●The more federal budgets are cut and taxes increased, the weaker an economy becomes.
●Austerity is the government’s method for widening the gap between rich and poor, which leads to civil disorder.
●Until the 99% understand the need for federal deficits, the upper 1% will rule.
●To survive long term, a monetarily non-sovereign government must have a positive balance of payments.
●Those, who do not understand the differences between Monetary Sovereignty and monetary non-sovereignty, do not understand economics.
●The penalty for ignorance is slavery.
●Everything in economics devolves to motive.
What if you learned the upper .1% income group – the world’s super-rich – had entered a chemical into the economy that will degrade your physical and mental abilities – and not just yours, but your children’s your grandchildren’s — innocents not yet born?
All your future generations are being made physically and mentally weaker. The rich alone have the antidote, so they are not affected. The Plan: To increase the super-rich’s power over you, making you and all your descendants permanently impaired slaves.
Would this make you angry?
Incredibly, it’s happening, and that “chemical” is called “austerity.”
On April 10th, we published: Epigenetics: How Today’s Austerity Can Degrade Humanity, Forever
Shortly after that article was posted, we read this:
Cost of cuts: Austerity’s toxic genetic legacy
by Andy Coghlan, NewScientist.
Here are a few, pertinent excerpts:
From financial breakdown in Portugal to the UK’s so-called bedroom tax, the harsh effects of austerity measures are hitting people in ways unseen in decades.
New insights into how genes linked with disease are triggered in times of stress suggest that we should be paying attention to the long-term effects of austerity on our health.
The more immediate health impacts of economic cuts — suicides in Europe have soared since the financial crash in 2008. Likewise, the incidence of mental health disorders has increased in countries worst hit by debt crises, such as Greece and Spain.
Greece has also seen a surge in HIV infections among intravenous drug users, from about 15 per year before 2010 to 314 in 2012. Some people in Greece are even suspected of purposefully infecting themselves with HIV to obtain healthcare otherwise unavailable as a result of budget cuts.
Austerity, which everywhere is imposed and defended by the rich, has led to suicide and self-mutilation, while the people, in their ignorance, defend austerity as necessary and even therapeutic.
But there are more subtle, and just as concerning, effects on health. Psychological stress leads to long-lasting changes in genes that trigger chronic inflammation (which) can raise the risk of heart attacks, depression and even cancer.
Our genes may be partly responsible for links between financial crises and health,” says George Slavich of the University of California at Los Angeles, a co-author of the review (Clinical Psychological Science, doi.org/k4f). A 2006 study in the Netherlands covering the years 1815 to 2000 showed that generations born during recessions have abnormally high rates of early death.
During stressful events, the brain and other parts of the central nervous system flood the body with stress hormones such as cortisol. These activate cell surface receptors that instruct the cell to switch on genes that stoke inflammation.
There is more and more research showing the effects of prenatal stress on the long-term development of children. It’s likely that if people are feeling more stressed because of austerity, unemployment and so on, it will have a damaging effect on the next generation.
It is very likely that austerity can have persistent effects across generations,” (says) Isabelle Mansuy of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, who has previously demonstrated that the effects of stress can be passed down through three generations of mice.
Austerity is no accident. It is deliberate. It is The Plan by the upper .1% to create a permanent underclass, an everlasting breed of menials, who obediently will do as they are told, because they neither have the wit nor the means to do otherwise.
The Plan: Force people to labor endlessly, by reducing and delaying their retirement funds. Force people to plead for medical care, by reducing health care options. Force children into brain and body-damaging starvation by reducing aids to the impoverished.
Make the people come, with begging cups in hand, and they will do and believe anything and everything they are told.
Look around you. Access to Social Security slowly is being delayed from 65 years to who knows when? Access to healthcare is diminished as underpaid doctors switch to boutique plans, requiring uninsured annual payments.
Medicare supplemental plans have become more expensive. Unemployment and homelessness have become the norm. The costs of college education have grown. The quality of basic public education is disgraceful. Only the rich are immune.
And while austerity has had no historical benefit anywhere in the world, the people believe what the rich tell them, and even argue for more and more deprivation.
Keeping privatisation in check appears vital. David Stuckler at the University of Oxford says that death rates increased significantly during a period of rapid mass privatisation in Russia in the 1990s. Half of all factories were privatised practically overnight and death rates doubled as a result of unemployment and heavy drinking. In Belarus, where privatisation was implemented more gradually, death rates edged up only slightly.
Stuckler says that the paths chosen by Iceland, Finland and Sweden may demonstrate a healthier way of dealing with an economic crisis.
Unlike many other countries, their governments decided to let banks fail post-2008, rather than bailing them out. They then nationalised all of them, restricting the banks’ risky investment activities. They also retained all health and welfare budgets, as opposed to cutting them back, and introduced schemes to retrain and redeploy sacked workers.
The “small government” myth is part of The Plan. Brainwashing has induced the populace to believe the private sector is better at everything than the public sector. So people are left to purchase from private industry, what the government easily could and should give them: Health care, financial security, food, basic housing, education, anti-poverty measures. By using the epithet, “socialism,” to describe every government effort, the rich have convinced the populace to reject needed benefits.
And then there are taxes. FICA is a monster, regressive, 15% tax on middle-income salaries — only up to $113,700 for 2013. The rich not only don’t notice such a tax, but they don’t receive salaries at high tax rates. They receive capital gains, dividends and interest at sheltered rates. Who devised the tax code? The rich.
Austerity, by destroying an economy, causes greater deficits, which in turn cause an increasing call for more austerity, in an endless economic death spiral. Austerity is no secret. Its negative effects are not hidden from you. I have no special inside knowledge that allows me to reveal all this to you. The damage is obvious, plain to see everywhere in the world.
Meanwhile the U.S., which never can run short of dollars, and so has no need whatsoever for deficit cutting, has implemented austerity. The super-rich bribe Congress, bribe the President, own the newspapers, own the TV stations, and financially support the universities and college professors, so that all tell you austerity is needed — more and ever more austerity.
If you accept this, it is you who are complicit in the super-rich’s enslavement of your progeny. It is you who have given consent to The Plan.
If poisoning your children and grandchildren doesn’t make you angry, what will?
Rodger Malcolm Mitchell
Nine Steps to Prosperity:
1. Eliminate FICA (Click here)
2. Medicare — parts A, B & D — for everyone
3. Send every American citizen an annual check for $5,000 or give every state $5,000 per capita (Click here)
4. Long-term nursing care for everyone
5. Free education (including post-grad) for everyone
6. Salary for attending school (Click here)
7. Eliminate corporate taxes
8. Increase the standard income tax deduction annually
9. Increase federal spending on the myriad initiatives that benefit America’s 99%
No nation can tax itself into prosperity, nor grow without money growth. Monetary Sovereignty: Cutting federal deficits to grow the economy is like applying leeches to cure anemia. Two key equations in economics:
Federal Deficits – Net Imports = Net Private Savings
Gross Domestic Product = Federal Spending + Private Investment and Consumption – Net Imports