America has indubitably taken upon herself to become an International Police Force and has in the process claimed numerous innocent lives along with those that they had set out to eradicate all in the name of democratic justice. Historically the country was founded upon bloodshed from the eradication of the Native Americans to the expel of the British and the French and later came the Civil Wars that led to the end of slavery. The Korean and the Vietnam wars claimed hundreds of thousands of lives and America is still dipping her hands in the blood of others through her involvement and proliferation civil wars in many countries including those of Iraq and many other Middle Eastern countries and Afghanistan..
A friend recently asked me why, why do they need to go to war and i told him that it is mostly economics, that the country's economy is today primarily hinged upon the number of wars being fought all over the world which results in the rise in the weapons industry and not to mention the source of occupation provided for millions of young men and women to keep this military machine fully functional. War is a lucrative business, it feeds many and America is the number one war monger in the world whether she sees herself as such or not. A great number of American fro at least three generations have blood on their hands the result of being involved in one war or another and this has created a society, a nation of people with insensitivity towards the sacredness of human life.Regardless of the excuses for going into wars America has brought upon itself a Karmic burden which is now eating away at the very core of its population - violence.
I have time and again revert to the Buddha's warning some 2500 years ago about the three human illnesses being Greed - Hate - Ignorance and in its converse being Economic - Power and Knowledge or Information; a nation that has all these three will rule the world. America came very close but not quite and now China has caught up with her. China does not have the domestic problems that America has, at least not as bad. The Chinese revolution under Chairman Mao had eradicated most of the dissidents that was seen as counter productive to the building of a nation and this is China's Karma that will someday return to haunt her. America is presently having the first wave of Karmic consequences and it will not go away as it is very deep rooted and twisted. In some ways only the forgiveness of the victims of American genocidal campaign over the Native American population and those who suffered through Slavery perhaps can help to wash away the negative effects of a bad karma that is America's retribution.
Baltimore (AFP) - Protesters in Baltimore erupted in celebration and hundreds of people broke the city's curfew, a day after six police officers were charged over the death of an African-American man in their custody.
"Ultimately, the trend toward widening inequality in America, as elsewhere, can be reversed only if the vast majority, whose incomes have stagnated and whose wealth has failed to increase, join together to demand fundamental change. The most important political competition over the next decades will not be between the right and left, or between Republicans and Democrats. It will be between a majority of Americans who have been losing ground, and an economic elite that refuses to recognize or respond to its growing distress"
Robert Reich, one of the nation’s leading experts on work and the economy, is Chancellor’s Professor of Public Policy at the Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California at Berkeley.
"There are now 50Million people who live below the poverty line. That translates 49.7 total. Furhtermore and more shocking nearly 80% of the entire US population is living near poverty or below it.
The startling new statistics means that 80% of the population is struggling with joblessness, or with near poverty.Many of them are relying on government assistance to help pay the bills or feed the families.Without this assistance, this near poverty statistics would mean that they too would be poor.
Counter Current news. May fourth 2015.