from your own concerns
to what you can do for humanity.
America has come to a crossroad, the elected president is threatened on a daily basis with impeachment. There are those in government, what has come to be known as the "deep state" who work with the MSM to bring this coup about. Why coup? The mechanism by which this impeachment is to be brought about relates to the supposed collusion between the Trump administration and the Russians to get their man elected (not a shred of evidence proffered). This foreign interference in our elections is such a commonplace between candidates and foreign countries as hardly being worth noting. Think Israel, England, etc., or La Clinton who has been collecting money from other countries for years now. Quid pro quo . . . or the foundation?
There are a number of ways to explain the impeachment phenomena presently unfolding. Trump was elected because the country is in deep financial trouble and it is not a resolvable problem if the government continues on its path. Trump may stanch some of the bloodletting, but he cannot turn the tide. We are losing the middleclass, not something an advanced country can survive. Who will buy the products that keep the economy spinning?
There are a number of reasons why this is happening; foremost on that list is government that has catered to the mega corporations, the banksters, the money lenders, the hedge funders. Think of the term, Too Big to Fail; whatever entity is too big to fail is ipso facto ruler of the country. To oppose it would cause irreparable harm. Why was this allowed to occur? Every branch of the US government is beholden to these goliaths for their existence. They now seek through globalism to deliver the whole planet to them.
Next on the list are politicians. The price of a presidential campaign as of 2017 came in at $1.4 billion for Clinton. Politicians need to raise vast amounts of money to simply stay in office. They are not going to sustain that level of funding by appealing for donations to the middle class, working class, or the poor. It's been over 50 years now since politicians even mention the word "poor".
Democrats once were advocates for the little guy, the unions, egalitarianism, humanism, liberality, and the Republicans advocated fiscally conservative policies, a balanced budget, individual rights, duty, virtuousness, property rights. Both parties have strayed very far from these ideals. The military budget under the Republicans has ballooned from 2003 at the start of the "war on terror", at $437.4 billion to the current military budget for 2018 at $824.7 billion.
What's happening here? The Chinese have a word for those in the vanguard of the impeach Trump movement, baizuo.
Baizuo is used generally to describe those who "only care about topics such as immigration, minorities, LGBT and the environment" and "have no sense of real problems in the real world"; they are hypocritical humanitarians who advocate for peace and equality only to "satisfy their own feeling of moral superiority"; they are "obsessed with political correctness" to the extent that they "tolerate backwards Islamic values for the sake of multiculturalism"; they believe in the welfare state that "benefits only the idle and the free riders"; they are the "ignorant and arrogant westerners" who "pity the rest of the world and think they are saviors".
In a word, democrats, often described as the social justice warriors, the progressives, the regressive left, the antifa, the snowflakes.
Mark Zuckerberg, the Facebook CEO recently propounded on the U.S. government's obligations to its subjects, and he has this to offer:
Every generation expands its definition of equality: Now it's time for our generation to define a new social contract. We should have a society that measures progress not just by economic metrics like GDP but by how many of us have a role we find meaningful. We should explore ideas like universal basic income to make sure everyone has a cushion to try new ideas.
I have always believed the right to a universal basic income to be a given. Now as the Republicans, described by La Clinton as the basket of deplorables, racists, xenophobic, Islamophobic, homophobic, would say, without pain and suffering one achieves nothing. It's the old Calvinist, Judeo Christian mind set. You are born in sin and you must repent. I think Zuckerberg is naive to think that a basic income will free everyone to explore new ideas and to find a meaningful role for themselves. You've only to look at election campaigns to see how truly ignorant the masses are, how perfectly content they are in their stupidity to realize the idiocy of that concept. Pain and suffering have consistently been shown through overwhelming research to have the opposite effect intended, of control through fear.
It's coming whether we want it or not. Robots are becoming serious competitors with humans for jobs. They will eventually replace most of the work force. How will humans survive? They will have to be supported by the state. To offset this economic drain, government will undoubtedly encourage population control, contraception, abortion, also education and highly skilled training. This should make a small dent in the ignorance factor.