By Paul McGuire
2014 is the single most important year in America’s history because if we make the wrong decisions it can lead to a 1930s style economic crisis and authoritarianism from the right or left to manage the chaos. The right decisions will move us toward a Great Awakening and the rebirth of the American Dream. Beliefs have consequences and America’s rapid decline is not the result of the actions of one particular political party or leader, but rather a widespread belief in statism…the virtual worship of government. America, and along with it the entire world, is in a death spiral that results from a faulty worldview which has infected the elite and entire masses of people with an ideological virus that produces a collective brain death. That faulty worldview can be summed up in one phrase: “The State is God,” attributed to Trotsky. But what many people do not understand is that the State is simply a front for a secretive elite.
The mass media in America focuses in on how many times the f-word is used in The Wolf of Wall Street, directed by Martin Scorsese and starring Leonardo DiCaprio. But that misses the main point of the movie, which brutally depicts the immorality and lawlessness in the Wall Street culture and the danger that represents to the economic well being of our nation and world. Like the State, Wall Street is simply a front for a hidden economic elite. The middle class in America have not had a real real pay increase since 1965, primarily because the actual value or buying power of the dollar is significantly less than it was in 1965. In the early 1960s, when I was going to P.S. 69 in Queens, New York, I used to walk across the street from the elementary school, which looked like a prison by the way, and go the pizza place and get two slices of pizza and a coke for a quarter. Today, that same purchase could easily cost me $8.00!
In 1965, a person without a college education could make $2.30 an hour in some jobs, which is the equivalent of $17 dollars an hour today. Today, the minimum wage is nine dollars an hour and it is next to impossible to find those high paying non-skilled jobs because they have all been outsourced to places like China, whose economy is booming. Who outsourced all those jobs? President Obama and the Democrats? As I recall, it was “God and country” Republicans and politicians like the “champion of conservatism” Newt Gingrich who championed GATT, NAFTA, the WTO, and other means of outsourcing American jobs all around the world. Who was really behind GATT,NAFTA and the WTO? The same secretive elite…an elite that our Founding Fathers like Jefferson, Washington and Hamilton wrote extensively about.