State of the Union November 2020

There are Five Factors Dominating the United Sates: Austerity/Pauperization, Racism, Erosion of the Bill of Rights, Coronavirus Pandemic, and Global Warming!


Since June 2009 Americans have lived in the false reality of a recovering economy.  Various fake news and manipulated statistics have been used to create this false impression.  However, indicators that really count have not supported the false picture and were ignored. For example, it is normal in a recovering or expanding economy for the labor force participation rate to rise as people enter the workforce to take advantage of the job opportunities.  During the decade of the long recovery, from June 2009 through September 2020, the labor force participation rate consistently fell from 65.7 to 61.4percent. —Paul Craig Roberts, The Diminishing American Economy (Updated)

Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis (FRED) Labor Force Participation Rate is 61.4%Shadow Government Statistic Graph 18: Real Average Weekly Earnings – Production and Nonsupervisory Employees The 400 richest Americans — the top 0.00025 percent of the population — have tripled their share of the nation’s wealth since the early 1980s, according to a new working paper on wealth inequality by University of California at Berkeley economist Gabriel Zucman.  — Wealth Concentration Returning to ‘Levels Last Seen During the Roaring Twenties,’ According to New Research

During this economic crisis, capitalism’s three-point political program: 1.Austerity,2. Scapegoat Blacks, Minorities, And ‘Illegal’ Immigrants For Unemployment, and 3.  the iron heel!    for decades, blacks have been subjected to the iron heel!   Currently, the U.S. capitalist class is divided over when — not if, to apply it to everyone!

Due to years of austerity, cuts to public health care, and an anti-science and profiteering president, the united states now leads the world in coronavirus cases and deaths in the world! and now the total coronavirus deaths in the United States there are now over 243,141!

Young People, Blacks, other minorities, and women, have felt the brunt of this pauperization.  The Media Monopoly has led the pauperization charge! — This 5 corporation monopoly has legitimized extreme whites racist illegal and legal lynchings while remaining silent about the 20 year or more infiltration of hate gangs into the police force!s See: Unredacted Fbi Document Sheds New Light on White Supremacist Infiltration Of Law Enforcement (2006)

A Police State In ImergingLearning from history and the recent events in the world, United States capitalism knows that a working-class upsurge will result from its austerity programs.  Therefore, the capitalist class is applying the Precautionary Principle, in order to be prepared to apply the iron heel to quash any upsurge. As their spokesman, Obama, is and has been slowly but surely setting up the police state iron heel. As Obama moves toward disarming the people and the working class, he is organizing an extra-legal domestic police force as capitalism, with Obama their spokesman establishes a  gradual slide into a police state — That would be the Envy of Hitler!  — Obama’s Coup D’état

From Hooray for the new Patriotic police state Obama won’t veto law that turns military into domestic police force:      It flew through the House today and should pass the Senate shortly. Along with the usual gazillion dollars for the Pentagon to buy death machines from military contractors via lobbyists/former members of Congress, the NDAA will also allow the military to seize U.S. citizens on U.S. soil and throw them in Gitmo forever. Remember how the terror prison at Guantanamo Bay was originally filled, after 9/11? And remember how a fraction of the prisoners held and tortured there for years had anything to do with Al Qaeda because they were just random goat herders or whatever, picked up because the military and the CIA paid a per-head bounty on “terrorists”? Yeah well same thing now, but in the United States! — Obama’s Coup D’état

Military Gear Being Used Against Civilians in Ferguson Back lives Matter Demonstration (2014)Since Black people have felt the brunt of austerity, begun by Obama they have been the first to oppose it. Under the banner of ‘Black Lives Matter,’ they have been organizing multiracial demonstrations against the application of the Iron Heel!  The response of the government has been more illegal violence!

Erosion of the Bill of Rights

In the context of United States law, originalism is a concept regarding the interpretation of the Constitution that asserts that all statements in the constitution must be interpreted based on the original understanding “at the time it was adopted”. This concept views the Constitution as stable from the time of enactment and that the meaning of its contents can be changed only by the steps set out in Article Five.[1] This notion stands in contrast to the concept of the Living Constitution, which asserts that the Constitution should be interpreted based on the context of the current times, even if such interpretation is different from the original interpretations of the document. —Originalism

Originalism is Now the Philosophy of the Majority of the Supreme Court. Amy Coney Barett, the new originalist on the supreme court, when questioned in congress could not answer a question about the text of the 1 amendment to the constitution. Due to her originalist training, she forgot about the right to assembly!:

I do not belabor these examples in order to claim that this argument is correct. My argument does not rest on whether one agrees with any of these decisions. I only suggest that the originalists’ problem when confronting the Bill of Rights is more complex than simply ascertaining a clause’s original “meaning.” The original vision of the balance of power between the federal government and the citizens who delegated authority to the federal government through the States has already been corrupted. One might nevertheless insist on limiting the Bill of Rights to the rights designed to protect people against a small federal government, but that would surely upset the balance from what the Framers expected the Bill to be. If the courts are up to what I suggest, that, too, is originalism. One may like it or one may dislike it, but it is really the same animal. — Originalism and the Bill 0f Rights

Coronavirus Pandemic

Due to the Coronavirus, the economic recession has plunged! Just Just like the 2008 bailout, The BiPartisn Trillion-Dollar Coronavirus Bailout Benefited the Rich!  We need a Bailout of the 99% majority!

