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●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 ultimately 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.
You are white.
Your innocent, teen-age son went to the store to buy some candy, and now is walking home, minding his own business. He carries no weapons, just that little candy bar he bought.
Little does your son know these will be the last minutes of his life.
A black, adult, armed man, driving around, looking for trouble, spots your teen son and decides your son “looks suspicious.” We don’t know why the black man thinks your white, teen son looks suspicious. The man will refuse to tell us.
The armed man decides to drive around, following your teen son. We don’t know whether your son realizes a man is following him.
The armed man calls the police and tells them, “This guy looks like he’s up to no good, or he’s on drugs or something. It’s raining and he’s just walking around, looking about, looking at all the houses.”
We do not know why the man thinks your child is up to no good, just by seeing your child walking around. The man refuses to tell us.
The armed man follows your child in his car. The man is angry that “these assholes always get away.” He determines that your teen son is an “asshole” and would not be allowed to get away.
We do not know why the armed man, who doesn’t know your son, thinks your child is an asshole. He refuses to tell us.
The police tell the armed man to stop following your son and not to get out of the car.
The armed man disobeys the police, and decides to take matters in his own hands. He gets out of his car and follows your son, to make sure the “asshole” doesn’t “get away.”
This frightens your son, who turns and says something to the effect, “Why the —- are you following me?” The words may have been angry. We never will know. Your son cannot tell us, and the man refuses to speak.
The armed man responds to your son with angry words.
A fist fight ensues. We never will know who threw the first punch. Again, your son will not have the opportunity to tell us, and again the man refuses to tell us. It probably doesn’t matter. One is an angry and armed adult; the other is a child with a candy bar.
The man shoots and kills your unarmed, teen son. The Florida jury decides the man had a right to “stand his ground,” so declares him innocent of any crime.
Your innocent son is dead, and is no one responsible? If the man didn’t murder your teen son, who did?
Did the Southern state of Florida kill your son? Are Floridians so racially paranoid they passed a law allowing anyone to shoot anyone, so long as the victim is a teenaged “asshole” with a candy bar, who looks suspicious, and the killer claims his own life was at risk?
Was this armed man, who disobeyed police and instigated an encounter with an innocent child, who was minding his own business – was this man entitled to kill your child? One wonders what the religious right wing, so protective of the lives of fetuses, has to say about following, then shooting, an innocent child.
The State of Florida says, “Yes. Kill the assholes, so they won’t get away.”
Or did the NRA murder your son? The NRA, which claims the only solution to assholes is a gun, and the only solution to gun violence is more guns – the NRA which has been responsible for more American murders than al Quada — the NRA, which denies the fact that most gun violence is committed in the neighborhoods having the most gun ownership — is the NRA the real killer?
Or is it the Supreme Court, which tells us the following words have no meaning at all: “A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state.” and that the entire 2nd Amendment to the Constitution reads only: “The right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed”? One wonders why the founders bothered to put in that first phrase, but is the Supreme Court the real killer?
Or did Americans murder your teen son? Are Americans so emotionally paralyzed by fear, we hide in our bedrooms, clutching our semi-automatic, assault weapons – fearing your asshole son might get away?
Are we bible-spouting, gun toting Americans, having legalized the killing of an innocent child who was doing nothing worse that carrying his candy bar – are we Americans guilty?
I submit that George Zimmerman, the State of Florida, the NRA, the Supreme Court and all Americans share the guilt of murdering an innocent, unarmed teenager, who wanted to live, but made the mistake of going to the store to buy a candy bar – while black.
What lesson have we Americans learned from this tragedy? The lesson is this: When you next feel like shooting an unarmed asshole, whether adult or child, do it in Florida and make sure you kill the asshole.
That way you can claim self-defense, and there will be no one to contradict you.
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. Click here
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%
10 Steps to Economic Misery: (Click here:)
1. Maintain or increase the FICA tax..
2. Spread the myth Social Security, Medicare and the U.S. government are insolvent.
3. Cut federal employment in the military, post office, other federal agencies.
4. Broaden the income tax base so more lower income people will pay.
5. Cut financial assistance to the states.
6. Spread the myth federal taxes pay for federal spending.
7. Allow banks to trade for their own accounts; save them when their investments go sour.
8. Never prosecute any banker for criminal activity.
9. Nominate arch conservatives to the Supreme Court.
10. Reduce the federal deficit and debt
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:
1. Federal Deficits – Net Imports = Net Private Savings
2. Gross Domestic Product = Federal Spending + Private Investment and Consumption – Net Imports