The following video shows a musician legally performing in the subway. He is a great performer and not in anyone’s way nor is he bothering or impeding passerby’s. The police officer harasses this guy even after reading what the law states… that the musician is within his legal right to perform there. Ultimately the musician is arrested as onlookers protest. Who are the sheep here? I say those documenting the incident and the protesters who speak up are the sheep. They live in fear of the police state even when abuse is occurring right before their eyes by those who are supposed to uphold the law (the growing police-state). For the record… I’m not one of those rabid anti-police “progressives”. I support justice. Not abuse.
This evening I watched a fantastic documentary on HBO called, Sport in America. I say it’s fantastic because it’s about how sports (the game, the players, and the sports fans) affect one another. It encompasses the sports world and how that huge part of our American fabric has affected us, how we live our lives, who we choose to be. It’s bigger than simply a baseball game on television. People who enjoy each others company; people who have suffered personal tragedy; people who need someone to look up to; people who need to escape the daily grind… all these people watching this supposed “simple game” have something in common. They pray for a win. They celebrate the accomplishments of that moment. They are united as fans of the team and the individual players upon the game field. It’s a coming together of people no matter the background for several hours where memories are cemented for a lifetime.
Sports games, sports television, sport books, and sporting memorabilia intertwine the fabric of this nation (and other nations too). People come together to cheer their team and favorite players on. It’s a time to support not just impending greatness but one’s community. Tears of joy for the score and tears of pain for the loss are shared regardless. It’s unity, win or die, that is a deep bond for those few “game time” hours. Ultimately it’s much more than a game. It’s a celebration of life embodied by player and fan alike. A dance of physical and heartfelt moments.
It is this palpable, blaring passion that solidifies us (for a time), united. Even beyond the games and gamesmanship many of us have been influenced by not just the actions of our sports heroes but by their words too. Think of all the coaching and motivational books that has come from professional sports. People who have nothing to do with sporting games have been motivated in some sense by books written by players and coaches alike. Well-written, experienced material has been published for us to study and use within our own lives so that we can hopefully score a home run on the job or achieve some other success in our lives. These books are a testimony to how powerful, positive, and uplifting the sports world is.
Watching the HBO documentary I wondered how United States citizens could be motivated to feel as much passion for the the Bill of Rights and the US Constitution like they do their favorite sports team? It sounds crazy. I know. You’re wondering how I went from the greatness of sports to the founding documents of our land. If you sit down and think about it, it’s not so crazy. We cherish winners. Offense, defense, plays, scores. It’s all for us to witness. The team and its players who work the hardest earn the prize while our adoring eyes watch. Still what of freedom? Freedom is as American as baseball and apple pie. It’s easy to escape the daily grind and bow out for a few hours. It feels good. But if freedom, yours and mine, is mandated, supported, and written in ink upon a large paper called, the Bill of Rights and the Constitution of the United States of America, it makes me wonder why we as a people, citizens of this great nation, don’t unite under the banner of freedom and purge our homeland of corrupt, corporate CEO’s, shady politicians, and globalists? How can we stand tall with our hands on our hearts at a game and Pledge Allegiance to the Flag (not our government) or sing America the Beautiful with sincerity while it’s all being flushed down the toilet by enemies within our political body?
You can see where I’m going with this, right? I’m not writing to denigrate sports. It has done so much for so many; motivational-wise, economically, and spiritually too. With that said, what have we done, you and I, to keep our freedoms alive? If we can believe in the impending touchdown no matter the odds and be so emotionally invested in our sports heroes, why can’t we feel the same for America and the hard working people who still call it home? Why can’t we come together and strive for this nation’s winning touchdown no matter the odds?
I’m not writing to say, “Why can’t we?” I’m trying to clarify, to get across that we can cast our divisions aside and unite in agreement. We can take our homeland back. America has been spoiled by corruption from the top down. Our nation is like a baseball team that has struggled to make it to game 7 of the World Series. Powerful enough to get this far yet barely standing like a stunned boxer. The tools are there, ready to be used but the willpower is lacking. The only power demonstrated by American citizens has been the worship of sports games and any of the many other manufactured realities laid out before us for rapid consumption without a second thought.
