Look in the eyes of your children”.. you may be awakened

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This is not a laugh a minute, patronizing writing, so if you are looking for a ‘feel good”  happy as a lark reading, this is not it… This is about concerns within what is our society and community of people, and the betterment for the children who make up what will be the future.  If you have no concern for those things, then this is not something you want to spend your time to reflect upon, or explore …

Look in the eyes of your children”.. you may be awakened

If each parent look in the eyes of their children, they may learn many things.

Let’s start with schools,  if you look in the eyes of your children, you may learn why they don’t perform as people did years ago, in academic endeavors.

One their schools have cut out all the programs that help build cultural and developmental pride.
They no longer have a band, they don’t have a choir, they don’t have 4H clubs, Girl Scouts and Boy Scout programs are gone, they don’t put on plays, and have no idea of what a drama class is, they don’t teach civics anymore, there is no sports teams at the elementary schools, there are not sports team at 75% of the junior high schools, there is no cheer leading programs, no tennis programs, no golf programs..  All this has been stripped away, all to try and turn them into accountants and bookkeepers, who result to have developed no social concept of self value, they have been robbed of cultural grooming programs, Arts and Crafts does not exist in many schools. and basic Home Economic  is not only void, it forgot to teach about basic financial management.
Instead of a society that is progressing , We’ve regressed so far, and all we can think to do is blame it on the kids.

All these programs taught social values, each of them taught team working, and how to function in a society with other human beings,  they taught the value of community, as well as gave kids something to belong to, of which they could take pride.  When these programs were removed, Gang increased, delinquency increased, and kids created their own networks.  Because of our failure and disregard to sustain and maintain these programs in our educational facilities.

Many educators became so elite minded, they forgot about these rudimentary things, all they could see was to groom corporate spokes, that could ride title for the sake of a dollar and status. but the humanity factor was tossed under the bus.

We cut programs because we say they cost too much, but it cost of 4 times as much for delinquency, and every other social malfunction which results because we have so little regard for positive and interactive social grooming programs.

Even churches across the city, with these elaborate facilities, that remains locked 5-6 days a week, all so the Pastor can claim how big of a building their church houses, but they have not functional social programs, that truly remain an open flow for children to utilize.  Church after church, became no more than ‘Real Estate Gambits”,  of buy and sell, and then move out on the outskirts and build new ones, but no one can fill those which already exist.   We never developed such a concept of ‘associate Ministry, because every pastor wants his own kingdom, rather rather than to think in terms, of Gods Kingdom, which is based on Unity, not denominational divides.  Even people today, talk more about the pastor than about the God the pastor should be directing them to honor.

Young people will gravitate to church, but they are not going to rush to “Fire and Brimstone methodology of teaching”, unfortunately some church are simply not willing to change to attract these young people.   young people want to learn what is good, what is right and what is positive, they don’t want to be beat over the head, but simply taught the lesson of wisdom, to put to functional use in their lives.

In Schools for the past 25 years kids have been telling educators, that the method of teaching is not only dis-interesting, but it become a bore in a world where technology has exposed them to many levels of functional application.  Kids have demonstrated by their quick grasp of technology, how advanced their ability is to learn, and they have show, they excel by interactive learning. Not just sitting with a book and listening to a lecture, that has no time to discuss anything, because of a scoring mandate. Which moves the lesson plan along to satisfy legislators, while it leaves the children behind, in unlearned situations.

Teachers can’t teach because they are mandated to push “rote memorization”, when Americans learn by interactive involvement, they want to know, the who, what when, where and certainly the “why’s”.. But today educations does not deal with it. The only response the Student gets is, being told, “We will get to it later”, but later never comes.

Young kids at many of the inner city schools do not even get free time recreation breaks, they are controlled as if they are in a boot camp and many are not even in the 4th or 5th grade.  they are herded to the cafeteria, and then whisked back to the classroom, and people wonder why they suffer from Attention deficit, and have un manageable energy, which is then exercised as class room disruptions.

No schools in higher income neighborhoods function this way, because the parents won’t allow it, and the students will make sure their parents know their human dignity liberty is stripped away, and they are being processed liked robots.  But this is done in the less financial and poor economic neighborhood schools as a scripted program and process.  The kids are considered to be trouble students, and then eyes of the adults convey that to them, and they respond in kind.

Look into the eyes of the children, and much can be seen.  when kids have programs they can join, such as sports, band, drama, dance, choir, 4h. Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, Science programs, debate teams, swim teams, soccer, tennis, golf, and some of the sports that are only found at high income community schools.  Yet, we wonder why, kids rebel so much, when they are made to feel inferior by the things which has been taken from them.  they are made inferior by the opportunity programs, that is no longer a part of the school system.   Yet, we wonder why they are obese, and have no physical involvement in anything.

We are the Problem, as being the Adults of this society.   We allowed the status of material things, the status of job and title, and the claim that money makes us more than we are as social human beings.  We’ve become so obsessed into these things, we have diminished even the function of family engagement.

We’ve allowed greed of every sort to invade the industry of this nation, to the point, that we ourselves have become indentured servants to a system, that gouge us and strip away product quality and services.  Not because the company can’t make a profit, but because the executive ranks, want to make a kings ransom, or sell away the company and collect a bounty, while stripping and ripping and leaving American citizens unemployed.  We sit idle and watch executive compensations, imply that we are worthless as workers, when the executives pay themselves 100’s of time more than the average work, and then take away the basic benefits of the employees.

Even the simplicity of Lunch breaks are not taken, and people made to work an extra hour, for lunch, and this has cut away time for parents to be home with their children, or to go to their children after school functions, or to see to it their kids get to and from practices or participate in programs at their schools.

The more we swallow these things, in silence, the more poor society becomes in both the household economics, poor in social values, and there is almost no such things as community unity. its simply a group of houses in a common area, where people play status measurement against and upon each other, about who’s got a new car, and what kind of clothes they wear, and how fresh is the paint on their home.

We created this madness, the children did not create it, it is the Adults.  We think today, the only thing that matters, to is buy the kid the latest fashion costume, or gadget, and claim that we are the best parent, because of who’s kid has the most gadgets, and who’s kid is so elite they don’t even have to take out the trash or cut the lawn, or rake the leaves, or even to clean their own room.

Yet, we wonder what happen to society… Well, what happen is the Adults lost concern for the things which build a better citizenry.    some Areas do not even have a movie house, for kids to frequent, but they have enough nail shops and hair salons, or Circle K markets, and they are surrounded by enough Wal marts.    there is no such thing as a small craft shop, or a repair shop of any kind that a kid can get an after school job.  there is no more community business, that contribute to community center little league teams.   But here we are with a state motto as being “Sportsman Paradise’  – we should be purely ashame as to what we have allowed to erode.

We now have a society of obese adults, because status and looking what some call professional, in designer attire, has made people unaware of the need for physical activity.  the delusion is so deep, that people fix their hair, or slap on a wig, and paint their nails and buy a designer label, and forget that their body mass is expanding astronomically.

Unfortunately today, we have women in mass volume who have lost the appreciation of their natural selves, and wigs dominate the landscape, if one is in a situation where a wig is used for a various problems of some sort, that is not much of something to address. but when people simply choose a wig over, taking time to groom their hair, then that tells much of a story.

The kids in turn replicate this process, and we see excessive  obesity among the young people, it is so high, that it is a national security risk to the whole of the nation.

Today, we see parents go to schools, physically looking any kind of way, it never dawns on those parents  who do so craziness, to consider how  they invoke an embarrassing situation upon their kids.   it shows,  that when the parents has not the dignity of mindset to properly groom and prepare themselves to address the school their child attends, then what else do they ignore to consider as it relates to their child and themselves for that matter.
Sadly as a nation of people, we elect politicians, and they go to the State Capital as if they are a Guru, in turn, ignore the voice of the people, and go so far as to pass legislation that impact how to destroy education programs.  They should deal strictly with assuring that funding is provided to the school districts, not try and mandate how educations should be engaged on a district level. Nor telling districts what programs they must cut, and taking money away from cultural and social grooming programs within schools.

Most of the Politicians kids go to private school, yet, they are in the capital dictating public school programs, when they have no respect for it, otherwise if they did their kids would be attending public schools.
Voters need to be mindful of these things when they cast votes, until we rid this menace from the Political process.  You did not send them to the capital to dictate how schools education is conducted, you sent them there to assure that funding is allocated to support schools systems, not to sit and monitor the grades of students and play jockey games with the funding, because they want scores, for their political benefit. at the expense of children, and providing them a full rounded educational experience.

Politicians won’t address banking rip offs and the collusive rips and strip interest rate games banks play, but they want to get involved in how your child is afforded an full service educational experience.

