First let me remind everyone, for those who may not know, that it is our Federal
Reserve Bank – a private bank – which has long been in charge of decisions over
whether or not the nation will have full employment …
and each and every year they have reduced the number of employed in the US to
where we are now at a level of about 51% of citizens employed.
This is a political question which should be debated openly in our Congress and the
decision made there by officials we elect – not by a private bank we have no control over.
By this means they relieved Congress of the power (and responsibility) for these decisions.
Actually, as automation began to take jobs of humans there were originally plans for just
what you are saying. Longshoremen displaced by the concept of “containerization” where
packages were no longer loaded and unloaded by human beings did for a time enjoy some
kind of compensation when they were laid off.
But these are EXCEPTIONAL times that we are living in now, with no honor among men,
and much of the original thinking on the welfare of employees has been pushed aside for
the benefit of Elites/corporations. All of our government has been corrupted.
Most of the structure of Social Security has long been under attack …
Citizens with major health problems now have to hire LAWYERS to be even be heard or to
claim benefits. Social Security COLA’s meant to offset inflation (6%+) have also been pretty
much eliminated by being reduced to a tiny percentage of what they originally were – or
should have been when Obama took office in 2008 and STOPPED COLA’s for two full years.
Then appointed Alan Simpson/GOP former Senator who spent most of his years in Congress
attacking Social Security to oversee the COLA program.
What I am suggesting is that IF citizens decide to stop cooperating with Elites/Capitalism
that as we rotate the “pulling of plugs” that there will be a certain amount of increased
unemployment in corporation jobs. My thinking is thatt, as always, those striking would
have to be supported by our communities and/or with green jobs.
But you can’t expect a non-violent revolution to operate without facing such difficulties.
Again, I’m talking about extraordinary times and non-violent revolution.
gand: "When a robot eliminates a human job that human has to be made whole with another job, or a retirement package. Either that or the creation of a new category of social security recipient.
Republicans would like to see us accept the job lost people piled up somewhere and just go away."