Holodomor in the United States

Hits: 2093

Yet another scandal is exploding on the Internet. The administration of free encyclopedia Wikipedia removed an article by a Russian researcher, devoted to assessing the loss of US citizens as a result of the Great Depression of 1932-33. Outraged bloggers began mass distribution of articles in the Russian segment of the popular blogging service Live journal. The material led to heated debates, while the so-called historical flash mob continues.

Russian researcher Boris Borisov touched a really hot topic in his material on the estimated number of victims of the American Great Depression, which in turn, apparently caused a very strong reaction among Wikipedia moderators as well as heightened activity coming from Russian-speaking bloggers. Based on the analysis of statistical data in the article called “The American Holodomor“, Borisov estimated the number of victims of the financial crisis in the US as more than 7 million people and was the first researcher to directly compare the incident in the US in 1932-33 to the 1932-33 Holodomor in the USSR.

“If US statistics are true, in the ten years from 1931 to 1940, the US lost in terms of population growth dynamics as much as 8,553,000 people; moreover, the population statistics increase to twice what they were the year before, on the turn of 1930 / 31, then fall and freeze at this level for exactly ten years … There is no explanation found in this enormous, hundreds of pages long text of Statistical Abstract of the United States” prepared by the US Department of commerce,” says B. Borisov. Few people know … about five million American farmers (about a million families) at exactly the same time driven away by the banks because of the land debts, but not backed up by the US government with the land, nor work, nor social assistance, nor pension – nothing whatsoever,” the author continues.

Of course, different opinions may arise over these words. It is unlikely that Washington will agree with these allegations, presenting their own point of view, as always confirmed by the official statistics. However, the official version, under orders from the White House, could be tossed around to fit the situation for Washington, and always provide the one that is needed today.

And therefore we will not wait for this rigged information from Washington and just look at it ourselves and see what is happening today in the US, not according to the official answers, controlled by the White House, but to the reports of the US media.

For example, recently, the US news site AlterNet has published excerpts from a new report dedicated to the social and economic problems of the 22 American cities. The Conference of Mayors of the cities in the US [independent organization representing the interests of the localities with more than 30 thousand residents] presented its new report, Hunger and homelessness, which contains information about living in different parts of America for the period from September 1 of 2014 to August 31 of 2015. In particular, the report highlights that the lack of affordable housing is a problem that continues to worsen across the country, which is the main reason that American families with children are becoming homeless. Then follow poverty, hunger, unemployment and low-paying jobs.

In the 50% of studied cities, the mayors said that they expected a moderate increase in homelessness next year. In 65% of the cities, the authorities forecast a moderate increase in requests for emergency food aid in the next 12 months. According to Financial Times, now one in five American adults lives on the edge of poverty and hunger is their daily condition. Since the global financial crisis, the ranks of Americans with the lowest incomes in the country were joined by 5.7 million people.

Many of the poor or those at the near-poverty level have become that despite the US economic recovery. More than 45% of them, or 2.5 million adults, have been among those with the lowest incomes since 2011, i.e. after the recession supposedly ended. Today, the category of families with the lowest income includes 48.9 million Americans. According to the US Census Bureau, between 2009 and 2012 more than a third of the country underwent a period of poverty for two or more months and basically were starving.

As a number of US media outlets report, today the US Congress should be filled with guilt and shame for the huge difference in the welfare of Americans, as half of American people live right on the line of poverty and hunger. After all, the data published by US media speak of increasing rates of poverty in the United States, and in the last 12 months the trend has continued to deteriorate. That is why a number of American observers stress out that the US Congress should be ashamed, it is guilty of the huge disparity in the wealth of the citizens of the country, which turns the United States into a third world state.

The real deepening of poverty and social misery in the United States after the economic crash of 2008 are also suggested by the report of The Century Foundation: “The architecture of segregation: social unrest, the concentration of poverty and public policy. It argues that the number of Americans living in areas of extreme poverty (where more than 40% of the population are below the federal poverty line) has nearly doubled since 2000, rising from 7.2 million to 13.8 million people. The poverty level deepened in the US with the Wall Street crash in October 2008, though this fact is strongly suppressed by the official press preferring to talk about economic recovery.

