Friday 24 August 2012

Is America in Terminal Decline?

The twin housing and banking crisis in 2008 sparked off hitherto unseen consequences which are still to be understood. For the first time ever in America the middle class faced problems that were previously reserve of the true poor-homelessness and hunger while drastically shrinking urban budgets led to near 3rd world situations.
In LA,inner city schools reported shortages of everything from textbooks to chalk,widespread use of cars as temporary homes encouraged by a statewide night 'safe parking' program in churches and  homes now worth as little as 20% of precrisis value.
Each evening, 150 people in 113 vehicles spend the night in 23 parking lots in Santa Barbara. The lots are part of Safe Parking, a program that offers overnight permits to people living in their vehicles

Since the crash figures have been massaged and outright faked to provide at least the illusion of much-needed growth. Its not working. Now,there are hundreds of Kiberas all over the US;tent cities full of formerly middle class office workers surviving on friends,assistance programs and the grace of God.

This is the brutal face of the new economy revealing the new realities:from Sacramento,to Reno,Milwaukee and even Honolulu,informal or semi formal (depending on local authority permission) tent cities are now normal.

The following are 40 facts about poverty in America that will blow your mind....
#1 In the United States today, somewhere around 100 million Americans are considered to be either "poor" or "near poor".
#2 It is being projected that when the final numbers come out later this year that the U.S. poverty rate will be the highest that it has been in almost 50 years.
#3 Approximately 57 percent of all children in the United States are living in homes that are either considered to be either "low income" or impoverished.
#4 Today, one out of every four workers in the United States brings home wages that are at or below the poverty level.
This deepening socioeconomic malaise explains  a new phenomenon;why many Africans are finally returning. Kenyans,Ethiopians,Nigerians and Ugandans are coming back in droves meeting local human resource needs often supplanting foreign expats. One returnee from California frankly said,"the way things are I don't see America existing in another 20 years."
The old political economic models have been tried and abandoned. Outsourcing,resource wars,regional domination worldwide and the support of national leaders as Washington proxy no longer work-or could it be that particular paradigm led to this current disastrous abyss?
Possibly,likely even,but one thing is certain;the old America,beacon of hope,symbol of freedom and economic advancement may very well be gone forever.


  1. I don't understand why the US government didn't use the money they gave to the banks to pay off the homes instead.
    that way they could have kept millions of people in their homes and the banks would still have been baled out.

  2. Read the last link to understand why. You'll see its all a circus;the presidents,the congressmen,senators and Mainstream Media are all running a gigantic puppet show for the benefit of their handlers-the shadow rulers:they can't deviate from that script. In that script the welfare of the people doesn't feature at all.

  3. Immorality and lack of wisdom are the reasons the USA is declining. God bless the USA with the world reserve currency and modern technology. Instead of using those gifts to take care of their people the USA dollars and technology were used to created weapons and financed imperialists wars and coup d etats.

  4. Yes,but who set up the socioeconomic system of the US?