Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Homeland Terrorism & Instability We Can Believe In?

Dredd Blog has had several series of ongoing posts for years which point out that more Americans are killed by Americans at home than in any wars or terrorist attacks.

One such post is Terrorism We Can Believe In?, dealing with the effects of medical treatment, which links to an update concerning this issue, and confirms that this unfortunate reality continues unabated:
If a Jumbo Jet crashed and killed 280 people everyday ... 365 days a year ... year after year ... would you be concerned about flying??

Would you question the Federal Aviation Administration? Would you demand answers??

Think about it! ...Sounds Ridiculous??!! ... people maimed and disabled every year ... year after year from modern medicine ... would you believe it??

Well these may be my words ... but read the following articles from the most respected medical journals and institutions (Journal of the American Medical Association, Harvard University, Centers for Disease Control, British medical journal The Lancet, New England Journal of Medicine and national news (New York Times, Washington Post, CNN, US World Report) and you be the judge ... the more frightening number is that doctors are the third leading cause of death in this country, killing nearly a quarter million people a year.
(Medical Detective, JAMA PDF, emphasis added). And on the financial front, a series of Dredd Blog posts (e.g. The Homeland Big Brother Plutonomy - 3) point out that 1% of Americans are wiping out the income and assets within the 99% of fellow Americans.

Other writers declare that this is destabilizing the country, and that it always destabilizes countries who fall into that trap:
During the past 30 years, a growing share of the global economic pie has been taken by the world's wealthiest people. In the UK and the US, the share of national income going to the top 1% has doubled, setting workforces adrift from economic progress ... It is this concentration of income – at levels not seen since the 1920s – that is the real cause of the present crisis ... The effect of this consolidation of economic power is that the two most effective routes out of the crisis have been closed. First, consumer demand – the oxygen that makes economies work – has been choked off. Rich economies have lost billions of pounds of spending power. Secondly, the slump in demand might be less damaging if the winners from the process of upward redistribution – big business and the top 1% – were playing a more productive role in helping recovery. They are not.
(Economic Inequality Leads To Collapse, Guardian, emphasis added). Dredd Blog has also pointed out that this reality is in sharp contrast with government and business propaganda which has resulted in mad military policy abroad as well as a mad spy on Americans syndrome here at home.

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