I stumbled across this ad during the commercials on TV:
Orbeez Soothing Spa can be yours for $29.99 plus tax.
Yes, I’m sure this contraption has been marketed for the “upper middle-class” girl who had to handle one too many algebraic equations for one day.
Being sold across the globe, allowing privileged pre-teens to recline and “de-stress”, such a difficult lifestyle to maintain and uphold for such a youngster living within a hostile world.
This theme of pamperage and coddling has been reoccurring throughout the generations, even going as far as enforcing entitlement measures that have created long-standing racial divides.
Anyone lining up to see the new movie “The Help” would be able to easily recognize the social and racial entitlement that was a part of American nomenclature not even 50 freakin’ years ago.
I wonder of the demographic information compiled from “The Help’s” ticket sales, particularly those who find the levels of injustice and demoralization that is the story’s makeup as a form of “heart-warming” entertainment.
Nevertheless, a theme of pamperage and coddling was very much galvanized during this era, which confirmed the Social Superstructure for the American populace, with race & ethnicity being core contributors.
The American Way realized a la Kentucky 1937:
It was expected for a certain social group to live their lives among the lowest of the low, to fend for whatever opportunity that has been casted upon them; factories, fields, construction, domestic servitude. Receiving the luxury of formal education was, for most, a cultural sweepstake with its novelty becoming more and more transparent during the flood of our nation’s job market.
The American Way realized a la Atlanta, Georgia 2009:
Is there some way to categorize this uncaged epidemic as a part of carefully crafted strategy for economic sustainability?
Enter the “Starve The Beast” campaign. According to syndicated columnist and former U.S. Treasury official Bruce Bartlett, its definition:
“"Starving the beast" is a fiscal-political strategy of some American conservatives to cut taxes, depriving the government of revenue that enables spending on social programs such as Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid, in an effort to create a fiscal budget crisis that would then force the federal government to reduce spending.”
The airways are filled to a deafening level of politicians demanding urgency for cutting immediate “government spending” that have breached the 1-Trillion Dollar mark. Their target programs have been coincidentally designated as “entitlements” that are making social contributions in the hands of the people.
I have developed a visual aide, basically through my personal interpretation on the dynamics of this potential cataclysm they are so desperate to enact:
I have visualized our national budget in the form of a septic tank that many Americans have in their backyards.
In fact, here is a more literal diagram of the building-blocks of the septic tank itself:
Notice the pipeline set in place that pumps the sewage and sludge into the cavernous pit, ensuring that the homeowners’ refuse is discarded with the hopes never to be seen again.
Well, over time and left unchecked, the sludge can become sedimentary and its backflow will form layers of sludge to an unmanageable degree. Then creating a homeowner’s worse nightmare: Septic Tank Overflow. The sight, smell, texture, and long-standing effects of this event would be something we all would strive to avoid at all costs.
However, this schematic of septic tank overflow can relate to our current economic crisis, with the sludge of our spending causing the “budget tank” to buckle breaching structural integrity.
If you translate the diagram above and fuse it with our budget concerns, you can see the drastic similarities of unchecked government spending according to recent Congressional data:
I will be celebrating my 30th birthday within 6-months, of those 30-years, nearly 20 of my years living in on this Earth have been spent under Republican Rule. Those 20 years were also occupied by tremendous exaggeration of government spending year by year, generating levels of debt unseen by the years before.
The current President made great strides to assure that changes would be made through various means of bipartisan corporation. By some means, if you have been completely removed from society and emerged from mountain-living for the past 5-years, one might surmise that very little change has been made at all. In fact, a sharp decline in American prosperity can be arguably assumed from the disconnected few. To be honest, after observing 20-years of conducting governmental business practices that would ensure “conservative” establishment, one might also surmise that installing a “fall-guy” commander-in-chief would be an eloquent exit from previous Republican Rule.
After all, they wouldn’t want to relinquish their power so easily and lose years worth of diligent momentum now would they?
Of course, the government’s method to keep the budget in check is to tax the American citizens, as the government is very eager to arrange that transaction as frequently and plentiful as possible. The problem is that, many of those aforementioned 20-years were operated under the guise of substantial tax cuts/tax breaks for certain individuals in our society. Individuals earning incomes within the tippy-top 10 percentile have been enjoying executive privileges by avoiding the level of taxation the remaining 90% are mandated to pay from our wages.
So, by removing what could have been a large chunk of tax revenue from the super wealthy, the government is forced attempting to “squeeze blood from turnips” in order to pay for our nation’s backflow of debt. Rising costs of war, both internationally and domestically, have in turn made members of a certain class wealthier than before. Above it all, the invoice is routed right back to the government for the lowly taxpayers to cough up the cash. Those individuals who are able to amass their wealth during this time period can run for office to ensure the perpetual cycle can run its course unaffected.
Flooding the budget with debt would cause for public demand for balance and correction, by any means necessary. Connecting our bursting Septic Sewage Tank analogy to our Debt Sewage Tank predicament that is stinking and spilling our lawn.
Their sense of urgency for cutting immediate “government spending” will target “entitlement” programs that are critical for low-waged families and households. According to their plan, once those programs have been reduced or removed (hence “Starving The Beast”) ***TA-DA*** the budget can now be balanced and all is well with the world!
Success! All for the sake of attaining the lofty goal of The American Way, exploitation in its purest/capitalist form, on stage for the world to see.
If and when the “Starve The Beast” campaign reaches completion, the lines of social division will be fortified for generations to come. The American middle class ideal will become a thing of the past, much like the steam engine and the fax machine (oh, people still use those things, ooops, you get the idea…). Simply leaving the 90% of the population, the poorest of the poor, enslaved in desperation. With reduced or zero federal aid, these individuals have no choice but to work. Work until their arthritic limbs are mangled and untreated (by the way, whenever you go to Wal-Mart, if you see Carl Grossman, be sure to say hi, he’s a World War II veteran).
Work for the upper-classmen for laughable wages. Working for a meal, living amongst themselves, clinging to life in the slums down below.
All of whom will be tending to the needs of an unattainable society, the shiny supreme land owners of the north. The little girls, after a strenuous day, coming home from their ballet try-outs, will be able to submerse their dainty feet into their scented and synthetic Orbeez Soothing Spa.
We should be grateful of the wondrous opportunity the Orbeez Company has bestowed upon us to work in their production plant to create their catalogue of products in enthusiastic demand. It is with great regret to inform you that said plant is not in America; the label on the Orbeez Soothing Spa says “Made in China”…
Check out the active petition hosted by Other98.com who are making strides ensuring all Americans, including the billionaires, are taxed without exceptions.