The Revolution That’s Now in Progress
George Ure at Urban Survival posts this interesting essay detailing some of the volatile cross-currents operating in our society today.
Read it all, but here's a taste:
...I guess the key thing that’s dawning under what’s left of my hair is that ‘the revolution’ meme is not a one-dimensional political upheaval. It has other dimensions as well:
» It’s the boomers having to give up their plans for a long and prosperous retirement since they allowed themselves to be ripped off by the banksters and fraudsters over multiple administrations who stole from Social Security Trust fund money, putting in dead-beat IO’s which will be paid back with deflated purchasing power ’script’.
» It’s everyone figuring out that since 1913 the Feral (sic) Reserve has deliberately diminished the purchasing power of savings by 2.3% per year by printing more money than a correspondent increase in GDP would dictate in order to assure US dollars would retain purchasing power.
» It’s the X’ers who are not seeing the Boomers ‘get out of our way’ so they can move into command-level of the economy.
» It’s the remains of the crooked Boomers in politics who figure that open borders/immigration will mean more low-end workers to fund the aforementioned ripped-off Social Security and now other frauds like the payment for the bankster bailouts and so forth.
» It’s the Millennials who are taking up an ‘ain’t never gonna be able to get me some’ mindset which is coupled with ‘planet’s been wrecked anyways…’ attitude which makes them an ‘ain’t got nuthin, so ain’t got nuthin’ to lose…’ group. Mills buy a home? Not even on the drawing board for my kids and they’re all pushing 30. Are they pissed? Yep.
» Then you’ve got several imperial cultures (Black and Hispanic) trying to change the prevailing media-portrayed paradigm…which is being fought with hard times/rise-up-against-oppression music, sexually explicit imagery, drugs, and, oh just for good measure more weapons than you can shake a stick at…
» You do have the ‘right’ tattoo, don’t you? That’s like people are putting on their own UPC codes when they ‘too’ up…marks of the beast/ownership down at the archetype level. Preconscious tribalism/retribing/ganging/role-assigning, stamped right here. A rite of passage into….membership in….in…..well…what?
» Did I mention the growing anger around climate/environmental destruction?
Which unfortunately doesn’t even begin to cover all of the social pressures that are moving America into Re-Revolutionary times. I bet there’s a secret government study group that has figured this out as well and which whispers in the ear of people in Washington: “Ya’ll better keep BIG distractions like wars in the sandbox going, or this whole thing’s gonna blow…”