I live in an apartment complex, with a high rise. The day i returned from visiting my BFF near Chicago, I walked in on a police, ambulance, and flashing red light nightmare. "Miss Wonderful," as she liked to be called, jumped form the 14th floor and killed herself. her body lay in the back patio, not far from a spot beneath my window. Later, I found out that a man had jumped a week before. (and killed himself, as well.).
The bottom line is that as 'multi-national corporations continue to use computer tech to increase profits while squeezing working people, or the un employed, they also play musical chairs with STATES, and with NATIONS, and the masses of people will keep getting less and less of the surplus bounty that was originally touted as a way for all to have a part in the 'good life.' Instead, we have the era of the Robber barons all over again, banksters, etc. Thomas Jefferson wrote that banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies. He was right.
The uber-rich, and their preferred instruments, the uber-corporations, are creating a world where all nations are 'third world' nations, and they sit atop a pyramid of wealth that makes the current national debt seem like lunch money. The rights of workers have been systematically eroded since the Reagan era. Divide and conquer, dem- vs -reps.... twiddle dee and twiddle dum, smoke and mirrors on a scale never before imagined. basically, until all the people not part of the 'haves' in this wonderful new (third) world order band together as one, and throw out the politicians and 'public servants' (like most recent chairwoman of the FCC!) - the economic carnage will continue. We are allowing a world to be made, which is inhuman, anti-antithetical to the human spirit / nature. Most of us know this is happening, even when the sound bites confuse us. Anyone with a conscience has a difficult time participating in the un-human machine being built. And the creatures benefiting form all this apparently feel that 'we the people' and beneath them - and not truly as 'human' as they are. So, some of thise being marginalized, or trapped in wage slavery, or even human chattel, know something is not right. And some people who feel the pain of others, who have empathy, also feel helpless - and sometimes do the only thing they can do to end their pain: they kill their nerves- and eventually, they kill themselves. Long ago, a politician, running for office, in the USA, gave a speech about the dangers of giving corporations new power in the political arena. (BTW, I am not a christian, but the illustration is from the speaker, not me...) "Crucify labor on a cross of gold" Sacrifice disposable (non-elite) population to get even more money and power. How many vacation mansions are enough? How many maids do you have to have? (IMF, spermanator). Workers are not humans, they are a commodity to be bought, sold, traded, used, and tossed way when the uber-corp is done with the "its."
Make no mistake. When they have eliminated the remaining laws that protect workers rights in the USA, (and the West), when they no longer have need of their slick advertising campaigns to 'buy;' the cooperation of enough voters (or scare enough old folks), the smoke and mirrors will be ended. The curtains will drop. The velvet glove on the android fist will be removed.... and most of us will be so disoriented, so angry, but more importantly so tired and so alone... that we will do anything for a little food and water....including selling our little daughters....and our very souls. This is routine in some parts of the world (Thailand)... and its already coming to a city near you.
i know, stop bitching and do something. Well, what do we do?