By J. Speer-Williams
Like swans of legend, our once esteemed American entrepreneurs sing their final, beautiful Swan Song before they just fade away, thus tearing open the heart of our country.
Our unsung entrepreneurial heroes of America are no longer part of the national discourse, even though they were the ones who built our affluent middle-class, and helped so many of us to achieve the great American Dream.
Without a return of our small business owners and family farmers, the American Dream will be forever lost.
Entrepreneurs started and finished things, things that built an affluent and viable middle-class society, something the world has seen very little of.
The small businesses and family farms that made America the envy of the world, were largely made up of a dynamic, rugged, bright, hard-working lot of entrepreneurs, who fought for the common hope of us all: the American Dream.
It was a dream of owning your own business, home or farm outright. It was an aspiration that desired but one family breadwinner, and a wife/mother who ran her household, taught her children the important things of life, send her children to college, and generally ensured her little ones would enjoy a better life than hers, which was far better than what Americans are suffering through, today.
And the improved wages, lifestyle, and independence of women, known as Women’s Liberation, was made possible with an affluent middle-class, during the age of the entrepreneur. Affluence for women will be impossible once everyone, save the elite, are divested and dispossessed.
In any case Women’s Liberation has always been less about liberation, and more about the destruction of the family unit. Moreover, divorcing a tyrannical husband and struggling alone with growing children – while extremely difficult and unfair – seems more possible than divorcing a despotic government, with armies and a police constabulary to back them up.
And while the US Big Brother cared not a whit about liberating women, he lived in torment over the repeated successes of the American entrepreneurs and family farmers.
The plutocrats of the foreign and private International Monetary/Banking Cartel had long been running a clandestine war on US small businesses, through their control of our federal government: an institution that levied confiscatory taxes and regulations on our entrepreneurs.
With the US family farmer, the Banking Cartel called in their equipment loans and farm mortgages, while they had their Dept. of Agriculture pull their price supports on commodities, like milk. I know how this scam was pulled off, as I owned a small dairy farm at that time.
Caught with a lack of cash, hundreds of thousands of family farms were going bust. To our rescue came the brave Willy Nelson, with his Farm Aid Programs.
Willy organized concerts to raise money, so US farmers could meet their bank payments, something the Banking Cartel did not want. The Monetary Cartel wanted the farms, not the loans repaid. The foreign Cartel wanted to give American farms to their huge agri-businesses to grow poisonous GMO crops.
Willy Nelson was stopped in his crusade to rescue the American farmers, by a sudden and vicious IRS audit that wiped poor Willy out.
With over 60,000 pages of tax code, the auditors of the IRS, were able to find some things, which they claimed allowed them not only to clean out all of Mr. Willy’s Nelson’s banking accounts, but to put him into severe debt to the American government for years to come. And gone was the last hope for the American family farms.
Our former entrepreneurs organized, and operated, and assumed the risks inherit in commercial ventures, something the average government or IRS employee could never do.
Government employees seem to concentrate on negatives: They stop people, impoverish people, tax people, poison people, imprison people, kill people, torture people, or bomb civilizations into rubble. Governments create little of a positive nature, least of all their governmental programs.
Pointy-headed sophists/historians/academics say, without government programs there would never have been an American middle-class. How wrong can people be? Well, these fellows push the limits, when they repeat the doctrines so widely promulgated by America’s academic class. They are the living embodiments of how a people can be very insightful and yet so blind at the same time.
Empirical evidence will not dissuade those who are firmly attached to their emotional irrational beliefs. Nor can those who do not want help in learning be helped to learn, even if they are college professors.
Thomas Jefferson wrote an axiomatic statement all historians and academics would do well to memorize: “Government can do something for the people only in proportion as it can do something to the people.”
The Industrial Revolution began in England in the late 1700s, and expanded into the US, Germany, and France by the early part of the 18th century. In time, this Revolution increased the living standards of most people living in the Western world, through out most of the 20th century, eventually producing the American middle-class.
Thee term “middle-class” often means different things to different people. There was a time in our country, however, when many families of four could be supported with the income produced from one job. Such middle-class families could pay off their home mortgages, before retirement, have two paid-for vehicles in their garages, and enjoy viable savings and retirement funds, that grew in value.
These middle-class families were not considered rich, merely comfortable. And it was among these middle-class Americans that the American Dream came true.
Of today’s American Dream, George Carlin said, “They call it the American Dream because you have to be asleep [or drugged] to believe it.”
Through governmental monetary policies and programs of spending and taxes, the Earth’s controlling oligarchs have brought corporatist fascism to America, thus purposely ending the Industrial Revolution, in the West, and the American middle-class and dream as well.
In the globalist, One-World Order agenda there must be no affluent nation, that can feed itself, independent of the global market, and centralized world governance, with the reins of power held by the International Monetary/Banking Cartel.
