Americans are living in a
Government doesn’t work for
two main reasons:
1. people who are
powerful, wealthy, well trained in management, well
educated in business and finance, and spiritually
immature don’t want it to work as it is supposed to
2. those who do want it
to work are, for the most part, not powerful, wealthy, well trained in
management, well educated in business and finance, and most
are not well informed as to its operations or failings.
Case in point: a manager who is
responsible for the success of his business will fire
employees who are incompetent or untrustworthy or both. People
who are not competent managers don’t have the temperament or
good sense to do that. They will only complain about what
doesn’t work rather than take responsibility and do what
needs to be done.
Our government doesn’t work
for average working Americans, the majority of whom earn
medium to low wages. These people do not, on average, progress
up the economic ladder or become educated as to how things
work or how to make thing work. There are certain
exceptions to this rule. Breakthrough exceptions are held up
for all to see by the powers that be to convince everyone else
that it’s their own fault that they too haven’t made it
yet. Everyone in the upward mobile hierarchy makes sure that
the status quo doesn’t change. That’s part of their
unwritten but well understood job description.
Less than the top 5% of wage
earners in America control more than 95% of the country's financial
wealth. The people you get to hear or read in the mainstream
media all earn from 6 to 10 digit incomes. They are called the
experts. If any expert tries to upset the status quo, they
are, with few exceptions, removed from view or hearing range.
In the US House and Senate,
there is less turnover of members than there used to be in the
Soviet Politburo. Citizens complain loudly and eloquently,
some even participate in protests and other campaigns. But
they will not vote for people who could change the status quo
because they are brainwashed to believe that the current
system can’t be changed and therefore they won't try. The
current system is set up as a two party duopoly where
both parties are committed to the status quo, and that two
party system has arranged things so that no third party or
independent candidate—people who might try to upset the
status quo—can be elected to high office.
People are too confused and
dumbfounded to change this reality. I call this confusion and
dumbfoundedness… living in a dream world… because that’s
what it is.
How can you wake someone up who
lives in a dream world? You can’t.
You have to wait until perhaps
3 billion people have lost everything and their children are
starving. Then you have maybe a 50 – 50 chance, during a
short window of opportunity, to show them a better way.
Well, perhaps its much less
than a 50 –50 chance, because while you’re trying to show
them a better way, they will have other options from which to
choose. It’s amazing that human beings are as successful as
they are. Come to think of it, most human beings already
probably exist on less than $2 a day.
On a planet comprised of people
not living in a dream world, everyone could be successful.
That human beings still don't know that, is... well,
truly as amazing as it is unfortunate.