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What might Americans and the world get for Christmas?

Let’s backtrack a bit before answering.  Our U.S. education system and I suppose most of Europe’s as well, largely decimated by globalist delusion no longer teach history; not history as it happened anyway.  If our educators still taught history, both adults and young people would clearly understand that America’s colonial experiment with socialism failed miserably.  The following story is recounted from A Patriot’s History of the United States by authors Larry Schweikart and Michael Allen.

In 1609 a small English fleet of nine ships sailed to Jamestown, Virginia with approximately 600 men and a small number of women who took free passage to Virginia as offered by the Virginia Company (previously the London Company) in exchange for seven years of indentured service to Virginia Company.  More vessels continued arriving at Jamestown and these new indentured servants along with those already settled experienced together what the winter of 1609-10 came to be called; the starving time.  British colonists barricaded within James Forte survived eating horses, horse hide, rats, dogs, cats, toadstools and in some cases eating their own dead.

More indentured servants came and basically starved to death themselves watching their friends and neighbors die in collectivist mediocrity.  The colonies were run on a strict socialist model with colonists working on forced labor gangs, and shirkers flogged or even hanged.  So many perished that Virginia Company finally abandoned the socialist model entirely and desperately permitted private land ownership by the colonists.  This change to private ownership along with the introduction of tobacco farming soon had the Virginia colony thriving and  exporting products back to England.  America was still-born under socialism, but changed and survived her birth because of it.

I was never taught this colonial version of history back in the fifties and I doubt many of us were.  This story stands alone, untold by wanna-be Marxists and Establishment Right Pawns of Privilege living like parasites off the little fat remaining in Fascist America, but adding to this four-centuries old story confirms repeatedly, no country or nation state in the world has ever benefited its people by socialist ideology for any length of time.  Aside from stubborn ideological argument, simple math demonstrates no society can sustain an incremental nanny-state existence for more than four generations (about 100 -years).  Full-on communism as in Russia, China, Cuba, North Korea, etc. implodes in three generations (about 75-years), which is why Russia and China have become State-Capitalist systems, which by the way, also cannot work for very long, but will outlive communism.  The link below shows Social Security data taken from the SS website.   SS From 1970 – 2011

In 1945 the Social Security System had 41.5 workers contributing for each beneficiary of the system.  In 2011 that number had declined to 2.9 and is slightly less than 2.9 today.  Less than three workers trying to support every non-worker.  The simple mathematics of population growth and decline easily demonstrate that no population can sustain retirement and old age by one group paying for another group.  Every group converges on 1:1 over time and this is true for every population on earth with only insignificant differences.  Arithmetic shows socialism cannot work.  Medicare and Medicaid are in the same sinking nanny-state boat.  No dice.  We must each plan for our own future while sustaining assistance for the disabled – that we can easily do.

Yet we have the Nancy Pelosi’s, Chuck Schumers, Barack Obamas and Hillary Clintons of the world stubbornly insisting America become a socialist state.  History clearly demonstrates these people are disingenuous liars serving a greedy global syndicate program harvesting Main Street productivity and wealth; or are stupid; or both.  As you may imagine, I vote for both: greedy and stupid.  There is no other explanation for Socialist Democrat or Establishment Republican corruption and criminal behavior.  Hopefully we all realize that Democrats nudge Main Street toward the totalitarian Left and Establishment Republicans place hold for them while impotently complaining incessantly.  There is only one New World Order Agenda in Washington D.C.  Two Parties; different rhetoric;  one agenda – totalitarian one-world government, which is of course, so unsustainable, it will never happen as we already see across the European Union with the yellow-vests and Qanon signs showing up everywhere.

Mockingbird MSM doesn’t report on it, but Trump supporters are demonstrating solidarity with the American Trump Administration all over Germany, France, the UK, Italy, Netherlands, Sweden, Poland, Belgium, etc..  Enormous anti-globalist push-back is rising up from Main Streets all over the world.  It’s a beautiful thing to see, though it will get ugly before the globalist psychopaths are put out of business.

