All of the unnecessary anxiety caused by accounts receivable is the hallmark of this society, a neurotic inducing, psychotic inducing tizzy of economic fervor. This shyster wants his money, that skeezic wants his “you can pay by debit or credit,” that bank wants to gouge some fees for handling your cash. And at the top of the sinkhole of moral and ethical corruption are the captains, the gods of industry. Make no mistake, the Steve Jobs’ of today are the Andrew Carnegie’s of yesteryear. We are tricked by the shysters of industry into revering these skeezics because their names are on college buildings, fine arts centers, roadways. These are the ones that have made it necessary for us all to be chasing money and credit constantly. Why do we do this? Why this never ending endeavor to produce and devour meaningless junk, engage in meaningless activity, the by products of which are forgotten bad memories of bad days with shitty bosses and crummy coworkers serving a largely selfish crowd?
Steve Jobs and Bill Gates are the scientific labor shysters of this era, they are worse then Carnegie. Ford and Carnegie went through four workers per quarter to find the one brute who could do the labor at the speed desired, but all we read in those $270.00 textbooks(how ya likin’ that? find it hard to justify? the cost of a textbook being almost the cost of a credit hour? now, if that isn’t the hyper height of absurdity…) all we remember, seem to, is “they paid good wages.” And Jobs and Gates did as well. Ditto Google. But how long before Google sets up that center in India or somewhere and all of those jobs which only one in four qualified applicants can perform, all of whom have invested a one hundred thousand, two hundred thousand in their own education are “phased out” due to “consolidation?”
The economic refuse caused by the so-called housing bubble was largely created, no, IT WAS created by so many displaced workers who invested in education and believed in these captains of industry, who believed that these captains would be honorable and upstanding citizens of the United States of America, but had their collective rugs swept from under them by a corporate complex that strives to serve so-called investors who are simply a cadre of very wealthy corporations whose stock is largely owned by collectively few individuals who exploit the gains of those who have provided the backbone of their industry, people who have been used, abused, corrupted, manipulated and lied to. People who are no longer looking for work because entire industries have migrated overseas, yet whose products and services continue to be dumped back on America.
Remember the pretender King George Bush’s proclamation “spend some money.” Remember it and don’t forget it. Remember his seething hatred to the workers of America when some of you dared to keep that measly “rebate” check he sent you? Remember? To paraphrase “that money is supposed to be spent, not saved.” Not used to pay bills.
This is how far the situation ha gotten: the State of Michigan is now arbitrarily writing down the homestead credit and “recomputing” your tax deduction in the hope that you won’t resist the tactic and simply pay. Of course, they would deny this, but there is no way thousands of people are going to misread and miscalculate how much rent they have paid. Instead of sending a notice asking them to send documentation to prove their rent payments they simply recalculate and send them a bill. Of course, it doesn’t take a high school education to see through this transparent action. The fact is, the local, state and federal governments are bloated monstrosities of privileged departments, all of which exist to maintain a budget of employees with benefits many of us dream of, but provide no lasting, or even present benefit for the society that is supporting them.
So this society, with all of its communities is hanging over a cliff of revolt. There is no solution in sight, no one to stand for the masses who are being exploited exponentially by each generation of captain’s of industry, by each generation of governmental authority, by each generation of the corporate media complex. The student loan debt is a giant loch ness monster sitting on the bottom of it all waiting to devour as the next economic disaster reveals the faulty and diabolical absurdity of the overall plan of the international military/industrial/financial complex of uniting all of the people, all of the nations under an umbrella of economic accountability. The question isn’t “if” a period of great calamity, a great struggle between the exploited and the exploiters with their military and their legal system will happen, but “how soon?”