800,000 Displaced Federal Workers; The Dangers Of Capitalism And The American Working-Class.

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(ThyBlackMan.com) Even the most asinine person realizes that not everyone has the same life experience. I was recently reminded of such matters while watching a CNN newscast regarding the 800,000 displaced government employees who have devolved into little more than collateral damage in a war between elected officials engaged in a contentious battle regarding the Southern border. If nothing else, this moment highlights the gulf between the life experiences of American elites and the working-class from which their unconscionable wealth was derived.

Most people raised in a working-class or poor community can attest to the fact that they are situated in a far worse position than their parents when it comes to economic security. Although rarely addressed, the truth of the matter is that the overwhelming majority of American’s are living paycheck-to-paycheck. There is no greater verification of this fact than the unfortunate reality that at present many of the 800,000 federal workers mentioned above are now standing in food lines, desperate for some type of sustenance to aid them as they reluctantly stride toward what can be best termed as an uncertain future.

As you well know, there is substantial room to discuss American political leaders’ culpability in the unnecessary suffering of the working-class, however, such a discussion occurs leads one to ignore a large factor in this sordid tale. The menace that I am alluding to is “ends-justify-the-means-Capitalism” also known as the proclivity ofmany to secure dollars “by any means necessary.” This matter of financial greed and exploitation is so significant that even the Holy Bible addressed the matter in the following scripture.

For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows. (1 Timothy 6:10)

There is little room to debate that “the love of money” has created and maintained economic (or resource) inequality for as long as one can imagine.

One could reasonably argue that the most prominent flaw in mankind is its ability to never be satisfied, even with excess. Life has taught me that some in our midst have never had enough (money, drugs, alcohol, sex, etc.) and will go to extreme lengths to pursue such things. The beast of unfettered Capitalism paves the path for the worst of mankind to appear without any concern for the suffering of others. It is this skewed set of priorities that guarantee poverty will continue, racial bigotry will remain as groups seek to increase their chances of survival, and institutionalized racism will be the standard mode of operation for those who benefit from it.

Yet, “ends-justify-the-means-Capitalism” continues as those on the Left, many of whom are avowed Capitalists just as their opponents on the Right, criticize Trump and not the root of this problem of economic inequality. It is truly a shame that in a nation where political leaders are debating over billions of dollars for an idiotic wall, the working-class scrambles to survive amid a sea of rising bigotry and institutionalized racism, not a mumbling word has been aimed at the root cause of this matter, unfettered Capitalism. This failure to address Capitalism all but guarantees that the misery and suffering of the poor and working-class will remain as much a fixture in this nation as ‘Lady Liberty.’

Staff Writer; Dr. James Thomas Jones III

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