Our present global economic world crashed and burned financially in 2008 and 2009 and has been on corrupt intravenous feeding by central banks since.  Fraudulent fiat-debt-currencies created by obscenely unrealistic sovereign, corporate and personal debt levels are slowly collapsing world-wide.  The banking-war-debt-surveillance model is gasping its last breath.  We are living through a period of history that will be written about and studied for generations – should we wake up and survive our own omnicide?  Trump will be blamed by global syndicate order-followers of course, but the seeds of destruction were planted in 1913; managed by WW I and WW II;  nourished in 1934 by the Exchange Stabilization Fund (ESF); fertilized by the National Security Act of 1947; watered by the November 22, 1963 coup-d’etat;  burnished by 1971’s going to debt currency; the subsequent economic crashes; until today as the end of this evil petro-dollar system finally crawls to the trash bin of history.

We will soon see (I don’t know how soon.)  public indictments, trials, military tribunals and sentences meted out to treasonous and seditious people we trusted, believed in and mistakenly thought cared about Main Street.  This may well number in the thousands so hang on tight.  Significant structural changes will be made to our thoroughly corrupt financial system.  The resource rape, pedophilia, child sex trafficking, narcotics trafficking, weapons trafficking, illegal organ harvesting and all the blackmail ties to these crimes against humanity will come to light.  Some will be shocked.  Some won’t care.  Some will never believe regardless piles of evidence.  Some, like myself will be pleased to finally see this happen as no one, pre-Trump ever dreamed it possible.

What I hope to see for Christmas are signs that American Main Streeters and Main Streeters around the world are waking up in solidarity, putting on their spiritual boots, donning their spiritual discernment hats and going to work in support of this historic shift in spiritual awareness, with faith and confidence that with Divine Providence, we can support each other and work together within our respective communities to overcome the dark depravity of the Luciferian inspired global syndicate, its pathological shadow governments and its criminal, international deep state.

I don’t expect to see a great deal done before Christmas, though much is happening behind the scenes, but hope to see signs of our new, more abundant, safer future awakening via our own spiritual efforts, community spirit and courage in doing what’s right, not only for humanity, but for the entire world and all creatures inhabiting this spinning sphere along with us.  This is spiritual warfare above and behind the culture war, economics, politics, geo-politics, etc.  We the people of Main Street can only win this spiritual battle for a decent future by coming to understand our very real circumstance.

Merry Christmas and have a great New Year.  2019’s gonna rock with change and we’ll need to keep our feet on the ground and our wits about us.  Better days are coming.  GO, GO, GO GITMO.  WWG1WGA.

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Let’s take some  inventory.  Per Mr. John Williams, Shadow Stats.com (http://www.shadowstats.com/), we see:

Unemployment is lower since Trump took office, but adding the U3, U6 and those seeking work for more than 15 weeks, but less than 26 weeks, the real Main Street unemployment rate still hovers around 23%.  Note, unemployment never rose above 25% during the Great Depression. (My note.)

Shadow Stats’ calculated unemployment rate coincides reasonably with the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) labor participation rate of 62.7%.  Adding those looking for work for more than 26 weeks, but less than one year would bring Shadow Stats’ unemployment rate directly in line with the BLS labor participation rate, which should be inversely proportional.

Real Main Street inflation is near 10%.

Real U.S. GDP is double Obama Administration highs, but still hovering around -2%.  It never rose above -4% to -5% through treasonous Obama’s eight despicable years in office.  Trump has raised GDP since January 2017 by about 2% or 3%.

Additionally:
In 2016 the U.S. had 44 million people on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) known as food stamps, up from 26 million in 2007.

65% of college Graduates cannot obtain work in their field of study in 2017.  Many of these young people are saddled with school loans and no way to make good on their debt.  Roughly $8.7 billion in student loan payments goes straight to Obamacare, which was one reason Obama wanted to have our corrupt government take over the student loan program.  In other words, the government school loan program could offer less expensive rates to students, if government wasn’t siphoning off student loan repayment revenue to subsidize Obamacare.  Graduates cannot include school loans in bankruptcy proceedings either, unless extreme hardship can be demonstrated.

