Sunday, November 27, 2011

Unrest Around the World Continues

Unrest around the world shows no sign of slowing down as we enter the final weeks of 2011. The Middle East is still a troublesome spot. Egypt is having fresh protests where the military is in control since ousting Hosni Mubarak earlier this year. Syria is another spot where citizens are uprising. Europe is a financial basket case. The leaders of Greece and Italy both were replaced recently as their economy teeters on the brink of collapse. Rumours of wars with Iran and Syria are all over the news. This is on the heels of a NATO war with Libya and a decade long military operation in Iraq and Afghanistan. Two months after the initial Occupy Wall Street movement was born in New York City, we are still seeing this movement continue in many areas. The world is not a stable place by any means.

It is no wonder why the average citizens in many countries of the world are upset.
People are tired of getting screwed by the Big Banks and the governments that cater to them. America, as well as other western nations have become fascist states. Fascism is the merger of state and corporate power. Mega corporations call the shots in Washington and many other governments around the world. Is it any surprise that Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou was forced to abandon his plan for a referendum? He was then replaced by Lucas Papdemos, the new bankster-installed Greek Prime Minister who was with investment bank Goldman Sachs. Mario Monti, the bankster-installed Italian Prime Minister, was an international adviser to Goldman Sachs. The mega banks are bankrupting countries and bringing their own puppets to take control of these countries. The big corporations can then take control of precious resources of these nations. Recently the futures and options markets have been spooked due to the collapse of MF Global. This firm had high exposure to European debt. Many people believe that this is only the first of many failures of financial firms.

In the United States the unemployment rate is over 10 percent. Wages are not rising to keep up with inflation. The middle class is getting squeezed. 15 percent of Americans are using food stamps as of late 2011. During 2010, an average of 23 manufacturing facilities a day were shut down in the United States. Since 2001, the U.S. has lost a total of more than 56,000 manufacturing facilities. This is an astonishing statistic! Tens of thousands of businesses, millions of jobs and hundreds of billions of dollars of our wealth got shipped out of the country in the last decade. Most Americans are not prepared in any way for a complete collapse in the economy or society. Look at Black Friday where millions of Americans line up to save a few bucks on Asian made junk. Can you imagine what things will look like when stores run out of food? Today, a vast number of Americans greatly love themselves, deeply love money and material things, and are addicted to entertainment. Each new generation seems to be even more prideful, more arrogant and more violent. Many Americans are losing their empathy for others, their compassion for the needy and their respect for the elderly. Family units are breaking down and thousands of our communities are seeing higher poverty levels and crime rates.

I strongly advise people to go to alternate news sites and make your own informed decision on what is really going on in this world behind the scenes. I site I recommend is hosted by Alex Jones. He along with his guests tell the side of the story you will not hear on CNN, FOX, NBC and the much of the main stream news networks, who coincidentally are owned by the rich and powerful. These networks have an agenda and it is to maximize profits for the big banks, big oil, big pharmacy, and the rest of their rich buddies, even if it means to lie and deceive people in the process. There are many other independent news sites on the Internet that tell the real story. These sites do not depend on ratings and do not bow to their corporate masters.

We must be prepared for what is to come. The global financial system is in crisis and will probably collapse soon. The question is when and how hard. Society is on the verge of a great turning point. Are we as citizens going to turn a blind eye to what is happening and allow society to continue on a downward spiral? It is time for all of us to look in the mirror and ask ourselves what we can do as individuals to make this world a better place for you and your children.