The Wall Street Bull

The Wall Street bull must be brought down!  Otherwise, the trampling from its constant rampage will harm us even more.  Namely, we will continue to be victimized by corporate America’s unfair practices of putting profit before people: downsizing to translate the savings into profits, the two tier wage-system, the systematic eradication of the middle-class, outsourcing, forcing fewer employees to do double their workloads, and etc.  Our hope is that we, jointly and severally, possess the God-given intellect to stop the bull: change corporate America’s mind-set.

army antA species of ant in Africa known as the “driver ants”, sometimes referred to as “army ants”, could be used to make a strong point. These vicious creatures have been known to kill tarantulas, lizards, birds, snakes, and pigs. Usually larger animals can get away from the oncoming ant army, but if they are caught off guard or sleeping, these could become eatables for the hungry armies.

Google Books states some facts about army ants.  On page 17, “Ants cannot swim, and they are so small that the slightest current can carry them away.  These problems do not stop them from crossing streams and rivers.  Soldiers and works can use their bodies to make a “living bridge” across a small stream.  For larger stretches of water, the ants link their bodies to make “living rafts” that can float the colony across.”  

Another amazing fact from Google Books (pg 29) is “that army ants have been known to kill and eat animals as large as horses”.  A single ant is less that 1/millionth the size of a horse and therefore no threat to it.

The point is that comparable to one ant, one person would be insignificant relative to what he/she can do to deter the bull on Wall Street: the cause of the USA’s economic situation. But, by networking, we would be a force to be reckoned with: the matador that could stop the bull.

Consider this. There has not been a war within the contiguous United States since the American Civil War (1861-1865). Since that time Americans have never experienced casualties of war and fears as people in war-torn countries have and do because of enemy-nations.

All we have known is “freedom”, which reflects in our attitudes. We have consequently become so used to the word that we just assume that we will do whatever we want to do (within the boundaries of the law) regardless to the opinions of others. Consequently, virtually all of us have at times used the phrase, “no body’s going to tell me what to do”, and often with a degree of arrogance whether it was realized or not.  If we didn’t say it, we proved it by our actions, which speak louder than words.

Corporate America is using such mind-sets as leverage against us without us realizing the consequential effects. One example would be the automobile industry’s outsourcing the manufacturing of cars to foreign countries and importing them to the USA for us to purchase.

Corporate executives obviously give no consideration to the fact that the people that lost jobs to the domino effects of outsourcing do not have the money to buy the imports. The execs play on the psychology of self-centered freedom-minded people who are not paying attention to the big picture: the consequential long-term effects on our economy.

The buyers don’t consider that purchasing imports encourages outsourcing, which contributes to their unemployment, that of their family members, friends, acquaintances and others.  For examples, many of the unemployed were from American suppliers to the car companies and other auto-related companies that closed because of outsourcing.

Individually, it is impossible to affect the decision making of corporate America. But, collectively, we could if we would have a cohesive mind-set like Army ants that bring down big animals that weigh more than a battalion of ants. Namely, we could simply refuse to buy cars that are not manufactured in the United States. Our actions would tell the manufacturers to sell the cars where they were made.

It is a fact that some foreign manufactured cars are cheaper and others are more expensive and even look better than domestic companies’ products. But, the sacrifice we make today to buy cars and other products manufactured here could be the price that we pay for job security today and for succeeding generations. Otherwise, our “freedom” could boomerang and devastate us even more economically with a much worse domino effect on succeeding generations. It’s back to the quote from Einstein, “Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results”.

We don’t need to organize a movement. It would be up to individuals to make personal decisions about personal feelings for the succeeding generations and our country.

Think about it! . . . if tenacity and cohesiveness enables army ants to bring down a horse, we could exhibit the same characteristics and bring down the Wall Street bull in three to five years, i.e. change Wall Street’s mind-set.

My personal plan is to use the patent pending invention to contribute to the cause as detailed in Renaissance in Corporate America.

I would presume to say that you also have an idea for an invention that for whatever reason(s) you didn’t pursue. But, now you should. Its success in commerce could enable you to escape being subjected to corporate America’s unfair practices and conceivably start a new business. Please see About You.

Made in America Lastly, the state of our economy necessitates that we go promote “Made in America”. Our future depends on it. Not doing so would contribute to the Inevitability of A New USA.

 

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