Excellent essay at http://www.rense.com/general50/rust.htm
With production approaching 100% efficiency and/or outsourced, there remains only two possible alternatives: eliminate money and control consumption, or euthanize the masses.
"And now in the 21st century we see the dismantling of America piece by piece. Really it's been decades in the making. Leaders were assassinated, men were sent off to an impossible war in Vietnam (on a lie), drugs poured into the nation destroying communities and families. Billions have been spent on something called a drug war that was never meant to be won. Downtowns and thus community was destroyed with the building of malls and mega stores.
The people were kept dutifully distracted over the years. In the poor neighborhoods; it was the gangs, drive-by shootings, and riots. Government housing became hives of people living behind barred doors and windows. It was no longer safe for fire flies in the night. Ever so insidiously the American dream has become a forever nightmare. The mills, foundries, machine shops, textile plants closed quietly one by one by one across the country.
The fields and woods where I played as a child were buried in asphalt for a mall, with the remainder of my childhood buried beneath tons of slag and ash from the mills. The owners of these places lived far away in removed enclaves of rarified air and park like compounds. What happened to the 'herd-masses-invisible ones' was none of their concern. The robber-barons of steel, oil, timber, and the railroads had their way politically in impoverishing the nation."