The fact of the matter is that America is being taken over and remade right under our noses and those that notice the vague feeling of unease are too overworked and overwhelmed to dig further to the cause. If we could catch our breath for a few months we might be able to articulate what’s happening to our country and chart a course of action. The techniques of our remake are as familiar as an old shoe but the pace and breadth of our national metamorphosis has accelerated and the depths to which we’ve fallen have increased markedly. Most people know the USA is in big trouble these days but either block out the bad news or foolishly hope that they’ll somehow ride the thing out with their little world intact. What was it that P. T. Barnum used to say?
“There’s a sucker born every minute.”
You can make an excellent case that the true takeover of the USA and the key event that would result in the loss of our democracy and much of our freedom began with the passage of the Federal Reserve Act and the Presidency of Woodrow Wilson. The Federal Reserve turned control of the nation’s currency over to a foreign banking cartel and Woodrow Wilson was our foremost champion of globalism and what would later be called the New World Order. He came up with the Alien and Sedition Acts, the utopian vision of progressives today was sewn by him and he created the League of Nations. Wilson envisioned a government that controlled and directed the people rather than a government of, by, and for, the people. Like one of the Rothschild’s said way back when: “Give me control of a country’s money and I care not who writes the laws.”
So called “activist” judges began to construe their job as correcting and revising the constitution and essentially making up laws as they went along, secure in the knowledge that they were unaccountable to the people, the congress, nor even the president. If we had called judicial activism what it was: Judicial Corruption, maybe it wouldn’t have achieved so much power but because we pretended that corruption was a valid intellectual point of view we’ve institutionalized and legitimized judicial corruption to our sorrow. Judges, legislating from the bench, have
· Legalized infanticide, (abortion) allowed the law to suppress organizations like the Boy Scouts at the behest of liberal client groups like homosexuals.
· Attacked whole industries like health care and tobacco in the name of the common good.
· Destroyed the supremacy of marriage between a man and woman and what constitutes a family.
· Attacked and successfully persecuted Christians to the point where Christmas is now Winter Holliday, Christianity is oppressive to women, minorities and homosexuals, and the 10 commandments must be stricken from public view like prayer in our classrooms.
· Allowed Gangs of Legal Thugs like the ACLU to terrorize schools and any other organizations that disagree with the progressive social addenda to the point where what you think becomes a crime. I guess the old saying is true:
“Justice is Blind”.
The Progressive point of view has long infested the nation’s colleges but it’s now got a true strangle hold on almost all education in the United States from kindergarten on up. Kids today learn histories that always show how terrible the Americans were and how evil and selfish the founding fathers were. I recently heard a child recite a Thanksgiving talk and all the liberal themes of American Oppression, the Goodness of the oppressed Indians and the fundamental legitimacy for everything American, and it seemed both the child and his parents were oblivious to what the boy was saying. Even the idea that diseased Europeans came and wiped out whole populations of Indians with their diseases was present in the recitation. one man spoke up to correct and introduce the idea that pilgrims were fleeing from religious persecution rather than empire building or looking for Indians to “enslave” but the child and the parents remained clueless. What was it George Orwell wrote? Ah yes:
“Ignorance is strength.”
In the last few months we’ve seen the outright death of capitalism and the birth of a weird European socialist economic Neo Fascism grip the United States and destroy the market economy. We’ve seen the seizure of whole sectors of the economy from banking and insurance to automobile production and I’ve no doubt that Airlines and Socialized Medicine will follow within a year or two. Every move made to respond to the “economic crisis” seems calculated to institutionalized that crisis and perpetuate the absolute power of government at the expense of its citizens who are now more employees of the USA rather than citizens. Not a shot was fired. There were no real protests and no one seemed to notice that the market economy is dead, government is supreme and the dollar will be destroyed by the economic cure that Bernanke and Paulson did while congress and the president hid under their desks. From the insanity of flooding the world with useless dollars to the insanity of borrowing those dollars from china or printing them in the basement of the Federal Reserve it’s clear that the economic crisis will be with us for the rest of my life. (I’m in my forties) The People wanted the economic bad news to stop so they sold future generations into bondage rather than face the facts of how this nation spends money. What was it George H. W. Bush used to say?