The percentage of young people in their thirties living at home with parents is the highest it’s been in U.S. history.

Per the U.S. Census Bureau, average U.S. family incomes have risen slightly since 2009, but adjusted for inflation, spendable family income is down significantly.  Incomes unadjusted for inflation for some previous years are as follows:  1997 – $55,218;  2000 – $58,544;  2009- $55,683;  2016 – $59,039.

When we hold investments in corporate equities in 2017 we are taxed three times.  Corporate tax, dividend tax and capital gains tax.  Trump’s proposed tax plan reduces the corporate tax, eliminates or lowers both the dividend tax and capital gains tax depending what our corrupt Congressional members do.  How is this not a good thing for citizens, particularly retiree’s pension plans and job creation?  Trump’s plan also substantially cuts the double taxation on offshore earnings by U.S. corporations. Only Japan and the United States still double tax offshore earnings.  This short-sighted policy prevents offshore profits of U.S. companies from being repatriated and invested at home in America, which is pretty stupid.  Let’s consider a few more things.

Neglecting institutional investing, given the top 1% of Americans own approximately 38% of stock market equity; the next 9% approximately 43%; and the bottom 90% of population approximately 19%; corporate equity ownership is skewed, but obviously the bottom 50th economic percentile in the United States pay little or no income tax and historically have never had sufficient income to spend on investments of any kind.  Savings rates are tiny or in some cases negative; in all cases less than the inflation rate, so savings plans are a non-productive financial tool for the less fortunate.  On top of this, the Obamacare fines for failure to purchase monopoly health insurance products, the so-called private mandate, falls primarily on low income families who can no longer afford the obscene rates, which have predictably risen dramatically since 2010.  As a personal digression, in my own family, premiums have risen from $350/month per person to $1,400/month for a crappy plan with higher deductibles and less coverage.  I had one primary care Doc for more than twenty years prior to 2010.  Since 2010 and PPACA, I’m on my 6th primary care Doc – all due to insurance plan changes.  We couldn’t make this nonsense up if it weren’t true.

We need to consider pension funds.  Pension funds historically split their investments between fixed-assets like bonds and equities like high cap (blue-chip) dividend stocks, preferred stocks and sometimes commercial real estate.  Many pension funds no longer actively manage their funds, only investing in index funds.  Another asset class becoming popular is municipal infrastructure.

Given that most pension funds model returns on the bond portion of their portfolios around 7.5% and that most bond funds today are returning less than 2.5%; the majority of pension funds are under water by at least 5% relative to the supposedly secure, bond income of their portfolios.  Since infrastructure as an asset investment class is still relatively insignificant, this leaves corporate equity investments as the only significant pension fund earnings producer.  If American corporations remain under attack as they have been for the last three or four decades, this is a grim picture for pensioners as their pension funds will continue going broke.  I’m talking here about real corporations, not criminally insane transnational monopolies, though they are impacted as well.

Approximately 10,000 people per day are turning 65 years-old in America today.  We are experiencing the largest bond bubble in economic history.  Corporate bonds are probably a better bet than government bonds, particularly given the unsustainable mountains of government debt world-wide, which by the way is growing irresponsibly larger every day of every week.  The European Central Bank (ECB) now holds more than 40% of all Euro-zone debt.  This is nuts.  Historically safe bond investments are looking shakier by the month.  This leaves pension funds in bad shape, which can leave pensioners in bad shape.  Just to pile on, the flattening bond yield-curve by the way, suggests a looming recession.

Anyway, in America, we now have less than three workers paying into the Social Security system per retired beneficiary.  Last I checked, we have 2.9 workers per beneficiary.  This pay as we go Ponzi scheme clearly has a short solvent shelf life sans digital currency creating computers.  Making matters worse for retirees, the Obama Administration callously looted $750 billion dollars from Medicare and gave it to monopoly insurance companies, whose lobbyists wrote the unconstitutional PPACA tripe for their own benefit.  This bit of Congressional corruption left Medicare more broke than it was.  The only way to honor promises made to Medicare patients is again the irresponsible digital money machine.