Besides sports, all of the manufactured realities alluded too are also a part of the fabric that makes us who we are as a nation. That’s a problem. The unreal has become all too real. Too meaningful. Therefore we have become blind to the problems around us and incredibly self-absorbed. Yet it’s quite simple. The bulk of our major problems; war, illegal invaders, abusers of our free market system, welfare growth, joblessness, homelessness, foreign viruses… they stem from the ineptness and failure of the US Government from the top down. The failure to support the middle-class, small businesses, traditional family values, and our founding laws. What they have done is created an environment popular for multinational corporations, foreign investors, drug dealers, communists, and atheists. The God in our spirit and heart has been replaced by humanism and globalism. The past mantra of independence has been replaced with the new goals of dependence.
So if we can unite as strangers for a sports team, why can’t we unite as strangers to take back our homeland?
A question to ponder.
WHO has finally admitted that Ebola has gone airborne; meaning people can catch this horrific virus like the common cold by breathing the same air an infected person nearby has or simply by touching an object that an infected person has previously come in contact with.
The CDC has been lying all along to the American people when it claimed that Ebola could only be passed via bodily fluid contact; such as how HIV is passed. Army doctors and researchers from the Infectious Disease Department has known this about Ebola for years, never ruling it out. Documentation demonstrates aerosolized Ebola being used to contaminate pigs and monkeys. This is old news that has been hidden from the American public and other countries as well. The question is why?
Going back a few months, I speculated that Ebola was airborne. I knew, that after health care staff, including doctors, were coming down with Ebola that something in the media’s reporting didn’t add up. How was this virus infecting people exponentially if health care workers were taking the proper protective measures? Supposedly it could only be passed via bodily fluids. In Africa, thousands of citizens aren’t running around touching each others open wounds and bathing in blood. There was and is only one answer. It went airborne. How can a few hundred cases turn into 10,000+ cases in a matter of months? Once again, Ebola is airborne.
We know that when combating viruses, whether it’s the common cold or something far worse we tend to stay home from work or school. We isolate ourselves so that we don’t get others within our community sick. This is common practice. Yet, Tom Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, last Friday said restricting travel between the U.S. and West Africa would likely “backfire” and put Americans more at risk of contracting Ebola.
Did you read that? The man in charge of the CDC, a professional who’s duty it is to safeguard American citizens from viruses and diseases claims that our borders should remain open as that is safer than isolating the populace from the deadly Ebola virus. Insane, incompetent, or dare I ask… planned?
Currently we have an Enterovirus D68 that has literally infected hundreds of school children, paralyzed some, and killed others. The Enterovirus D68 is supposedly more common in Latin America, not the United States. Yet it’s here in over 40 states according to media outlets. Could this be related to the mass invasion by the southern illegals? How about Ebola? When will that be an emergency? When it’s also found in 40+ states?
Our country, more specifically, our politicians have become so politically correct that their policies have froze American progress. Progress used to be about the success of mom and pop stores, the best education system in the world, the greatest medical care on earth, traditional families, and enjoying the fruits of one’s labor. What happened to that? What happened to simplicity?
If we keep this up the only thing standing will be Ebola. Our dear leader’s policies dictate it to be so.
A hot mic caught reporters expressing their amazement at a White House Ebola press conference, with one journalist remarking, “we’re screwed.”
The following historical charts for commodities (products we all must purchase) demonstrate an upward trend; corn, beef, fuel, wood, etc.
When assessing the charts remember to keep in mind your real wages after taxes. Don’t forget the cost of medicine, car repairs, home repairs, school, childcare, and monthly bills. Now throw a date night in. Add all your wage and expense factors in along with the upward trends demonstrated below and you can see that life is getting more expensive. The upward trends will not decrease in any meaningful, long term way.
Description: Commodity Food Price Index, 2005 = 100, includes Cereal, Vegetable Oils, Meat, Seafood, Sugar, Bananas, and Oranges Price Indices
Description: Commodity Fuel (energy) Index, 2005 = 100, includes Crude oil (petroleum), Natural Gas, and Coal Price Indices
Description: Crude Oil (petroleum), Price index, 2005 = 100, simple average of three spot prices; Dated Brent, West Texas Intermediate, and the Dubai Fateh
Description: Commodity Agricultural Raw Materials Index, 2005 = 100, includes Timber, Cotton, Wool, Rubber, and Hides Price Indices
Description: Commodity Metals Price Index, 2005 = 100, includes Copper, Aluminum, Iron Ore, Tin, Nickel, Zinc, Lead, and Uranium Price Indices
Doing a bit of research into the underhanded tactics of the BLM (Bureau of Land Management/federal government), some local government decisions, and various eminent domain actions it amazes me that more Cliven Bundy’s haven’t popped up to take on the collectivist actions of the taking of private property rights and actual land away from American citizens by government officials.
