Thursday, October 23, 2014
Bolivia, an Example to Follow
When losing the war, the opposition takes advantage of the latest scare tactic, anything from ISIS to Ebola, to change the focus of the debate and hope the public will just fade away and lose interest. The media, if it weren’t owned by the same few corporations, would keep the focus on by labeling the topics as unfinished business, just like it is done on a business agenda for meetings. Agendas always separate the items by discussion and action items, and ends with unfinished business. Unfinished business can be tabled to the next meeting or the next day. At this time, the most feared movement, which puts terror in the hearts of the 1 percent, is the war on inequality. The 1 percent hopes the subject of inequality will lose its steam by forcing the public to focus on storms, killings, stock market, election polls, and anything else. So the wage slaves must always find a way to refocus the debate back to the fight for a minimum wage of $15 to $18 an hour. It’s like making a snowball roll down a hill. The longer it rolls the larger it gets, but if it stops it will melt or stay the same size for a while. This is what the 1 percent is always trying to do and it works. Just like they’re trying to do in Hong Kong, Ukraine, Turkey, UK, Greece, and other countries; here in the U.S., our media jumps from one hyped-up topic to another. One media outlet starts it and the others follow like hyenas, repeating the same code words or buzz phrases from channel to channel. This is a perfect example of the snowball effect. In order for it to stop growing, we have to stop listening, create a wall for the snowball to slam into and become snow again. The story of inequality and $15 to $18 an hour must keep forcing its way into the media’s forefront. This will not happen unless the people, the proletarians, make it happen. If they don’t, the money people will win and we, the wage slaves, will lose again. But it doesn’t have to be this way, just look at Bolivia. The poor people elected Evo Morales as president. He has been on the job for eight years and in that time poverty has declined by 25 percent, and extreme poverty has been reduced by 43 percent. Social spending has increased by 87 percent, and the minimum wage has increased by 87 percent. The World Bank IMF looks at Bolivia as a success story, while the U.S. gets downgraded. It’s a success story because the country is putting people first and money in the pockets of the spenders. If the whole world did this it would be better off with fewer wars, less disease, better education, and more jobs, with more people with money instead of a greedy few.