SOURCE: C-SPAN Book TV: Evicted
As I dozed off watching television - THE STATEMENT OF THE MAN PICTURED ABOVE RATTLED ME BACK AWAKE.
It takes a DIAGRAM to understand the COLONIZATION contained in his statement and to prove how AN INDIVIDUAL WHO HAS NO MEANS OF CLEAVING TO HIS "INTELLECTUAL SOVEREIGNTY" can be made to mentally transport himself into some FUTURE THAT IS NEVER GOING TO COME - but still FILL THE RELIGIOUS COLLECTION PLATE.
CONSTRUCTIVE FEEDBACK UNIVERSITY: HOW THE RELIGION OF POLITICS HAS CONTEMPT FOR PEOPLE AND THEIR DEVELOPMENT
It would be easy for me to turn this situation in Milwaukee into another simplistic "Left /Right" battle and thus pick my side.
HEARING THE ENTIRETY OF THE PRESENTATION BUT THEN APPLYING IT TO WHAT I SEE WITH MY OWN EYES AS I TRAVEL THIS COUNTRY AND TO OTHER COUNTRIES - FORCES ME TO GO DEEPER THAN TO SERVE UP SOMETHING THAT IS APPEALING TO THE BIGOTS IN AMERICAN POLITICS.
The reason why the comments from the "IGNORANT MAN" toward the end of the C-SPAN presentation was - WITHOUT HIS KNOWLEDGE he told of the DAMNED PROBLEM that the PEOPLE in Milwaukee and other 'caretaker cities' suffer.
The timeline above helps to make my case.
It is frustrating to see that the same people who want to debate "Global Warming" - PRO AND CON - are so blind in their entrenchments that they can't see that the same ONCE GREAT CITIES THAT "MAN" HATH CREATED BASED UPON A PURPOSE - are also subjected to the standard forces of entrphy.
WITHOUT A PURPOSE - the oxidation by time and natural forces will return this once pristine woodland area back into the state that it had endured for tens of thousands of years.
IT IS 'MAN' WHO ONCE BUILT UP THESE CITIES.
Once 'MAN' is reduced to NET GROVELING or ECONOMIC BRINKMANSHIP then the natural course will continue to take his place.
Why are we told about "Climatic Driven Displacement Of People" over time, yet are blind to it when ECONOMIC TRUTH causes the same outflows?
THE ONLY THING THAT CAN BRING RACIAL UNITY IN SEGREGATED MILWAUKEE, COMPELLING POOR BLACKS AND POOR WHITES TO STAND UNITED IS THE RELIGION OF AMERICAN POLITICS, IN THIS CASE THROUGH THE "PROGRESSIVE SECT OF RELIGIOUS POLITICALISM"
You Heard NOTHING About The PAST RACISM And The PRESENT SEGREGATION In The "Mission Accomplished City Of Milwaukee" BECAUSE "RACISM CHASING" Is A Fungible Asset For The PROGRESSIVE FUNDAMENTALIST, And In This Case They Were NOT Making An INDICTMENT ABOUT RACE To Advance Progressive Fundamentalism - BUT THEIR INTENT WAS TO PURGE THE WHITE RIGHT WING GOVERNOR OF THE STATE For Destroying The Housing Stock Of Their City.
|THE LONG TERM PAST||While it is true that the Native American 'Lived Off Of The Land" for some unknown period of time in this area - they never attempted a wholesale excavation of the land, molding it into an industrial powerhouse . (This is a neutral statement with no intent at bias)|
|THE PAST - MILWAUKEE BUILT UP INTO A THRIVING INDUSTRIAL STRONGHOLD||Beyond the small town grouping in its primitive formation, the great influx of PEOPLE into cities like Milwaukee was triggered by the symbiotic effect of MASS PRODUCTION.
As the initial small group of people began to demand a higher quality of life via consumer goods, a model city was created - which had to PRODUCE ITS OWN STAPLES IN ORDER TO MEET THE DEMAND.
As the transportation and wholesale delivery network expanded, cities like Milwaukee became well known for specializing in one or a handful of commodity goods and brands (Beer, Steel, Slaughterhouses, Autos, etc).
The labor movement tipped the balance of power that was titled too much into the hands of the Industrialist class.
WITH THE PRESENCE OF 'BUSINESS' then LABOR in its fight to improve the lot of the working family was working for a LARGER SLICE OF A PIE THAT WAS GROWING IN VOLUME.
|THE TRANSITION PERIOD||With the combination of Cost Of Production Pressures (Labor Costs) and an expanding national and international network for exchange of commodity goods - MARKETS OUTSIDE OF MILWAUKEE and WISCONSIN (so yes beyond "The Relocation To The Suburbs) began to disassemble Milwaukee as a productive industrial powerhouse.