The cowardly D.C. miscreants we foolishly elect to represent transnational monopolies and their Plutocratic controllers instead of we the people have lied to us; stolen from us; gave away our Constitutionally recognized rights; and now we pay the crooked piper, like it or not.  Either we come up with a workable plan to sustain ourselves or we go the way of Venezuela and other diminutive banana republics.

I deplore both the reprehensibly treasonous Democrat and Republican Parties, don’t belong to either, don’t support the corruption of either and certainly won’t trust either.  Regardless, the only options available today are options put on the malfeasant Washington D.C. table.  Democrats have offered no solutions outside raising taxes, increasing corrupt regulations and continuing our never-ending wars.  The Trump Administration doesn’t offer much, but it does offer a tax plan marginally better than what we have now.  Very bright people like Martin Armstrong are saying adoption of the Trump plan will make America the go-to place for global investment, which is why competing economies around the world are against it.  This could be a welcome game changer as America has not been internationally competitive for decades.  Mr. Armstrong and others believe the Trump plan will give us an internationally competitive leg up.

All this should give pause to any thoughtful American tax payer, leading directly to the question, “what happens to us on Main Street if The Donald’s plan fails and our egregiously corrupt establishment Left and Right win their battle of sedition?  While we think about this understand that the Establishment on both sides of the aisle only differ in meaningless, pandering rhetoric.  They share one common agenda and that is the agenda of the ruling Plutocracy, for the most part invisible to Main Street citizens.  You should also be aware that this inbred Plutocracy ardently believes in slavery and understands that their slave farms are Main Street American cities, actually all cities on earth.  The slave farms are run by order-following elected politicians and unelected bureaucrats – all paid for by Main Street tax payers.  Ain’t that a pile?

I didn’t vote in 2016 for the first time in my adult life because I didn’t know enough about Donald Trump to be comfortable giving him my vote.  I was concerned about how mobbed-up he might be given his casino and other real estate businesses, which on the East Coast are 100% mobbed-up.  This doesn’t mean he’s a wise-guy, but it does mean he at least works with them.  I couldn’t tell if Trump was dirty or not.  This weighed against known career criminal, Hillary Clinton, who with her CIA darling husband and burgeoning criminal daughter, all raised into national prominence by the Bush Crime Family, have used their Foundation and Clinton Global Initiative to treasonously sell influence, rape and plunder the needy around the globe and traffic in arms, drugs, humans and organs.  I couldn’t vote for either, but at least Trump has a plan, whereas Hillary’s only plan was insider trading, looting, war, war and more war.

Remember, the same psychopaths who most fear and hate Donald Trump are the same pedophiles and criminals who own and control nearly all transnational monopolies including mass media and Hollywood.  Before jumping on the media distraction bandwagon and Mueller’s seditious nonsense, which to date has produced zero evidence of anything, consider what a Trump failure might really mean to Main Street citizens because if the Deep State thugs and order-followers win this fight, it doesn’t look like a happy ending from where I’m sitting in south-central Arizona.  Just sayin’.

Our global economy, including the United States is teetering on the brink of economic collapse.  The world came within a few malfeasant hours of all banking being shut down in 2008.  As a species, we have self-destructively and ignorantly allowed the world’s central banks free reign to corruptly enrich their Elite Owners, transnational monopolies and Pawns of Privilege by drowning sovereign governments and their gullible citizens in overwhelming debt.  The entire world is now insolvent and in terms of cash, illiquid.  If every bank customer demanded their bank deposits in cash today, it would take more than twenty-years to physically print the currency meeting that demand.

