A tipping point…

We’re living through “interesting times” — yes the Chinese curse that is really true at this time. People have decided they’re fed up with how things are being run and have decided they want change regardless of how or what that change means to the future — short or long term. Change impacts how well people can manage to support themselves at all ages as well — especially today when just about every dollar/pound or euro someone holds is valued based on stocks and commodities…

One of the great problems in the world today is this mentality ingrained in us at this point that stocks & stock markets exist to make people wealthy, and that economies have real science/mathematics supporting them, making them a safe bet to invest your wealth in. This is one of the great lies that gets perpetuated year after year, decade after decade as more and more people are sold on this false promise until we reach a point today where most people in the west have their savings and retirement funds completely invested and dependent on stocks, mutual funds, money market certificates, etc…

I suppose you could say that it’s an even bigger lie that people need to be wealthy to be happy and secure — but since this has been accepted by so many, and our very means by which we support ourselves is fostered on this premise, it has become true by its’ own volition. And greedy people take advantage of that by perpetuating it. But that’s another story and better covered by the likes of Robert Reich and others who can tell it far clearer and concisely than I. Onward and upward…

Stocks/shares were never intended to be a money making vehicle unto themselves — they were originally intended as a way for a company to more quickly get capital to grow when they were caught in that circular dependency (need money to grow <-> need to grow to earn more money) so they sold a percentage of the company’s net worth to people in the form of a share, and then when the money rolled in that share being a percentage value of the overall net worth of the company would grow in value, and they would also get a dividend share of the profits.

At many times in the past, people would then start to sell their shares and have gotten a return on their investment. Others would see the potential to increase their net worth and they would jump in, often not knowing anything about what they were investing in. Shares would become over-valued as speculation (not science or real value) drove the prices of shares up based on hearsay, prediction or just false information. Regulations and penalties imposed to try to keep the false info under control but there are always ways around regulations and laws…

So we get to the last 30 years — there were three real “corrections” or revaluations of stocks on the markets that were pretty catastrophic on Joe Public’s assets, and several less impactful ones. The last recession of 2008 lost people in the USA some 25% of their retirement savings in net value — something that in the years earlier when companies told their employees converting retirement funds to 401(k)s would make them money and be more secure for their future. This is on top of the job losses and foreclosed mortgages based on high risk bundling and corrupt individuals failing to ensure the regulations safeguarding against collapse were adhered to. Trillions of dollars were lost in that time period out of the world’s economy…

So we get to today — we have a false boom period everywhere in the world where the stock markets are booming, but there is no real expansion in jobs. People are tired of being given promises and shown figures indicating improvement when they themselves don’t experience any gains in quality of life. A small percentage of people at the top of the financial pyramid are seeing their assets and earning skyrocket without spending down to ensure even distribution, even going so far as to fund campaigns and legislation intended to tip the scales much further in their own favor.

The people are fed up.

But there’s a problem — people are fed up without really knowing why they’re fed up exactly. More people coming into a country further increasing competition for the same number of working class jobs and causing stress and ill will in the population. Continuing power manipulation at all levels of government — so rampant that there is almost zero effort to cover it up anymore, as the population has no bearing on elections or the day to day operations of the legislative branches.

Elections and referendums are the only opportunity for people to express their displeasure at how things are being run. The Illuminati who are at the top of the pyramid understand this and purposefully feed and sensationalize specific topics known to enflame the populace, avoiding the remaining facts and manipulating the outcome by counting on a myopic pissed off populace to vote in the direction they’ve been pointed at. And for the 0.01% who hold greater than 50% of the world’s wealth right now, the conditions are perfect to take advantage of volatility in geopolitical and financial markets — they can make significant headway into growing their own wealth even more by fostering strife…

I strongly believe we are at a tipping point right now — voting with anger and impatience will take us down a path that will make our world a much more difficult place in which to live with dignity and be able to provide for ourselves and our families.

The problem is we’ve gone a long way down the path to this future already. We as the population of this planet need to stop and think — investigate all the repercussions good and bad of what our actions will precipitate, and then try to choose the path that takes us as a whole to a better place. We’re very close to becoming a species that can attain a relevance and intelligence worthy of where we place ourselves in the hierarchy of life — one which cares for every living thing on this planet. But forces continually take us back to selfish and more primitive motivations and we need to resist falling back to dark ages medieval mentality if we want to have a future for our children and children’s children…

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