By Thomas A Nagy
Special to the Las Vegas Tribune
Previously I wrote that many people in this country, and by inference throughout the developed world, have displaced traditional religion so that government has become the true religion of the people.
Unfortunately, too, all levels of government are corrupt. Secularism, rather than cure the ubiquitous ills of society, does exactly the opposite. Those who believe otherwise are delusional, and they are so not merely from self-indulgent wishful thinking but also because they are led into their delusional states by those who can so lead them.
By now most of us know that the economic crash of 2007-2008 was the result of corrupt practices in banking and real estate. These balloons were obvious while values were being inflated by “professional” bankers creating credit out of thin paper, plastic and cyber digits by the privately owned Federal Reserve System. By popular demand, millions of common middle-class people entered real estate speculation and easy-credit crazes. This demand created the illusion of billions
of dollars of profits at higher levels in the Keynesian Economic Pyramid. At the same time, most of the voices in the smaller yet more sensible Mises School of Economics raised warning shouts.
Our governments are corrupt largely because they are locked into the Keynesian system of centralized economic power. The Federal Reserve is empowered to determine how much money and credit is circulating around the globe, and all governments in this nation are forced to worship at that Federal Reserve Temple. Because our educational system has been corrupted very few attain a classical education. This is to say, far too few of us learn from history and fewer still understand that the Federal Reserve emulates Roman emperors in its power to coin money and central control of economic behavior. Rome relied upon slave labor in order to produce its concentration of luxury in the hands of a few citizens. This is why by duplicating Roman society our economy can only suppress wages and middle class standards. Roman elites controlled much of the food supply to the empire’s major population centers; mega-corporations are doing this today to an even greater extent.
In reaction to the Great Recession of 2007-2008 and beyond, government worshipers led by corporate media demanded that federal government actions should “create jobs.” The Great American Experiment in Freedom and Self-reliance was proven by this demand to be defeated. Again, ignorance of recent history prevailed. Erased from American education was the simple fact that a major segment of Americans worked for themselves in family-owned businesses, a great many of these family farms, until the Great Depression of 1929-1933. Bankers then manufactured a depression to begin confiscation of small independent
family businesses. That Keynesian hammer still pounds self-reliant family businesses into the ground. Consequently, very few dissenting voices can be heard, pointing out that long-term economic health and prosperity depend on a far larger segment of this population working for themselves.
Today, the percentage of workers, including those out of work but looking, hovers around 63 percent. Thirty-seven percent of working-age people are not in the workforce, adding up to more than 102 million potential workers. The actual number of people with jobs has dropped by more than two million during the last six years. We are told recently that adding about 200,000 “new” jobs is something to celebrate because this lowers an official “unemployment rate” to 7.3
percent. Carefully looking at conflicting numbers provides hard evidence that the government system that produces them is corrupt.
Discounting real people thrown out of a workforce for the convenience of producing a meaningless statistic doesn’t make our economy healthy.
What will make this or any economy healthy is having a larger segment of its population become self-reliant over a long term. It appears safe to say that at least twenty-five percent, if not a minimum of thirty-seven percent, of Americans ought to move into that class in order to rebuild a healthy economy. Those who attain self-reliance tend to understand the importance of living within the means produced, and are able to produce and retain a surplus. This is exactly how
wealth in this country was built until the hostile takeover of Keynesian bankers in 1929.
But our present system of government precludes any change in substance in the American way of life. We are taught — and expected — to absorb and accept as if true all government pronouncements that we are in economic recovery and building a healthy economy. It’s no coincidence that our very lives have been turned over to a corrupt, for-profit “healthcare system” that is actually a disease-management system.
Healthcare economics rely on people dying off prematurely in order to make disease care “affordable,” meaning manageable and profitable.
Overall economic metrics rely on people dropping out, or “dying out” of the workforce, many by being added to the ranks of disabled workers prohibited from full-time employment, others by suppression of talent, and more than two million by incarceration. Keeping more than one hundred million people out of the workforce adds nothing to the well-being of American economic behavior, although it seems to sustain over a short time the illusion of low unemployment and recovery.
History teaches that no system of centralized control, from Rome to the present day, is sustainable over a long period. Human nature dictates that only corrupt people seek and attain the highest levels of control and dominance over others within these systems. Only the most corrupt seek such power, and it follows that only those who prove themselves to be the most corrupt are invited into the inner circles of power.