Wages and Wall Street

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About the Author
Barry Grey is a senior editorial analyst and writer with wsws.org. a socialist organization.  His site is published by the Social Equality Party (SEP) which he naturally favors as the solution to the current quagmire.  

Wage stagnation and the ever-greater concentration of wealth at the very top will not be halted by appeals to the bribed stooges of Wall Street in Congress or any of the other institutions of the corporate-financial oligarchy. Only the renewal of working class struggle on the basis of an anti-capitalist and socialist program will change the situation.


^0Americans are the most over-entertained, uninformed people on the planet.

Ignorant about domestic and geopolitical issues mattering most.

The most important act anyone can do is stop using all mainstream media.

No exceptions whatsoever. It’s brainwash propaganda.

Toxic sludge for the mind.

Voices like this are NEVER heard on the mainstream media.

The "1%" is the global plutocracy, the billionaires.

A sociopathic, puny segment of humanity.

These people pretend to honor and defend democracy.

But are its murderers and undertakers.

Gross injustice, war, grotesque inequality is their handiwork.

And the murder of the planet

Just 8 billionaires own as much wealth as HALF of all humanity.

That's 8 guys are richer than 4 billion people.

The corporate media is their main line of defense.

That's why the best way to break their hold on us...

Is to break their media.

The corporate chokehold on political information is killing us.

Save humanity, the planet and its innocent creatures.

Increase public distrust in the mainstream media.

Defeat their power to mislead.

They lie 24/7. They sell you war. Injustice. Death. Confusion.

And they never stop.

Some more obviously than others, but they all lie.

So trust no one on the Big Media.

And beware of "entertainment shows".

Most also carry highly toxic imperialist propaganda.

Like the fungal NCIS series. Or "24", glorifying DHS.

The police state.

Or CBS Madam Secretary.

A ridiculous show, like The West Wing.

Telling us the US government is good.

That the president is good...that its cabinet is good.

That the US establishment—which they represent...

has noble aims. Rubbish!

Get the healing truth from citizens' media.

Like The Greanville Post and similar free voices.

Do your part to break the power of the mainstream media.

Defeat the presstitutes. The media felons.

Become a soldier in the battle of communications.

Which we must win.

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Parting shot—a word from the editors
The Best Definition of Donald Trump We Have Found

In his zeal to prove to his antagonists in the War Party that he is as bloodthirsty as their champion, Hillary Clinton, and more manly than Barack Obama, Trump seems to have gone “play-crazy” — acting like an unpredictable maniac in order to terrorize the Russians into forcing some kind of dramatic concessions from their Syrian allies, or risk Armageddon.However, the “play-crazy” gambit can only work when the leader is, in real life, a disciplined and intelligent actor, who knows precisely what actual boundaries must not be crossed. That ain’t Donald Trump — a pitifully shallow and ill-disciplined man, emotionally handicapped by obscene privilege and cognitively crippled by white American chauvinism. By pushing Trump into a corner and demanding that he display his most bellicose self, or be ceaselessly mocked as a “puppet” and minion of Russia, a lesser power, the War Party and its media and clandestine services have created a perfect storm of mayhem that may consume us all. Glen Ford, Editor in Chief, Black Agenda Report 

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2 thoughts on “Wages and Wall Street

  1. I remember well during an (un)authorized strike cira 1969 in which I was involved as a union leader. The district union representative called and asked me to tell the workers to go back to work. That was the ‘official’ position. The unofficial position was what my rep said afterwards: “But don’t let me catch you crossing any picket lines”.
    Today, union leaders ‘bosses’ live in gated communities and hobnob with the elites, hang out with their neoliberal democrat pals…..in other words F….ing Useless.

  2. This does reflect the middle class perspective, I suppose. The middle class are less than half the population. As for any bourgeois concerns about “the struggles of the working class,” notice how those concerns instantly vanish when workers get pushed out of the job market, into poverty. We’re stuck with reality out here. Not everyone can work (health, etc.) and there aren’t jobs for all. The last I heard (over a year ago), there were seven jobs for every ten jobless people who still had the means to pursue one (home address, phone, etc.).

    The US shut down/shipped out a huge number of jobs since the 1980s, ended actual welfare aid in the 1990s. In the process, we created an abundant surplus of job-ready people who are desperate for any job at any wage. There’s nothing to fall back on. This is why there is no logical reason to raise wages. Businesses are for-profit entities, after all, not charitable organizations.

    Unions? The middle class railed against unions in the 1980s, branding them as oppressive leftist organizations. Today, only a little over 11% of US workers have union representation. The US itself has been transitioning into just another third world labor state for years.

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