The following excerpt sums up much of the problem nicely.
A Breitbart article: Last May, U.S. District Court Judge Robert C. Jones ruled that “the government and the agents of the government in that locale, sometime in the ’70s and ’80s, entered into a conspiracy, a literal, intentional conspiracy, to deprive the Hages of not only their permit grazing rights, for whatever reason, but also to deprive them of their vested property rights under the takings clause, and I find that that’s a sufficient basis to hold that there is irreparable harm if I don’t… restrain the government from continuing in that conduct.”
Judge Jones found the government’s demand for trespass fines and damages from innocent ranchers to be “abhorrent to the Court and I express on the record my offense of my own conscience in that conduct. That’s not just simply following the law and pursuing your management right, it evidences an actual intent to destroy their water rights, to get them off the public lands.”
Read the entire article HERE!
Assessing the judges statement against the BLM one would think he was about to sentence members of a notorious, organized crime family. The language is strong… condemning. And rightly so. Just because a branch of the government says something is so doesn’t make it true. Remember the moniker “Question authority”? It’s an important one in this modern day of overzealous, government incursions into our personal wealth, private lives, and private property.
Government, especially the Feds, is not God or even a powerful deity. It is made up of people who have a strong desire to tell citizens what they must and must not do. When one looks at current politics of our federal government it is clear that there is a war for public approval between two forces; the promise of socialism & the far reach of government versus the system of self-responsibility/capitalism, business models, and private wealth/private property.
Liberal groups (socialist & communists) blast business owners and capitalists as “evil”, greedy, selfish, and unfair. Liberals say these folks create the ills of the world and inequality for all. Yet the libs will promote liberal government policies as if they are well-thought out and can do no wrong. Policies that take hard earned capital from the middle-class plus the wealthier and give it to the “needy”. Only if these extremists could take a step back and realize that it is the federal government that is not the savior they claim it to be.
Ever notice how the common political answer to any problem is to simply throw money at it? They throw money at the education system yet US students continue to fall behind the world in test scores. They throw money at social programs yet more people become homeless all the time. We can even look at people who win the lottery. People who have no clue about money win millions and they blow through it like nothing. They end up broke. The money didn’t solve their problems. Their problems were only exacerbated. Big government, monstrous social programs, and unchecked spending is not the answer for society unless the true intent is to destroy it for some other model – a model of dependency.
Allowing the Federal Government to outright own and “manage” land can be beneficial in some cases. But they are literally creating a monopoly of American land. America is not government. America is the citizen, The People. Remember that. Government simply steers the nation in a direction. The People actually man the sails if willing.
Read some of the following stats about how much land is owned by the Feds. It blows the mind.
Today the federal government owns and manages roughly 635-640 million acres of land. Four agencies manage 609 million acres of this land: in the Department of the Interior (DOI), the National Park Service (NPS) manages 80 million acres, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) manages 248 million acres, and the Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) manages 89 million acres (plus 217 million acres of marine refuges and monuments); and in the Department of Agriculture, the Forest Service (USFS) manages 193 million acres. Most of these lands are in the West, including Alaska. In addition, the Department of Defense administers 19 million acres in military bases, training ranges, and more. The remaining several million acres (estimated) are managed by a variety of government agencies.
Can you imagine the outcry from the liberals and the conservatives too if one corporation owned all of this land? 640 million acres! For what? I mean whatever happened to 40 acres and a mule at the end of slavery? Government is very greedy no matter the party. They benefit while citizens struggle under the weight of their Frankenstein policies.
Let’s take this exposure a step further. Beyond the hundreds of millions of acres that the Feds “own” (Should they even own land when it belongs to The People?) think about all the resources they control. I don’t simply mean natural resources which are highly important but think about the flow of cash, the creation of laws, the passing of bills, the arm of the military… they control all of that and so much more. Yet the libs scream about a business owner owning several corner stores and saving for a nice retirement? That is one-sided extremism at its finest.
It’s absolutely moronic to think that the government “owns” anything when it is our tax dollars that fund it in the first place. Today we literally fund our competitor (government) so it can buyout or intimidate land away from citizens with it’s well-staffed law offices and well-armed BLM thugs.
