Nobody becomes wealthy alone. No man or woman is an island, human beings live in a social world where we all interact with one another on a daily basis. Nobody makes it in this world fully on their own. This is the grand irony of American Capitalism and the Myth of Self Reliance. Wall Street loves to kick back and pat themselves on the back. Yet these individuals which consistently look to deprive everyone of finding a measure of success owe all their success to a large amount of people. No CEO can truly say that they run and control every aspect of the Business. They need help to manufacture, a legal department, accounting, customer service, maintenance, etc. These functions cannot all be done with by one man or woman, especially large Corporations which are the ones who take everyone for granted. It is about time Wall St. woke up and faced the reality of life.
When a CEO claims success they never give credit to anyone else. While everyday they get into a brand new sports car and cavort around the city, an employee of their s goes to work simply to get by on another meager pay check. While they vacation in Tahiti enjoying the beauty of life, one of their employees may be working extra overtime to help pay for a medical procedure. This is not “class warfare”, these are not the bitter writers of an individual scorned. The truth of the matter is Wall St. thrives and makes their success on the back of the common man and woman. It is quite sad but credit is rarely ever given, and any time success is cited by a Powerful CEO they basically cite their entrepreneurial brilliance in dealing with the market. Then they stand before the world and elect leaders who do their bidding who exalt Americans to work till they drop, only to have a large gap of wealth.
This is not class warfare because in a war there is a struggle between evenly matched sides. This is class genocide as anyone not wealthy enough is led to slaughter.
Why do Americans put up with this? Why do they put up with meager wages and being unappreciated, and contributing to the exorbitant wealth and getting slapped in the face. Well this is the illusion of Capitalism. It provides the sliver of hope that one day they too can be a powerful CEO. This archetype is shared through every generation and it is passed forth. This is the powerful archetype of our National Consciousness. Based on this promise CEO’s abuse berate and treat their employees like garbage while profiting. The system can easily crumble at any moment. Just imagine if just for one day nobody showed up to work at Walmart for example. The Waltons would go absolutely insane, because nobody can run a multi billion dollar industry without the help of many people, and this is a very important point that needs to be magnified.
America the wake up call has arrived! This year has been one of many revolutions. For example look at Arab Spring. But we need an internal revolution. One not fought with guns and sheer brute force, but a revolution of the mind. A new paradigm in the way we look at the economic world. The common American has to understand the power of the people, we are larger in number and there are more of us than the wealthy. The times has come to stop accepting the status quo and the abuse. Time has come to demand our fair share we can do it. We must all step to the plate and pull the curtain.