Poverty began to be more extreme in almost every major American city; it is especially growing in urban areas with a population from 250 thousand up to 1 million people. 1.5 million American households and 3 million children are in a situation of economic despair and hunger. The number of super-poor Americans living on less than $ 2 a day has doubled since 1996. A recent book $ 2.00 a Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America, written by Kathryn J. Edin in collaboration with H. Luke Shaefer, examines the state of the US citizens faced with this extreme poverty. According to the authors, the number of super-poor Americans living on $ 2 a day or less, has doubled since 1996, putting Americans in such a desperate economic situation and on the brink of outright starvation.

The American media state that one in seven Americans is not able to feed themselves. Human Rights website Wallethub analyzed 150 most populous cities in the United States to identify those having the greatest number of citizens in need; such indicators were used such as the lack of food security, the level of homelessness and child poverty. Not surprisingly, many disastrous cities from the list are located in the South of the United States with its historically high level of poverty.

The Raw Story compares rich and poor neighborhoods in New York City and calls it a city of extreme inequality. According to the study, poverty kills: poor New Yorkers live 11 years less than “big shots” do from Wall Street.

The Economic Collapse Blog suggests that increase in poverty in the US has gone out of control.

So, reading US media publications, it appears that the richest country on the planet has a huge amount of suffering people, systematically starving, hanging between life and death, and the situation is getting worse every year.

However, American Government only remembers the plight of their people when elections come round, and all the rest of the time they spend the state budget and taxpayers’ money on the initiation of new military interventions, the establishment of new military bases in the Baltic States and other European and Asian countries, satisfying the appetites of only the military-industrial complex which, in the White House opinion, must not be allowed to starve.

As for its own citizens, there is a theory (developed with the active participation of the White House) of the “golden billion,” referring to the only people who should live prosperously on the planet, while the rest of population are disregarded by the current authorities and a license for their starvation was issued a long time ago. Therein lies the secret of “American democracy.


Originally published on 2016-01-05

Author: Vladimir Platov

Source: New Eastern Outlook

Origins of images: Facebook, Twitter, Wikimedia, Wikipedia, Flickr, Google, Imageinjection, Public Domain & Pinterest.

Read our Disclaimer/Legal Statement!

Donate to Support Us

We would like to ask you to consider a small donation to help our team keep working. We accept no advertising and rely only on you, our readers, to keep us digging the truth on history, global politics and international relations.

[wpedon id=”4696″]

