Lengthy but We all need to read

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  1. EZ Duzit

    EZ Duzit New Member

    Dothan, Al
    Germans were complacent…will we be also?

    by Pam Geller

    I am a student of history. Professionally, I have written 15 books in six languages, and have studied history all my life. I think there is something monumentally large afoot, and I do not believe it is just a banking crisis, or a mortgage crisis, or a credit crisis.

    Yes, these exist but they are merely single facets on a very large gemstone that is only now coming into a sharper focus. Something of historic proportions is happening. I can sense it because I know how it feels, smells, what it looks like, and how people react to it. Yes, a perfect storm may be brewing, but there is something happening within our country that has been evolving for about 10 - 15 years. The pace has dramatically quickened in the past two.

    We demanded and then codified into law the requirement that our banks make massive loans to people whom we knew could never pay back? Why? We learned recently that the Federal Reserve, which has little or no real oversight by anyone, has "loaned" two trillion dollars (that is $2,000,000,000,000) over the past few months, but will not tell us to whom or why or disclose the terms. That is our money. Yours and mine. And that is three times the $700B we all argued about so strenuously just this past September.

    Who has this money? Why do they have it? Why are the terms unavailable to us? Who asked for it? Who authorized it? I thought this was a government of "We the People," who loaned our powers to our elected leaders. Apparently not.

    We have spent two or more decades intentionally de-industrializing our economy. Why?

    We have intentionally dumbed down our schools, ignored our history, and no longer teach our founding documents, why we are exceptional, and why we are worth preserving. Students by and large cannot write, think critically, read, or articulate. Parents are not revolting, teachers are not picketing, school boards continue to back mediocrity. Why?

    We have now established the precedent of protesting every close election (now violently in California over a proposition that is so controversial that it wants marriage to remain between one man and one woman. Did you ever think such a thing possible just a decade ago?). We have corrupted our sacred political process by allowing unelected judges to write laws that radically change our way of life, and then mainstream Marxist groups like ACORN and others to turn our voting system into a banana republic. To what purpose?

    Now our mortgage industry is collapsing, housing prices are in free fall, major industries are failing, our banking system is on the verge of collapse, Social Security is nearly bankrupt, as is Medicare and our entire government. Our education system is worse than a joke (I teach college and know precisely what I am talking about.) The list is staggering in its length, breadth, and depth. It is potentially 1929 x 10. And we are at war with an enemy we cannot name for fear of offending people of the same religion who cannot wait to slit the throats of your children if they have the opportunity to do so.

    And now we have elected a man no one knows anything about, who has never run so much as a Dairy Queen, let alone a town as big as Wasilla , Alaska . All of his associations and alliances are with real radicals in their chosen fields of employment, and everything we learn about him, drip by drip, is unsettling if not downright scary (Surely you have heard him speak about his idea to create and fund a mandatory civilian defense force stronger than our military for use inside our borders? No? Oh, of course. The media would never play that for you over and over and then demand he answer it. Sarah Palin's pregnant daughter and $150,000 wardrobe is more important.)

    Mr. Obama's winning platform can be boiled down to one word: Change...radical change. Why?
    I have never been so afraid for my country and for my children as I am now. This man campaigned on bringing people together, something he has never, ever done in his professional life. In my assessment, Obama will divide us along philosophical lines, push us apart, and then try to realign the pieces into a new and different power structure. Change is indeed coming. And when it comes, you will never see the same nation again.

    And that is only the beginning. I thought I would never be able to experience what the ordinary, moral German felt in the mid-1930s. In those times, the savior was a former smooth-talking rabble-rouser from the streets, about whom the average German knew next to nothing. What they did know was that he was associated with groups that shouted, shoved, and pushed around people with whom they disagreed; he edged his way onto the political stage through great oratory and promises. Economic times were tough, people were losing jobs, and he was a great speaker. And he smiled and waved a lot. And people, even newspapers, were afraid to speak out for fear that his "brown shirts" would bully them into submission.

    And then he was duly elected to office, with a full-throttled economic crisis at hand [the Great Depression]. Slowly but surely he seized the controls of government power, department by department, person by person, bureaucracy by bureaucracy. The kids joined a Youth Movement in his name, where they were taught what to think. How did he get the people on his side? He did it promising jobs to the jobless, money to the moneyless, and goodies for the military-industrial complex. He did it by indoctrina ting the children, advocating gun control, health care for all, better wages, better jobs, and promising to re-instill pride once again in the country, across Europe , and across the world.

    He did it with a compliant media - Did you know that? And he did this all in the name of justice and...change. And the people surely got what they voted for.. (Look it up if you think I am exaggerating.) Read your history books. Many people objected in 1933 and were shouted down, called names, laughed at, and made fun of. When Winston Churchill pointed out the obvious in the late 1930s while seated in the House of Lords in England (he was not yet Prime Minister), he was booed into his seat and called a crazy troublemaker. He was right, though.

    Don't forget that Germany was the most educated, cultured country in Europe . It was full of music, art, museums, hospitals, laboratories, and universities. And in less than six years - a shorter time span than just two terms of the U. S. presidency - it was rounding up its own citizens, killing others, abrogating its laws, turning children against parents, and neighbors against neighbors. All with the best of intentions, of course. The road to Hell is paved with them.