If Politicians, understand what matters, they would have put a cap and freeze on home interest rates, in the namesake of children, schools and community, because when they allow banks to create a climate of foreclosure, it directly takes away from taxes that support schools.  and give that money to greedy bankers, by kicking people out of homes with exaggerated interest rates.

Society must learn how to connect the dots, and they will know quickly, how to fix the problems that face this society.

We can pay billions to fight wars we can’t win, but we can’t spend billions to improve our educational system, yet we wonder why we’ve fallen below 26th in the world as it relates to educations, and we’ve fallen off the charts in industrial stability.

Look in the eyes of your children”.. you may be awakened

They’ve been made to see a hopeless future – by our own folly.

This nation no longer respect the common worker, unless they are given a title of some sort, and this translates to bad situations for the children of today and their vision of being respected in the days of tomorrow.

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At what point will ‘American People Awaken”.. “That time is with an urgency to become “NOW”..

At what point will ‘American People Awaken”..  “That time is with an urgency to become  “NOW”..

Company after company complain about operational cost, but none seem to want to face the truth, that the Executive who run these company, “Are not the Owners”, and certainly when it comes to “Public Traded Companies” .

When the nation awakens, to stop the gouging, by the Executive sections, Then companies can prosper.  NO reason to pay any “hired employee’, 263 Times more than the average worker earns.   many companies can and do continue to function when the CEO is absent, and they continue to perform, therefore,  “perspective must be put in place”, this is not to say a company does not need a leader,  but no single individual, should be give the sole credit to such a degree, to claim they are the only source and force for the companies success. Because its the people who not only know their jobs, they do their jobs, and without the work of the people, then any CEO has ability to do nothing but be a figure head.,  But when a company claims it must cut millions in cost, it fails to start at the top and bring perspective to the pay rates.

Why is a CEO given excessive amounts of stock, they are already paid to do a job, and why are they given bonuses for simply doing what they are highly paid to do ?   Is there any reason, to pay anyone millions and 10’s of millions, when workers, barely make 80% of the wage necessary to cover their living expenses. if any executive gets a bonus, it should be maybe no more than what the lowest paid employee makes in one year.   other executives, should get no more than 6 months of what the lowest paid employee makes in a years, and on down the line, to 3 months of what the lowest paid employee makes, until it levels out, that the lowest paid employee, gets,  maybe a week, two  or a months salary as a bonus.  then there is Respectful compensation spread throughout the ranks of the company employees.

We live in a nation with Min wage, rated at $7.25 hrs, or less than $8. But we sit with silence and blind eyed absent mentality when executives, walk away with 10’s of millions in pocket money, millions of shares of stock, and a perk for anyone one can imagine.  All while the company itself suffers, and results to devastate peoples lives, and crash whole towns.

Investors, should be in revolt, to put caps on ‘Executive compensation, which include wages, and stock options. If they want stocks, they make enough money to buy their own.  That what all other employees are forced to do.

We’ve allowed the delusion of title, and Ivy league identity, to turn the American people into ‘Indentured servants”, for the sake of Title worship, which makes us a nations, of title worshipers, at the expense of family, community, cities and towns across this nations. This ultimately results to failing States.  We have some of the equally ethical and society respecting  capable attorneys who never graced the doors of an Ivy League school.  Equally so,  they understand the value of respecting the nation, and making decision which are in the best interest of people and nation. But they are pushed to the side, for the sake of status idenity based solely on institutional affiliation.

We allow CEO and Attorneys, to destroy company after company, with consolidation and sales of the company, which they were simply hired employees, who were hired to make it work, not to sell it and walk way with a wheel-barrow full of money.

Investors make pennies on the dollar, and many loose their principle all while the Executives take bonus, cash in stock options, and increase the perks they take with company owned money.

You wonder, why you can save for your kids, or find employment suitable to raise a family, you wonder why all the business of productions is closed or the building abandoned and shipped off to China, and other places about the world.  Then you need look no further, than the “Ranks of Executives”, who have lost all concern for city, state and family of American people.   Every Factory that closes, devastate countless small business in communities across this nations.

When Local GM, cut back, look around and take note of the many small business which were forced to close, and the families left with nothing, after years of hard labor.

We rush out to buy the latest phone, or the newest TV set, but none of these things provide employment that can support raising a family in America. they only provide low pay clerk jobs, in some conglomerate chain store, who ushers the money out of the community, back to Foreign shores.  Yet, we wonder why our economy fails.