In summary: BUSINESS MOVED AWAY, LABOR TOOK OVER THE POLITICAL INSTITUTIONS WITH THE BACKING OF THE PEOPLE.
The distinction between this period and the previous period IS NOT THE IDEOLOGY IN POWER - it is the LOSS OF "THE VOLUME OF 'PIE' ".
In summary - YOU CAN BE AS POLITICALLY VICTORIOUS AS YOU WANT TO. If you do not build up an ORGANIC ECONOMIC PIE then you will flounder into a machine that needs to expand its reach, into NATIONALIZATION with the hopes of Resource Redistribution.
To be clear and fair - THE SAME SPIRIT THAT MOTIVATES THE CORPORATION TO SEEK TO EXPAND TO OBTAIN MORE RESOURCES AND A LOWER COST OF PRODUCTION (Via Lower Waged Workers Or More Automation) is the very same spirit that causes the forces that purport to represent "The Working Class" to similarly expand in the Political and Cultural realm with the backing of the people. Their goal of NATIONALIZATION should be both INDICTED and seen as a LOGICAL PURSUIT OF SELF INTERESTS (that the Pro-corporatists clamor for)
PUSH PIN FOOTNOTE: MY CENTRAL ARGUMENT IS:
|THE PAST 10 YEARS||While Wisconsin Flipped From A 'Socialist Friendly State' (Look at the historical references for yourself) into a so called "Right Wing Battleground State - the city of MILWAUKEE has endured as a "Progressive Stronghold"
The key point that had me startled about this POLITICAL ACTIVIST'S COMMENTS is that he WALKED PAST THE 'DEAD CARCASS OF THE PROGRESSIVE CITY', FLOODED WITH "STAND WITH OBAMA SIGNAGE" AND LEVITATED UP TO THE STATE GOVERNMENT..........ALL THE WHILE HE WAS TOO BIGOTED TO SEE THAT BETWEEN THE "RIGHT WING STATE" THAT ENCASED THE CITY - WAS THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION IN POWER THAT HE HAD HARVESTED THE VALUABLES FROM THE PEOPLE OF MILWAUKEE TO PLACE INTO POWER.
In other words - with his vision of ALL OF THE FACTS - how is it that this ideological bigot was able to laser focus on HIS ENEMY - without anyone in the room providing a more clear narrative of the truth?
|FUTURE - THE WAY FORWARD||NOPE This AIN'T An Attack On Obama. It Is A Statement About The SYSTEM OF COLONIZATION.
As a POLITICAL MACHINE the job is to SET THE VISION in the minds of your supporters. And in the spirit of SHORT TERM GAIN - no different than the CORPORATE INVESTORS who watch the Quarterly Earnings Calls - YOU GET THIS BASE OF PEOPLE TO BELIEVE WHAT YOU ARE SELLING.
RIGHT THERE IN FRONT OF YOUR FACE YOU ARE PRESENTED WITH THE FRAUDULENT CHARACTER OF POLITICS.
With INTIMATE DETAILS about the corrosive COSTS on the conditions of REAL PEOPLE who natural lives are filled with serial pain and misery - INSTEAD OF GIVING AN ACCURATE PICTURE OF HOW "OLDE MILWAUKEE CARED FOR ITS CITIZENS BY GROWING THE PIE AND THEN DISTRIBUTING IT" ........................today the politicos have you believing that the FUNNY MONEY /US FEDERAL RESERVE CREATED US Dollar IS "THE PIE" and that POLITICS IS YOUR PIE SCOOP.
At no time did this man say anything about:
THEY ONLY TALKED ABOUT "THE HUMAN RIGHT TO HOUSING"
Logic Holds: If This Right Is Legitimate Then WE SHOULD HAVE NO PRIVATELY OWNED HOUSING UNITS Because Then THE PROPERTY OWNER Can "Violate Your Rights" That THE GOVERNMENT Is Empowered To Provide For You.
If you can't make a direct connection from your PAST ACTIVISM that lead to the PRESENT INSTITUTIONAL CONTROL OVER YOUR PROXIMATE AREA..............what else do you have but to SELL PEOPLE ON A FAKE NARRATIVE where a KNOWN ENEMY is at the centerpiece of your COLONIZATION EFFORT?
This is not reserved for Progressives.
Of course Conservative Politicos do the same damned thing.
But WHAT ABOUT YOU?
You no doubt reject one of the above yet place your fortunes in the other.
WHEN ARE YOU GOING TO DO A PERSONAL INVENTORY OF YOUR OWN "ORGANIC COMPETENCIES", SQUARE THEM UP AGAINST YOUR PERMANENT INTERESTS - AND REFUSE TO YIELD YOUR 'PERSONHOOD" TO THIS SYSTEM OF EXTRACTION?