How can a struggling rancher, farmer or land owner fight such a force? They have limited money and families to support. Litigation and the fees are exhaustive. Meanwhile the government continues to take more of our personal wealth in the form of taxes and land. It’s a vicious cycle that isn’t recognized by many of the American people. In the meantime the power of government agencies like the BLM continues to grow just as the federal government’s monopoly on land, wealth, natural resources, and power does… and liberty and freedom fade.
I can’t keep up with the minute-by minute-changes that occur in the news and that includes the Bundy Ranch standoff with the Feds. The Feds will certainly come back. They’re just regrouping, I’m sure.
It came out that Mr. Bundy is a racist. I read the interview and I immediately pulled back. My reaction was admittedly knee-jerk. More evidence has recently come to light. An actual video of what he said appears to exonerate him as a hater.
After I watched the following video, when it was made available to me, it appears that he isn’t a racist. He isn’t a hater. Yes, he uses old, backward terminology; such as “Negro”, but he doesn’t hate on anyone except for government policies that hinder people’s growth. In fact he states that the Mexicans have strong family ties and that the white man could take a page from them. I agree. White folks should be more into their families.
Still it doesn’t change the fact that he brought race up. I don’t think he should have. That is such a volatile issue that can blow up in anyone’s face if not handled correctly. Mr. Bundy appears to be a good guy but sometimes he takes on too much. And taking his lecture out of context doesn’t help. Shame on Media Matters for doing that. By the way… isn’t Media Matters funded by George Soros?
Here’s the video. Watch the entire clip and judge for yourself.
Paying attention to some of the movements here in the United States, I’ve noticed some glaring differences in these political factions but some similarities as well. Can these revolutionaries find some common ground and work together to make this nation great again? I came to some interesting conclusions as I wrote this article.
Let’s begin with Occupy Wall Street aka OWS. When I heard of this movement I paid attention. At first they appeared to be protesting the banks and Wall Street finance for creating the economic crash of 2008 and the aftereffects. As they grew in size and peaked they soon faded. Their message became like a news broadcast, changing by the minute. First they wanted to slam Wall Street. Then they wanted to destroy all capitalism, not crony capitalism or corporatism, all capitalism – America’s bread and butter.
I decided to visit the Occupy Oakland encampment. It was filled with potheads, slackers, wannabe skaters, and the downtrodden. Now all of these people are Americans too. But their way of life had nothing in common with mine except for the fact that they were upset with Wall Street. Unfortunately what OWS in general seem to want, imo, is socialism which invariably leads to communism. They think everyone should get free food and free housing and this would be provided by taxing the middle class and the rich. In other words they want freebies.
OWS is part of the “progressive” movement. Overall they are far left and very liberal; meaning low sexual morality, gay marriage and transgender surgeries must be embraced, hardcore feminism (end patriarchy), white people are guilty of everything, getting high is good, shouldn’t have to work if others are (tax the worker and the rich), Christianity is evil but all other religions and their backers are good guys, etc. The list can go on. It get’s old. Hence, OWS faded into the dustbin of history. They wanted too much, too fast and kept changing their tune. They’re still around… in pieces.
Affiliated with Occupy Wall Street is Anonymous. Anonymous showed up before OWS but aligned itself with them, riding on the coattails of popularity, not that Anons needed to make a name for themselves, but they saw a way to get their goals pushed with OWS (foot soldiers). Anons are anonymous people, especially computer programmers/technicians, etc. who hack into government and corporate systems to wreak havoc – hacktivists from all over the world. There are many Anonymous members and they don’t agree on everything. They have public arguments on Twitter. Some are conservative but the majority are “progressive”. Anons and OWS is like peanut butter and jelly. They go together well.
On the opposite end of the spectrum is the Tea Party and the Liberty Supporters. The Tea Party is another grassroots movement that has gained a lot of steam and been accepted into the political arena. They represent middle America and Republicans mainly. But they want the candidate to be conservative in ideology and practice. Tea Party members tend to be Christian, against abortion in most cases, support free-markets, don’t support corrupt politicians or abusive banks/corporations and aren’t for smoking weed.
Liberty Supporters (a broad term) have similar traits to the Tea Party but also some differences. Many Liberty Supporters are fed up with both Democrats and Republicans unlike the Tea Party which believes America’s issues can be worked out with Washington DC through the Republican party/conservative stance (this may be the biggest difference between these two groups). Liberty Supporters believe the rule of the land should be by the US Constitution. They are fed up with eminent domain, Agenda 21, the United Nations and America’s role in globalization. They want America’s borders as protected as banks. They believe in hard work, self-responsibility, and accountability. They also believe in privacy. The Tea Party and Liberty Supporters could agree on a lot just as both OWS and Anonymous could.
