Continuing from Part One… In 2003, the beautiful, talented, and aptly named Star Parker wrote a book called Uncle Sam’s Plantation, http://www.amazon.com/Uncle-Sams-Plantation-Government-Enslaves/dp/1595552235 (revised 2010). In this work she relates her previous experiences in and working her way out of “welfare.” I call it “welfare” because her subject matter is what most people think of when they think of welfare – giving money, food, ect. to poor people (deserving or otherwise).
Her book is excellent and serves as a good starting point. However, most welfare in America is not directed towards the poor, rather it consists of monies given to all segments of society through mandatory “entitlement” spending programs like Social Security and Medicare as well as massive subsidies and favors to various corporate interests. These illegal programs eat up the vast majority of the federal budget and, likely, the budgets of the States as well. None are found in or allowed by the Constitution. Remember the Constitution?
I will comment on these corporate welfare programs a little later. All you really need to know was said by the late, great George Carlin: “It’s a big club. You ain’t in it. You and I are not in the big club. By the way, it’s the same big club they use to beat you over the head…” See the video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i5dBZDSSky0, (comic genius)(warning: some strong language and even stronger truths).
Ms. Parker has addressed some of this “big club” in her book. She wrote a column explaining how the banks are now on the plantation, http://townhall.com/columnists/starparker/2009/02/09/back_on_uncle_sams_plantation/page/full/. However, she misses the point that Carlin nailed. It’s the club members – the big banks (The Federal Reserve “Creature”), the big corporations, the super rich, and the ticks – that run the plantation. Really, the biggies own it and Uncle Sam is more of an overseer.
(This says it all. Google Images.)
This may sound offensive to some of you – I sincerely hope so. It is one of the most offensive things facing modern Americans today. Sadly, many or most of our citizens either take the system for granted or take advantage of it. Heck, we are all involved like it or not. I detest the concept of fiat money, for example, yet I usually keep one or two of those Federal Reserve Notes in my wallet at any given time. The Big Club has rigged the system so you have to acquiesce, or else you can’t be a member of modern society.
Back to “the poor” slaves Ms. Parker wrote about. Millions of Americans are hopelessly dependent on government welfare payments to live and eat these days. At the end of 2012, more than 47 million of our citizens were on food stamps, up from 36 million in 2009. http://reason.com/blog/2012/11/21/why-are-a-record-number-of-americans-on. Before the last recession, which never really ended, the number was around 17 million (in 2000). http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/archives/show-this-to-anyone-that-believes-that-things-are-getting-better-in-america.
Many of these programs have racist origins, just like our gun control laws. However, in keeping with never-ending government expansion, today they can entrap and enslave anyone and everyone. In the old days, the theory worked like this: black people will someday inevitably be granted full civil rights in society. Therefore, let’s us Big Club members subjugate as many of them as we possibly can now so that when they do arise, most won’t be able to take advantage of their opportunities. Black schools were frequently sub-standard by white standards. Welfare programs infringed on the benefits of gainful employment and lead to the destruction of the black family unit.
Young black men, poorly educated and without any hope of finding meaningful work, turned to alternative careers – like selling drugs. The Club, in its Baphometian wisdom, instituted the “war” on drugs to put as many of these poor men as possible in chains and behind bars. The result has been an explosion in the drug trade and drug addiction, increases in related crimes, a further evisceration of the black community, and a ridiculous number of people in jail for non-crimes. The U.S. now has the highest prison population in the world, by percentage of the population and by raw numbers. http://www.nytimes.com/2008/04/23/world/americas/23iht-23prison.12253738.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0.