Since COVID Relief Ended in US The massive $2 trillion CARES Act — which sent households one-time payments and boosted unemployment checks with an additional $600 a week through July — helped keep millions afloat, but more than 8 million people have been forced into poverty since the aid ended. “The relief was temporary, and much of it has now expired, so now we’re seeing poverty rise again,” says Megan Curran, a researcher at the Center on Poverty and Social Policy at Columbia University. “We know that families can be protected again, but it does require action at the federal level.” By Amy Goodman and Nermeen Shaikh

Headline: More Than 8 Million (now 10 Million) Have Been Forced Into Poverty

Two new studies show at least 6m more people now live in poverty but Cares Act initially alleviated the effects of Covid lockdown. Even before the coronavirus hit, many Americans lived paycheck to paycheck and had little in the way of emergency funds. The personal savings rate had dropped to barely 8% of disposable income, and according to a recent Federal Reserve report, about 40% of Americans would struggle to cover an emergency expense of $400. And a Pew study conducted last month found that just 47% of Americans have enough saved to foot three months of expenses. What the Coronavirus Reveals About the Middle Class

The coronavirus is now entering a ‘second wave’! As of  11/07/20, During the Psychopathic ‘Dr. Trump’s’ ‘Coronavirus War’, Due to His Incompetence, Mis-Leadership, and  Depraved Indifference, We Are, By Far,  The World Coronavirus Leader! — The Casualty Count is Now Over 10,185,654 Total Cases, 243,259 Total Deaths, 6,442,282 Total Recovered Cases 3,497,81 Active Cases, and 18,480People in Serious/Critical Condition With no end in sight!

What is needed is an expenditure of $tillions to develop a vaccine and the extension of healthcare for all. The overwhelming casualties and deaths, due to coronavirus, are concentrated in the Black community and those who have little or no health insurance. On top of that, there is a shortage of hospitals, coronavirus tests, and ‘first responders, to adequately address what is needed to fight the virus!

Global Warming

Tomorrow Will Be Too Late to Change Course!  The World is facing, due to the capitalist mode of production, an immediate threat to the habitat for humanity.! The United States is the world leader in C02 emissions!

Carbon Emissions Per Head: The US is the world leader in carbon emissions per person, followed by the energy and minerals exporters, Australia and Canada.  China’s emissions per head are less than half that of the US.From: Another Global Warming Elephant in the Room: The Pentagon Military Industrial Complex! By Roland Sheppard:

The United States is ranked #1 in global warming emissions (Ranking Global Warming Contributions  by Country) but, actually, the United States has contributed far more global warming admission, if you consider the 800 U.S. military bases and wars, throughout the world. From The Military Pumps Out Staggering Quantities of Toxic Waste, Water and Air Pollution and Radiation  Environmentalists are ignoring the elephant in the room … the world’s largest polluter: . . . The Pentagon is also one of the largest greenhouse gas emitters in the world … and yet has a blanket exemption from all greenhouse gas treaties.The defense department also uses open-air burn pits which send a parade of horribles into the air. Sealife is not exempt. And the military has long been a flagrant user of chemical weapons and depleted uranium . . .  which can trash ecosystems and human health. And Despite our unorthodox presidential election, America’s overseas military bases are largely taken for granted in today’s foreign policy debates. The U.S. maintains a veritable empire of military bases throughout the world— about 800 of them in more than 70 countries. Many view our bases as a symbol of our status as the dominant world power. But America’s forward-deployed military posture incurs substantial costs and disadvantages, exposing the U.S. to vulnerabilities and unintended consequences. (See:Why We Should Close America’s Overseas Military Bases)

From: The US economy – Some Facts  Military Expenditure: The US spends three times as much on military expenditure than China and more than the rest of the world put together! From the above one would think that the U.S. military would be the environmental groups would make the Pentagon and the U.S. military their #1 target.  And yet,  the environmental/ global warming groups do not target the U.S. military and very rarely bring point this out, for they are controlled by the 1% through their allegiance to the Democratic Party.  If the environmental/ global warming groups broke with the Democratic Party they could be united with the anti-war groups throughout the world to form a powerful anti-war/environmental movement and change the world!