Save

Save

READ MORE!
Understanding NATO, Ending War
On 4 April 2019, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, better known as NATO, marked the 70th anniversary of its existence with a conference attended by the foreign ministers of member nations in Washington DC. This will be complemented by a meeting of the heads of state of member nations in London next December.Coinciding with the anniversary event on 4 April, peace activists and concerned scholars in several countries conducted a variety of events to draw attention to, and further document, the many war crimes and other atrocities committed by NATO (sometimes by deploying its associate and crony terrorist armies – ISIS, ...
READ MORE
This is Croatia: A Book of Basic Info about the Country (PDF)
Zagreb, 1941Become familiar with the basic info about one of the most beautiful countries in the world - Croatia. Photos, data & recommendations where to stay in order to enjoy this Adriatic pearl. If you are not the Serb.Split, Dalmatia, Croatia, 2019: "Kill the Serb" on the car with the plates from SerbiaOrigins of images: Facebook, Twitter, Wikimedia, Wikipedia, Flickr, Google, Imageinjection, Public Domain & Pinterest.Read our Disclaimer/Legal Statement!Donate to Support UsWe would like to ask you to consider a small donation to help our team keep working. We accept no advertising and rely only on you, our readers, to ...
READ MORE
How Germany Paved the Way to the Kosovo War 1998-1999
In 1991, a delegation of the German Bundestag visited Kosovo for the first time in order to talk with Kosovo Albanian nationalist leaders. This prompted – as early as 1991! – the warning by a senior member of the Yugoslavian parliament that “the British and the Germans would create a common intervention force with 70,000 soldiers in order to intervene in Kosovo.” [2] Indeed an early and accurate prophecy! So what about Germany’s role in preparing for the Kosovo war?There were and there are strategic differences between German and the US policies about how to retain or enhance hegemony. “As ...
READ MORE
The Empire of Mediocrity and the End of the World
Vladimir Putin has harmed no American. Russia has not stood in the way of any American’s dream. As for the billionaires though, those American and British money bags, the Russians are posing an insurmountable hurdle for their investments. And we all know nothing can stand in the way of their progress. Unfortunately for the human race, mediocrity cannot rule either. Here is a prophesy as real as any newsreel you will view today, the “end all” conclusion for American “exceptionalism”.Do you know where Crimea is? Seriously now, a gaff by presidential hopeful Gary Johnson the other day proved once and ...
READ MORE
Ethnic Cleansing in Palestine
Ilan Pappé is a historian, socialist activist, professor at the University of Exeter, and supporter of the Campaign for Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS). Of Israeli origin, he is a world-renowned scholar on the Palestinian-Israeli conflict and has written numerous books on the subject, including The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine and The Idea of Israel: A History of Power and Knowledge.Pappé was interviewed by Alejandra Ríos for Left Voice, where this article first appeared.Alejandra Ríos (AR): You’ve talked and written about the concept of homeland as justification for destroying the native population. What is the meaning of this concept and ...
READ MORE
The Myth of Hiroshima
With rare exception, the question of whether the atomic bombs were necessary to end World War Two is debated only deep within the safety of academic circles. Could a land invasion have been otherwise avoided? Would more diplomacy have achieved the same ends without the destruction of two cities? Could an atomic test on a deserted island have convinced the Japanese? Was the surrender instead driven primarily by the entry of the Soviets into the Pacific War, which, by historical accident, took place two days after Hiroshima—and the day before Nagasaki was immolated? But it is not only the history of the ...
READ MORE
Tiananmen: The Empire’s Big Lie
Early in 1989, China was stirring. A decade of groundbreaking reforms inspired by Deng Xiaoping had brought the moribund economy to life and freed the nation from the ideological shackles imposed by radical Maoists during the cataclysmic Cultural Revolution. Almost everything seemed possible, as Deng proteges Hu Yaobang and then Zhao Ziyang led policymaking on a day-to-day basis. But the changes sweeping China had its dark undersides. Large-scale economic reforms also meant expanded corruption opportunities, which many officials exploited. And Chinese who “got rich first,” under the Dengist dispensation, opened a rapidly expanding wealth gap with fellow citizens. Discontent simmered dangerously. The ...
READ MORE
Kosovo: An Evil Little War
Six Years Later, Kosovo Still Wrong In the early hours of March 24, 1999, NATO began the bombing of what was then the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. For some reason, many in the targeted nation thought the name of the operation was “Merciful Angel.” In fact, the attack was code-named “Allied Force” – a cold, uninspired and perfectly descriptive moniker. For, however much NATO spokesmen and the cheerleading press spun, lied, and fabricated to show otherwise (unfortunately, with altogether too much success), there was nothing noble in NATO’s aims. It attacked Yugoslavia for the same reason then-Emperor Bill Clinton enjoyed a ...
