06 March 2017

Try to enjoy the hangover.

Everything began to change (for the worse) after 1965.  That is SO comforting to know, being a 1966 edition baby.  All I have known in my lifetime is the disappearance of that generosity the author (at the link you might have noticed at the beginning of this post) references from the Roosevelt Era.  All I've ever seen is rising prices, stagnant wages, and excuses for why my generation can't have it half so good as our grandparents did short of criminal behavior or an advanced degree in just the right discipline from just the right school.

Here's the reality folks, no matter where you live, the jobs are gone, mostly to automation, and they aren't coming back. It's only gonna get WORSE.  There may be areas of growth here and there, but over the long haul that's the truth.

The 1% gets bailed out every time they screw up don't they? File bankruptcy, rinse and repeat. Remember the Savings and Loan bailouts, and Chrysler's problems a few too many decades ago now? If socialism is good enough for Wall Street banks and other industries, why isn't it good enough for the rest of us?

It's time to get behind the universal basic income movement, and Richie Rich and Donnie Dollars are gonna have to suck it up and live with paying for a big chunk of it. If you want to live large, sooner or later you have yo pay for your prosperity.  I do, even when it hurts, cause I ain't all THAT prosperous.
And no, we're not all going to march out in droves and die in a war like our forebears did twice last century, just to save capitalism, the free market or anything else the oligarchs deem necessary.

You had a good run, but it's over, and it's nearly destroyed the ecosystem we all depend on to live.  I'm sure it was a great party, but it's time to get to work, try not to enjoy that hangover too much.