so I've recently taken it upon myself to cure my greatest deficit and get acquainted with recent world history at least as far as it concerns the us and I have to say. were screwed. I'll start with the basics.
1. the united states is as split as its ever been. with the 2016 election over, one thing is clear. Americans are pissed and most of that anger is directed at themselves. and whos to blame for this? the media. put simply,, right wing media runs a nationalist narrative strictly in contrast with the left wing media's unity narrative. the focus is clear. they want both groups to absolutely hate each other as to divide our nation based on ideals, meanwhile leaving them at the mercy of they're media diet its a vicious cycle. fear monger, keep em coming back for more fear monger, keep them coming back for more. the way that they do it to each group differs but the end result is clear. corporate media WANTS AMERICANS TO BE AT ODDS WITH EACH OTHER while continuing to push agendas that directly go against our best interest. the current vessel they use is Donald trump, who ran on a campaign of making America great again, keeping us out of wars, and bring us back to nationalist ties while simultaneously driving a racially biased narrative concocted specifically for the let wing of the country to hate. meanwhile, left media focuses on all his ideals that make you cringe while the right wing media focuses on the policies the working class eats up in wake of our failing economy. the end result? an America so at odds with itself that people are violently protesting in the streets over it and basically going to war with one another.
2. we are currently "at war" with a multitude of nations and rather then raise taxes to fund these conflicts, on the contrary, in the past 16 years taxes have continually gotten lower for the higher class and remained basically stagnant for the rest of America. on top of this, income inequality has only grown, and hard working, once middle class America has been thrown into poverty to the point of instability in the marketplace. meanwhile, Americans continue to spend and squander they're money on capitalism and trivial things instead of saving that money for the dire straights our nation faces, even further throwing us into a depression we haven't faced since the turn of the last centaury.
3. where at one time we used to have a to part system, over the course of the last 30 years the democrat and republican parties have essentially become one in the same, pushing for the corporate agenda and throwing our nation deeper and deeper into the hole at every twist and turn, meanwhile the media supports a narrative of "everything's fine, we made it passed the recession. our policies are working for you, the American people,", meanwhile the likes of Clinton, bush and Obama have redefined what we consider to be unemployment to the point where our 10.6 percent of Americans in dire straights becomes a mere 4.5 percent, or something like that I'm not exactly sure about the numbers, in order to trick the American public into believing that the unemployment rate isn't nearly as horrid as it actually is, masking the problem from people who fail to go out and do the proper research on the subject.
as a pragmatist, taking all the factors into account and looking over the corporate agenda world wide as opposed to simply here in America, ive come to the conclusion that the ultimate end game of all this anomisty is a simple one. the end of the united states as we know it.
its like this. America is a nation with vast amounts of untapped recourses, and the corporations cant get to all of those resources properly with our democracy in tact. unlike in third world nations where they can hire people for a dollar an hour, and rape the land to they're wildest content without having to go through miles of red tape, here in America we have structures in place that keep those bodies in check to some extent and keep them from robing the land to they're fullest potential. that's where the real money is, not in our economics or in our spending power, but in the vast amount of untappable resources they could be exploiting if we didn't have these checks and balances in order. the solution? drive the nation bankrupt to the point of failure, drive Americans to the point where when it happens, they go to war with each other, let them all kill themselves off, then rape the land free of any consequences and sell to whoever's left.
and I know this all sounds like some kind of fringe, conspiracy theory, but looking at the facts objectionally and without my usual liberal bias, this is the conclusion ive come to. what do you all think?
note: if it happens to the US it can just as easily happen to any major European nation as well, thus the title of the thread.
Edited by retroluffy13, 27 April 2017 - 06:40 PM.