Issues Under Fire: America: Read Our Lips, No New Jobs

In the interest of preparing Americans for the dark times ahead, it’s imperative they fully understand some fundamental truths about how they stand in the global economy. Americans shouldn’t be fooled by Hillary Clinton’s proposals to resurrect the middle class or Donald Trump’s promises to make American great again, because few if any of those proposals or promises can withstand the forces of globalization. And since Clinton’s and Trump’s proposals and promises (aka lies) are based upon bringing good paying jobs back to America, we’ll start there.

Fundamental truth number one: There will be no mass hirings for middle class jobs in America any time soon, if ever again. The world is and has been for some time, run by multinational, transnational and stateless corporations. These corporate entities are the driving force behind globalization. Since a multinational corporation’s primary responsibility is to its shareholders and shareholders are global, the American economy and by extension, the American people, are of little concern. Multinational corporations are concerned with profits, not people. If you’re being told anything otherwise, your being lied to.

Fundamental truth number two: The are no corporate job creators sitting on the sidelines chumping at the bit waiting for so-called job killing regulations to be removed so they can reinvest in America. If Americans want a good paying job, they’d better start finding ways to create one for themselves. If you’re being told anything to the contrary, you’re being lied to.

Fundamental truth number three: The tide of globalization can not be reversed. Before the ink was dry on the very first free trade agreement, multinational corporations were salivating at the thought of future access to low wage workers around the world. Now that globalization has become a reality, American workers will forever face stiff international competition for just about any kind of manufacturing jobs you can imagine. Americans who fall into categories like factory worker, or worse, unskilled labor, are screwed. If you’re being told anything otherwise, you’re being lied to.

Fundamental truth number four: Only those who understand how the world works, can demonstrate required 21st century workforce skills and have a strong appreciation for other languages and cultures will have the best chances for success. Unfortunately, education is key to establishing these tools and presently, education remains out of reach for most Americans due to cost. Without taking on significant levels of debt, even the brightest amongst us could find themselves struggling to survive in the dark times ahead. If you’re being told anything otherwise, you’re being lied to.

Fundamental truth number five: Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are well aware of fundamental truths one through three. They’re both worldly people. They know the world’s economic interconnectivity makes it impossible to claw back millions of jobs from the global economy to boost the American economy. They know there’s only one real economy operating in the world and that it’s been globalized by the very multinational corporations funding their campaigns. The reason the final stretch of America’s 2016 general election has focused on Hillary Clinton’s emails and Donald Trump’s tax returns is to distract the American voter from proposals and promises that should’ve never been taken seriously. Once again, if you’re being told anything otherwise, you’re being lied to.

Bottom line: Anyone who understands and accepts these fundamental truths as presented, should take a well deserved bow. They can take comfort in knowing they didn’t fall for Hillary Clinton’s lies or Donald Trump’s deceptions. They can consider themselves among the astute few who actually gets it, because this is not simple stuff. And even if those who do get it are among those ill prepared to face the dark times ahead, at least they won’t be surprised when those dark times arrive. Podcast below.