The average American family, that is nearly 50% of us living on Main Street, cannot lay our hands on $500 to cover an unexpected bump in the road.  We don’t have it.  According to Federal Student Aid, the Department of Education’s student loan management arm, nearly $1 trillion in student loans are outstanding, a growing percentage of which cannot and will not be paid back.  These loans constitute a significant portion of current government assets.  Social Security and Medicare are nearly bankrupt.  The US Debt Clock[1] as of today, shows $106 trillion in (GAAP) calculated, unfunded liabilities; about $900,000 per U.S. taxpayer promised to be paid over the next 75-years by other tax payers.  10,000 people per day are turning 65; good luck with that.

Our White House, 100 Member U.S. Senate and 435 Member House of Representatives along with thousands of D.C. bureaucrat ORDER-FOLLOWERS understand that when the morning of systemic economic collapse arrives and 47% of Americans reliant on Federal checks do not receive their checks; and when ATM’s are turned off; gas stations are closed; grocery store shelves stand empty; and pay checks cannot be cashed – bad things will surely happen.

A likely scenario is thousands, maybe millions of American workers, retirees and pissed off young people grabbing their pitchforks to march on Washington D.C. with buckets of tar and bags of feathers for meting out justice to the Psychopathic, Authoritarian Criminals who arrogantly orchestrated this calamity.  The Elite and their order-taking pawns know this and don’t care much for pitchforks.  Therefore, they need a fix… and they need it soon.

Imagine 2007 through 2010 to be the leading edge of an economic hurricane.  Imagine 2010 through 2016 to be the Eye of the Storm where things suck financially, but are quieter and a little better than the passing storm was.  Now imagine the coming financial nightmare as the vicious trailing edge of this monstrous financial hurricane approaches homes on Main Street.  This titanic economic storm surge of war debt will engulf all of us.

Dynastic families of the world and their central bank order-followers have been busy during the Obama years.  Obama’s 8-year appointed puppet task was apparently to distract and divide America and the world with stupid emotional strife, hatred and war; while the Puppet Masters plotted how they could and would place blame for their greed and stupidity on something… anything or anybody other than themselves – and they planned what their fix would be and how they would sell it to uninformed American citizens on Main Street and the rest of the world.  Remember those pitchforks?  Elites don’t like them and will work to avoid those prickly tines.  Yale Bonesmen and others of their ilk don’t like big baseball bats either.

I don’t pretend to have a crystal ball or be smart enough to know what’s coming in the next couple of years, but tea leaves and little hints have been sprinkled around Main Street ever since water boy, George W. Bush crushed free markets to save free markets in 2008 – as though anyone alive today has ever seen a free market?  Anyway, here’s what I think is coming in terms of Authoritative Pitchfork Avoidance Strategy (APAS).

I suspect BITCOIN is a digital currency trial balloon.  That doesn’t mean it isn’t real, obviously it’s real, but clearly it’s a trial balloon testing Main Street acceptance of it; conditioning and preparing Main Street for what’s coming; and finally working the logistical bugs out of a workable worldwide system.  In other words, if fiat currency has failed again as it always does; lets fix it by going to completely made up electronic funny money.  You can’t make this lunacy up…unless you’re a psychopathic banker working for inbred Elites.  This is great for Wall Street; not so great for Main Street.

The new electronic money; Mr. Doug Casey of Casey Research[2] calls it FEDCOIN; I call it NEOCOIN; will be a liability of Central Banks, in the U.S., the Federal Reserve Banks. FEDCOIN will not be carried as a liability of commercial banks; the Fed will carry it.  This  hands on a digital tray, the Owners of the Federal Reserve Banks – and all the world’s central banks – absolute, 100% control over every human on planet earth and beyond.  That’s 100% ENSLAVEMENT OF HUMANITY.  Corrupt, legislated law, as evil and discriminatory an affront to human freedom as it is, will become a pleasant memory replaced by the Authoritative Evil Handcuffs about to be locked onto humanity’s wrists and ankles.

