That’s not a typo in the title. I mean “undeveloping”. I am intentionally coining a new word. Undeveloping is the only way I can describe the country where I live, Venezuela, and although you may not want to admit it, you, in America are also living in a undeveloping country. I’m sorry but that is the sad truth.
When I came to Venezuela nearly 18 years ago, I found a clearly developing country with a vibrant and growing middle and upper class. Government institutions were clearly independent of the Executive branch. It was a country worthy of foreign investment. For the last twelve years, I have watched as Venezuela has UNDEVELOPED Since Chavez came to power almost 12 years ago, every thing has changed. The middle and upper class is shrinking, the institutions are totally under the thumb of the Executive, and Venezuela is one of the last places a foreign investor would want to put his capital.
When Chavez came to power, the UNDEVELOPING began. Slowly at first and the around 2004 the UNDEVELOPING entered the trotting stage. And since 2008 it has entered the galloping stage. To be sure, Chavez has accomplished more in twelve years than the American political class has accomplished in the last 100 years. But they are catching-up quickly.
Today we Americans are witnessing the UNDEVELOPING of the greatest developed nation on earth. The methods used by Chavez are not the same as those used by our political class bu the results are similar. Our middle class is a shadow of what it once was. I have always said that developed and developing nation rest on the shoulders of their middle class. Today our middle class is shrinking, 50% of Americans don’t qualify to pay taxes, and the government dependent class is growing rapidly. Power is every day more and more concentrated in the hands of the federal government. More and more the rights and freedoms of Americans are being compromised by our Big Brother government.
The process of UNDEVELOPING America was in the slow but sure mode for over 90 years. But, TPTB stepped things up a couple of years ago and now we are in the “trotting” phase. They are no longer content to whittle away at our constitution and our rights and freedoms. Now they have their axes out. Recent examples are ObamaCare, green energy programs, the FCC is pushing for more control over the internet and of the media. Our education system has been converted into an indoctrination system and now with this Sunday night’s strike, the government and their crony friends will control every aspect of our food supply from seed to the supermarket. Our energy policies are 100% counterproductive. Our corporate taxes are the highest in the world and government policies are forcing companies to seek better business climates in other countries, which cost us jobs and damages our economy . The Fed seems content to continue policies that led to the disaster we have experienced for the last two years. We are a UNDEVELOPING country.
Time is running out for America. The Tea Party movement and the rising tide of conservatism are not enough, in and of themselves. Is there no way to get the political class to listen to the people? In my opinion there is. There is one thing that people like Chavez and our political class fear. What they fear most is when the people demonstrate in the streets against the things they have done. I’m not talking about a occaisional march. I’m talking about street demonstrations on nearly a daily basis. One day in Phoenix another day in Detroit and the next day in Miami and as often as possible in Washington D. C. These demonstrations must be peaceful but they must also be LOUD. And, of course, it is very important that the demonstrations are well attended.
I know. It’s easy for me down here to say what you should be doing back there in America. I sincerely wish that I could be there to carry my share of the load. But that is not possible. For the sake of my children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, I am counting on all of you to put a stop to the UNDEVELOPING of America.