Who stole the American Dream?
Liars, hypocrites and corporate greed! They are the white collar criminals who have manipulated the changing economy to spearhead their corporate pyramids of profits over people.
Quite frankly, it’s not much different than when Fidel Castro and his communist government confiscated the my family’s textile factory in Havana, Cuba for crimes against the people in 1959. What was the crime? Providing good-paying jobs for 6,000 workers and their families. Free enterprise was the crime. How is Cuba doing today?
There is no doubt these are scary economic times. But, as Albert Einstein said, “we can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.”
The myth of the America Dream of go to college, get a degree, get a job, work your way up the corporate ladder, get married, buy the house with the white picket fence, have 2.5 kids and then retire with a cushy pension is for people on crack. This is a pipe dream and everyone knows it.
But we can’t rely on the government to create the jobs for us, because they’re not going to. It’s been nearly three years we’ve consistently seen a job-seekers ratio of 4:1. So jobs are disappearing and more and more are unemployed or underemployed, and the government is doing nothing about it. From where they’re sitting, they’re doing everything they can and doing a damn good job at that.
The view would look good to me, too, if I was sitting pretty at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. The president could not be more out of touch and insensitive if he tried.
The backbone of the American Dream is free enterprise, the freedom to innovate and improve the quality of life. If Americans want more jobs, it’s up to the people and the free enterprise system, the government isn’t going to do it!
Sure, our economy is a mess and millions of Americans may be broke, but they’re not broken! (Nice try, Suze Orman)
We just need a bold new approach. We have to challenge the status quo. For the 25 million unemployed or underemployed in America, it’s no longer about the tug-of-war. If you’re out of work, you have to own your career and make work!
We have to think different. We must act different. Everyone is capable of achieving the ultimate goal of happiness and prosperity, but in order to get it, there needs to be some active participation.
You deserve it and you can have it, but you have to reinvent yourself.