Why do we have more criminals than China, which has three times our population? Are we all a bunch of scofflaw degenerates? I work in the criminal Just-Us system and I have seen poor person after poor person locked up for nothing. When I worked as a prosecutor I stayed in a state of permanent depression. It was my job to railroad people into guilty pleas (too easy to obtain) or convict them (too easy too) for no wrong-doing. I finally had to quit one day. Quitting was better than being a party to injustice. In my area of the country I estimate 90% or more of all criminal charges stem from non-crimes which have no victims. Each case, federal or state, comes with a statement of “victim impact.” Usually, the statement reads, “no victim.” Without victims how the hell can you say a crime has occurred? I bet the situation is similar wherever you live. The real victims are the falsely prosecuted persons; they are turned into slaves.
This all means that 90+% of our criminal “justice” resources are wasted. That leaves the other 10%, or less devoted to stopping or punishing actual crime. Why are the survivors of real crimes and their families always so frustrated with the laxity of the system? It’s because the system is designed to put away as many people as possible, guilty of not. There is little incentive to actively investigate and pursue murders, rapes, and other dangerous felonies. An elected prosecutor looks better to the idiot electorate by keeping a high conviction rate – which the current system guarantees.
As I said, this BS was originally aimed at black people. However, three key changes have occurred over the past decades which have altered the scheme for the universal worse. First, after the passage of the civil rights act in the 1960’s and the end of legal segregation, many black ticks were elected to office and power all across America. Atlanta has a black mayor. Detroit has a black mayor. Blacks are elected to the House and Senate. In 2008 a black man was elected President. Oddly, the system has not changed and hope seems ever fleeting. This is because black ticks, like all others, are more than willing to oppress anyone in order to keep their beloved power.
The second big change was the change in American demographics after the 1965 immigration reform law was passed. Whereas America was about 90% white and 10% black in 1960, today the country is a true melting pot of all races and cultures. All of the added people of various origins have provided additional opportunities for the ticks to run wild on our freedom.
The third change has been due to the nature of government programs themselves. Once instituted, a program or scheme never goes away. It grows by leaps and bounds, sucking in as many victims as it can find. The Club members know this and have tailored their machinations accordingly. At some point they figured out they would have more control over us if they included all of us in their slavery operations. Conversely, they do everything in the considerable power to keep people divided into classes – the whites, the blacks, the poor, the old, the gays, the Southerns, etc. It’s easier to control multiple groups if you pit them against each other over trivial nonsense. Each group spends its time preoccupied with suspicion of the other groups and forgets about who is ultimately whipping them mercilessly. The group members are slaves.
Their plot goes far beyond “welfare” programs, poor education, and institutionalized criminality. It touches on just about every facet of the lives on people who are not ultra-wealthy and well-connected. If you bother to vote, you’re pre-sorted into groups, usually Republican versus Democrat. Off the bat, your choices are limited to those of the party’s choice – the partys have a hierarchy to make sure rouges like Ron Paul and Dennis Kucinich are minimized. They can’t risk anyone telling the truth or actually representing the People. You are a slave to those choices.
If you are lucky enough to have a job these days, you are taxed on what you earn. You pay those income taxes in addition to sales taxes, property taxes, “sin” taxes and multiple other taxes. You also indirectly pay the taxes of corporations who pass their financial burdens on to you. You pay for government debt spending. You are pay the hidden tax of inflation, caused by the incestuous relationship between the government and the illegal, monopolistic Federal Reserve. You’re real tax rate isn’t 10% or 25%, it’s more like 50 – 60%, as a percentage of your income. By comparison, under King George in the 1700’s, the average colonist paid an effective rate of about 1% of their income (again, factoring in all forms of taxation and set against income). Maybe old George wasn’t the bad guy we made him out to be? He never openly advocated the slavery of his royal subjects.
Today, if you want a house, a car, or an education, the banks will happily strap you with 5 to 30+ years of debt servitude. “The rich ruleth over the poor, and the borrower is the servant of the lender.” Proverbs 22:7. That means you are a slave.
(I haven’t seen Django, but I understand it involves slaves revolting as they should. Google Images.)
In Part Three I will further discuss the constituent members of the Big Club and their control over you and me. I will also discuss ways to possibly emancipate ourselves from these monsters. Stay tuned and stay angry!