Sunday, March 16, 2008

Tech Lobby Declares War on America's White Collar Class

(Photo credits Elaine Meinel Supkis)

"Civil government, so far as it is instituted for the security of property, is in reality instituted for the defense of the rich against the poor, or of those who have some property against those who have none at all."
Adam Smith, Wealth of Nations

Do the so-called “progressive” media think they’re all Rothschilds?

As Bill Gates stormed Washington this week to strong-arm Congress to sell out an unprecedented number of American white collar jobs, you’d never know that the supposed party of labor, the Democrats, and their media enablers had a pulse. In fact, the media trend for bashing anyone who dares to question “why” during this economic crisis with disappearing jobs has plummeted along with the DOW to such new lows that it's becoming harder and harder to distinguish the incivility of FAUX NEWS voices from the self-described progressives. How could this happen?

Patrick Thibodeau has written a compelling article this week in his COMPUTERWORLD blog entitled “Five Reasons Why the H-1B Visa Cap Will Increase.” Why Americans aren’t up in arms against the 3rd wealthiest planetoid, Bill Gates’ whose solo visit to Washington this week to force Congress to reinstitute corporate tax breaks and to triple the amount of H-1B’s in this "war against white collar workers” is the million dollar question Thibodau sets out to answer.

All five reasons are sound, but there two others which 2Truthy dubs #6: Who is this cabal of board members and paid off Congressional whores behind the curtain? And #7: What does co-chair of the Senate India Caucus Hillary get in exchange for pimping millions of white collar jobs to India during this election cycle?

Where exactly are the media, the “progressive” blogosphere, the pro-outsourcing two-headed Democratic frontunner(s), HilBama, and Joe Sixpack to ask only this question: Why is it that during this recession when Hank Paulson visibly hedges about bailing out Bear Stearns and stammers “I’m as aware as anyone about moral hazard” (click here for Wolf Blitzer's interview with Paulson) disappearing jobs, plummeting wages, denial of access to healthcare and a complicit Beltway, “Why should Bill Gates and the Tech Lobby he represents be allowed to conduct its war on this country’s own citizens?”

It’s one thing to think that the GOP is behind this race to wipe out America’s white collar working class, but quite another when the Democrats line up side by side with them at the trough. While the economy tanks, what IS it about Americans that makes them feel Bill Gates and the HP/Oracle/Cisco/Google cabal have their best interests at heart? Ironically, during this election season, if there were ever hope to strengthen workers’ rights and eliminate the H-1B program and others like it that legalize the destruction of white collar jobs for Americans, the only people sitting on the popular vote to throw out the two-headed monster HilBama, are either co-opted by corporate and media elites and/or are too brainwashed and/or too stupid to know better.

It is predictable that the free-trade zealots of the GOP are on-board with this neo-American white collar ‘genocide’ class war as are the Faux News media on the Right. The lack of strong Democratic opposition to killing off American jobs is proof that the Democratic Party is a sorry joke of a GOP imitation. To say the Democratic Party is over would be an understatement, as corporate elites of both parties have taken a page from the Industrial Military Complex that uses tactics to amass wealth by destroying people and infrastructures of citizens of foreign countries by turning the same propaganda machine (media and Kool-Aid blogosphere) on its own citizens. It is amazing how anti-war Democrats protest labor exploitation, looting and plundering everywhere else around the world but at home, supporting the very so-called progressive politicians and organizations with expressed goals to support the same elites responsible for this country’s economic and social demise. What are the characteristics of such a person who would allow this to happen in their communities? Short of having a “financial pact” with the neighborhood devils, the psychological phenomenon of "identification with the aggressor" combined with a “me-too” arrogant disposition are the personal attributes defining so-called progressive anti-action in this war on the white collar middle/upper classes.

Thanks to a fawning progressive media seeking personal profit from the same corporate welfare sponsors leading this war on the middle class who fail to headline news of domestic oppression, can look forward to more of the same, and worse? This electoral political system is little more than an elaborate scam that, at best, deludes voters into believing their vote counts in a two-party system designed to work AGAINST their interests. In the present police state, our voting “rights” keep us energized and yet astonishingly passive in taking effective action against the very capitalist predators who put up the corporate welfare candidates for us to “choose” from.

Uniting around a common goal can only be created by an active, intentional affirmation of common goals and values that reinforce and restore our sense of community and civility in a country hijacked by corporate elites like Bazillionairre Gates & Co., their political enablers and the ruling class, colonialist wannabe news hacks knocking themselves out to be the Rothschilds of the media circuit.

As David Rockefeller sums up in his book Memoirs:

"For more than a century, ideological extremists at either end of the political spectrum have seized upon well-publicized incidents to attack the Rockefeller family for the inordinate influence they claim we wield over American political and economic institutions. Some even believe we are part of a secret cabal working against the best interests of the United States, characterizing my family and me as 'internationalists' and of conspiring with others around the world to build a more integrated global political and economic structure - one world, if you will. If that's the charge, I stand guilty, and I am proud of it."



Elaine Meinel Supkis said...
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Citizen Carrie said...

I hate how the War on the Middle Class was only really addressed in the Ohio primaries, and to a lesser extent in Michigan. Even in Ohio it was trivialized to just a moratorium on blue-collar workers affected by NAFTA.

I'm really at a loss to figure out how much longer we need to be kicked around before we finally turn on our masters. I really like the analogy you've used a few times regarding victims identifying with their opressors as a means to rise up above the rest of the rabble.

2Truthy said...

Hey CC, It's really good to know that someone else is out there who sees that all of this talk about "NAFTA" and "blue-collar job" losses is designed to lull the semi-conscious into thinking job losses can't possibly affect THEM...When was the last time you heard any one of these three candidates utter the word "H-1B" in a sentence that clarified how they all went to GOOGLE HQ and took the pledge to open the floodgates for more cheap labor?

What exactly IS it about 'Joe American' that them keeps coming back to repeatedly get kicked in the head? Even after four years of Bush, they went back to the polls and said "Forgive me sir, I'm so sorry my head bloodied your boot, here let me lick it off" and vote for the warmonger/economy tanker AGAIN!

Does the thinking go like this? "Economy tanks, we let millions of people come here and take our jobs,that makes us feel happy and things are not so bad?" WHAT is it with stupid Americans? (I say this with my Irish citizen cap on.)

Citizen Carrie said...

I just found out today that part of this post was mentioned in Elaine's Money Matters blog. Good job, TooTruthy!

2Truthy said...

Cool! (Madame Luddite accidentally removed her comment here, don't ask;) I thanked her for her amazing artwork which I have been following around for a couple of years now and that blog of hers, whew, is a lifetime's worth of economics lessons that would otherwise hurt the head in a lesser writer's hands...