THE GREAT AMERICAN MIDDLE CLASS, ABANDONED AMERICA
The Great American middle class built and created the liberties and freedoms that established a true Democratic capitalist civilisation called the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. This was done from the ashes, following the defeat of the feudal society of King Charles and its cronistic way of distributing wealth and opportunity in America.
The American middle class set about formulating a US constitution that guided all its principles in the process of building the best middle class and the most successful country in the world. With zeal and historical responsibilty, the American middle class defeated the enemies of democracy, during the civil war and the many times the conservative republicans who tried to turn back the hands of time and return feudal type antidemocratic politics to America.
Throughout our history the Great American middle class , fought along side minorities and other social groups, such as Women , for equal rights , African Americans for civil rights, pregnant women for the right to not to continue their pregnancy. They maintained a just struggle to end the Vietnam war.
Internationally , the American middle class was revered by all emerging middle classes in the developing and developed countries. Even when a USA president took an aggressive position to towards people in the third world, or other countries , they never lost their appeal. A great example of the unprecedented admiration they won for for themselves, was their firm stance against oppression. Apartheid in South Africa found very little support amongst middle class America , subsequently sanctions and the anti apartheid movement eradicated it from the earth.
Throughtout these momentous occassions the American middle class became wealthier decade after decade and as a consequence became fatter , slower and not as conserned about the principles of democracy and justice as they counted their wealth in the tens of million and the hundreds of millions. During the Period of 1992 to 2000 middle class Americans , moved from petty milionaires to billionaires. It was during this period ,more than ever in the history of America that middle class America entertained the idea of abandoning their class responsibility and historical attitude.
Seemingly, suddenly, the best middle class in the world seemed duped, and lost, floundering in their wealth. After being 'poisoned' by the glib, with no substance, from President Ronald Reagan, who apart from all his sins against the people, he proposed to 'trickle down' wealth and opportunity, to the middle and lower classes.
He went further and bastardized the Great American Education, by making it possible for our standard of education to fall behind most industrial countries, even China today. This was the first time in our 200 hundred year history that ,the American middle class had abdicated the role of leadership, to the anti liberty, pro-aggressive neo conservatives, who has a burning desire to rewrite the Great American Constitution, in the image of the super rich minority.
Although they fought back and regained some of their dignity by choosing Bill Clinton for President in the 1990's . This was done without conviction and understanding of the historical moment. In fact the Great American middle class was so consumed with their wealth creation ability, that they totally abandoned their social and historical responsibilty mission to protect America and subsequently the world, from the enemies of democracy and liberty.
So when the Neo Cons, created the distractions of attacking , the only eloquent leader of the middle class left, President Clinton. The Great American middle class , were so drunken with affluence they did not see the monster slip pass them into the white house.
The great American middle class, turned their back on the other classes , that depended on their support, for the maintenance of their social and econmic gains. With encouragements from the Yuppies of wallstreet, the defenders of American democracy , began to cower when identified as LIBERALS, who are ereally, the protaganists and defenders of justice for all. They became ashamed of themselves, as the world famous defenders of liberty, freedom and justice. If you call the former Great American middle class, LIBERALS, today, they will cringe and cry , like babies afraid of their past and their shadow.
This once proud and revered American Staple, was now made to look weak and old. This attack was not done by Osama nor Brezhnev from Communist Russia, nor Fidel Castro, but the descedants of those who opposed the Great American Revolution, at the very beginning, and descedents of the defeated Confederate Army. While the American middle class was aiming their attention at breaking the glass ceiling ,trying to join the Tudor upper class in their Manors.
The freedoms and liberty won in the construction of the mighty USA was unceremoniously attacked and demeaned on the altars of the Devils of the neo conservatives republicans.
Today the question on the minds, of the affected people in the USA and the rest of the world ; is the Great American middle class down for the count or are they just injured and will fight back and save the democratic civilisation of America.
I think that we are witnessing the demise of the Great American middle class, and subsequently the weakening of the greatest economic and social power since Roman Empire.