Worried about your job going overseas with the passage of a new trade agreement?
Worried that you could work for a lifetime and end up poor?
Worried about dependence on foreign oil?
Worried about the income tax burden shifting to the middle class?
Worried about trade deficits? The corporate media? The environment?
Worried that our leader shudders at the notion of hard work?
That's because you don't get it. Jobs are for suckers and income is a crutch.
get it. It's okay to ship manufacturing jobs to Costa Rica, because
the stock is owned by Americans. If all the workers in Michigan who have been
laid off in the past twenty years had just accumulated enough wealth, they'd
be living high on the hog off their capital gains, instead of scraping by and
shopping at Wal-Mart. Which they can still afford to do, because all the
jobs that have been taken by low-wage workers in China and the rest of the Far
East lead to low prices (along with tremendous profits for the good old
family that owns it).
Sure, we've got a trade imbalance, but that's just because it doesn't make any
sense for us to make any stuff. In this new American Century, it's
an American World, the developing countries are just share-cropping.
You might say that becoming a nation of landlords would leave us vulnerable, that
we should still have our own domestic supplies of stuff. For instance, we ceased to
produce enough oil quite a while ago, and now we're subject to the whims of OPEC.
Well... You still don't get it. We don't want to be a country that produces oil,
we want to be a country that owns a country that produces oil.
And I say country in a figurative sense, as our government shouldn't really be
in the business of owning stuff. Government is really much more the business of
Business than Business is the business of Government. And if we'd all just stop with
the income and start with the wealth, the government wouldn't be able to own anything.
The government won't need to regulate anything either. Disputes between what's
good for shareholders and what's in the public interest will simply disappear
once the public are all shareholders.
There will be no disconnect between what the corporate media wants to say and
what you want to know once we are all the corporate media.
Life will be fine once the consumers own the means of production.
One last thing...
Who, you might ask, will support you in your utopic life of leisure?
If nobody works and everyone just owns stuff, Who will cook the Chilean Sea Bass that
you eat in the restaurant we all own? Well, some people will need that crutch to buy
into the ownership society. And remember, there's a sucker born every minute.