The following is my opinion as a member participating in this discussion.
After watching the US go to war in the Middle East, expand its reach with Special Forces in 75 other countries, bailing out corporate America,
trashing the Constitution, and intimidating it's own citizens, I have come to the conclusion that the US government as we know it is on the brink of
Israel is no longer being constrained, the Korean Peninsula is lighting up, we've had huge leaks of information from a young Army intel analyst. Some
of you may have seen the Apache helo footage of what is alleged to be an attack on civilians. But what you may not have heard is that this same intel
analyst also released a 260,000 document bourse of highly classified information. Including embassy cables and other national security related
communications. They are now going after the founder of Wikileaks in an attempt to stop this information from getting out. My guess is that it has
already been spread far and wide in the event that Julian Assange(__._ founder) is captured or killed, this information will be leaked to the
public. There's some speculation that some already has, only time will tell. What is certain is this:
1 This is going to take thousands of man hours to contain, if it is even possible to do so at this point.
2 If it is not contained it will take thousands of man hours to perform damage control, missions would have to end, dialogue would cease, and indeed
political destruction would ensue, further eroding the legitimacy of the government.
The turmoil in Europe is also something little discussed in the US media, when it is, the discussion is very limited. Europe is bound for a monetary
collapse and, in time, the US will follow. Our currency is appreciating in value only in lieu of the weakening of the Euro. Yet, our problems being
essentially the same, we have managed to avoid it only because of the subterfuge we're engaged in with our books. Fraud, ladies and gentlemen, is
what we're talking about here. We now have an oil spill. A big one. So big, in fact, that they are kicking journalists and other independent
observers out of the area, instituting no fly zones over the Gulf, and generally covering up the mess as they give us all fake numbers and edited
videos carefully selected.
The truth is this, the government is officially overburdened. It is top heavy and what it once had of a foundation is now quicksand. The response to
all of these issues is evident of a government incapable of performing the duties it took upon itself. It is, in fact, ineffectual. Out of this chaos
comes what we have been seeing the past 10 years or so. The Patriot Act, the government takeovers of industry, attacks on freedom of speech, the right
to bear arms, and the media pushing division. Crossroads indeed.
So where am I going with this?
I think it's time to stop worrying about what the government will do next, as it will all be acts of desperation attempting to hold on to power.
Right now I think it is time to start thinking about what will replace the corrupt system we've created for ourselves. It's time to start thinking
like the Founders did.
As an ATS Staff Member, I will not moderate in threads such as this where I have participated as a member.