PLUTOCRACY BLOSSOMS IN AMERICA

THE RICH GET RICHER, THE POOR GET POORER, THE MIDDLE CLASS SHRINKS

I first said it publicly in 1994: America is a plutocracy. Over the years that followed, I repeated this warning in a number of Truth in Media, Annex Research and Washington Times columns (in 1996, 1997, 1998).

I dubbed these Plutocrats – the Wall Street fat-cat bankers, the multinational corporations – the “Princes of the 20th Century.” Because just like during the Industrial Revolution of the 19th century, and in the Middle Ages before that, the Princes called the tunes to which the politicians danced and the common folk suffered.

“A century ago, the rich got richer; the poor got poorer, and the resulting social injustices gave birth to such ideologies as Marxism and Communism, among others. They also led to several revolutions and two World Wars. We are facing the same prospects today.”

PLUTOCRATS OF THE NEW WORLD ORDER, Truth in Media, March 1997

More than a quarter century later, others in the media are also noticing this travesty; this perversion of our Founding Fathers’ ideals. Alas, the gap between the have’s and the have not’s, between the rich and the poor, has become much worse since then.

While the top 1% of Americans possessed about 17% (or 22%, depending on the source) of the national wealth in the late 1970s, their holdings now account for at least 31% (see the charts below).

While the next 9% controlled about 14% of the national wealth four decades ago, they now have 38%.

Which means that the share of the top 10% has gone from 31% in the late 1970s to 69% now (some sources claim that their share is even higher – Chris Hedges, for example, writes in RT.COM on Mar 12 that “the top 10 percent accounted for 76 percent” .

“More than 18 million Americans depend on unemployment benefits, as businesses contract and close, ” writes Hedges in RT. “Nearly 81 million Americans struggle to meet basic household expenses, 22 million lack enough food, and 11 million say they can’t make their next house payment.”

Such a huge concentration of wealth, and the inherent injustice of such a social system, can only lead to one thing – an explosion. Like the revolutions of the 20th century.

DICTATORSHIP OF MINORITIES, A NATION OF MUTTS

But don’t figure on that any time soon. Because during the same 40 years, while the plutocrats gorged themselves on the wealth created by others, they also worked on stupefying the population. That was another theme from my articles in the 1990s.

“America is rapidly becoming a nation of mutts. Our country’s traditional character is being systematically destroyed by nihilistic “liberals,” the New World Order’s centurions whose only God is the Almighty Dollar.

The same kinds of people invented the “dictatorship of the proletariat,” and applied it to the unsuspecting Russians. Now, they are trying to ram a “dictatorship of the minorities” down the naive Americans’ throats…”

Dancing ‘Round the Golden Calf , WASHINGTON TIMES, Aug 1997.

For a longer excerpt see below.

Meanwhile, “only deep structural reforms accompanied by New Deal-type legislation can save us, but such changes are an anathema to the corporate state and the Biden administration,” according to Hedges.

“History has amply demonstrated what happens when income disparities of this magnitude afflict a country. We will be no exception.  Lacking a strong left, the United States will in desperation embrace authoritarianism, if not proto-fascism. This will, I fear, be Biden and the Democratic Party’s real legacy. “

CONCLUSION: STAND BY FOR MORE OF THE SAME

But the author also states, “none of these groups or individuals, whether they are on the left or the right, however, have the organizational structure, coherence and ideological cohesiveness of radical movements of the past, including the old Communist Party or militant labor unions.”

So who will take down the evil elites, as Hedges opines, considering that there is no “organizational structure, coherence and ideological cohesiveness of radical movements of the past?” The “American mutts” which the New World Order elites have bred into existence in the last 40 years? The well-fed, spoiled, ideology-free, video games-infatuated “Millennials?”

No. Revolutions happen when “desperate men do desperate things,” as I had also said many times before. Which is why even Shakespeare advised, “tempt not a desperate man” (in Romeo and Juliette).

I don’t see a lot of hungry, desperate people in America who would risk life and limb and their livelihood for the good of all, for a better, more just society. When and if our country reaches that stage of decay, perhaps real structural changes will be possible. And the ensuing explosion which will be the ultimate undoing of the greedy and heartless “elites.”

Meanwhile, stand by more of the same under the New World Order lapdogs such as Joe Biden.


EXCERPTS FROM PAST ARTICLES

Toward a Nation of Mutts

By Bob Djurdjevic

DUMBING DOWN OF AMERICA – my original title

America is rapidly becoming a nation of mutts. Our country’s traditional character is being systematically destroyed by nihilistic “liberals,” the New World Order’s centurions whose only God is the Almighty Dollar.

The same kinds of people invented the “dictatorship of the proletariat,” and applied it to the unsuspecting Russians. Now, they are trying to ram a “dictatorship of the minorities” down the naive Americans’ throats…

Take the music., for example The romantic serenity of the “classical” (Christian) composers – like Bach, Chopin, Mozart, Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Dvorak, Liszt and others – has been usurped by the pagan beat of rap or the heavy metal rock bands which dominate our airwaves…

Because the powers that be in today’s America have chosen to put their money into… pagan music and violent movies. Or into gladiator-like sports, like football or basketball. Meet America’s role models, the superstar gladiators.”