As you can see the two main “progressive” groups and the two main conservative groups differ on most everything. The Occupy movement and the Anons seem to want to completely change America and destroy capitalism while the Tea Party and Liberty Supporters mainly want the corruption out of Washington DC and to have this nation ruled by the US Constitution without economic manipulation.
The first two groups are more destructive to America and appear to be opportunists, attacking anything that implies or practices American traditions or values while the latter two groups want to preserve America, many past practices, and the moral fiber of the country.
The groups appear to be incompatible. The “progressive” movements are more volatile and aggressive. They often play the race card and resort to cussing in debates. They are mad and are justified in some respects but not if they can’t back up their bullet points with facts.
The conservative leaning movement is more calm, cool, and collected. Why? Because they are used to being targets and tend to be older and more mature. Cries of racism, anti-immigrant, and evil for believing in God is constantly thrown at them. Conservatives (not fake Bush conservatives) use history showing positive/acceptable points of past-America and how it can be great again as data in debates. They continually turn the other cheek to their own detriment.
The things that the “progressives” and the conservative groups agree on, without knowing it as they are too busy with their own goals, is that they both aren’t in favor of:
2.) Unjust war
3.) American military being used as a global police force
4.) Police brutality
5.) Political deception
6.) Economic manipulation
7.) Corporate control
Those are large issues. They effect the entire world. It seems that some of the differences in these groups may actually be smaller than they realize but they are so angry and engrossed by their narrow field of focus that anything different is the enemy and therefore no compromise of working together could ever happen. Just as a corrupt manager keeps employees divided with rumor and falsehoods and then proceeds to solve the same employees problems, so does the US govt act in this fashion.
If we could set aside the issues of vegans vs. meat eaters, gay and transgender rights, the race card, etc. and focus on stopping globalization/corporatism/tyrannical govt. as a united country, we could make a big difference.
The problem that I see now, as I write this, is that the “progressives” need and want more government on their side while the conservatives do not. If the “progressives” lean towards a dependent livelihood, mandating free housing and food but the conservatives want less government and more self-reliance upon family and hard work… how could this unification of groups for a larger cause (stopping globalization and the ensuing destruction of cultures/diversity/traditions) ever happen? There’s a 99% chance that it cannot.
Assessing the situation it appears “progressives” are supporters of globalization whether they want to acknowledge it or not. Their fight against traditional America is anti-nationalistic, hence anti-traditional family and culture. That spells it out.
Conservatives want to reign American government in and live peacefully. “Progressives” want to destroy the old America and replace it with a global system where everyone is “equal” (free housing, free food, a job hand-picked for you, and micromanaging rules to exist by) where no dissenters to the pseudo “equality-for-all” mantra will be tolerated and will ultimately be shouted down for being racists, sexists, and anti-gay. And so you know, equality-for-all actually means where you are no better, no more gifted, no more exceptional, and not worth listening too. You are an ant like all the other ants in the colony. The theme will be, “Here’s a sandwich and some chips. Now sit down and shut up!”
The final conclusion is apparent, sad, and scary too. It’s sad that many people have become so dependent on government handouts and have accepted that lifestyle with the rabid belief that everyone else should be taxed more in order to create more freebies. The “progressives” and the conservatives cannot work together. Do you see a way? Right now I don’t. The spectrum and the goals appear to be very wide. So wide that if either side began to achieve a successful revolt a civil war would surely ensue; such as in Syria where the Syrian government and Hezbollah is fighting against US backed Al Qaeda and their allies. That is a horrible and bloody civil war. The winners will be the globalists who will swoop upon the leftovers and ultimately reshape that country. Think it can’t happen in America?
In the end we are all people. Our political views don’t make up the entirety of who we are but we do often get caught up in our belief systems. So much so that anything disagreeable is immediately deemed an enemy to be beaten down. The problem is just that. If people make politics their life and their meaning for existing… that’s an extreme.
In America the idea is for us to see one another as Americans first. Differing views can be expressed. Although if an American is not just trying to change something for the better, but is actively trying to turn the entire country upside down, that is extreme and that I am afraid is an enemy to all patriotic Americans. We can discuss and poll. We can create stats and gather facts. But we cannot destroy this nation for some idealistic, global “progressive” utopia.
