Originally posted by Hessling
Folks, I’ve been politically passionate for many years. During this time I’ve seen scandals, bad decisions, foreign misadventures, economic
crisis’s and so forth. While it is easily understood America is far from perfect, what has been going on the last 10+ years is nothing short of
This Can't Be Happening In America
1) At war in 3 nations, each of which it attacked and 2 of which it occupies.
2) Runs secret torture cells on some of its distant military bases and contracts out other torture, while it also runs "kill teams" where it chooses.
It even has a private army of highly paid "contractors," little of which it discloses to the American people.
3) Seizes people it deems terrorists, those it doesn't kill, and locks them up indefinitely, in many cases no charges, no trials, no rule of law.
4) Censors its wars from the American people, many of whom are indifferent to the suffering our beloved nation is causing. U.S. news media often
cooperates with the government but not WikiLeaks nor Aljazeera but most Americans ignore it. No military draft, no interest.
5) Censors even the horrors its wars cause its own soldiers and their families. Once again, the U.S. news media often cooperates telling few stories
or sharing few pictures, making these people largely invisible, left to bear their pain in silence and in a cloak of secrecy.
6) Once the greatest manufacturing powerhouse the world had ever seen, most U.S. manufacturing has been shipped overseas. But there still is a sizable
amount of U.S. manufacturing as the government contracts with manufacturers to build weapons of mass destruction and deadly delivery systems such as
jet fighters and drones in most Congressional Districts across America. All at taxpayer's expense.
7) Because of reckless government spending and huge trade deficits, the U.S. dollar which was long the gold standard of currencies is now so weak,
many investors prefer gold or even other currencies as the dollar sinks in value.
8) Once the U.S. ran the greatest financial surpluses since the British Empire was at its peak. Now it is the world's biggest debtor nation running a
borrowing and printing Ponzi Scheme to pay its bills.
9) Standard & Poor's, a globally respected credit rating agency threatened to downgrade the U.S.'s debt securities, the first step at what could lead
in stages to having it declared "Junk." That would send interest rates through the stratosphere, making it cost prohibitive for home mortgages and
small business borrowing and destroying the value left in the dollar. Newport Beach, CA based Pimco, the world's largest bond investor has already
sold off its holdings in U.S. government debt.
10) To sustain and expand its military machine, the U.S. government would sacrifice Medicare, Medicaid, its educational system, its police and fire
protection and other programs that bring quality of life to its citizens and protect its children and its poor and frail.
I’ve watched these events unfold right in front of my eyes and feel as though I’m in a car accident whereby everything turns to slow-motion and I
feel powerless to do anything other than accept the inevitable.
I used to “fight” by voting in every election. However, it seems as though our elected leaders no longer care about us. Recently elections just
seem like re-arranging the deck chairs on the Titanic. Also, there is very little doubt that the media is not doing the job they were intended to do.
For those of you who have been politically awake for years, I’d like to know your take on this. Perhaps you’d like to add to this list?
Younger friends of mine do not understand why I’m freaking out over current events. They consider it “normal”.
Perpetual war…Wall Street bailouts…rampant unemployment…rich vs. poor gap reaching preposterous levels…sky rocketing inflation despite
government numbers stating there is no inflation…blatantly illegal actions taken by elites with absolutely no repercussions forthcoming.
Damn it! This is NOT normal.
I simply want to know how in the heck we reached this point and within a breathtakingly short span of time in relation to our history? Do you think
we can ever go back and restore our honor?
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if I had to add one more thing I would say not to mention the countless conspiracies involving the government and the elite making an attempt to
actually promote these problems oppress the people and the Constitution many others issues and some even conspiracy theorist haven't even heard
the way I see it there is only two possible final outcomes one is complete and total revolution and the second would be complete and total hostile
takeover by another country or nation or superpower which before hand would require our total destruction; of our laws our ways of life and our
societies. from what I'm hearing about China and it overtaking the American dollar (or overcoming America in some way or another I can't remember) by
2016 and India quickly following behind China in terms of growing numbers or economy or both sorry I don't have my facts straight but it's all along
those lines more than likely it will be one of them that take over America and force some sort of check mate..
the real problem behind all the other larger issues is not only our quality of life but the fact that the Federal Reserve and the new world order are
working to create a World Bank system in which all countries nations regions whatever will have to answer to them and if you control the money you
control the action and so there will be no action if there is no money which means if there is a World Bank system that World Bank system would
control the world and I think we need to look beyond the large problems to the largest of problems the future of our future basically..
Then there are those conspiracies about free energy unlimited energy sustained energy all these kinds of energies that have been available for decades
and either our government and maybe all of the world's governments have been trying so hard to suppress and keep secret the rather spend money on
bombs for blowing up in his people that have nothing to do with the fight because God bless America I love America and probably because I was born in
America. it seems funny to me that for children at such a young age they drill them constantly every day soon after they wake and force them to pledge
their allegiance to the United States and the flag of America when they have no true understanding of America America's history and world history or
what America even stands for and you will see that anyone from any other region of the world loves the country they're from and when you boil it down,
simply because they were born there; it's their motherland. See that simple American his-story is tought to middle school and high school kids and it
also seems funny that the minimum age to join the Army is 16 with a parent's permission and 18 when you're in adult, funny how that leaves almost no
time in between for any child to get a full grasp of the situation of their country their country's conflicts and the rest of the world, all these
kids fighting wars they know nothing about, because they pledged their allegiance to a country that they know nothing about except what they were told
and what they were taught up until the very moment the government and the Army puts an M-16 in their hands.isn't it also funny that there's been a
major increase in ROTC programs and early army cadet programs massive installments of Army college programs in grants but you don't see that kind of
emphasis in Art, music or culture programs and especially science programs for clean energy (and astronomy) sure they exist but I'm talking about the
emphasis our country isn't prioritizing what's most important science, knowledge, peace, understanding ect. the betterment of mankind of America not
the destruction of it.. seems like that is the only thing America is focused on is the destruction of itself and everyone else so God help me if
somebody comes over here and decides to slay the beast... I got a be honest I don't think I would stand in their way I think is a better chance if we
all work together and realize what really needs to be done what we have been doing wrong and what we can do right. it seems like America is fighting
to protect all the things it's been doing wrong it's fighting to say that it has never been wrong and that our way of life is correct, we may have
gotten some things right in terms of politics, we may have gotten some things right in terms of law, we may have gotten some things right in terms of
technology but overall it did not work out and so when the time comes for reformation or transformation we should all get busy living or get busy
dying..because for the longest time under the harshest of conditions we have been slowly dying slowly coming to our and slowly fueling the fire that
will burn us all..
edit on 04/24/2011 by Odin2305 because: missing words