by Keith Johnson
The United States is well on its way to becoming one giant third world country as insurmountable debt, depression level unemployment, and rising costs for basic necessities continue to crush the poor and middle class. It is now no longer a question as to if or when the economy will collapse, but rather how soon the American people will realize that it is already upon them.
The Occupy Wall Street protests that have now spread to every major city in the nation is a good sign that some have finally begun to wake up. But many of them are still relying on the same government that created the problem to come up with a solution to it.
Meanwhile, elected politicians and their faithful lackeys in the mainstream media continue to peddle lies and disinformation to those still living in denial. Using mathematical and linguistic trickery, they strive to convince the naïve that the current financial crisis is only temporary, cyclical, and well on its way to making a full recovery.
Perhaps if the American people simply had the wherewithal to look over the shoulders of these talking heads, they might be surprised to learn that their government has already conceded that the end is nigh—and that behind the scenes—they have been bracing for the fallout of a large-scale economic breakdown for several years.