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As I’m taught and believe the purpose of government is to institute decisions that govern a society conflicts, allocate benefits and privileges and most of all maintain security and order for its citizens, on behalf of the citizens, which we endowed to our elected representatives. In my opinion (academically speaking), politics is appropriately viewed as “The process of resolving conflicts and deciding “who gets what, when, and how. More specifically, politics is the struggle over power or influence within organizations or informal groups that can grant or withhold benefits or privileges (Harold Lasswell, 1936).”
In the case of the government run Social Security Trust Fund, “Grant or withhold benefits or privileges to its contributors.”
Hum… Now that’s a scary thought.
The management of the Social Security Trust Fund (SSTF) and the government allocations of those funds / benefits and privileges is skewed by past and present “party politics,” with both parties equally responsible for the gross mismanaging of American citizens / tax payers contributions to the Social Security Trust Fund.
Of course, no politician on either side of the isle has publicly stated bluntly, charges of government mismanaging the SSTF. But today all seem to agree that if business remains as usual something drastically has to change the skewness or future “probability distribution” of citizens trusted funds (tax dollars contributions) to insure future solvency of the Social Security Trust Fund.
The Social Security Act obviously has been diluted and sifted from President Roosevelt original proposal to the 79th Congress, called the “Economic Security Bill.” In spite of the original proposal it is a historical social landmark in the advancement of humanity caring for its elderly citizens. But some leaders in congress appear to desire a roll back in the hand of time to a period ungracious of being human. Lower in equal to four legged creatures on the planet. It’s time for truth, and face the consequences of Government mismanaging the SSTF.
The Social Security Trust Fund has outstanding IOU’s on the books that are in default, probably never to be repaid. Why? Because our government in its management borrow from the trillions of dollars collected from the millions of tax payers payrolls deposited into the SSTF, to finance our big government rather now this present day refuse to pay back with interest monies borrow annually during budget crunch times.
How did this happen to a trust fund established by our government for its hard working retired citizens as a safety net to ward off poverty during old age. The government we trust and pledge allegiance as children and adults through-out this country to support with our very lives life for liberty and freedom . But now face with the reality that our hard earned contribution may not be there when we retire or we may have to put off retirement until we are older than 65- 67 until 70-75 years of age. Yet still the possibility loons overhead that business will continue as usual stealing money from the trust fund under the guise of IOU’s. This money is real and tangible put in trust of our government by hundreds of millions of working American since 1935.
Are we to think our government is no better a money manager than Bernard Madoff. The convicted Ponzi Scheme King of today? His investors trusted him based on his reputation as a wise and competent money manager, similar to our government reputation backed by U.S. Constitutional Laws that orders America to pay its bills on time. It turns out Madoff investors are deemed gullible and unrealistic to believe Madoff would deliver on his word to grow their monies under his management.
What about the citizens of America? Are we like those Madoff investors that knew of others who received returns on their investments in the past? Don’t we all have retired parents, love ones, friends and associates receiving or received Social Security payments (return on their investments over the years)? Are we the next shameful mass of investors labeled, gullible and duped out of their funds by a money hungry monster?
Well, we have time to avoid the blame game of “blaming the victim.” Will we sit idly by in watch our President, Congressional Leaders, State and Local elected politicians play the blame game right before our eyes, while both parties dip and dab have their hands in the Social Security Trust Fund, leaving IOU’s?
Some people say that America’s covert arm supports/arms Islamist militants/radicals around the world, even invented the terrorist organization Al-Qaeda. I’ m confused and yet intrigued with this line of thinking…”America invents terror org. and supplies weapons to terror org’s to destabilize govt around the world then these govt under attack by terror org., solicits and request the U.S. and other western powers for military assistant to combat the terror org., covertly created by the U.S.. Then the U.S. grants the govt military aid, weapons and training to their forces.” Does that make sense to anyone else?
On the other hand, America and European powers past devious deeds and relations with other races and nations justify possibilities of America “Hidden Hand” in creating mischief around the world to destabilize other govt internal affairs so that govt with limited military and financial resources becomes dependent on western powers aide and global influence.
I believe if America ever cleaned up her pasted history of violating the human rights of her own citizens and changed the miserable social conditions that exist in America today then possibly America’s so-called fight against terrorism would not be subjected to the scrutiny and distrust it receives for the “war on terror.”
