Friday, August 19, 2011

America's Coming, Crumbling ...."Cut-Throat" Capitalist Catastrophe (a parable)

Well, where should we begin....but, of course with a parable! If you are given "eyes"....to "get it".....you will "get it"...and if not....buy a latte!

...this Nation..I liken to a young man, who started up his own company ...he was doggedly focused on success, full of promise...full of hope....not perfect....but he had good intentions. He started to mature..mostly from the good sources of help, counsel, studying, and advice of elders and sages of old ....he then; wisely; adopted some very good principles; and in due time; his craft..ultimately prospered...well into his prime years....

As he was getting on...he started getting cocky and a bit rebellious...scoffing at the ingenious inventions that others among his peers had modeled..and was even....jealous of them. He also started focusing his time and energy on devising "short cuts" and "get rich quick" schemes.....

We can see; already; that by now, he (in his imagination) thought so unjustly high of himself ...giving no credit to anyone but Himself....that he did not even consider following the best advice given from wise elders; who were teachers of holy scripture. By this time, he turned his heart completely toward the pursuit of earthly riches and power.

...And so it came to pass that he started listening to false economic "gurus" that spouted perverse fables of untold "wealth"...."name it and claim it"....and...."trickle down delusion"...and...."fake it 'til you make it"...and..."bad things never happen to good, blessed people"...and then; like any fool (who turns his back on wisdom and listens to fools), he got caught up in such a large scale wealth transfer scam .... those "Loopholes to Luxury"....and "Let's make usury legal"...or "Who cares about Sabbath?"...etc...

...And so; he began methodically increasing in mistreating his loyal workers...cutting back their merited benefits and grossly underpaying them...but just so ever gradually...to be so serpent-like....so stealthy...an almost undetectable spell of deception and chaos was sprung all through his company...

The decades that followed can be summed up as a crushing, "top down" corporate greed agenda, expanding and insane labor value disparity and division and strife within the company.....and no corrective policies were allowed to be adopted.... or even dared to be brought up in a meeting....any wise admonition was sneered at and rejected by this oppressive and tyrannical overlord; who despised the needs of the sick, poor, and weak people; with a passion.

Then, after almost three decades of momentous disparity; came the first rounds of "layoffs"....he also decreed that "There Shall Be No Collective Bargaining before Me".... "Or You will be replaced with a foreigner"....For at this point; he continually held to the delusion that all the sum of his input from others....had not REALLY...led to his success....but he was entitled to receive...'Wealth At Any Cost'...

So; he then began paying his employees even less and less..so that he could live like a king...but racked up mountains of debt to subsidize his growing insatiable greed. Most egregiously....he started doing unsavory business agreements with traditionally evil competitors....hmmmm?....anything sound familiar yet?..

..We continue..yes?.....

...And then one day..... he started noticing ...that...more and more.....his workers had to quit and find work elsewhere.....on the stingy, unfair wages that he was paying....they could not even afford shelter......without being in debt for 30 years....and asking for charity and communal subsidies.

He still was blind to the needs of his workers...saying...."just go shopping"..."the market will solve everything".....with the spirit as stubborn as a man named "pharaoh"....he would not change his mind in the board meetings; when nine out of the eleven kept warningly advising...."Let that burden loading, "cut-throat" scheme of yours go"...

And so; his hardened, stone cold and greedy heart droned on; saying.... "I will not let my 'cut-throatism' go.."

So, he gathered together his cult of new age elite....and they devised accounting scams that temporarily make "money...out of thin air"...and stretch it like chewing gum. Then one day...when there was just barely enough workers left to barely just prime his sly and crafty 'Scammopoly Incorporated' greed machine...the stock value is his company went so low.... So, he laid off more workers; even his brother....and even his sister...and despair began to take root.

...to be continued...this brings up to the day of reckoning currently upon us.....

As most people are still asleep in a "comfort coma" slumber......while their neglected and abused "house" catches fire....there must be a few folks to shout "Fire...Fire...house on Fire....in order to save the potential tragedy from upgrading to a 9/11 moment!!!

Any questions?....Any answers?...Need a megaphone?

Morals: GREED KILLS......and a house built on sand....is so certainly going to collapse....it's a question of when.....

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