I just re-read a rambling that I wrote back in 2004 – Where I Believe America Is Headed – and decided to update my thoughts following the recent debates about our government’s financial situation and the raising of America’s debt ceiling.
Some commentators and reporters are raising issues about how our government is in the middle of a coup d’ etat, driven by financial powers and the possibility that the entire world is on the same path towards a single world government. I can’t disagree because many, many nations all seem to be in the same boat. Let’s just start with Greece, Italy, Spain, France, Portugal and add the Middle East and North African nations geographically positioned around the Mediterranean Sea, Red Sea and Persian Gulf. In addition, Mexico and most nations of South America, except possibly Brazil, are having similar troubling issues. I suppose that I could enumerate more nation-state failures but I never believed (until recently) that America would be among the failures I would be talking about. It is my observation that fully 90% of ALL MUNICIPAL, STATE AND FEDERAL EMPLOYEES (AND THIS INCLUDES POLITICIANS) are woefully inadequate when it comes to demonstrating intelligence. Reactionary governance has reached new levels of stupidity. In fact, many people believe that our government (all levels) has finally reached a point that indicates our future is no longer predictable. That is pretty scary.
With a $16.5-trillion national debt greater than our entire Gross National Product (GNP), I just do not see any way that we can sustain ourselves for even another year or two. It is mind boggling that our elected politicians have overlooked this emerging crisis for so long. I mused that it began in earnest about 1960. They all really must be morons – or worse – evil, self-centered narcissists. If our politicians have deliberately moved us along this course – toward a One World Government – then it is my belief that the lies and deceit have been orchestrated by others – ruling from who-knows-where. But, whoever is in charge of this dark symphony must be extremely wealthy. There are as many conspiracy theories as there are dollars in the debt. Some go all the way back to Franklin D. Roosevelt and the British Monarchy. Some say it began with Lyndon Johnson and most recently led by George H.W. Bush, Clinton, George W. Bush and now Obama. Some insist that most of our long-term national politicians are, and have been, fully aware of this movement and have gone along in order to survive. Others have said that we would have had many assassinations had they not played the game. I don’t have a clue how deep the knowledge of these things goes. I doubt that even presidential candidates know the ins and outs of things until they are actually elected and even then it may be a case of a NEED TO KNOW secret. All I know is that we have now arrived at a time in our history that is not sustainable. I’m more convinced of this than ever. Unless the powers in charge have a way to silent the opposition I believe that the discourse will evolve into a physical confrontation that might just bring our nation into another Civil War with real fighting – not unlike what is happening in Egypt, Libya and Syria. Even Great Britain is having riots and who knows how long it will take to get this under control. The “Entitlement” mentality is causing havoc in the U.K. and America. Fully 50% of all Americans pay zero taxes and feel entitled to receive food, housing and medical care – all provided by the other half who do pay taxes. If half of us who get free stuff have the power to cast a vote we will perpetuate the entitlements by voting for the people who will see to it that we keep getting our stuff. This is not difficult to understand. If this block vote continues, there is absolutely no hope for us and I fear that if anyone decides to take away the “free-stuff” riots will break out nationally.
All of us know that it takes a lot of money for most officials to get elected. That money isn’t just printed. It is deposited in campaign coffers by those who have a lot of money to spend and a lot to gain from someone’s election. I’ve always called them THE HAVES. I am decidedly in the class of HAVE NOTS although I have led a comfortable life until this point. I think that is about to change and I’m an old geezer and I probably will not be able to endure it. Our culture has seemed to undergo a real moral shift during the last decade and now we are all quick to bump chests when we disagree. This clash of civilization is getting worse every day. I have often mentioned the equally divided nation we are. Fifty percent of us want a benevolent government that attends to our every need and the other half wants a smaller government that will stay out of our lives. A larger government scares me. If for no other reason than such an entity is overseen by narcissists who care about nothing except themselves. Their financiers, Wall Street “fat cats” are built from the same mold. Money truly is the “root of all evil” and we are stupid if we do not recognize and understand this old axiom. In order to gain support from our population, government insiders have given away the store – or a small part of it – and that entraps people into a lifestyle that requires them to continue the facade. The so-called Civil Rights movement of the 1960’s and touted as his major accomplishment, Lyndon Johnson may have been the original progenitor of this movement towards a global cabal. Of course, conspiracy theorists often tout their belief that John Kennedy was assassinated just so Johnson could initiate this movement from within the White House. I don’t know. But, it does have a ring of truth to it. What better way to initiate something so huge as the clash of races. And, the clash goes on until this very day.
I believe that America’s public educational system is a total failure and I also believe that it was planned. A governing body will have a far more difficult time ruling educated people than it will a bunch of dumb-asses. I recently heard a young black man, ostensibly with three-years of college under his belt, address a judge in a court of law. Not only was his grammar absolutely horrible, his ability to grasp simple concepts was completely impossible. I don’t care who you are, if you saw this exchange between him and a judge, you would not believe that he even graduated fifth-grade. I am not over stating this at all. Now, I realize that this is but one example of educational failure but it seems that I can witness more and more of the same everyday. Of course there are many well educated kids emerging from schools all around the planet but in my opinion there are far too many failures. I’m often shocked at how little some people know when confronted by Jay Leno as he does his JAYWALKING segment. I fully realize that he only selects to air those interviews that are shockingly disturbing or funny but the fact remains that too many of my fellow citizens are just not able to grasp the complexities of our times. It really does bother me that they are allowed to vote. Sorry! If this statement bothers you, then go read something else. You are most likely part of the problem as I see it.