The Dred Scott decision inadvertently opened the worm hole in the US Constitution. Lincoln’s view was that the Dred Scott Decision was an essential part of the plot to “make slavery perpetual and universal in this nation (http://www.teachushistory.org/dred-scott-decision/overview ).
This is the living crux in American history, or as Lincoln stated, “plot,” of the Supreme Court Dred Scott decision March 6th 1857, “The ruling in the case by Chief Justice Roger Taney stated that Scott and his family were slaves, not citizens, and did not have the right to sue in a federal court. In addition, the Court ruled that Scott’s tenure in free territory did not make him a free man and furthermore, that the Missouri Compromise was unconstitutional. Banning slavery conflicted with Article V of the Constitution, which stated that citizens could not be “deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law,” and slaves were considered property.” Black people were not considered citizens when the Constitution was drafted in 1787.
Let’s fast forward 156 years after the US Supreme Court Dred Scott decision. Today under the US Constitution the crux of America is supposely amended. Black Americans have complete and full citizenship, but we find America Democrat Party transformed and an opposing transformed Republican Party. Republicans across the nation are attempting passage of state voting legislations that could possibly affect all citizens, regardless of race, creed or color access to voting polls.
Why is the Democratic Party using the face of the Black American experience in American history, to draw concern about today’s issues of voter suppression? Could it be the use of America’s deniable racist (ism) shame in your face tactic? The latest face is that of Dred Scott. What does this have to do with the Dred Scott Decision? The decision was about keeping the Black man a slave in America (not voter suppression), especially all its newly open or purchased territories westward beyond the Missouri River. Or as mention, “make slavery perpetual and universal in America.” I repeat! Not voter suppression. He did not have any then because he was considered a slave/property under the US Constitution. The End
Yesterday’s Republican voting rights were under attack at voting polls alongside newly freed Black slaves. Today’s Democrats charge these efforts directly suppress Black citizens voting rights during elections at voting polls during elections. Yesterday Democrat would have applauded today’s Republican efforts to so-call, suppress voters’ access to voting polls.
This has got to be historically the greatest political flip-flop of modern times. What caused this shift of political ideology between two of Americas rival political parties? Can the answer be found in the Obama factor, or maybe simply, America has unfinished business with its once Black slaves and their living descendants called Black Americans. This crux continues to haunt and tarnish America’s efforts to provided freedom, justice and equality to all its citizens regardless of race, creed and color. I consider America to be my country just as any other patriotic American, but shame on you America.
Black people must wake up to the US electoral process! Obama is the President of these United States. Our Latino brothers are represented by a leadership that is cohesive on social issues that affect their group overall standing within this society. You can not blame them for being effective in their political maneuvering and apparent success in the American society. Obama cannot be totally blamed for the lack of political action directly concerning Black American’s as a group in the society. Politically it is wise of him to court Latino votes for his re-election, seeing their numbers are growing and out pacing Black American numbers in the society, especially in key states where GOP political hardballers are taxing immigration legislation that will reduce Latino “projected,” future demographics in this country.
If you recall Obama’s past visit to the Black Caucus, his remarks or marching orders to the BC was… “To take off their house slippers and put on their work boots.” Meaning (My take on what he said), Get out of bed with the system that is oppressing Black people and go back to work fighting for our/Black Americans just due within the frame-work of the American political system on Capitol Hill.
DID THE BC DO IT? NO! They publicly complained like little children. AND HAVE DONE NOTHING, OR PRESENTED LEGISLATION TO OBAMA ON BEHALF OF BLACK AMERICANS… “AS USUAL TO DATE.”
Where is the Black agenda put forth to the Obama Administration or earlier White House administrations? Black leadership in this country are divided, like-wise is the American Black community. So-called Black leadership sells out the masses of Black citizens for personal standing and gain within the American society and have done so since the Jim Crow era.
Divisiveness is the hurdle we have yet to clear TOWARDS UNITY AS A PEOPLE and poor political representation in the American society which lacks cultural loyalty, have no group vision, and cannot agree on from whence we/they came to this point in the history of the America’s.
This observer opinion is race matters in the American society and Racism is alive and well. Contrary to the main stream opinion in the American society which dictates social norms and taboos through the entertainment industry, media, political/politicians, and education proclaiming otherwise. These social institutions do in fact determined and portray American citizenry social status . The belief that somehow now in America’s history that racism evaporated from the fabric of the society is a hoax. More important it is a covenant or aggregated plot to continue the systematic practices of racism. In other words, a covert plot to perpetually confine the children of American X slaves as a social class of degenerates classified to support the past and present economic foundation in America.
For instance, the various studies and reports conducted about the social condition and circumstances facing Black people living in Milwaukee, WI, compared to Whites and Hispanics living in the city between 1991 and 2012. The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Center for Economic Development has published more than 43 such reports and studies over the past two decades. The most recent released, January, 2012 entitled
Mr. Levine report unclokes racism and discrimination (“Disparity” is the new politically correct substitute word or term used when studying the social environmental effects of systematic racism against Black Americans living in America… Muhammad) in employment against Black males, 16-64 working ages living in Milwaukee. It is a comparative study using employment census data over the past 40 years that bears witness to a “meltdown,” (see report) in employment opportunities for Black males. According to Levine, the report further finds that the incarceration rate for Black males is increasing and has increased by an alarming rate when compared to Whites and Hispanics in Milwaukee during the last decade… Levine states, “An average 5,000 working age black males have been incarcerated annually in Milwaukee since the early 2000s, a growing number for non-violent drug offenses. These are 5,000 men annually, not employed, but not counted in official unemployment statistics, as they are not in the active labor force. A fact rich in symbolism and a telling indicator of the social and economic crisis facing Milwaukee: more Milwaukee African American males were admitted to Wisconsin correctional facilities in an average year in the 2000s than were employed at the end of the decade as production workers in factories in the city of Milwaukee (Levine, P. 8).”
Ruth Zubrensky published a report in July, 1999 entitled, “A REPORT ON PAST DISCRIMINATION AGAINST AFRICAN-AMERICANS IN MILWAUKEE, 1835-1999″ The report unveils a pattern of discrimination active now in January 2012. “History has handed down the name of the first Black man to arrive in Milwaukee in 1835. His name was Joe Oliver. Although he was a popular figure he was nickname “Nigger Joe” already a demeaning and humiliating epithet. He worked for two years as a cook for Solomon Juneau, Milwaukee’s first mayor when Milwaukee was only a small trading post (Zubrensky, 1999).
Zubrensky’s book is a hard find on the internet, but worth the effort to view realistic and documented proof of a 176 year old covenant that was established to subjugate Milwaukee’s Black community. (To locate locally check the Milwaukee Public Library System).
It is an undeniable fact when studying social variables negative affect on Black America the true implications of so-called disparity reports and studies show aggregated proof racism is a microcosm in the social structure of America.
In other words, America’s mythical great social experiment is performing by design. It appears systematic racism practically has destroyed the children of American x slaves by social degrees compared to the living standards of White America. And in doing so America has crippled her past, present, and future standing as a civilized society in the eyes of God and Humanity.
My opinions, comments, and reports draw from my personal life experiences living as a Black man here in America. Reader’s may think I am a racist, divider of common causes all people share in the broader society. My intentions are not to incite divisions that already exist in the social and political spectrum of life for a Black man living in America, but to open needed dialogue between the races and expose black thought, or perspective to a broader audience.
I AM A WATCHER OF HUMANITY…When the scales of the dissatisfied out weight the scales of falsehood the people will rise up in opposition against whom, or whatever they perceive the oppressor. On the other hand, wick powers/people are ready to crush organized marches and protests they consider revolting. If only the masses would turn towards righteousness. The ills of this world would disappear taking power from those who rule by deceit and trickery.
Righteous conduct practiced by men sacrificing desires to own the things of this world for the greater good of one’s brother and stranger. Is power that will revolve the miserable condition of man, women, and child on this planet. Most all religions of the world are corrupt by the power of doctrine that sways their followers. A six lane road built down the straight path of man, which is righteousness. Man is drunken with all manners of sin and non-productive behavior.
I write to usher in a righteous world. But I also realize, darkness must be dispelled by righteous men and women working together to build and grow a righteous humanity. That dispel darkness from the minds of the people / masses. Only time knows the circumstances that will usher in the light of truth into the minds of humanity.
I write and wait for that glorious day.