Our Basic Needs

Most employees suffering through rewarding careers of ass-kissing, nodding in agreement with the most insane business practices, and covering for their bosses ineptness, look forward to their annual review like most people look forward to root canals.

The dread of sitting with your boss, usually in their office where you feel obliged to smile approvingly of their family pictures staring back at you, wondering if that diploma crassly displayed on the wall from whatever university they attended is real or a fake – it’s an hour or so of listening to corporate speak from a boss who probably should be cleaning outhouses in the wild, wild West, rather than sitting behind any desk, about to tell you that because of your outstanding performance during the past year, you’re getting a 1% raise! And, as your boss tells you, you’re one of the lucky ones as many in the firm, organization, corporate rat-hole are getting nothing.

But in the richest country in the world, if you just happen to be a CEO of about any large corporation, your raise, bonus, salary – the cash you’re rewarded with for doing what, we’re not quite sure, is a dead dream for the average worker.

 “The Walt Disney Company is an enormously profitable corporation worth somewhere in the neighborhood of $150 billion. Last year, it made $9 billion in profits and rewarded its CEO, Bob Iger, with a compensation package worth up to $423 million over a four year period. And as a result of the Trump tax cuts, they were given an additional $1.6 billion.

At the same time — and this is a national disgrace — employees at the company’s theme park in Anaheim, California are paid so poorly that many of them are literally living in a tent city not far from the park.

According to one recent study, nearly 1 in 10 workers employed at the park reported being homeless in the past two years, more than 2 in 3 say they are food insecure, and 3 out of 4 employees say they do not make enough money for their basic needs.” – Bernie Sanders – via opednews.com

But you’ve got to feel for these CEO’s, one moment they’re living large, the next moment they’re living even more large.

Basic needs, affordable healthcare, a living wage – these aren’t the concerns of the typical CEO or the bought and paid for politician. Bonuses…now that’s what cranks their depraved souls.

As America’s poor become even more destitute, it must be comforting to these fat cats that Americans are lost souls, seemingly always ready to “take one for the team”, holding out hope that one day they too can live large. Chumps believing these shyster’s horseshit – it’s the American way.

And the rarefied air of billions upon billions of greenbacks “earned” by these clowns isn’t for the average worker anyway.  After all, extended courses required in selling one’s soul to a pack of demons from Gehenna for earthly rewards beyond just a millionaire’s dreams isn’t for the faint of heart. It takes a special kind of sickness of the mind to take billions in salary and bonuses, and turn a billionaire’s blind eye to those in your employ who don’t even make enough money for their basic needs.

Hell, Americans can’t even depend on Whole Foods to live up to its’ promises – this in regards to the food we eat.

Whole Food suspends GMO labeling promise, will continue selling unlabeled GMO’s after five-year lie to its own customers:

After being purchased by dishonest globalist Jeff Bezos — the same “Dr. Evil” anti-American creep who runs the fake news Washington Post — Whole Foods Market is now reversing five years of promises to consumers by suspending its GMO labeling promise. This means Whole Foods will continue to sell unlabeled GMOs while fraudulently insinuating to customers that its stores sell no GMOs whatsoever. – via naturalnews.com

From the food we eat to the wars we start – to how we care for our poor and less fortunate – it’s all a charade – a game being played out for the benefit of a few. And we continue to swallow the sicknesses of depraved minds – those who count on making a few billion off the sweat and misery of others.

“Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed. This world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children. This is not a way of life at all in any true sense. Under the clouds of war, it is humanity hanging on a cross of iron.”
Dwight D. Eisenhower

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Tonight’s musical offering:

Aaron Copland (1900 – 1990): 4 Dance Episodes from “Rodeo” III. Saturday Night Waltz

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