‘greed, in the executive suits, is the fault of America people, for hailing these people as Guru’s and then worshiping them, yet, review and learn, how many executives, we discovered in t 2008, who all claim they had no idea what was going on. but they were paid to know what was going on.  They did not care, as long as their attorney told them how much they would walk away with, nothing else mattered.

Scandal of every sort, has cost companies, 100’s of billions by actions of Executives, and yet, we still have the blind mentality, to want to raise these people to the status of worshipped icons.

Why do American people underestimate themselves so much, to the point, they love to worship people with titles.  – common sense is what wins in the world, we’ve seen any and every kind of harebrained scheme by executives take down companies and crash communities, time after time. and yet, we seem blind to face the reality.

Anyone with average common sense, can make a decision if provided the information to review, But we assume the Executive is the only viable component to make corporations work, when the actual work is done by the employees who perform daily.  Give the average astute individual, the accessibility to the resource pool of people, to pursue a task, and they can manage the process,  and make a decision when time calls for a decision.

We have Boards across the nation, who adopt one bad policy and spread it to multiple industry, and crash companies and cost many American their jobs and cities to fold over, and fall into despair.  We saw the Board of companies hail “Arthur Anderson”, and spread it and resulted to crash company upon company, with false and collusive accounting practices.  This cost every American, yet, we in turn still paid “Golden Parachutes” to these executives, and they walked away laughing at the ignorance of the American people.

We claim Ivy League is the best we have, yet, many who attend, have never worked a day in their lives nor had to deal with the average financial situations of the Average American person, yet, they make decision based on their affluent maintenance of self, that is in no way representative of the American Individual family.

Every hailed Economist, claimed to be dumbfounded with the crash of 2008, but they were the ones who were suppose to be astute enough to pay attention to the national indicators.  they were more in awe and playing worship the title mentality, until they were sucked into playing the ‘appease and endorse game”, of the swindlers who took down a nation.

If American, don’t learn the value of “Small Business”, and stop falling for every spill the Attorneys cook up, to convince them to go public and expand and every other scheme, that creates billing hours for Attorneys, that result into over leveraged companies, that become forced by over zealous stock traders, making unreal demand on companies to produce in volumes they do not have a market to serve, and the result is “collapsed companies”.

In the wake, there are countless people who struggled to build enterprise, left with excessive debt, and ultimate bankruptcy, and the only winner again, is the Attorneys, and their hiked up billing hours.

When America companies were ran by the people who actually created them, these people had vested interst and their pride of ownership they protected, but when the nation began to hail “Hired Help, in the CEO capacity”, to run what they did not build, and did not invest anything into – then the recipe for disaster is multiplied by a 1000%.

No hired CEO should make above $1 million dollars a year, in an economy that has a wage structure, that pays min. wage of $7.25 per hours, and claim that a salary of 50-60K is an America Average,  Nor should they be given stock options, all based on the claim of “Talent”… true talent shows up in many individuals when opportunity is afforded, which means, we have colleges across this nation, that produce qualified people to run these businesses. Many business have long term employees, who may not have college but the experience within the business, who understand the business, who are capable of running these business in a successful manner.

Pagan mentality is what has taken down the Nation of America.  We  worship titles, we leave politicians in office for 20+ years, when they should have no more than two terms, so we can usher in new ideas, and new thoughts about the business of a nation.  We allow these politicians to build mini empires within our system, and they bottle neck growth for the sake of self interest an title delusions.

We cycle them in year after year, when there should be a standard two term max.  and many positions, may well function better by a two term basis. IF a position is with a 4 yr term, maybe it should be increased to 1 6 year term.  Because systems are not functional to be changed every 4 yrs, it takes the first two years, to try and fix the folly from the previous term.

We truly need to review many things, and learn to stop worshipping titles.

Degree’s were only meant, to mean a person invested time to study, it does not mean that every holder of degree is competently by the mere fact of degree.
Education systems were not designed to give unchecked endorsement to individuals because they attended some course of study.  We now have requirements for jobs, based solely on degree, rather than the simple ability of individuals to perform.  Many people hold positions, that have nothing to do with their course of study. Only because they have a status of degree.
Since when did a degree in English Literature, have any relationship of expertise to run a manufacturing division, or to manage people in corporate environment.

We became so title absorbed, that we ignored the reality of common sense functional ability of people.  We ignored learned and gained experience, and forsaken it for the claim of degree.  We allowed University, to control Human Resource Hiring guidelines to support University being able to guarantee their entrants the control of industry, regardless of what claim of course study they undertake.