Dancing ‘Round the Golden Calf , WASHINGTON TIMES, Aug 1997.

In its present form, America’s social demise is a more benign mutation of the “Bolshevik” revolution, perhaps the kind of a gradual change which the “Menshevik” communists would have preferred.

Either way, the desecration of America the Beautiful is not a spontaneous event. Nor is a deliberate dumbing down of our nation. It is a multi-pronged process carried out by the Wall Street elite and their vassals in government, education, media and the entertainment industry.

Why would the bankers and industrialists want America to be a nation of “ignorant blunderers or dunderheads,” according to Oxford Dictionary’s definition of “mutts?” Or a country of “mongrels, fools or muttonheads,” according to Webster’s?

Because such a stupefied population is easier to subjugate by the elite’s financial shackles than would be the free-spirited, free-thinking, patriotic, enterprising Americans who had made this country the envy of the world.

“It doesn’t take very long to dumb down a nation,” agreed a former publishing CEO, a long-time advocate of better quality education in America. “After only two or three generations, you can easily produce a nation of morons.”

Sadly, knowledge and artistry are yielding to materialistic values in today’s America. “Money makes the world go around,” we are told by those who have it.

Really? More likely, money is what will run the free world aground. If the Almighty Dollar does become everyone’s “God” (Heaven forbid!), those with most of it will become autocratic emperors of the world. And that will spell the end of freedom and democracy for the rest of mankind.

In preparation for such an ultimate enslaving of the free human spirit, a new, ugly, primitive, obedient America is being crafted by the NWO architects. As a first step, however, they must knock down the country’s Christian foundations.

Dancing ‘Round the Golden Calf , WASHINGTON TIMES, Aug 1997.


THE NUMBERS’ STORY

2020: Top 1% – 31% of wealth

“The bottom 50 percent of households in 2019 accounted for only one percent of the nation’s total wealth. The top 10 percent accounted for 76 percent.”

Chris Hedges, RT OpEd, 3-12-2021,  https://www.rt.com/op-ed/517962-chris-hedges-bandaging-corpse/

1997: Top 1% – 28% (or 42%) of wealth

“In an August 1997 report, the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (COB)  noted that the WEALTHIEST ONE percent of Americans received as much after-tax income in 1994 as the BOTTOM 35 percent of the population – COMBINED. And that the TOP 20 percent of the population had nearly as much income as the BOTTOM 80 percent.”

From The Great American Divide Widens – The Rich Get Richer; the Poor Get Poorer in the “Land of the Free” (1-01-1998)

https://www.truthinmedia.org/Bulletins/tim98-1-1.html

1977: Top 1% – 17% (or 22%) of wealth

“In 1977, the bottom 35 percent of the population had nearly twice as much after-tax income as the top one percent, the analysis found. By 1994, these two groups had essentially the same amount of income.”

From The Great American Divide Widens – The Rich Get Richer; the Poor Get Poorer in the “Land of the Free” (1-01-1998)

https://www.truthinmedia.org/Bulletins/tim98-1-1.html

The share of the national wealth owned by the top one percent of Americans increased from 22% to 42% between 1979 and 1996, according to an April 1996 speech by Congressman David Obey (D-WI).

https://djurdjevic.com/Bulletins/global/tzr96-09.htm

THE CONCENTRATION OF WEALTH WAS THE HIGHEST IN 1930, BEFORE THE GREAT DEPRESSION; WE ARE NOW AGAIN APPROACHING THOSE LEVELS

https://incomenwealth.com/distribution.html?series=us-sfiincj992

REFERENCES:

PLUTOCRATS OF THE NEW WORLD ORDER

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First, it suggests that our society is more a plutocracy than a democracy. Second, it means that history is repeating itself. And those who do not learn from history …Plutocrats of the world unite! (May 26, 2002)http://www.truthinmedia.org › Bulletins2002

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May 26, 2002 Plutocrats of the World Unite! “There’s a Firestorm Coming” (by Robert Fisk); “ Best Democracy Money Can Buy” (by Greg Palast); How Israel …Dumbing Down America: Plutocracy Blossoms as Inequalty Widens …http://www.truthinmedia.org ›

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Mar 9, 2013  College tuitions soar while wages languish; plutocracy is blossoming in a nation once free; widening gap between “have’s” and “have not’s” …When Will America Wake Up? (June 18, 2013)http://www.truthinmedia.org ›

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Jun 18, 2013  … to Brazil: People are rising up against New World Order plutocracy … these are manifestations of “success” the global NWO plutocrats use to …Poverty Up in U.S., Again (Sep 16, 2010)http://www.truthinmedia.org › Bulletins2010 › Poverty

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Sep 16, 2010 Plutocracy flourishing in America: Poor get poorer, rich get richer. HAIKU, Maui … Plutocrats of the New World Order (Mar 1997). Wall Street’s …

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