Digital, computerized currency based on block-chain technology spent and received via smart phone today and a chip in our ass tomorrow, can be programmed on or off for anything, any whim the keyboard button pusher or touch screen operator (read order-follower) pleases.  One text from his or her boss and we can’t buy sugar, ammo, gasoline, groceries, a plane ticket or anything we’ve been deemed unfit to have or do.  TOTAL CONTROL – NO LEGISLATION OR LAW NECESSARY.  FULL ON ADMINISTRATIVE DICTATORSHIP.  Who’re we gonna’ call?  Ghost-busters won’t be there because Government doesn’t like them.

EVIL is the opposite of FREEDOM.  Evil requires AUTHORITY to operate; even the pathetic authority of a petty thief taking our stuff.  The true purpose of evil is OBEDIENCE, not violence.  Authority established via cultural conditioning coupled with laws enforced by VIOLENCE, coerce us to OBEY.  Mr. Jeremy Locke in The End of All Evil[3] describes TYRANNY as always disguised by culture and law.  Mr. Locke reminds us, Tyranny OFFERS SECURITY and PROTECTION, but DEMANDS OBEDIENCE.  Electronic money is obedience with demand for obedience built in…no escape possible.

Main Street will soon be offered FEDCOIN or something like it as easy and convenient, not to mention offering a practical means of protection against theft, fraud, etc.  We’ll no longer have a wallet to lose or be stolen.  We’ll be told how electronic transparency created by greedy WORLD BANKSTERS will protect us against recurrence of the horrible economic tragedy these same pathological World Banksters just caused and we are starting to live through.  Sweet huh… but, will we buy it?

FEDCOIN acceptance offered under the guise of security and protection for Main Street; will by its block-chain nature mandate obedience to technocratic government authority sans any ability to complain or anyone to complain to.  Not immediately of course.  We’ll be told it’s just an alternate currency providing international trade stability and reduced currency exchange, transaction costs alongside our regular $5, $10 and $20 paper debt instruments, just like always; so don’t worry, your government’s here to help. This will stabilize the economy.   Main Street won’t be bothered a bit and will find life easier and more convenient.  Grab a Bud and splain to your neighbors how great this is.

Then, with no announcement at all, slowly, quietly, over a couple of years the $5’s, $10’s and $20’s will start disappearing, becoming harder and harder to get.  We’ll already have voluntarily climbed the stairs to our Bankster’s financial hangman’s platform.  The FEDCOIN noose will have been slipped around our economic necks and is slowly tightening.  Finally, without fanfare, we’ll wake up one morning to find that Bankster noose fully tightened, knot pressing against our throats.  We’ll watch helplessly as the hangman pulls his lever, the trapdoor drops and human freedom dies a sudden, though predictable death; punctuated by the snap of our economic necks and a little kicking of our bound ankles.

Historic memories of parochial paper freedoms like the first, second, fourth and tenth amendments will be a thing of the inconvenient past.  One button push or screen touch at Command Control Central and Johnny can’t buy no gun.  Suzy can’t publish her blog.  Mary and Sam can’t start their own business.  Bob can’t buy no gas.  Harvey can’t start his truck.  Lucy can’t go to college.  100% control and no way for Main Street to fix it or change it.

I suspect many of us won’t be inclined to buy this crap.  Is it too far-fetched then, to imagine the pain of coming economic collapse and ensuing spiritual devastation might render us desperate enough, to accept the idea that none of us must work productively any longer.  Just do whatever simple job your Gov’ment Authority asks and you’re done for the day.  Go home and take your happy pill.  We’ll each receive our electronic stipend of $600, or $1,000 or $10,000 per month or whatever from the Central Banksters digital magic machine just for being good little citizens working for the common good.  Bankster Chaos replaced by Bankster Order.

This will replace Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and productive jobs, which are bankrupt or gone anyway with a means of economic survival.  Real jobs will be going on, underpaid in the developing Third World.  The West will no longer deal with such inanities.  How nice is that?  No pitchforks necessary; not even one.  The catch will be – to collect this free stipend, this compassionate gift from the Puppet Masters – we take the chip.