Ultimate we gave the standard delusion, that degree means ‘superior and limitless expertise of any and every field of business”, and that simply is not the case. nor is it practical for a nation that relies on Industry for its growth, stability and development.

Gained experience within the work force is what prospers business and industry, it is always the people who do the jobs, are the ones who learn the jobs and their collective gained experience is what affords industrial stability and functional process.

American’s have been chasing Title Worship, since it declared its Independence from the British, we have since them tried to create every kind of faux title imaginable, and hail those titles as royalty.  In the end result we have decimated the spirit of creativity, and we have stomped out and crushed common sense.

We must find a way, to again, see “America People” as qualified and capable individuals… and not continue to crash a nation for the sake of title worship.

When we learn this simply change point, we will have come to learn what builds a strong nation, of strong people, who work with a unified interest as
“American People”

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Stuffing Their Pockets

by Rana Foroohar – September 04, 2010

One of the most startling things about the post-crisis landscape is how tone-deaf the wealthiest Americans remain to outrage over their Croesus-like pay packages. The award for complete obliviousness would have to go to Blackstone cofounder Stephen Schwarzman, who earlier this summer compared government attempts to raise taxes on financiers such as himself to Hitler’s invasion of Poland. Silver medals should certainly be handed out to the many executives and corporate lawyers who were grousing last week about the new Dodd-Frank bill, which includes a rule requiring companies to disclose the difference in pay between their chief executive and their lowest-level workers. It would be a “logistical nightmare,” these titans of industry wailed, for firms to compile this information.

Well, maybe, but if you issue pay stubs, surely you can tally them up (and perhaps keep a few more workers on board to do just that). The real nightmare will be when the public sees the numbers, which will illuminate just how egregious the U.S. pay gap has become. According to the Institute for Policy Studies, a liberal think tank based in Washington, the average S&P 500 CEO takes home 263 times what his cheapest laborer does. While CEO pay is indeed down from its pre-crisis highs in 2007, it’s still double what it was in the 1990s, and eight times the level in the 1950s.

Meanwhile, American workers are taking home less in real weekly wages than they did in the 1970s. So much for the idea that the financial crisis would somehow even things up by wiping out a good chunk of the paper wealth of the plutocrats. Indeed, stock prices have surged so much since last year that many CEOs, who receive a good chunk of their pay in equity, are wealthier than ever before.

Such facts are inevitably followed by the impossible-to-answer question, do they deserve it? While the corporate world has certainly gotten more complex over the last 50 years, it’s hard to make the case that CEOs themselves have gotten any smarter, or that investors are doing a better job of judging a CEO’s success. Compensation levels are all too often driven by short-term thinking. The CEOs of the 50 firms that laid off the most workers since the onset of the economic crisis took home 42 percent more pay in 2009 than their peers did—largely because cutting workers boosts short-term profits and appeals to Wall Street. Yet a growing body of academic research suggests that downsizing doesn’t always lead to increased profitability over the longer haul, or even lower costs. There are many reasons for this, ranging from the fact that companies going into layoff mode often lose their best workers to competitors, to the toll taken on R&D spending, which is what produces the revenue and growth potential of the future.

While one can argue the merits of layoffs on a company-by-company basis, what’s striking is that the executives who are the most willing to ax workers also seem to be the least likely to tighten their own belts. Management guru Peter Drucker once noted that after CEO-to-worker pay ratios went above 25–1, major moral questions started to be raised. It will be hard to make employees believe that “we’re all in this together” when it becomes clear in public documents that company leaders have largely insulated themselves from any financial risk.

The larger issue of growing inequity in the Western world is a tough one to tackle; the forces of globalization that have led to stagnating wages aren’t going to disappear. But executive pay could be made fairer and more transparent. For starters, corporate America might take a page out of the European playbook. In countries like Germany, which boasts many of the world’s most competitive and productive companies, worker representatives often sit on corporate boards, providing a check against bloated pay packages.


On the other hand, U.S. corporate boards are full of very rich people who have no incentive to complain about each others’ pay. That’s why politicians might consider getting rid of tax rules that let companies write off unlimited amounts of corporate compensation. And whatever arguments there might be about the complexity of the Dodd-Frank rules, the notion of publishing pay numbers is a good one. If nothing else, it could be the starting point of a conversation in which America’s business leaders explain, to their shareholders and to the wider public, exactly why they need so much money to get the job done.