I am certain all other peoples in their respective country’s feel the same way. Nations deserve their autonomy. What they don’t deserve is some hacktivist who aims to dismantle their entire system nor do they deserve corrupt politicians along with greedy corporations who raid their bank accounts. And they most certainly do not deserve to be sucked into a global world order where everyone is provided for by some far away bureaucracy. The people of the world deserve true autonomy and to have their practices, cultures, traditions, and family lineage preserved, respected, and looked upon with pride.
Is that so hard to appreciate?
If you haven’t been following the plight of Bundy Ranch, owned by Cliven & Carol Bundy and their family since 1877 then you need to… now.
Apparently the Bundy’s have been in a dispute with the Feds; specifically Bureau of Land Management since the 90’s over grazing fees. The Bundy Ranch believes they have a right to graze their cattle on these lands due to longevity and heritage. The Bundy’s also believe it’s the State of Nevada that has jurisdiction, not the Feds. On the flip-side the Feds believe the Bundy’s have been skating by by not paying certain grazing fees.
One thing has lead to another. The Bundy’s won’t give up their rights, cattle, or ranch. Now 200 armed federal agents of BLM have moved in, surrounded the ranch, and are actively stealing the cattle and selling the livestock at auction (cattle rustlers used to hang for this). The Bundy’s have protested peacefully and have only been harassed, had weapons aimed at them, family members have been assaulted, and the climate is now tense.
Fortunately for social media; such as Twitter and Facebook, people have caught wind of what’s happening and they don’t like it one bit. Many neighbors from the locality and far away have shown up at the Bundy Ranch to support this family in defending its rights. But it’s not simply about them and grazing rights. Bundy Ranch means many different things to many different people.
The atmosphere in America today is full of fear. The federal government has created laws to freely spy on American citizens, detain citizens for an undetermined amount of time, torture citizens for information, and execute Americans without a trial.
We all know about the lies of the WMD’s in Iraq. We are aware of our hand in the destruction of Libya. Citizens know about our mess in Egypt and our governments support of Al Qaeda in Syria. We know how filthy, corrupt, and tyrannical our “elected” government has become. It’s not worth noting everything here. The corruption from both political parties and corporations has been well-documented. Needless to say the atmosphere in the US is thick with mistrust. Our government fears us and we fear them. Trusting one another seems impossible, and like a marriage, that is when it’s time for a divorce. Real talk.
Even if Cliven Bundy is found that he has no grazing rights this intensifying scenario means so much more. Having snipers aim weapons at you… creating First Amendment Zones so protestors can exercise their Freedom of Speech in a tiny spot… intimidating landowners (America’s provider of food)… it is clear to see that the Feds think The People are here to serve them and their agenda as opposed to having them (a government by the people and for the people) serve proud and intelligent Americans.
It’s a big moment. Will this simply fade away into history like Waco and Ruby Ridge or will it be the keg that sets off a revolt against the growing tyranny exercised by federal agents and their bosses across the nation? I’m not sure. I do know that people from all over want to show up at the Bundy Ranch and help this ranching family out. I also know from reading the social media sites that militia members are on their way to show both a sign of force and a willingness to protect the Bundys from being taken over. It’s that serious.
What happens now is anyone’s guess. What will BLM ultimately decide to do? If the cattle is all stolen and auctioned off how will the Bundy’s retaliate? Will someone cross a line and gunfire ensue? These are all relevant questions.
I’m certain that if shots are fired by federal agents, things will go from bad to worse. This could be the shot heard round the world; such as the Battle of Lexington and Concord in the Revolutionary War. The perspective about our untouchable government will make citizens want to get their hands on any Fed. Torches and pitchforks will be raised as The People chase the Frankenstein-like, mismanaged government agents up the steps of the capital.
It’s difficult to speculate on something like this. I hope it all ends peacefully. BLM drives away to never return. Obama repeals Obamacare and puts Holder in prison for the Fast and Furious gun-running program. The IRS is mandated to shrink by 50%. Our military is brought home. At home spying programs are eliminated. Corporations can’t go offshore for cheap labor. So many hopes. Just one of the above would be a step in the right direction.
