Forum Post: "A problem adequately stated is a problem well on its way to being solved" - Buckminster Fuller.
Posted 10 years ago on June 6, 2012, 10:23 p.m. EST by shadz66
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Buckminster Fuller said :
"A problem adequately stated is a problem well on its way to being solved" ..
While the thin veneer comprising the owners of capital continues to exist above a slightly thicker layer of so-called "knowledge workers", most Americans sense they are sliding down a steepening economic slope. With the highest concentration and income in the industrial world, The U$A is now the developed world's most economically stratified society, edging out even such traditional class-conscious societies as in The UK - which acquired its disparities from a feudal and oligarchical past. American society lacks that handy excuse - it didn't inherit inequity - it chose to create it !
Consider that most citizens in The USA, need to work for themselves or by selling their labour, knowledge and expertise - work for others in order to pay their bills, take care of their obligations and finance their lifestyles. Thus from this perspective, stripped of hubris, conceits and affectations - most people are 'Working Class', irrespective of what they may actually do or how much they earn !!
Perhaps there is - more than ever, the most urgent need for a political party to Truly Represent 'Labour" - as opposed to the situation now where both sides of the 'faux dichotomy of Republocrat / Demoblican', only ever really represents "Capital". Past November '2012's 'Presidential Selection', it is high time for a real "American Labour Party" and / or Real Independents !!!
Frankly, Wisconsin bodes ill. What are The American 99% going to do about it ?
Well just for a start, they'd better get to Educating ; Agitating and Organising - 'PDQ', because ...
"Liberty cannot be preserved without a general knowledge among the people" - John Adams - Second US President (1797 - 1801), thus :
"From Democracy to Plutocracy : There's nothing conservative about Gov. Walker's autocratic power grab.", by Jim Hightower : http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article27986.htm ,
"Wisconsin is Making the Battle Lines Clear in America's Hidden Class War - The brazen choices of the Republican governor shows the real ideology behind attacks on unions – in the US and beyond", by Gary Younge : http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article27578.htm &
"Crushing Workers in Wisconsin Has National Effects", by Laura Flanders : http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article27566.htm .
facta non verba et per ardua ad astra ...