, but they are another Free Market preaching President away from total control. If any current politicians
wants a fighting chance to run for President, they are going to have to deal with the bankers. They need that campaign funding. It is the
republicans who have labeled campaign donations as free speech, and is seems to be the only form of speech they approve of. You can ignore this if
you want, but that would be very sheople of you.
There are only two chances of fixing our current situation.
One way would be to elect a politician with enough popularity, and the moral strength to fix this mess, to the presidency. Maybe Petraeus will be our
man. I think he is right where he should be right now, to get the job done. As DotCIA, he has a legitimate chance to seize the reigns of power, but
the people who really control our fed gov these days. All evidence points to Obama spending four more years as POTUS. The democrats might even
take the house and the senate, and do what they did last time they controlled both branches, raise taxes on the rich back up to where they should be,
and start regulating business once again. The Democrats at least demonstrated they were willing to do just that When Clinton was first elected.
This would set the stage for Petraeus to run for POTUS, and begin the real house cleaning that needs to happen in the fed gov.
We would all be better off if we could shrink the size of the ICBs down to the point where we could drown them in the bath water.
The other way would be a total collapse of the system. The real unemployment rate is over 20% and rising. The only thing keeping us from slipping
into deflationary cycles is expansion of the monetary system. Sooner or later, either lots more people are going to get sources of income, or more
and more people are going to default on their debts, and we will slip into deflation, and it will be the fortunes of the ICBs, and the super rich
which will loose the most, being that few of the rest of us will have anything to loose.
All the big factors are coming into play for a world wide economic collapse.
Peak oil arrived in 2008, and all indicators show that we are going into a steeper decline. This decline on world oil production will vastly change
the value of current capital assets. Not only will refineries slowly become worthless, along with the tanker fleets, gas stations, it will no longer
be economically feasible to produce things on one side of the planet, taking advantage of weak labor and environmental laws, and shipping to the other
side of the planet. Especially when the people on the other side of the planet have ran out of credit to buy stuff from the other side of the
Suburban sprawls built for their inefficiency, for the profits of the ICs, will also become economically unfeasible. People simply will not be able
to afford to drive the long distances required by these inefficient suburban sprawls. Our systems are built to be horribly inefficient, and this is
simply not sustainable. People think home prices are underwater now, wait and see what happens as these suburban sprawls disintegrate.
Planned obsolescence of our disposable society will also no longer be feasible. This is where most of our energy usage is wasted. All of this is
purely for the profits of the ICs. Our problems aren't lack of productivity, we could be job sharing and greatly reduce unemployment. We currently
produce more than we consume. Unemployment exists to keep the masses corralled. The problem is waste. The ICs need us to be inefficient so they can
keep taking a cut out of everything that we do.
Where do we go then?
We could be making small lightweight electrical hybrid vehicles in small warehouses that will last a lifetime, which will create a small industry to
support said vehicles, small businesses that do vehicle interiors, and custom shops everywhere.
Most production can be done these days in small warehouses, with robotics.
Instead of large windmill farms,we have numerous small windmills scattered about. Some produce electricity, and some store compressed air to supply
electricity when the wind isn't blowing. The last thing we fall back on is diesel generators ran on hemp produced bio-diesel. We become a nation
of small communities and farms once again.
This is where I see us going in the future, no matter which option plays out.