Opinion: Inequality Is The Defining Issue Of Our Time – Barack Obama via Social Europe Journal -John Gelmini

President Obama is good at making speeches talking about “defining issues” and failing to deliver on his promises.

Dr Alf has already said as much in more measured words than I would tend to use but the issue of widening inequality has arisen from a series of deliberate acts including the banking crisis which have been designed to remove money and assets from 99.9% of the population and transfer them to the tiny plutocracy that remains.

President Obama, those that put him into power, and the heads of Europe and the UK, have all connived to make this happen and to conceal from the vast mass of their respective people what has been done and what is still going on (the process has not stopped and is going to get much worse).

What none of these leaders or the heads of big business will talk about is the rate of job destruction through computerization, robotics(Google has just purchased Boston Dynamics which makes fighting robots for the Pentagon and DARPA), AI call center software, expert systems, speech recognition, automation and the elimination of

Barack Obama, President, talked with David Cam...

Barack Obama, President, talked with David Cameron, Prime Minister, and Angela Merkel, Chancellor, at the 36th G8 summit in Muskoka District Municipality, Ontario Province on June 25, 2010. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

blue-collar manufacturing processes.

The pace of this is so fast that even efficiently run Governments and good education systems cannot keep up which leads us to the problem of what to do with the economically impoverished who are now rendered economically useless and what to do about the next generation of young people (the so called Millennials).

So far 2 years worth of Millennials have been largely sidelined and now we have David Cameron talking about the benefits of “volunteering”.

Young people eventually become older people who marry, form relationships, have children and buy houses.

Without money, they cannot do this yet Cameron, Obama and our tired European elite act as if these problems did not exist.

Currently, a “lot of frogs are being boiled” but no-one is prepared to say so or that without changes in policy inequality will widen to the point that Bertrand Russell, a member of the Committee of 300 wrote about and dreamed of, which was that the poor and disenfranchised would become a separate species.

John Gelmini

 

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Growing inequality on David Cameron’s watch: Some reflections – John Gelmini

George Monbiot

George Monbiot (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Bertrand Russell

Bertrand Russell (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I thank Dr Alf for reblogging the article entitled “Wealth Inequality in UK Now Equal to Nigeria, UN Report“, citing latest UN evidence. Here are my views on this trend.

This is unfortunately part of a process which has been going on for a very long time and will continue until people say enough is enough or as Bertrand Russell predicted when he was alive, the public would effectively become two different species separated by a gap so large it could never be bridged.

The gap between a “Master of the Universe” and someone on average pay is now 1000 to 1 and is still widening to 450 to 1 in the case of Times 1000 CEOs and Hedge Fund Managers.

Effectively, it would ultimately mean a return to a form of latter-day feudalism with a small number of jet setting plutocrats living in gated communities and guarded by private security guards and a small cadre of staffers and minders assisting them.

Everyone else would live in a state of quasi anarchy with a few very large police stations and marauding bands of criminals and benefit recipients roaming at will but not living very long.

Middle class people will have either emigrated or disappeared.

Usually when societies get too unequal they fall apart as we saw with the Roman Empire and most other Empires in the past.

We and America are part of an Empire of white Western nations which includes the Commonwealth which is run by placemen and stooges who do our bidding in their countries which form the secret part of the Empire.

David Cameron and the Coalition are just another set of people tasked with impoverishing the majority and enriching those at the top.

It is now more noticeable because of the recession and the deliberate failure to deal with the problems within the economy.

In America, similar forces exist but they are matched by Americans who want to fix the economy with fracking, infrastructure building and exporting and a people who despite everything have a dynamism we now lack in this country.

The UK is in the thrall of the proponents of the Malthusian doctrine and those who are against machines, computers, roads, airports, fracking, energy self-sufficiency, industrialization or ordinary people making progress.

These people, many of them Druids, Gnostics, Satanists, ecological warriors and proponents of Global Warming would be happy to see de-industrialization and the bulk of the population tugging their forelocks and running around in smocks.

Most of them sit in the shadows never debating their real mission to anyone although George Monbiot and Professor John Beddington do at least spout their nonsense in public.

John Gelmini

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