BRAVO SIERRA wrote:
BRAVO SIERRA wrote:
the elephant in the room is the economy, 20 TRILLION bucks in debt and growing rapidly. I have read or heard nothing from chomsky as to his thoughts on erasing that. No body is addressing the situation because an uninformed electorate doesn't want to hear it.
That is exactly what all of the video is about.
OK but what is his solution exactly?
It's not possible to give you an hour and a half of a well organized, deep, Chomsky video in a post, do you get Netflix so you can see these two videos for yourself?
In a nutshell the answer is that the power, the control over government, banking, and industry must be taken back from the very few hyper-rich who have all of the power now, and who use it to strengthen their lock on power.
The theory of how that works is explained and points are supported with examples.
Donations to the two major parties return laws favorable to the hyper-rich (and bad for us), their wealth and lock on power is strengthened each cycle.
Laws that favor the few, accelerate the transfer of wealth from the middle class to the hyper-rich, and increase taxpayer debt to the government for things the hyper-rich like to sell like war, foreign weapons grants, etc, and for direct taxpayer bailouts to banks (to the hyper-rich who are to big to fail).
The solution is the people must take back the power that they have given to the hyper-rich. (And the first job is to stop the bleeding, second job is reverse bad law advantages the rich have bought from congress).
For the largest sin on us, a very few hyper-rich investors own the central banks, ours (last I checked) is printing $59 billion dollars a month of new taxpayer debt to pay for wars and military related mostly, and this also dilutes the value of our dollars.
They print this money out of thin air, or more accurately, type it out of thin air into bank account balances, they are not "loaning us" any of their own money.
(Not in the video: Congress can print it's own money, we don't need a central bank at all. The charter surrendering money supply control was bought from congress in 1913. Interestingly, this was when the IRS was also created. The reason is what better collateral for a bank to use when printing money to loan the government than taxpayers as collateral...we cannot escape the debt).
The few hyper-rich get other law that widen the class gap, for example trade agreements that favor the hyper-rich were bought from our corrupt government in such forms as NAFTA and the WTO (now they're fast-tracking the TPP).
These trade agreements offshored our manufacturing base to third world countries of exploited labor, pitting the American worker against slave labor. When will the jobs be back? When the US is third world and we're desperate enough to compete with third world slave labor.
The scams are varied. The hyper-rich bought banking deregulation (put in place after the depression), that removed the separation of commercial and investment banking...they got their hands on our retirements...and coupled with low central bank interest, a huge housing bubble was inflated...and when that failed, WHO PAID? Us taxpayers of course, more taxpayer debt to so the hyper-rich wouldn't lose on the collapse.
So those are a couple of examples related to debt, the scams are numerous.
Just as important, the video outlines 10 things that must be done to maintain power in the hands of the few, we saw control the government and control the money supply, but there are 8 more things outlined and shown by example.
Of interest to me because it showed how opposite we are to the Ukrainians, is how we are slipping deeper and deeper into control of the hyper-rich, besides controlling out government and banks.
They control our media, thus control what we talk about and don't talk about. My favorite example of this is how this has controlled most Americans into truly believing that they can only chose one of the two corrupt representatives of the rich...candidates not under control of the rich are not on the "news," thus not even on the radar of the majority of voters.
They control us directly in losses of rights, now we can execute Americans without due process, we can arrest and imprison indefinitely without charges or access to a lawyer. Search and seizure, invasion of privacy, recording all out phone calls and emails.
And the extent of their control over us is so many Americans don't even use enough of their power to complain about it...apathetically, they just quietly let it all be taken away from them while they worry about themselves and today...now THAT'S control....even the hyper-rich get many to cheer on the ones who are about to fuck them over some more!
This explanation of course pales in comparison to the Netflix "Noam Chomsky, Requiem for the American Dream, but I tried to take a stab at it for you. Control the government, control the money, and control the people.
The other video shows a people vastly different. They had a corrupt government and they rose up against it. Their "straw that broke the camels back" was when they were promised to be signed with the EU but president Youshenko signed instead with Russia. Rather than apathetically laying down for it, s few hundred gathered in protest, which attracted more, which attracted more and soon there were thousands.
Power concedes nothing so the cops were sent in and only managed to relocate the crowd a few blocks, which was shown on TV and more came.
The cops became more brutal, beating the peaceful protestors, which was on TV and that attracted more protesters as the police violence escalated past rubber bullets into live ammo-power concedes nothing.
The first deaths of innocents brought hundreds of thousands, and they became organized to fight back against the police (can you imagine Americans doing this?), and the fighting increased...but belief in the hearts of the Ukranians stopped the police and even pushed them back....now the people are getting their power back.
Parlament made emergency laws that people couldn't gather in groups, couldn't wear helmets...which brought MORE common folk into the streets in defiance, wearing any helmets they could improvise, old ladies in the ranks wearing kitchen pots and pans.
Because protesters had been killed, and they people had their power back, they made 3 key demands, the biggest one (and they were standing outside his palace), was that President Youshenko will resign tomorrow by 10:00 am or die. And they weren't lying... Youshenko was immediately on a helicopter and gone. They were hero's, and they got their glory.
So to see Chomsky lay it all out, and all with examples from American life, and then to see the next video with Ukrainian people so opposite to our apathetic ways, overthrow their corrupt ("convict," they shouted), president showed how far we have to go. MHO, we cant be infighting, or watching The Swan, or voting for the hyper-rich, or attempting to fight symptoms in the Whack-a-Mole game. We have to vote them out, or have a revolution to get our power back and stop this inevitable slide into the third world, it's ONLY destination of course. I'm up for either.
Sorry my typos and sorry my pale description of the videos...one really has to see them themselves and not take these words for an explanation.