Act 3 may be a little controversial, but here it goes. Just as the fascist banking power preys upon the human weakness to take now rather than later, and just as the business construct preys upon the false notion of youth that time is on their side, so does the capitalistic power construct prey upon the fundamental drive of humans to reproduce. Sex, love, love-making, marriage, kids, yet another fundamental genetic make up of the human being which the power construct preys upon. Even the government gets in on the action. Have more kids…enjoy more tax breaks. How often do you hear the politicians say the heart of America is the family unit? How many kids does President Obama have? How many kids does Mitt Romney have? How many kids does Rick Santorum have? Combine this concept with the prior post, and you have the perfect mix to perpetuate the capitalistic model. For without more kids and an expanding population, there is no room for forward and upward trending sales and profit figures. The entire capitalistic construct relies on a growing population. And if the population isn’t growing domestically, there is always the outside world to set-up as targets — enter the global economy.
Now, reflect on Act 1 and Act 2, and take your relatively young people loaded up with debt and add marriage and kids to the formula. Of course the diamond ring and wedding expense will increase the debt, but that is peanuts compared to the future costs associated with one, two, or three offspring. Imagine, for a moment, the amount of money that is made off a child from birth through college. What is the average profit for the capitalistic machine per human being prior to a professional career where that human being actually begins to make money for itself? I don’t have the time or patience to look it up and I doubt there are any thorough articles or objective view points on the topic. Discussing population control or rational consideration of limited resources on a unique planet with finite resources relative to capitalistic economic concerns is taboo, especially in the United States of America which is weighed down not only by the “American Dream”, but by religious dogma.
Now, how does the middle class fund and pay for their offspring? Remember, wages in the “greatest country on Earth”, the United States of America, have been stagnant relative to inflation and productivity for decades. Yes, you guessed correctly. The only way to fund their offspring is through increased debt! Indeed more kids means tax reductions, but relative to the overall expense how does it shake out from a personal financial perspective? How does it shake out from an environmental perspective? How does it shake out when lots of kids are being born from irresponsible adults? Yes, the government has to step in to help those in need. And how does the government help those kids in need? Yes, taxes and more debt. And where does the money come from to help those innocent children in need? Well, not from the super rich or huge corporations, for they control the law via campaign donations and lobbyists. Eventually, the taxes come from the middle class and those that are not well-connected. The divide and the reprocessing is now becoming more clear. The root causes of the great divide between the few that have most and the majority that have little is becoming more transparent. But Act 3 is only the tip of the iceberg.