“Don’t worry, be happy”.
In a matter of months the government has become the lender of last resort to the employer of last resort and there’s no end in sight. Socialism has defeated Capitalism in America and now they will supplant state and local governments who, stangly enough, don’t have any more money! Some 44 of 50 States are looking at revenue shortfalls huge enough to make them get in line behind the Airline CEO and the Banking CEO’s (again) and demand their share of tax payer loot because they’re too big to fail. This sort of thing is how Franklyn Rooseveldt became essentualy our President for Life: he kept the crisis going and used the “solutions” to exert greater and geater control on power. The guy had 4 presidential terms because there was so much crisis that it was never a good time to hand government over to anyone else. This inspired the term limits for the Presidency. What was it FDR used to say all the time?
“Happy Days are Here Again!”
Today it seems that the Federal Government has decided to use our standing army to police and be deployed anywhere in America in clear violation of American law. It’s a small thing to most people and most folks won’t even notice but this force of brigade strength will be the first of lots more troops in the future that are now empowered to regulate “We the People”. Like any government program in history the justifications for greatly expanding the number of regular army troops that can be deployed by Field Marshal and President George W. Bush or Field Marshal and President Barak Obama the Beneficent are already being drafted as we speak. Without a word of discussion, without a meaningful protest an obscure cornerstone of our liberty is being cast aside in the dead of night. Posse Comitatus is gone for good and we, all of us are the poorer for letting this usurpation of power go unchallenged. What’s the old saying?
“Those who refuse to learn the lessons of history are condemned to repeat them.”
Check out this excerpt from the Washington Post that I found on Drudge regarding the Federal Troops thing. There was a time, within our lifetimes ,when this would not have been possible.
But its possible now, isn’t it? I just wonder what the government will take from us next.
Pentagon to Detail Troops to Bolster Domestic Security
By Spencer S. Hsu and Ann Scott Tyson
Washington Post Staff Writers
Monday, December 1, 2008; A01
The U.S. military expects to have 20,000 uniformed troops inside the United States by 2011 trained to help state and local officials respond to a nuclear terrorist attack or other domestic catastrophe, according to Pentagon officials.
The long-planned shift in the Defense Department‘s role in homeland security was recently backed with funding and troop commitments after years of prodding by Congress and outside experts, defense analysts said.
There are critics of the change, in the military and among civil liberties groups and libertarians who express concern that the new homeland emphasis threatens to strain the military and possibly undermine the Posse Comitatus Act, a 130-year-old federal law restricting the military’s role in domestic law enforcement.
But the Bush administration and some in Congress have pushed for a heightened homeland military role since the middle of this decade, saying the greatest domestic threat is terrorists exploiting the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction.
Before the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, dedicating 20,000 troops to domestic response — a nearly sevenfold increase in five years — “would have been extraordinary to the point of unbelievable,” Paul McHale, assistant defense secretary for homeland defense, said in remarks last month at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. But the realization that civilian authorities may be overwhelmed in a catastrophe prompted “a fundamental change in military culture,” he said.
The Pentagon‘s plan calls for three rapid-reaction forces to be ready for emergency response by September 2011. The first 4,700-person unit, built around an active-duty combat brigade based at Fort Stewart, Ga., was available as of Oct. 1, said Gen. Victor E. Renuart Jr., commander of the U.S. Northern Command.
Domestic emergency deployment may be “just the first example of a series of expansions in presidential and military authority,” or even an increase in domestic surveillance, said Anna Christensen of the ACLU’s National Security Project. And Cato Vice President Gene Healy warned of “a creeping militarization” of homeland security.
“There’s a notion that whenever there’s an important problem, that the thing to do is to call in the boys in green,” Healy said, “and that’s at odds with our long-standing tradition of being wary of the use of standing armies to keep the peace.”
McHale stressed that the response units will be subject to the act, that only 8 percent of their personnel will be responsible for security and that their duties will be to protect the force, not other law enforcement. For decades, the military has assigned larger units to respond to civil disturbances, such as during the Los Angeles riot in 1992.
Here’s the URL for this excellent story if you would like to read more about it: