Cash Nickerson wrote a powerful book, “StagNation: Understanding the ‘New Normal’ in Employment.” In discussing the housing bubble, Nickerson made a point worth understanding about people’s psychology as a group. The middle-class survives upon the hopes and dreams of lower classes of people striving to move into the middle-class. When the housing bubble broke, and millions of lives were destroyed, with their hopes, dreams, and home investments, the financial livelihoods, and the dreams of those financial upward mobility into the middle-class were blasted into oblivion.
By failing to strive to get into the middle-class, the middle-class shrinks and dies; worse, the lower-classes learn helplessness and become devoid of hope. Then, along comes President Trump; hope in the lower-classes of people becoming financially upward mobile was rekindled. Suddenly, a president was recognized as an honest person, working to work with those whose dreams had died, and new energy to be upward financially mobile were reborn. The lower-classes leaving the plantation provided by the government and liberal leftists scared those in power; President Trump had to be destroyed, hopes and dreams of financially upward mobility crushed, and learned helplessness needed to be restored in America’s working-class neighborhoods.
Do the demise and demonic possession make more sense now?
The working class has to be kept miserable, hopeless, and dependent upon the beneficent government bureaucrat, or power and prestige are lost. These people have no idea how to live if they are not oppressing someone else. Five-years of “Trump Derangement Syndrome” has not improved the power hold of those governmental powers who desire to oppress. Instead of bringing the working classes into despair, hopelessness, unemployment, and returning them to the plantation, the working classes are ANGRY! The working classes are inspired. The working classes are madder than a pen full of soaked chickens with an acute case of hemorrhoids. Worse, they have met the enemy, and the enemy is the “beneficent” government and their media lackeys and lapdogs.
Speaker Pelosi, along with the rest of the US House of Representatives majority and minority leadership, is expected to represent the working and middle classes in the “People’s House” in a representative government. These people have failed to do their jobs, abused, harassed, defiled, and demeaned their positions to the point that the working and middle classes want her jailed, or worse, depending upon where you obtain your information. I heard someone wanted to outfit Pelosi and her ilk with stakes, an anthill, some honey, and leave them in the Arizona desert.
People are not returning to the plantation as humble orphans awaiting their daily bowls of gruel; the people are standing and fighting back. Those in government power, their assistants, their employees, their staff, the lobbyists, etc., all expect a different outcome. They will be shocked when they open their eyes and see the people rising in rebellion. Throwing off the chains of learned helplessness and discovering they are strong, capable, and able Americans [A(h)-ME-I-CAN].
The housing bubble, like COVID-19, was artificially created by the government to adversely affect the working classes of people as they strive for financially upward mobility into the middle class. The same is true for the coming Educational Debt bubble, the Consumer Credit Card bubble, and the National Debt bubble, among other looming disasters. The government leaders refuse to believe that bubbles burst, and if the bubble bursts after they are out of office, then they can claim, “It didn’t happen on my watch.” Enabling them to lie about their own willful misconduct creating bubbles of problems for the American Citizen to handle, clean up, and correct.
Let us talk frankly and honestly, openly, and directly. America is in a mess; K-12 Education was purposefully designed from the 1860s to create a dependent class of poor citizens. Hopeless, learning helplessness from their first day in K-12 classrooms, and forever cast out of American Society’s mainstream because of their literacy abilities. Since this population needed neurological stimulation after K-12 Education, other government programs were introduced to keep America’s populations divided, opposed, and barely managed. Illegal immigrants were introduced, sports were made a “profession,” and media channels flocked to host sporting events. Through lies, deceit, and drugs, “education” became 12-years of neurological stimulation, not a free mind’s education. All actions which taken by the government are very similar to Rome’s problems where “Bread and Circuses” were the answer—raising the Roman National Debt, forcing the Roman Armies and Navies to continually find a new enemy and a new source of wealth to pay for the lower-ranked citizens to sit around watching circuses and eating bread.
“The American Republic is ours, IF we can keep it!” [emphasis mine]
Benjamin Franklin is reported to have made that statement. I find it applicable today, and one worth knowing the full history. Click the link! Know your history, for your enemies in government know that if you lose contact with history, they can control you! By reducing your literacy, the powers in government hope to keep you from discovering they are not benevolent but tyrannical. Not helpful, but harmful, deadly, and like acid, they are consuming this country from within.
While reading the cases of families in family court, I wanted to weep at the lost potential. A great-grandmother has custody of her daughters, granddaughters, and great-granddaughter’s children. Why, because a couple of the girls are in drug rehab, one is still a minor, and her great-granddaughter just became pregnant at 12 for the food stamps, WIC, and other government benefits. I have read of people, all races and creeds, in inner-cities selling government benefits for cash, to buy drugs and alcohol. I have read stories of how a grandmother pimped her granddaughters for cash, among other cases where the granddaughter was required to get pregnant quickly so the family could maintain a level of government subsistence.
Learned helplessness leads to StagNation… The lesson is clear, the writing is on the wall, and the next major government catastrophe can make America stronger by cleaning out the trash in power, or will destroy America as we know it forever. People need hope, upward financial mobility, and less government intrusion.
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