The lies, or truths, of the unemployment numbers

The GOP is gleeyfully trumpeting the “high” unemployment numbers. A situation, which by the way, our current GOP turned parliamentary “winner take all”- aka “my way or the highway” has done done more to harm then help.

But here’s the truth few are willing to address. Those jobs of the past aren’t coming back. In this era, america simply can’t compete in many fields. Long before the global crash the writing was on the wall, as america moved from a manufacturing economy, to a services economy. And at the same time americas expectations, or arrogance, did not adapt. With education land real world skill levels dropping while they rapidly rose worldwide, we still expected not only “the american dream” – but a much expanded version- bigger houses, more expensive toys, more vacations, while demanding cheaper food and goods…. more often then not paid for with the new american panacea- Credit and Loans…

Have you seen a modern american manufacturing plant? More often then not it is mostly automated. The number of workers needed to produce virtually any durable good as dwindled greatly in the past decades. And the jobs that still require manpower- construction, agriculture, the restaurant and hotel industries… no one wants to work the long, brutal hours for the low pay that america demands. Of course- the influx of immigrants, legal and not- are more then happy to follow the old american dream- work hard and build your life. They, unlike so many americans today, have no false expectation of what they “deserve”.

So sorry folks- the politicians on all sides that say they have a remedy are blowing smoke up your ***. The fat lady has sung- and those jobs are not coming back.

The only question that remains is if we can see the truth, and use american ingenuity to figure out where we go from here. Or if we ignore the new realities until it is too late.

America- the choice is up to each and everyone of you, whether america can continue boldly into this new millenium, or if we become one of the shortest lived major nations in history…


About drugsandotherthings

I am a criminal. Because I have used cannabis and psychedelics extensively. I have tried many other drugs, but never cared for the uppers, downers, or dissociatives. I love craft beer, and absinthe, but don't care much for alcohols effects- which quite frankly, are boring and dangerous. Science is my religion. I am in my 40's, and have travelled extensively. And often forced myself outside of my confort zone. I am employed, a respected member of my communtiy, an animal lover, an environmentalist, a political junkie, and the realities I have experienced continue to push me further to the left of the political spectrum.
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