I hope everyone enjoys this Labor Day with a few beers, family, friends and the U.S. Open Tennis Championships. Most Americans do not realize that they are living in the shadows cast by the setting of the American Empire’s sun. The U.S. political and economic system has morphed into a Banana Republic of the sort at which we used to laugh in high school history courses.
While the Government attempts to brainwash the population into slavish adulation of the military as the Deep State prepares for a global war, consider that the true patriots in this country are people like Paul Craig Roberts who have the balls to expose the truth about what is transpiring beyond the veil of propaganda that has fallen between the American public and the wealthy elitists:
Workers understood that labor was the backbone of the economy, not Wall Street moguls or bankers in their fine offices. Workers wanted a holiday that recognized labor, thus elevating labor in public policy to a standing with capital. Some states created labor day holidays, but it wasn’t until 1894 that Labor Day was made a federal holiday.
The labor movement, which gave us Labor Day, is no longer with us. The American labor movement died about ten years after the death of its most famous leader, George Meany of the AFL-CIO. Meany, born in 1894, died in 1980.
Looking at last Friday’s BLS payroll report, the jobs are in the lowly paid, part-time service sector. The goods producing sector of the economy lost 24,000 jobs. The jobs are in retail trade, health care and social assistance, waitresses and bartenders, and government which is tax supported employment.
Whether Washington policymakers realize it or not, the American work force smells like India’s of a half century ago. Whatever deranged Hillary and her neoconservatives claim, there is no evidence in the composition of the US labor force that the US is a superpower. Indeed, what the employment statistics show is that the United States is a third world country, a country whose leaders are so out of their minds that they are picking fights with first world countries—Russia and China. LINK
Dr. Roberts is a colleague and a friend with whom I’ve debated several issues and ideas. Unfortunately I do not have a realistic counter-argument to his sordid conclusion: “The United States of America is on its last legs. As there is no willingness to recognize this, nothing can be done about it. America’s last function is to cause World War 3 in which all of us will expire.”