Looking back a decade ago is like a night and day comparison to the extreme chaos of today and I am not talking about the impending wars around the world, I am talking about a continuing failed economic policy put forth by a bunch of people that to put it frankly really don’t give a damn. If you think about it, law makers don’t give a crap if you live or die, if you eat toxic foods, or if the chemicals in the air are enough to give you cancer. They really don’t care almost as if they were high at the time they wrote each decaying bill imposed on the American people.
America a decade ago in a nutshell
I find myself writing titles with the words “in a nutshell” often these days in hopes that my article too will go viral like that one titled “Venezuela in a nutshell” that got over 2 million views in less then 2 weeks ironically, perhaps those generous Google gods will give us the same absolute power to run even a 1/4 of those views in a month. For those of you that read our article of the viral Venezuela in a nutshell know this is just a joke as we are not looking for any special handouts nor are we a propaganda site of any kind.
A decade ago, things were quite different from all perspectives, families would go out to more often, American middle class favorites were full like Olive Garden or the Outback which had lines over an 45 minutes long any given day, now there are no lines even on busy Friday nights. Quality of servers has been notably downgraded as surely they no longer provide viable livings in most cities, where did all the servers go from when they were busy? Hopefully graduated and into better jobs today. Today, not all but most American families are buying exactly what they need for the week and cooking home. There are thankfully still enough families going out to allow middle class restaurants to stay afloat for the time being.
Night clubs a decade ago were abundant, I remember very clearly partying in the hottest clubs in NYC, Orlando and abroad which more than half of those clubs have now closed down, why? I think clubs were changed due to technology, peoples social lives now revolve around technology in the comfort of their homes, hence putting a large dent in the club industry, coupled with the economy and in places like Orlando, it was just announced that some of the last iconic clubs of 15 years or more will be closing this week. Not to mention Disney’s Pleasure Island clubs shut down in 2008, so it was this past decade that had the most erosion ever to the American economy.
Today people are out just when they need to be, they are buying just enough gas to get through the week, they are counting dollars to make it. Savings is dwindling and our resources are being eaten up by some that legitimately need it, but if you go out shopping pay attention to those in front of you. They are frauds, leaches, cheats stealing our future social security money buying cigarettes and red bull drinks with food stamps while you are home suffering. Excuse the French but this is one f****d up leadership.
Is the American dream dead?
The constant flow of growing negativity lack of education and massive closures of business leaving new generations hopeless in the way of starting new business, in the greatness of being entrepreneurs has also diminished. American exceptionalism is crawling away. Instead the idea entitlement takes flow, however when that doesn’t cover they are on their own from there. We rarely hear about the American dream anymore, almost as if America really isn’t America anymore.
It’s very strange, a strange feeling of eeriness is around, we are polluted with propaganda from all sides in order to push a what seems like violence inspired agenda on the youth, instead of a how great the American dream is type attitude. In fact, I cannot even remember the last time I even heard the phrase living the American dream. It is an agenda that is instead making great American’s feel like they are not from a special country, that they are not from a country that affords the American dream for anyone willing. Instead we face deflation, we face uncertainty, we face war, we face the greatest economic collapse of the west ever known to man due to radical mismanagement.
The story of Anonymous; let’s call her Heidi
Ten years ago Heidi was a sales executive making over 80k annually including bonuses, there had been growing changes at her office and those changes were taking place rapidly. Heidi did not expect it but was laid off around 3 years ago. She has since depleted her savings accounts in order to pay her $1,800 mortgage while trying to find another job in her field. She worked smaller jobs, but they did not cover the mortgage, she eventually lost the home. Unable to rent due to bad credit, she got a gym membership and showers daily at the gym, parks her car and sleeps in a tent behind it.
This is a common growing issue in todays cycle of Americans. She is just one of a growing number of middle class people living out of their cars or in the woods today. It is no longer a drunk or a down and out guy from the old days, this is turning into the new norm. In the meantime, we have leadership that is contributing to this by opening borders?