The people that steal from businesses through shop lifting,robbery and armed robbery as well as home robberies has risen due to the increase of drug use in the middle class. One third of America’s gross national product or GNP is as a direct result of illegal drugs. Across the border in Mexico their GNP is based on an illegal trade of drugs of 2/3 of their gross national product. Each time we declare war on drugs it is only a voice without real action. lets face it, drug money is untraceable money, that can be and is used to pay off informers and Nations across the World. DEA (Drug Enforcement Agency)officials are actually dismissed or punished if they get too actively involved in stopping the drug trade. No one is really serious about stopping the trade as we as a Nation have become dependent on using untraceable dollars in what many Americans are unaware of, and that is to keep our citizens safe against the terrorist. At least that is what we are told.
Our ID is stolen something like every 5 minutes across America. We are no longer safe in our neighborhoods because of the escalation of the drug trade. It is not just in the slums of America but has spread everywhere from meth in the rural areas to crack and heroin in the larger cities. To go out and warm up our cars is no longer safe as the threat of hi-jacking our automobiles has also spread out of the poorer neighborhoods into the middle class neighborhoods. As long as the wealthy have the ability to send their kids to treatment centers and to pay their way out of jams with the best lawyers and pay fewer taxes than the middle class, it is never going to be a concern, of their majority.
It actually works better for them if the middle class self distructs and the rich become richer and the poor become poorer. Not only do their sons not have to compete with the upper CEO’s and their high wages but they can pay their own prices to have men run their companies at lower cost in the work force and they no longer have to pay the poor minimum wage. Since they own everything their profits explode without a middle class! First though, they, just like the right wing that hides behind the gay issue, will have to change the Constitution that grants civil rights to both women and minorities. So there actually is a connection between the wealthy and the Churches. Not only do they both want to change the Constitution but the 1 and 1/2% of the wealthy in America is in the same ball park as the wealth of the American Churches. Not to mention that the Republican Party represents both the wealthy as well as the Churches!
The Churches will have us believe that it is because mothers are working out of the home and instead of dealing effectively with the social issues today the Churches are involved in politics to change the constitution so that women are forced back into the home. There simply is no truth that working mothers are the reason for our crumbling morality, as the statistics have proven that to be untrue. There is more likely to be greater problems when women are not allowed to live up to their God given talents to perform in other ways different from just being a womb, as it leads often times to a greater drug and alcohol problem in the home. No matter of age or gender people have a God given need to both work towards their own ability to perform and in other cases to excel.
What is having a direct affect on the moral corruption is that people are not living within their means (see previous blog), taking responsibility for themselves by denying both themselves and their children, wants that they can not afford and a deep desire to keep up with the Joneses. Families themselves have corrupted their own value system and in doing so they are raising children that do not have a clue of how to be responsible for both their own needs or misbehavior as they are not setting the example for them in their homes, nor teaching them. It is not the first time in history that we have been faced with the problem of crime and drugs. Statistics actually show that per capita when women never worked out of the home at all, that crime was worse in the 1920′s. Women did not work out of the home until our men left to fight in World War 2 and then because of the shortage of men in the 1940′s women went to work in the factories. Widows and spinsters always worked in house keeping for the wealthier, laundry,nursing, teaching, and sewing to make ends meet but women as a whole were housewives up until this time.
Although it was not illegal drugs during the 1920′s it too was drug driven. Coca Cola was called that as the base of it was actually cocaine made. Both it and alcohol was in the cough medicines given to both children and adults.( it is now prescription only) Heroin was also used in common household products. It was later discovered to what extent these drugs damaged the social structure of America and the drugs banned and removed from house hold products. It was a time of children killing children then as well. The ability to track day to day activity through radio, television, and newsprint did not exist then so it was much later, I believe in the 1940′s that these drugs were made illegal drugs. There still has not been a definite study done to connect that time with today but common sense would tell most of us that there certainly must have been at least a partial if not a fully connected reason for the comparisons that we saw then and see again, today.
Most of us think that all serial killers and people in jails are as a direct result of abuse in the home and poverty and they do play a role but approximately 1/3 of our inmates are as a direct result of parents never having disciplined their children or teaching them responsibilty for their own needs and actions. This is no new development and has been recognized for years now.
So what is it about we middle and upper class parents that our common sense can not tell us that if we are bored by not living up to our own abilities why can’t we see, so will our children be, as well? The same way we want to help make a difference so do our children. It is up to us to stay out of the Dr. offices with every little complaint and for the Dr.s not to treat minor problems with sleeping pills and narcotics as that is usually where the problems begin both for the stay at home Moms as well as working Moms that are bored to death as well as their children. If we never have the thrill or excitement of earning what we get and putting in a little sweat equity, then it would follow that we would look for that kind of high through both alcohol and drugs. If we or our children are not taking responsibility for our own behavior, certainly our self esteem can not be very high. This apathy happens to a greater extent yet in poorer more abusive neighborhoods so it is not all as a result of stay at home Moms or Moms that work. Certainly Fathers with corrupt morals and Absent Fathers dedicated to the almighty dollar as well as Absent fathers drug indicted and fathers that are alcoholics pay a greater role, but as a Society Mom will always be blamed first.
I doubt that you will find another blog any where that has made this connection or drawn this conclusion as most of the reported news of the time (1920′s) was about the stopping of alcohol and the disgrace of women running men out of the bars and the start of the Suffragettes who have historically taken the blunt of the news of the history of the time. The history of the time was written by men, who chose to shed a poor light on the women fighting to get the vote and stop alcoholism in the families.
I will admit that although the facts are correct, that I have reported, I am taking some lee way here in placing events together. Having done research for a number of years now and spending 48 years involved with politics, I have never seen our Country so quick to lie so broadly, nor to deliberately keep the anger between the parties fresh. It leads me to believe that both the grassroot movements and the supposedly independents are fakes.
Why wouldn’t we be suspicious when the average age group of the Conservative party convention was 30 and they deliberately placed the issues that they most strongly represent, far to the bottom of the list? Why are so many lies being told on health care by the Republican Party? The only reason anyone ever lies is to get what they want when they know damn good and well the people would not grant it, if they knew the truth. Sometimes, “If it looks like a skunk, smells like a skunk, walks like a skunk, it is a skunk.” The fact that the lies are all coming from the Conservative Republican side on health care issue should give us ALL pause! Who in their right mind would ask a deliberate stretcher of the truth, like Glen Beck, to be a Speaker of the Conservative Convention, if they did not want lies told and spread? Is this Christian! Or is it a Trojan Horse! Something really stinks in the Right Wing Conservative Republican arena. If there are any moderate Republicans left, I would be extremely concerned as to what they are doing to the GOP!
Just as we were led to believe in our schools that the Civil war was began to free the slaves. It actually began when the South threatened to succeed from the Union because the high tariffs placed on them by the North when shipping their cotton to England. The slavery issue came into play much later, when the New Republican Party wanted to win re-election for Abe Lincoln. Freeing of the slaves was actually the cause of the then Democratic Party and once the Republicans saw it’s popularity growing amongst the populace they picked up the cause and got Abe Lincoln re-elected for the second term.
The Churches both supported the South during the Civil War against the North and was very vocal against the freeing of the slaves as well as actively fought against women getting the vote. I just wonder why we as a Nation are so upset over the corruption of our politicians when the only pool we have to draw from is the same pool that some of you seem to find superior, yourselves.