And, although the following "20 steps" read like fiction, you will see they are historically accurate, stand up to our present condition, and continue on to probable results. We are in a class war. They do have us fighting each other. The wealthy do have the government "running cover" for right-wing corporate greed. I believe we are witnessing a march to aristocracy on a level we could not ever have dreamed of. A bloodline-protected class of Americans that will set the rules for a single, under-class populous.
And they are doing it with our help. Our apathy. Our greed. Our sense of righteous indignation.
Our need to blame everything on people who don't look and sound like us. Our resentment of our own fellow citizens who are doing better than us. But mostly it's our ignorance. When a vast majority of Americans would not pass the citizen's test, it's not because of stupidity. It's because we have become a nation that sees no value in learning anything that will not lead us to more money or more power. Knowledge is power. And we don't have either. What we do have, however, is an almost entire generation of citizens willing to let the media tell us what we are supposed to be so angry about.
People are angry about regulations. Ask them to name one. They can't. This is direct evidence to the large scale brain washing that has hard working middle-class Americans doing the bidding for a small upper-class of 1-percenters. It's brother against brother. It's society, brought to you, by Fox News.
And they are winning. It was easy. Just 20 simple steps. And we are currently at step 19. So technically it's not too late.
Step 1. Break the private unions. (Starting with the air traffic controllers and the break-up of the airlines.)
Step 2. Move manufacturing overseas. (Factories such as textile and the steel industry, this amounts to more union busting.)
Step. 3 De-regulate industry. (Monopolies or near monopolies reduce the power of the smaller businesses and allow few large companies to control entire industries.)
Step 4. De-regulate trade (NAFTA). (Making it easier for corporations to by-pass the American worker in favor of over sea's cheap labor and the propping up of foreign leaders.)
Step 5. Take trade away from U.S. foreign policy. (The best interest of the state is not the same as the best interest of the corporation.)
Step 6. Go to war. (The big payday for the Military industrial complex and it gets a free pass from a public blinded by nationalism and patriotism.)
Step 7. Over-react to our enemies attacks. (Such as Condoleeza Rice giving us images of mushroom clouds and "smoking guns." And any question of policy brings on questions of patriotism.)
Step 8. De-fund the nation. (Creating massive deficits brings more blame to the government's social policies.)
Step 9. Over-react to lack of revenue and ensuing high deficit. (See step 8)
Step 10. Break the public unions. (One of the last few power bases of the middle class will now have other middle class Americans in opposition.)
Step 11. Under-educate our poorer communities. (An ignorant populous is so much easier to control.)