As Americans standing together we should pray that the Feds turn tail and realize that it’s just not worth it. The men and women in those brown shirts should also realize that their paychecks and pensions aren’t worth sucking the freedoms from America, the US Constitution, and the Bill of Rights. If the federal employees would search their hearts and join the ranks of the Liberty Supporters, the patriotic, and those who believe in rebuilding our wonderful nation… we could do anything. The USA could be a better place if a middle chord is struck. Unfortunately in the ranks of federal agents there is the fear of not having money. They are bought and paid for until they rid themselves of their master’s intimidating aura.
So people at Bundy Ranch, stay strong, vigilant, alert, and ready to confront those men and women who know not what they do. Educate them. Yell at them. Spank them. Whatever it is that will awaken The People of the USA… do it. But do it carefully. Give peace a chance and see how the feds react.
Rumor has it that YouTube was deleting the Bundy Ranch videos. Find them if you can and post them somewhere less controlling for everyone to watch.
Image from bundyranch.blogspot.com
Why would I say something like that? Sure we have economists, folks in the Liberty Movement, followers of God, and preppers claiming that end times are upon us. Some say these are end times for the entire world. Others say it’s for the USA. I’ll tell you what… if it’s for the USA then you can bet your last dollar that a rough road is ahead for the world too. So why is the economy about to go south here in God’s country?
First a bit of history on why the American dollar is so widely used across the globe and why the high demand.
According to Wikipedia: A reserve currency (or anchor currency) is a currency that is held in significant quantities by governments and institutions as part of their foreign exchange reserves, and that is commonly used in international transactions. Persons who live in a country that issues a reserve currency can purchase imports and borrow across borders more cheaply than persons in other nations because they need not exchange their currency to do so.
The United States dollar is the world’s reserve currency, and the world’s need for dollars has allowed the United States government as well as US Americans to borrow at lower costs, granting them an advantage in excess of $100 billion per year. However, by increasing the value of the dollar, its status as a reserve currency hurts U.S. exporters.
According to the Wall Street Journal: When a South Korean wine wholesaler wants to import Chilean cabernet, the Korean importer buys U.S. dollars, not pesos, with which to pay the Chilean exporter. Indeed, the dollar is virtually the exclusive vehicle for foreign-exchange transactions between Chile and Korea, despite the fact that less than 20% of the merchandise trade of both countries is with the U.S.
Chile and Korea are hardly an anomaly: Fully 85% of foreign-exchange transactions world-wide are trades of other currencies for dollars. What’s more, what is true of foreign-exchange transactions is true of other international business. The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries sets the price of oil in dollars. The dollar is the currency of denomination of half of all international debt securities. More than 60% of the foreign reserves of central banks and governments are in dollars.
Right now America is escalating sanctions (a pissing contest) with Russia over the “invasion” and annexation of Crimea from Ukraine. Why we care so much, I don’t know. Perhaps it’s the perfect excuse for us to ignite WWIII. American politicians are painting the USA into a corner with its boisterous mouth and actions. Russia, of course, is not sitting back. Instead they are taking full advantage of the situation.
I saw an article on Zerohedge that set off a light bulb. Russia (as well as China) is making some bold moves: China has led the BRICS efforts to dislodge the dollar from its position as the main global currency, but the “sanctions war” between Washington and Moscow gave an impetus to the long-awaited scheme to launch the petroruble and switch all Russian energy exports away from the US currency.
Apparently a large deal with India to bypass US dollars for oil is also in the works. So now we can include China, Russia, India, Iran, and other countries too that will bypass the dollar and trade in Yaun, Rubles, and other currencies. This will be a huge blow to the American economy and its world reserve currency status. Therefore the American economy is about to fall apart and WWIII will ignite. There is no negotiating our way out of this.
God I feel sorry for the American consumer. How distracted. How blind. How consumer driven and quick-fix oriented we have been brainwashed to become. Yet there sits Russia, China, and others coiled and ready to strike at Yankee Doodle (Yankee Doodle was originally sung by British military officers to mock the disheveled, disorganized colonial “Yankees” during the Revolutionary war).
If the shoe fits…
I suspect that by the end of this summer there are going to be some heated exchanges between the US political structure and Russia. We might as well include China in there too – Russia’s new BFF. Solutions won’t be forthcoming as we all know that the dilution of the dollar via the Fed’s QE program will only push dollar buyers further away (especially China). So the fix is in. Russia anted up. What will the USA’s next play be? All in (militarily)? Offer cheap real estate to the Russian-Chinese axis; how about an entire state like Nevada? The Feds own hundreds of millions of acres.
Image from Dr. Leonard Coldwell.