    As a practical thinker, one not overly prone to emotional decisions, I have a choice: I can either believe what the objective pieces of evidence tell me (even if they make me cringe with disgust); I can believe what history is shouting to me from across the chasm of seven decades; or I can hope I am wrong, close my eyes, have another latte and ignore what is transpiring around me.

    Some people scoff at me; others laugh or think I am foolish, naive, or both. Perhaps I am. But I have never been afraid to look people in the eye and tell them exactly what I believe - and why I believe it. I pray I am wrong. But, I do not think I am.

    About the author via Google...
    Pamela "Atlas" Geller began her publishing career at The New York Daily News and subsequently took over operation of The New York Observer as Associate Publisher. She left The Observer after the birth of her fourth child, but remained involved in various projects including American Associates, Ben Gurion University and being Senior Vice-President Strategic Planning and Performance Evaluation at The Brandeis School .
    After 9/11, Atlas had the veil of oblivion violently lifted from her consciousness and immersed herself in the education and understanding of geopolitics, Islam, terror, foreign affairs and imminent threats the mainstream media and the government wouldn't cover or discuss.

    Since many of you enjoy senior citizen status or will sometime in the not too distant future, I thought you might be interested in this information.


    Everybody that is on this mailing list is either a senior citizen, is getting close, or knows somebody that is. Most of you know by now that the Senate version (at least) of the "stimulus" bill includes provisions for extensive rationing of health care for senior citizens. The author of this part of the bill, former senator and tax evader, Tom Daschle, was quoted by Bloomberg with the following statement:
    Daschle says "Health-care reform will not be pain free. Seniors should be more accepting of the conditions that come with age instead of treating them."???!!!

    If this does not sufficiently raise your ire, just remember that Senators and Congressmen have their own healthcare plan that is first dollar or very low co-pay which they are guaranteed the remainder of their lives and are not subject to this new law if it passes.

    Please use the power of the Internet to get this message out. Talk it up at the grassroots level. Do we have the ability to address and reverse the dangerous direction the Obama administration and its allies have begun and in the interim, we can make our voices heard! Let's do it!

    If you disagree, don't do anything...

  2. snakeman76

    snakeman76 New Member

    Tallahassee, Fl
    Hell Im surprised it takes an educated man like yourself to see all that I got a ged and 2 years of tech school lol but I been watching this crap go on and I am just wondering when we going to take our country back? Probaly wait untill its too late.All I can say is your pretty brave if you wrote that and made it public you would be a racist.I was called a racist because I told some guy preaching this new goverment we got that I dont like what the president and his gang of knucleheads are doing to my country my people the way they ignore and put down are service men and women but dont git me started you are 100 percent right and that part about the media is dead on you got reps comming to you

  3. Cattn-Jeep

    Cattn-Jeep New Member

    I've been saying it for a while now, and I'll say it again... These next 50 years are going to be really interesting, I'm personally expecting a revolution. I'm actually excited, I like to hope that our next revolution will leave us in a better place than we are now. If it doesn't, I'm looking forward to playing an active role in making it better for everyone.

    Give Me Liberty, Or Give Me Death!
  4. Esox Hunter

    Esox Hunter New Member

    Birmingham U.K.
    I'll post a (proper) a response to this if it gets moved to H.I.
  5. olefin

    olefin New Member

    Thanks Leon, reps to you.

    The people better wake up to what's going on.

    Proud I didn't vote for 'change'.

    Will not have too much effect on me for I'm getting down in the short rows. But I worry for the younger folks.
  6. Catmanblues

    Catmanblues New Member

    S.E Ohio
    It's a no win situation as we in the good ole u.s.a can't come together an rebel. We need to stand united an all/EVERYONE come together. That is the only way change will ever happen for the good. I never voted for change that's for sure but I'd like to stand up an fight politicians!
  7. kyredneck

    kyredneck New Member

    I do too Dayton. I fear they'll never know the America that I grew up in. I fear those days are gone. I hope I'm wrong.

    I didn't vote for 'change' either.
  8. postbeetle

    postbeetle New Member

    The problem is those younger have not been taught (educated) about the things that that man talked about, history. About those who have come before and what they experienced. Unless history (experience) is an integral part of growing up from day one by parents, educators, media, then history is only made on a day to day basis starting tomorrow. And tomorrow is too late.
  9. Iowa_Josh

    Iowa_Josh New Member

    Central Iowa
    It would be nice if the post topic reflected the contents............................
  10. MiseryMike

    MiseryMike New Member

    Blue Springs
    Cant Stop the New world order its too late
  11. jim700

    jim700 New Member

    Theres always time to put a stop to whats going on the question is who really wants to get there hands dirty shoving it up the business end of the usa..... i love my country but the way things are going now we are going to end up just like the soviet union.
  12. jeremiad

    jeremiad Well-Known Member

    It is a shame that youth are not being exposed to the likes of Red Skelton; yes, the clown. What a wonderful lesson regarding our nation's "Pledge of Allegiance": http://www.shrineclowns.com/info_pages/skelton.asp.

    John Wayne also provided some excellent patriotic guidance: http://www.jwplace.com/patriot.html.

    Whatever happened to the Hollywood greats that inspired us to be better citizens rather than rebels, dropouts, and druggies?