NICK HANAUER OFFERS THE ANTIDOTE TO THE DISEASE SPREADING IN AMERICA: INCOME INEQUALITY
We, Ourselves, of The Collective and The Meditators, have read and digested the recent article written by Nick Hanauer which was published in Politico. Our opinion of this article is that these steps must be taken to renew the middle class in America. As Mr Hanauer states in his article:
Here’s what I say to you: You’re living in a dream world. What everyone wants to believe is that when things reach a tipping point and go from being merely crappy for the masses to dangerous and socially destabilizing, that we’re somehow going to know about that shift ahead of time. Any student of history knows that’s not the way it happens. Revolutions, like bankruptcies, come gradually, and then suddenly. One day, somebody sets himself on fire, then thousands of people are in the streets, and before you know it, the country is burning. And then there’s no time for us to get to the airport and jump on our Gulfstream Vs and fly to New Zealand. That’s the way it always happens. If inequality keeps rising as it has been, eventually it will happen. We will not be able to predict when, and it will be terrible—for everybody. But especially for us.
Every Human Being needs to read those last two sentences and understand fully what they mean in real terms. All the horrors that Americans seek to avoid for themselves and their loved ones will come to fruition if those in the 1% do not listen and heed the words of Nick Hanauer. We, ourselves, cannot predict the time or the place where this will happen; Hanauer makes it clear that delay will result in a tipping point that cannot be reversed in the passage above. This out to frighten those with so much to lose into action. It is a curious trait of homo sapiens sapiens that fear is most often a motivator to act in the opposite way to defuse a situation. Whether the spark that ignites the keg happens in Akron, Ohio by a 2nd Amendment supporter or in Shreveport, Louisiana by a minimum wage worker who kills herself in an act of defiance against an uncaring corporate monolith once that fuse is lit it will not be quenched.
Fear not being enough, Hanauer notes that a raise in wages for those toiling in minimum wage jobs today would be reflected in increased profit for the wealthy for the most basic of reasons– those with no disposable income today would be loyal power consumers when their paychecks are increased twofold. A person today who earns $7.25 per hour cannot afford to even dream of being middle class. A person who makes $15 per hour is given two great powers back; choices in lifestyle and the power to consume.
Detractors have written copiously about how damaging a minimum wage hike would be and Hanauer refutes these writings better than anyone The Meditators has taken note of in these modern times. We, Ourselves, of The Collective, speculate that these people only want to see America cast into ruins and all that has been built on the suffering of the Original Peoples and the anguish of Black slaves to be burned to a cinder made wet only by the croes of mothers for their raped daughters and the blood of fathers trying to protect their wealth to no avail.
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