Instead of the mass production of consumer goods, Americans (and the rest of the Western world) are facing endless wars, poverty, and a police-state, all under the guise of consumer protection and national security.
It was not government or large corporations, but the American entrepreneur who built our middle-class, in spite of governmental programs and policies.
At last, however, the federal government has all but eliminated America’s small businessmen, while rewarding the oligarchs of the Banking Cartel. And there went our middle-class, too burdened were they with governmental programs, taxes, laws, and regulations.
America’s small businessmen and middle-class withstood the damaging effects of Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal programs; those governmental infringements, however, formed the paradigm by which our entrepreneurs and middle-class were eventually annihilated by governmental programs, policies, and taxes.
And even if the private, foreign International Monetary/Banking Cartel brought back to America its monopolies of transnational conglomerates, it would be no better than a Medieval European serfdom of contractual servitude between us – the semi-free/slave peasants and the Cartel’s lords of monopoly corporate greed.
Before the middle-class was wiped out, the late George Carlin got it right when he said, “The upper-class keeps all the money and pays none of the taxes. The middle-class pays all the taxes and does all the work. The poor are there just to scare the s— outta the middle-class.”
Without the American entrepreneur, there never would have been an honest US labor movement. But, the dark lords of finance aided labor unions – ONLY – to bring down their main competition, the US entrepreneur, through governmental laws and policies mean to destroy American small businesses and family farms.
Once small businesses and family farms were largely eliminated, with corporate fascistic control of our federal government, the monopoly capitalists doubled-crossed American labor, by pulling their corporate enterprises out of America, leaving millions unemployed.
While we were busy choosing which side of the petty left/right paradigm to support, the power elite was raping us all royally, under the banners of both political parties, democratic and republican, alike.
Labor’s true friend was the entrepreneur. Labor’s real enemy has always been monopoly capitalists.
Work, good incomes, and decent lives for the American worker did not begin with either capital or labor; it all began with the workable ideas that came from our free market system and the entrepreneurs it produced. That is why entrepreneurs are so important to a society, as they are the idea men and those willing to risk their capital in daring ventures.
Entrepreneurs often risked their life’s savings, and the little they could borrow, to try untried ideas; but never did they asked for government bailouts when they failed.
Nor never did our entrepreneurs ship our millions of jobs overseas, virtually condemning billions of foreigners to low-wage slavery, and our own nation to a no-wage bondage, controlled by trillionaire, investment bankers.
Entrepreneurs have long been the heredity nemesis of the private and foreign Monetary and Banking Cartel; and in America, when we had – at least – some patriotic judges, lawmakers, and bureaucrats, hundreds of thousands of American entrepreneurs and family farmers exacted a sort of retributive justice from the Cartel, by far out-producing the International Cartel’s mega-corporations, something the Cartel countered, not with increased production, but with something far more sinister: Espionage!
The money-changers, whose ancestors were driven out of the Jerusalem Temple by Jesus, with a whip fashioned from fibers, slowly gained control of “our” intelligence services (sic), by which they gained control of all three branches of our US government, the Executive, Legislative, and Judicial, with fixed elections, bribes, blackmail, and assassinations.
Once in command of our entire federal government, the Cartel set out on their complete pillage and plunder of our middle-class and its entrepreneurs, with federal regulations, directives, laws, and taxes, all meant to eliminate all small business and family farms. The Cartel has succeeded with espionage, when they could have never succeeded with honest production, which meant a dying economy for all Americans.
Having too many people working for the government is the antithesis of prosperity. And it’s estimated that for every “green” job the government creates, they’ll eliminate 2.2 jobs from the real world of private enterprise, at a cost of about $700,000.00 a piece.
When everyone who is employed works for the state or federal government, we’ll all likely be as impoverished as the citizens of the old Soviet Union. Remember the Soviets standing in long lines, with falling snow, to buy what they could from a dwindling short supply of consumer goods, goods they could barely afford, like two left boots, both of the wrong sizes?
It was not government employees, or corporate bureaucrats, who made America great and the envy of the world; it was our vibrant entrepreneurial-class, that made us what we once were.
Not everyone possesses the spirit, drive, attitude, and qualities of a successful entrepreneur; and so, we must value them, as it is from them that come the fruits of their labors and ingenuity we all enjoy; and, it’s from enough successful entrepreneurs which spring an affluent middle-class.
American entrepreneurs were thinkers, doers, competitors, innovators, who fueled economic growth, created jobs, and made a better, smarter world for us all. Entrepreneurs changed our beliefs about what was possible, with their lofty visions, and their will to obtain those dreams.
The American Dream, however, came true for many of us, and that’s a legacy we can and must pass on to our friends, children, grandchildren, and all future generations. It’s proud heritage, we must keep alive. For it was possible once, and can be again – The American Dream.