posted on Feb, 7 2013 @ 11:43 AM
Originally posted by EarthCitizen07
The military-industrial complex is the enemy, as well as big business in general. Nevermind masonry, illuminati, satanism, and all the occult
mysteries. Eisenhower warned about it 50 years ago yet here we are and the majority still cannot figure it out.
Trust me everything else is minor. Communism collapsed and only a complete idiot would think otherwise. Sure russia has done its fair share of
imperialism this century, and western european nations in the past centuries. But we are talking about the *here and now* of a nation that needs to
raise its debt limit continously to avoid bankruptcy and millions of americans on unemployment and/or welfare.
Military bases outside of america should be abandoned, the soldiers come home, cut down the armed forces by 33%, cut down on the DOD black budget,
raise tariffs, cut down on capital gains tax to 25% from 39%, put a moratorium on first house foreclosures while increasing the payback period and
lowering the interest rates to people who qualify, strip some of the interstate commerce laws that are redundant or unnecessary, etc. Plenty of
things can be done to jump start the economy if that was the goal, but I am pretty sure it is not the goal. The goal is to sink america, sink the
piigs, install world currency, install rfid chips, install world government run by megarich folks living their wetdreams.
Please tell me this was nothing more than sarcasm....
If you truly believe this, you are doing nothing more than trading one demon for another. Socialism is not a friend to freedom and liberty. There
is NO DOUBT that there has been fiscal irresponsibility all across the country....or the GLOBE, in fact (look at Europe). Yes, the financial industry
holds SOME responsibility for allowing and encouraging a culture where this has been possible....but don't forget that the public at large needs to
hold THEMSELVES responsible too for engaging in it. Remember that for every finger you point, there are 3 others pointing right back at you. No one
held a gun to your head and allowed you or your governments (more than just the US government) to go so deeply in debt. You (not YOU specifically,
but a general "you") did that all on your own. Bad choices made by many all around, including bankers. I am assuming that you do not have any
special insight into either banking or the wealthy. Let me enlighten you....many many banks and financial institutions have gone under due to making
bad decisions. Do not think that there are just tons of fat-cat bankers sitting on top of the world or the backs of the poor. That just isn't
reality. Wealth drives economy and business. Money is not held in some secret vault where it is stockpiled. It is reinvested to create new
business. Successful business owners know that they NEED people to run and drive business. "Slave labor," worker unhappiness, intimidation, and
fear only lead to revolt and Revolution....just ask the numerous wealthy, rulers, and governments that have been deposed because they tried these
All that being said, I am a die-hard proponent of individual liberty, freedom, and...yes...privacy. The government does not belong in my home or my
community or my schools or my businesses or my church, except under limited capacity to ensure your rights under the Constitution. The government is
NOT my keeper. I firmly believe if the founding fathers of this nation saw the laws and rhetoric that is spouted by today's politicians, they'd
revolt in disgust because it is the same mentality they fought against to break from England to begin with.
Finally, it isn't reasonable to pull all your troops in from around the world and live in your own little bubble while the world falls apart around
you. Have you ever read the "Masque of the Red Death?" Eventually, chaos finds a way in.