Only by accepting our micro-chip can we access this new digital currency; NEOCOIN.  This will be the new face of slavery, of Neo-Feudalism in America and the world.  Hang on because if we don’t wake up and start screaming NO at the top of our lungs from every rooftop and street corner we can find – this is likely our future.  Neo-Serfdom back again as the common good in a new, more repugnant form called Trans-humanism, sold with the promise of peace and security – in exchange for absolute obedience.  No more outlaws.

I’ll tell you what.  From where I sit in the Arizona desert; give me my dusty silver $1 or my scratched $100 gold piece; I’ll put it in my jeans’ pocket and be perfectly free to walk toward anything I want; or to walk away from anything I don’t want.  If we haven’t figured out yet, what a stupid idea electronic voting is; well, I’m afraid we’re about to receive our gov’ment’s help, learning just how incredibly stupid and dangerous electronic money is – the hard way.

[1] “U.S. National Debt Clock : Real Time,” accessed April 26, 2017, http://www.usdebtclock.org/.

[2] “Casey Research,” accessed April 26, 2017, http://www.caseyresearch.com/.

[3] “The End of All Evil: Jeremy Locke: 9780977745104: Amazon.com: Books,” accessed April 24, 2017, https://www.amazon.com/End-All-Evil-Jeremy-Locke/dp/0977745104/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1493050973&sr=1-1&keywords=the+end+of+all+evil+jeremy+locke.

Discussion showing how simple arithmetic demonstrates and predicts 100% consistent failure of any and all mathematically unsustainable, utopian Nanny State systems such as Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, etc.  A fifth grader can easily see the inevitable failure of collectivist systems.

SS From 1970 – 2011

The hyperlink above will take you to U.S. Social Security demographic info compiled by 1600 Watch.  This data is referenced in the following video presentation.

ANSWER: YES!
Collectivism in any guise is based on the general idea or MYTH that many can better take care of the few than the few can take care of themselves.  It’s warm and fuzzy; feels good;  makes for wonderfully disingenuous sound bites;  and in all of human history has not only, never worked, but ALWAYS leads directly to OVERBEARING government coercion.   In extreme cases the coercion is followed by outright abuse of power, imprisonment, torture, starvation and murder of the very same citizens the system was supposedly going to help.

I am aware of no exception to this general collectivist scenario, though admittedly there are degrees of coercion and the time to collapse is variable.  Somehow, under socialism, the Elite insiders and their obedient Ruling Class – that is to say the FEW – always end up controlling the MANY – just opposite the false promise.

Setting aside the murderous abuses found with extreme cases such as Russia, China, Cuba, Cambodia, etc.: the question becomes, WHY can’t socialist, centrally planned programs ever work – even when intentions are good?

Marxism / socialism / collectivism cannot and do not work for one very simple reason.  EVERY PERSON BORN, DIES.  It’s that simple and no ideology can change it.

All the ideology in the world;  the most complicated algorithms in the world;  the biggest hearts in the world;  cannot change the fact that every person born will die.  We are stuck with a one to one (1:1) ratio in the matter of physical life versus physical death.  On planet earth, within the construct of the physical world as we know it; each life converges on its own death.  Therefore, the many become the few over time and Nanny State ARITHMETIC simply does not work.

Regardless how the collectivist program is envisioned and structured; regardless the good or bad intentions; the population demographic ultimately converges on 1:1.  Now, since we have always, at least so far on earth, had some number of folks living – we don’t actually reach 1:1, which would be extinction.  However, as we approach 4:1; then 3:1 and finally 2:1; the wonderfully envisioned Nanny State system fails – every time.  It cannot survive itself.

All Nanny State concepts such as Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, Obamacare, etc. fall victim to this convergence and are unsustainable because of it.  There is no methodology or ideology able to overcome the physical reality of life converging on death for every person born on earth.

As an example, the link below shows the population statistics of America’s Social Security program from 1970 through 2011.  Please realize that all collectivist style programs fall victim to the ebb and flow of population growth and ultimately fail for this same reason.