Where Do We Go From Here?  In the 2020 Presidential Elections, barring an alternative 1’%’s Republican duopoly has won again!  Even though Us Workers Support for Democrat/Republican Duopoly  at All Time Low!The crisis is reflected in the polls as more and more voters refuse to identify with either of the two capitalist parties. A Rasmussen poll conducted earlier this month found that only “17% of likely US voters believe the US government has the consent of the governed” while 69% “believe the government does not have that consent”.  Another poll conducted by pollster Douglas Schoen finds that a “solid” majority of Americans (57%) are looking for alternatives to the two-party system. Other findings were just as impressive with over 51% of voters favoring a third party and 31% of them saying that such a development is “very important” for the country according to Patrick Caddell and Douglas Schoen writing in yesterday’s Journal.   All recent polls reveal this trend, something that has been going on for some time as US workers and the middle class find themselves deeper and deeper in debt and in a country with some of the worst social services of all advanced capitalist economies.  Even a third of Republicans now say they would consider voting for a third party. “The “American people are desperate for a leader who stands outside of the political establishment.  A leader who can speak for the American majority—offering not just rhetoric but a new direction” says Caddell.  The authors expect a third party candidate to arise out of this discontent b y 2012. “The political order as we know it is deteriorating and disintegrating, and politics abhors a vacuum” they argue concluding that, “The American people clearly are looking for alternatives now.” — Us Workers Support for Democrat/Republican Duopoly at All Time Low!

What is needed, to change the current political situation, is a third party of, by, and for the majority! A political organization that is opposed to the current pauperization of the 99%, of the working class and the oppressed and exploited majority!

When the racist segregationist George Wallace ran for President with the slogan that ‘There ain’t a dime’s worth of difference between the Republicans and the Democrats.’ He got support from workers. Why? Because when people don’t see any economic difference between the 1% duopoly, they vote on other issues, such as affirmative action, racism, sexism, immigration, etc. . — The section of the working class that the 1% uses as scapegoats for their declining standard of living. This was made abundantly clear during both the 2008 and 2000 economic crisis. Both parties voted for the economic bailout of Wall Street (1%) — Not Main Street (The 99%)!

During the Bernie Sanders in the 20016 Presidental Campaign, he attracted ‘blue-collar workers’ opposing scapegoating and pointing out that workers haven’t gotten a real wage increase for forty years and 2. that  40% of workers were living paycheck to paycheck. As a result his popularity in opinion polls, despite being a social democratic socialist, was substantially higher, than Hilary Clinton, versus Trump!

In the 2020 elections, fiven an economic Choice Worker Voted  For Economic isues not prejudice!

70% support for Medicare for All (M4A)

Florida Voted for $15.0 Minimum Wage, But Trump for President

14 Successful Ballot Initiatives to Reduce InequalityWhile all eyes have been on the race for the White House, voters in states across the country also weighed in on economic proposals with huge implications for inequality. Here are 14 successful ballot initiatives that will help narrow the divides for millions.

  • Tax Increases On The Wealthy And Corporations

  • Worker Protections

  • Housing

  • Transit Equity

  • Money In Politics

  • Digital Divide

  • Criminalization Of Poverty

Since “a ‘solid”‘ majority of Americans (57%) are looking for alternatives to the two-party system. (And) Other findings were just as impressive with over 51% of voters favoring a third party and 31% of them saying that such a development is “very important” — The conditions are ripe for such a party. The major obstacle is the allegiance of the current working-class leaderships to the capitalist class via the Democratic Party. Which has led to the current Inequality of Income and Wealth and pauperization in the United States and the Rest of the world! To begin with, all socialist groups that don’t give credence to lesser evil voting should subordinate their differences, in order to form a united political front, a workers party, to begin unifying the working-class in opposition against the capitalist wars,  financial and racial inequality, and the capitalist system’s production of global warming that is destroying the habitat for humanity! Under Biden, and his opposition to even a lackluster green new deal demonstrates that he will put the interests of the 1% against the survival of humanity!

“Since environmental illness and destruction are a global concern, it requires all of humanity to act collectively, in our overall interests for our survival as a species, to correct the problem and to remove the obstacle of capitalism. It requires a society where humanity has social, economic, and political control over the entire environment. Such a society, a socialist society, is needed to ensure that all decisions affecting the environment are under the democratic control of humankind so that the production of goods will be done for the needs and survival of humanity instead of the production and the destruction of humanity and other species for profit.    With common ownership of the means of production and common control and protection of all property and wealth, science and society will be in harmony with the ecosystem and humanity’s future. With these goals we can begin to build a more effective environmental movement. As we continue to organize against capitalism and its destructive course, we can and will transform the world!” — Whither Humanity? The Environmental Crisis of Capitalism We Don’t Need a Green New Deal! — We Need a Green Industrial Revolution!