On the Counterpunch website, blogger David Macaray’s post, “The Rich Have Nothing to Worry About; Why Not Declare Class War and Be Done With It?,”  begins with the same litany of economic inequalities we have tried to get people to understand that they don’t have to accept the unacceptable:
Not only has the so-called “trickle-down” theory of economics been revealed to be a cruel hoax, but most of the good industrial jobs have left the country, the middle-class has been eviscerated, the wealthiest Americans (even in the wake of the recession) have quintupled their net worth, and polls show that upwards of 70 per cent of the American public feel the country is “headed in the wrong direction.”
No jobs, no prospects, no leverage, no short-term solutions, no long-term plans, no big ideas to save us. While the bottom four-fifths struggle to stay afloat, and the upper one-fifth cautiously tread water, the top one-percent continue to accumulate wealth at a staggering rate.
This is a very good description of the severe economic problem that the world faces, not just here in America. It appears that this great Ship of State is heading for a Titanic-like ending over the Niagara Falls into the abyss of a frightening future where life as we know it will seem like a paradise. Our children and theirs will wonder what could have been done to correct the ending of what passed for civilization in the days before the capitalist system failed for good. Who knows what kind of world they will be living in after the shit goes down once the money finally dries up for everyone (except, of course, the Mighty 1%)?
Macaray hasn’t heard of the one Big idea that can indeed save us: Equal Money. This is a political and economic idea that has as its foundation a different principle as compared to capitalism which holds that “to the victor goes the spoils” philosophy. While it must seem fantastically impossible for an operable economy to be based on equality instead of purchasing survival, it really isn’t once one gets to grips with the abstract principles of what money really is and that there is another way to use to everyone’s benefit. Over time we will be producing material that will show how the Equal Money principle is more beneficial, dynamic and workable than the current capitalist, socialist and communist models. The Big Idea is here, and it is essentially about creating a world that is best for all.