"....We were too uncivilized to give great importance to private property.
We didn't know any kind of money and consequently, the value of a human being
was not determined by his wealth.
We had no written laws laid down, no lawyers, no politicians, therefore we were not able to cheat and swindle one another....."
John (Fire) Lame Deer
Sioux Lakota - 1903-1976
Now that the sky has fallen, people want to know how to solve the economic mess. But the economic problem is just a symptom of a much greater problem. Until we come to some understanding of the greater problem, then it will continue to be one mess after another leading the world into greater fascism.
First, we need to wrap our minds around the fact that governments lie all of the time. They not only lie, but they are engaged in actively deceiving and misinforming their people in the form of media, entertainment, education, organized religion, economics, official pronouncements, and in whatever ways they can. All governments do this and the more powerful governments are able to do it more successfully.
Once you realize that you can never really trust the information you are given because there's a good chance that it is a lie or some other form of disinformation, then that can shake you up a bit. The ground might appear as if it was moving or you may start to hyperventilate, but these reactions will pass. Yet that realization, that you have been played as a fool by the masters of deception, can lead you to tackle the basic problem we face.
The crashing of the economy points to the major problem. People have violated the basic laws of survival.
It is really that simple. People have confused their interests with the interests of the wealthy few that run the government and the economy. People have been so taken in by the official propaganda machine of our new world empire, that they began to think that what was good for the few billionaires was also in the people's interest.
But the elite never confuse their interests with those of the people. They realize that it is in their interest to gain greater power and wealth. The elites of every country and kingdom have known for centuries how to manipulate and control the masses for their benefit. Most of the time they were highly successful. Recently with the fall of that other empire (the Soviets), the rich realized the time was right to grow their wealth and power by taking more of it from the rest of the people. So over the last few decades in the United States and in Europe there has been the move toward privatization (corporate ownership and control over national wealth), a move toward deregulation (corporations plundering and pillaging freely), and a move toward outsourcing (moving the wealth away from the working and middle classes to the highest class). To top it all off, the super rich created more wars, to make fortunes off of armaments, overcharges, and the privatization of war services, and then told the American people that it was their duty to kill and die for "freedom" in far away lands. Oh, and it was the duty of all Americans to support that slaughter in the name of "liberation."
Americans, abandoning the basic principles of survival for themselves, their family, their friends, and neighbors, allowed a massive swindle. They thought by allowing the super rich to get even super richer they would somehow gain in the supposed "trickle down." Just recently, with the massive bailout of the elite banksters and fraudsters, we were able to see that popular mentality in action. Americans were angry, but in the end the people thought that if they just gave away the rest of their wealth then their interests would somehow be served.
So now I offer the solution to our main problem. We need to uncivilize ourselves and utilize the basic instinct of survival. This will ultimately solve the financial problem, the war problem, the political problem, the education problem, and all of the other problems that arise when people don't look out for their own interests. Once the American people recognize that big pharma, big finance, big business, entertainment, politicians, and all of the other institutional mind benders are not there to serve their interests, then they can start looking out for themselves and their loved ones.
Get in the survival mode and ask yourself who is benefiting.
Once you start questioning the basic set up of the system, you will come to some conclusions. You will understand that unjust wars are, well, unjust. You will realize that all systems need some regulation and control and there is no magic in the market. The only magic is in the magical thinking that says regulating the rich is bad. You will realize that jobs outsourced to slave and child labor is not a benefit to you and not even a benefit to those who are exploited by it. You will also realize that if they have trillions for super rich and their wars, then they have the money for social security, medicare, and other social programs that benefit nearly all in some way. Finally, you will realize that our natural resources, infrastructure, and government services are a part of the nation's wealth and should not be owned and controlled by those that put profit over people and country.
Uncivilize yourself and free up your basic instincts for survival; then there will be no need to worry about nuclear nightmares and our present exploitative existence. Instead the world will become more humane and, not surprisingly, more free.