The world when java was a dime seems so distant now. The turbulence of these times mirrors a lot of the events which occurred almost like it was 86 years back. Though much has changed yet much remains reminiscent of the times when coffee was a just a dime. In the 1930’s the world was filled with so much despair, woe and distress. Regrettably though, history always has discovered a way to repeat events that have played out before. And, today the times are not that much different for millions when all you needed was a dime for that cup of java.
Even in the United States the plight of numerous continues to mount. Any attempt to shut the greatest wealth disparity gap in history is swiftly and abruptly squashed. There remains a never ending growing number of people that are trapped into the whirlwind cycle of poverty.
Back when coffee was a dime there appeared to be a more civility among the masses. In this nations darkest hour much of this nation was held together by the sheer refinement that society had those many years ago. Now, we live in an era greed and selfishness. Our leaders of political expediency have plotted, schemed, and shrewdly positioned this country away from the fundamental principles of our Founding Fathers. In doing so have corrupted the very institutions of government. Heaven forbid you order and espresso! That’s like shelling out a second mortgage. And, needless to say the civility of our state was ripped apart, more so by having Trump in the White House.
What this present Administration has done along with our spineless congress has only hastened this nations downfall. From all those foreign policy directives Trump has managed to make a more unstable and hostile world. We are now poised to fall into a period a cataclysm of financial grief. Another Great Depression is surely on the way.
Through financial and greed posturing by the wealthy elite managed to wipe out millions of hard working Americans financial means. All across the country”Hay buddy can you spare a dime” was the cry of a country swept up into a period of anguish and torment. It was a good thing though that java was a dime. From the soup kitchens to tent cities that the 30’s evoked that catch phrase where”Can you spare a dime” meant a difference for millions of Americans.
Even back in the early 1960’s 10 cents may actually buy a lot of things. In New York you could still get that cup of coffee and you may ride the subway. Costs of everything has risen drastically to the point that millions are not able to make ends meet. The plight of the poor, the impoverished masses has only continued to increase with each passing year.
From the 30’s where starving masses lined up in soup kitchens one of the most popular songs of that time used that catch phrase”can you spare a dime” to depict why this state uttered their livelihoods? To a wonderful deal now our own governmental policies has made it much easier for corporations and businesses to siphon off livelihoods leaving millions stranded, abandoned by the very government that’s supposed to help in troubled times.
Sure, now there are those so called safety nets, Food stamps, unemployment insurance and other agencies that are supposed to help. But, sadly more often than not these agencies are just foot notes of the big bureaucratic blotted system known as our authorities. And, Trump and the rest of the Republicans they all need to do is reduce or remove all leaving millions to languish in poverty.
When coffee was a dime was a time period where the simplicity of life eased much of the tension and turmoil that grew from those hardest and depressing times. Today, the tempo of life is much quicker more stressful in almost every way. One has to wonder if you see panhandlers in almost every intersection it is not a dime they are asking for it’s now a few dollars. And that’s the very sad fact we live in now.