READ MORE
Israel’s Story: Lies from Top to Bottom
A study by a Toronto-based consulting and research company has revealed that over the past fifty years mainstream reporting about Israel has been distorted to portray the Jewish state in positive terms while ignoring the plight of the Palestinians under Israeli occupation. The media study, based on a computer analysis of 50 years of data, found that major U.S. newspapers have provided consistently skewed, pro-Israel reporting on Israel-Palestine. The slanting in news coverage included subtle manipulations like using word associations favorable to Israel and derogatory to Palestinians as well as persistent publication of stories praising Israel while also avoiding reporting anything ...
READ MORE
The Long History of Russophobia: Starting with its Religious Roots
The former editor of the Tribune de Genève, [Guy Mettan-RI] visited Moscow and presented his new book Russia and the West: A Thousand Year War, which reviews the phenomenon of Russophobia: its roots, historical evolution and modern incarnations. Izvestia had a chance to interview him. What inspired you to write about this? There are two reasons why I began this work. The first is a personal, family reason. In 1994, my wife and I adopted a Russian girl, who now is now 25. Her name is Oksana, and she is from the Vladimir region. After we adopted her, I became interested ...
READ MORE
Obama Failed his Coup in Venezuela
The United States, Germany, Canada, Israel and the United Kingdom launched "Operation Jericho"Once again, the Obama administration has tried to force the change of a political regime that resists it. On February 12, an Academi (formerly Blackwater) plane disguised as an aircraft of the Venezuelan army was supposed to bomb the presidential palace and kill President Nicolas Maduro. The plotters had planned to place former MP María Corina Machado in power and have her immediately acclaimed by former Latin American presidents. President Obama had given a warning. In his new doctrine of Defence (National Security Strategy), he wrote: "We ...
READ MORE
The Great War in 1914 and the Balkans
The WarmongersThe war, which began in August 1914 – to contemporaries the Great War, to posterity the First World War – marked the end of one period of history and the beginning of another. Starting as a European war, it turned in 1917, with the entrance of the US into a world war. The spark that triggered it off was the assassination of the Austrian heir-presumptive, Archduke Franz Ferdinand (1864−1914), by a Bosnian nationalist of Serb origin – Gavrilo Princip[1], a member of the Young Bosnia (Mlada Bosna) movement, in Sarajevo on June 28th, 1914 on his official visit to ...
READ MORE
Post-Maidan Ukrainian Anti-Semitism: Tragic “Blowback” Resulting from U.S. Interventionist Foreign Policy?
The foreign policy of the United States in the post-Cold War era, driven by a doctrine of Exceptionalism and managed by a neoconservative strategy, has been responsible for the invasion of Iraq in 2003, Nato’s war on Libya in 2011 and the covert war waged in Syria using Islamist proxies. It was also at the root of its involvement in the overthrow of the democratically elected government of Ukraine in 2014. But the geopolitical advantage intended in each enterprise has brought the proverbial blowback.The results are plain to see. Libya is now certifiably a failed state. Accompanying the destruction of ...
READ MORE
International Hypocrisy: Reprimanding the Saudi Kingdom
By now all international media resources; newspapers, magazines, TV channels, and internet social media, are busy reporting the gruesome murder of Jamal Khashoggi; a Saudi reporter, who was loyal to the regime until he turned against Muhamad bin Salman (MBS) and his suppressive policies. Once MBS was announced crowned prince in 2015 and started his war against Yemen, critic Khashoggi found it safer for himself to leave Saudi Arabia. He moved first to UK and later to USA. In his writings Khashoggi harshly criticized the policies of the young prince. Eventually he was lured to the Saudi consulate in Turkey, where ...
READ MORE
Remember Pearl Harbor: Provoking Japan, Provoking North Korea
On December 7, 1941 the U.S. naval base in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii was attacked by Japanese forces. President Roosevelt, in his well known Infamy speech delivered on December 8, claimed the attack was “unprovoked” and, on this basis, asked for and received a declaration of war from the U.S. Congress. But the evidence suggests the attack was not unprovoked. On the contrary, it was carefully and systematically provoked in order to manipulate the U.S. population into joining WWII. This provocation game, spectacularly successful in 1941, is currently being played with North Korea.  The stakes are high.Many good people are reluctant to look critically ...
READ MORE
America Now Preparing for World War III
Because this article states so many things that might be likely to contradict what most people in Western countries have been led to believe, readers here are especially strongly encouraged to click onto any allegation which seems at all questionable, in order to get to the sources behind any given questionable allegation. And wherever a clicked-onto source turns out to be another article, one is encouraged similarly to do the same there, so that the reader will be able, in this way, to probe down to the ultimate sources, which are the sources upon which this article is finally based.After ...
READ MORE
Saudi Arab Islamist beheading Serbs in Bosnia in 1992
The conflict that raged throughout the former Yugoslavia was met by a wall of silence when it came to important issues. These important issues apply to America and the United Kingdom supporting Islamists in a brutal civil war in Bosnia and then installing a new nation by ignoring international law in Kosovo. Also, is it credible to believe that the vast majority of major news agencies and national governments did not know about thousands of Islamists in Europe who were sent to slit the throats and behead Orthodox Christians? After all, if the reality of what really happened in Bosnia and ...
READ MORE
Russian Military Interventions Throughout the World since 1945
Origins of images: Facebook, Twitter, Wikimedia, Wikipedia, Flickr, Google, Imageinjection & Pinterest.Read our Disclaimer/Legal Statement!Donate to Support UsWe would like to ask you to consider a small donation to help our team keep working. We accept no advertising and rely only on you, our readers, to keep us digging the truth on history, global politics and international relations.[wpedon id="4696" align="left"]
READ MORE
Hillary Clinton and American Empire
Despite the lack of evidence linking Orlando mass murderer Omar Mateen to Daesh (ISIS) in any operational (direct) sense, the first inclination of U.S. Presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton was to renew American bombing of Syria, Iraq and Libya— the very nations that were destroyed by U.S. bombs directed by Mrs. Clinton and from whence Daesh arose. In so doing Mrs. Clinton made it evident that she is an unrepentant militarist whose bloodlust, combined with her longstanding interest in promoting American business interests, ties her to the U.S. imperial project of the last century and one-half. The precise moral difference between ...
READ MORE
Five Facts about Kosovo the #Fakenews Media is Lying to You about
1. Kosovo is not ancient Albanian landIts very name comes from the Serbian word “kos,” meaning blackbird. Its Albanian name, “Kosova,” means nothing whatsoever.Kosovo was the heartland of medieval Serbian state and the site of the 1389 battle in which both the Serbian prince and the Ottoman sultan died, checking the Turkish expansion into the Balkans for almost 70 years. Ethnic Albanians were settled there by the Ottomans over the intervening centuries, and became a majority due to pogroms and persecution of Serbs – which began under Ottoman rule but continued under Austro-Hungarian occupation in WWI and German/Italian occupation in ...
READ MORE
Understanding NATO, Ending War
This is Croatia: A Book of Basic Info about the Country (PDF)
How Germany Paved the Way to the Kosovo War 1998-1999
The Empire of Mediocrity and the End of the World
Ethnic Cleansing in Palestine
The Myth of Hiroshima
Tiananmen: The Empire’s Big Lie
Kosovo: An Evil Little War
Israel’s Story: Lies from Top to Bottom
The Long History of Russophobia: Starting with its Religious Roots
Obama Failed his Coup in Venezuela
The Great War in 1914 and the Balkans
Post-Maidan Ukrainian Anti-Semitism: Tragic “Blowback” Resulting from U.S. Interventionist Foreign Policy?
International Hypocrisy: Reprimanding the Saudi Kingdom
Remember Pearl Harbor: Provoking Japan, Provoking North Korea
America Now Preparing for World War III
Bosnia and Kosovo: Radical Islam, Organ Trafficking and Western Mainstream Media Bias
Russian Military Interventions Throughout the World since 1945
Hillary Clinton and American Empire
Five Facts about Kosovo the #Fakenews Media is Lying to You about

Written by Policraticus

SHORT LEGAL DISCLAIMER: The website’s owner & editor-in-chief has no official position on any issue published at this website. The views of the authors presented at this website do not necessarily coincide with the opinion of the owner & editor-in-chief of the website. The contents of all material (articles, books, photos, videos…) are of sole responsibility of the authors. The owner & editor-in-chief of this website is not morally, scientifically or legally responsible for any inaccurate or incorrect statement in the contents of all material found on this website. The owner & editor-in-chief of this website is not responsible for the content of external internet sites. No advertising, government or corporate funding for the functioning of this website. The owner & editor-in-chief and authors are not morally, scientifically or legally responsible for any inaccurate or incorrect statement in the text and material found on the website www.global-politics.eu

Website: http://www.global-politics.eu