SS From 1970 – 2011

You’ll notice from the chart that in 1945 there were 41.9 workers contributing to the system for each beneficiary.  By 1970, just 25 years later, the system declined to 3.6 workers contributing for each beneficiary.  In 2010 we were down to 2.9 workers per beneficiary.  In comparing rates of population growth and decline across the globe, we find variation in growth rates, but the differences are not significant.  We also find localized discontinuities resulting from war, famine, disease, etc., but these are also insignificant over time.  The fact is – every person born, dies; and neither politics nor socioeconomic theories change that.

Even leaving birth and death aside, let’s keep it simple.  Say a community has a total of 100 police and firemen employed.  They set up a retirement program whereby each worker will contribute 5.00% of their income toward the retirement and health care of 20 fellow police and firemen, now retiring.  Looks great.  Years later, the 100 police and firemen are ready to retire.  To support all 100 of them at the  same contribution rate of 5.00%, the community will need 2,000 police and firemen contributing.  When the 2,000 retire, at the 5.00% contribution rate, 40,000 working police and firemen will be needed to support those retired.  Since there will never even be 2,000 working police and firemen, the contribution rate must be upped to impossible levels.  The workers cannot support the non-workers.  Each must take steps to support him or her self.

Nanny State programs are simply not mathematically viable nor sustainable.  We can tweak them and argue about this or that improvement, but after four generations – the population gig is up, reality comes a’ knockin’ and the program fails.  This fact is not arguable;  it just is.

The sustainable alternative to inevitable Nanny State failure is, of course, free market capitalism and individual self sufficiency to the maximum extent possible.  Capitalism is basically anarchy with rules and it works.  As governments grow;  freedom, self sufficiency and personal sustainability decline.  The Constitutional Republic of the United States bolsters free markets and the individual pursuit of excellence.  This system has provided more opportunity for more people and lifted more people out of poverty and hopelessness than any socioeconomic system in world history.  Period.  That is historic fact.  There is no other country or group of countries, or any other system that has created more wealth for more people than has the United States of America with its Constitutional recognition of human unalienable rights.

The arithmetic of population clearly demonstrates that abandonment of the individual to the collective ultimately fails everyone every time.  The only sustainable solution is maximum self sufficiency, whereby, the few disabled and helpless can easily be accommodated and cared for by the spiritually healthy, freely self sustained.

Russia and its collective Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (U.S.S.R.) collapsed in less than three painful generations (Assuming a generation to be 25-years.) from 1917 to 1989; after starving and murdering more than 40 million people to force their doomed system in place.  China starved and murdered more than 60 million to establish their brutally failed system and now is turning to a limited form of state-capitalism in an effort to save itself from a second revolution and collapse.  More than 75% of the Chinese people have received zero benefit from Communism and live in abject, utterly hopeless poverty, though remain conveniently out of sight through efforts of the Globalist media, conditioned socialists all.  Europe is headed for the same demise as most European countries are already flirting with bankruptcy, but at a slightly slower rate as Europe has not gone to full on Communism, or 100% government.

It is imperative for the American middle class to realize that the current Nanny State track of the United States government leads to disaster.  It is not a question of “IF”, but “WHEN” we fail and the arithmetic shows that four generations is about the sustainable limit.  We the Baby Boomers are the third generation and we are beginning to fail.  Proceeding stubbornly and ignorantly down this same collectivist path yields our children, the fourth generation, a future of certain poverty and chaos.

Capitalism and Constitutional Republics can be tweaked and improved.  Socialism is simply doomed to arithmetic failure.

A program like the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) can never be fixed.  Delaying it cannot fix it.  Remodeling it cannot fix it.  The entire concept is simply ludicrous with 10,000 people per day turning 60 years of age and with 95% of all lifetime medical expenses typically incurred during the final decade of life.

Survival of the American Dream requires facing reality.  It requires responsible voters who will elect Representatives having the intestinal fortitude to deal with real life and not get caught up in some cowardly utopian farce masquerading as caring.  The Dream only lives for our children and grandchildren if we ourselves have the courage and forseight to live the Dream ourselves.  Collectivism is not a dream.  Collectivism is a nightmare.