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Originally posted by Afterthought
reply to post by SavedOne
I'm glad everything is going well in your little bubble, now if you'd kindly step outside of it and take a good look around, you'd see that things actually are closer to what Celente has been forecasting.
You talk about rolling blackouts. Well, this summer has seen rolling brown outs with this horrendous heat index. Last winter we also saw rolling brown outs because of the extremely frigid temps the country was experiencing.
You also mention how he'd been saying that the US would be a third world country. I've been listening to Celente since 2007. I believe he has said that the US would be LIKE a third world country. Let's think about this for a moment. What is the unemployment rate lately? Say for instance that families didn't have access to food stamps or any other public assistance. How would they be feeding their children? How many people have lost their homes and had to move in with family and friends? How many people and families have found themselves homeless and they never imagined that they'd be where they are now? How many times have we heard about murder suicides in the past two years? How many fire and police forces have been reduced or cut in half? How many people cannot afford to see a doctor or get their meds? What about the situation surrounding social security and medicare lately?
In a third world country, crime is high, people are homeless and starving, there aren't any jobs, and decent, affordable medical care is hard to come by. If it weren't for food stamps and public assistance, you would see a country that more closely resembled a third world country. Don't get stuck with the image in your head that a third world country is defined by a little two year old kid who has bones sticking out of his skin sitting in the dirt with bugs on his face. There's more to it than that.
Allow me to apologize for being so blunt and harsh, but things aren't all rainbows and unicorns. Celente is not a fearmongerer. It's just that the truth isn't always cheery and painless. But, if you'd prefer, put your jammies on and I'll tell you a bedtime story.
Originally posted by missvicky
I agree with everything you said. I happen to be an REO agent( a Realtor who lits and markets foreclosures) and I can tell you the American Dream is a long forgotten ideal. btw how often do you even hear that anymore unless it's from a politician promising more rainbows and unicorns?
Forget the politicians, they’re irrelevant. The politicians are put there to give you the idea you have freedom of choice – you don’t. You have no choice. You have owners. They own you. They own everything. They own all the important land. They own, and control the corporations. They’ve long since bought, and payed for the senate, the congress, the state houses, the city halls, they got the judges in their back pockets, and they own all the big media, so they control just about all the information you get. They got you by the balls. They spend billions of dollars every year lobbying – lobbying, to get what they want.
Well we know what they want. They want more for themselves, and less for everybody else, but I’ll tell you what they don’t want – they don’t want a population of citizens capable of critical thinking. They don’t want well informed, well educated people capable of critical thinking. They’re not interested in that – that doesn’t help them. That’s against their interests. That’s right. They don’t want people that are smart enough to sit around a kitchen table, and think about how badly they’re getting screwed by a system that threw them overboard 30 #ing years ago. They don’t want that. You know what they want? Obedient workers – Obedient workers, people who are just smart enough to run the machines, and do that paper work. And just dumb enough to passively accept all these increasingly #tier jobs with the lower pay, the longer hours, the reduced benefits, the end of overtime, and vanishing pension that disappear the minute you go to collect it, and now they’re coming for your social security money. They want your retirement money. They want it back so they can give it to their criminal friends on Wall Street, and you know something? They’ll get it – they’ll get it all from you sooner or later cause they own this place. It’s a big club, and you aint in it. You, and I are not in The Big Club.