I’ve already written about the issue of the POWER brokers being undermined by the development of the Internet as a way to dislodge secret combinations. The rise of the Tea Party political movement just might be something that wasn’t anticipated by the brainiacs at the top of the food chain. The King of England sure didn’t anticipate that dumping a bunch of tea into Boston Harbor would end up in a war that took away his power to tax the colonies. His miscalculation might be revisited in my time. I really hope so. From my perspective this movement is right on track to dislodge the global cabal – starting with America. For the time being, our Constitution is still the ruling document for our country. But, with judicial and political maneuvering it may be only a matter of time where it will be nothing more than a dusty, aging old piece of paper resting under a piece of glass.
It seems to me that if there really is a conspiracy to take over the world, it is moving along at a much faster pace than it ever has. Since Barack Obama was elected, he has doled out One-Trillion dollars of “our” money to “stimulate” our economy and the result has been a rise in unemployment – now between 9% and 14% depending on who you ask. Nothing has been stimulated except the pockets of large political contributors and a rise in crime. And, the stink goes on. Financial institutions were primed during the Bush (#43) administration to offer loans to people who could never afford to pay them back. Today, the banks have been paid back by taxpayers and now the same banks are asking Obama to disallow anyone to sue the banks for now and ever more. Of course, Obama and his minions will see to it that they are protected. The investor who was hurt by the banks idiocy (or was it planned?) will have no recourse to recover their investments. I’ll bet that your 401(k) is going to take a hit because of this deal. How deep does this conspiracy go? Powerful fund managers just walk away with more money than they can spend in a lifetime and the average investor goes to hell in a handbag. My mantra has always been, “follow the money.” The unholy relationship between lawyers and politicians feeds corruption at all levels throughout our culture. Because of these conspiracies the nation’s press is manipulated to their favor and to the detriment of our own knowledge. Little guys like me don’t have any way of digging into the conspiracies that emerge at all levels of local, state and federal wrong-doing. The revelations about Richard Nixon’s back-room dealings might have been the last of the great investigative stories of our past. It is probable that the pay-offs and outright threats to large publishers has caused our mainstream press to decay into nothing more than a propaganda tool. Anyone who wants to dig into it can discover hundreds of illegal things that were done in Texas politics from as far back as the first day LBJ ran for political office. The corruption led to the outright murder of dozens of people who would not “play ball” with Johnson. Some even suggest that John Kennedy was killed because he crossed Johnson and his powerful friends (lawyers, politicians and bankers). If you have some time just watch and listen to this fascinating video interview.
About 1995 I witnessed people making huge sums of money investing in the stock market. I just didn’t understand how a company’s stock was worth so much more than the company had in assets. The so-called DOT-COM folks were racking up billions of dollars and all they owned was a $1000.00 Dell Computer. This just never made sense to me. Because of that I never invested a dime and of course I never earned one either. But, at least I didn’t lose the ones I kept under my mattress. The fund managers – from their offices in State Capitals to the little guys off of Wall Street invested the money they got from Mom and Pop and when it evaporated millions of folks lost everything. The investment BUG hit untold thousands of people wanting to get rich quick. Bernie Madeoff and Ken Lay got filthy rich playing the Ponzi Schemes they developed. Enron was a local company and I just didn’t understand how a company could sell electricity that they didn’t generate. Of course, they couldn’t and so the scheme fell apart. I had zero empathy for the investors who lost everything. I guess I am happy that making money has never been on my list of things that consumes me.
Well, there are many other things that look to me like time might be running out for our country and maybe the world as I have known it. Of course I don’t have any way to change a damn thing. I can only witness what is going on and pontificate in my little blabberings. Perhaps a few people will read them and agree or disagree with my conclusions. It really doesn’t matter in the grand scheme of things. Perhaps if my bloviating rings a bell in someone’s mind they will take the time to read what else I have to say. Among all of this crap I’m sure I may have said a few more provocative things. Remember, I’m just a little guy who tries his best to observe and write about what I see happening around me. If I am correct then I’ll find others who agree with me. If I am a moron then few others will ever know it because it won’t be worth reading in the first place. I’m not trying to lock horns with anyone. My only purpose is to jot down the things that get my attention and this entire government debt issue has sure done that. By witnessing the ins and outs of political maneuvering over this single issue it has really begun to light-up my noggin. Having retired I seem to have more time to devote to learning about such things. I’m no longer chasing life and so I can read and witness much more of the things that seem to count.
Finally, if the majority of us do not stop this socialistic movement in our government, we are doomed. There just isn’t any possibility that our divided nation will ever be able to live sideby side with one half working and the other half taking. It just won’t work after 200-years of a Republic and Capitalistic way of life. Besides that, I think that there are more people who believe as I do than not. If we have the majority and do not let lies manipulate us differently, I believe that we can stop this madness in its tracks.