Post #2 for May 27th

I originally received the comments below via email from a friend. I not only found them profound, but a bit scary. It’s a long post, but worth the investment of time.

 PLEASE READ THIS ALL
  THE WAY TO THE BOTTOM.
  by Pam Geller

  Pamela “Atlas” Geller began her publishing career at The New York Daily News and subsequently took over operation of The New York Observer as Associate Publisher.  She left The Observer after the birth of her fourth child, but remained involved in various projects including American Associates, Ben Gurion University and being Senior Vice-President Strategic Planning and Performance Evaluation at The Brandeis School.
 
 
   After 9/11, “Atlas” had the veil of oblivion violently lifted from her consciousness and immersed herself in the education and understanding of geopolitics, Islam, terror, foreign affairs and imminent threats the mainstream media and the government wouldn’t cover or discuss.  To wit:

I am a student of history.  Professionally, I have written 15 books in six languages, and have studied history all my life.  I think there is something monumentally large afoot, and I do not believe it is just a banking crisis, or a mortgage crisis, or a credit crisis.  Yes, these exist but they are merely single facets on a very large gemstone that is only now coming into a sharper focus.

 Something of historic proportions is happening.  I can sense it because I know how it feels, smells, what it looks like, and how people react to it..  Yes, a perfect storm may be brewing, but there is something happening within our country that has been evolving for about 10 – 15 years.  The pace has dramatically quickened in the past two.

 We demanded and then codified into law the requirement that our banks make massive loans to people whom we knew could never pay back?  Why?  We learned recently that the Federal Reserve, which has little or no real oversight by anyone, has “loaned” two trillion dollars (that is $2,000,000,000,000) over the past few months, but will not tell us to whom or why or disclose the terms.  That is our money. Yours and mine.  And that is three times the $700B we all argued about so strenuously just this past September.

 Who has this money?  Why do they have it?  Why are the terms unavailable to us?  Who asked for it?  Who authorized it?  I thought this was a government of “We the People,” who loaned our powers to our elected leaders.  Apparently not.

 We have spent two or more decades intentionally de-industrializing our economy.  Why?

 We have intentionally dumbed down our schools, ignored our history, and no longer teach our founding documents, why we are exceptional, and why we are worth preserving.  Students by and large cannot write, think critically, read, or articulate.  Parents are not revolting, teachers are not picketing, school boards continue to back mediocrity.  Why?

 We have now established the precedent of protesting every close election (now violently in California over a proposition that is so controversial that it wants marriage to remain between one man and one woman.  Did you ever think such a thing possible just a decade ago?).  We have corrupted our sacred political process by allowing unelected judges to write laws that radically change our way of life, and then mainstream Marxist groups like ACORN and others to turn our voting system into a banana republic.  To what purpose?

 Now our mortgage industry is collapsing, housing prices are in free fall, major industries are failing, our banking system is on the verge of collapse, Social Security is nearly bankrupt, as is Medicare and our entire government.  Our education system is worse than a joke (I teach college and know precisely what I am talking about.)  The list is staggering in its length, breadth, and depth.  It is potentially 1929 x 10.   And we are at war with an enemy we cannot name for fear of offending people of the same religion who cannot wait to slit the throats of your children if they have the opportunity to do so.

 And now we have elected a man no one knows anything about, who has never run so much as a Dairy Queen, let alone a town as big as Wasilla, Alaska.  All of his associations and alliances are with real radicals in their chosen fields of employment, and everything we learn about him, drip by drip, is unsettling if not downright scary (Surely you have heard him speak about his idea to create and fund a mandatory civilian defense force stronger than our military for use inside our borders?  No?  Oh, of course.  The media would never play that for you over and over and then demand he answer it.  Sarah Palin’s pregnant daughter and $150,000 wardrobe is more important.)

 Mr. Obama’s winning platform can be boiled down to one word:  Change…radical change.  Why?

 I have never been so afraid for my country and for my children as I am now.  This man campaigned on bringing people together, something he has never, ever done in his professional life.  In my assessment, Obama will divide us along philosophical lines, push us apart, and then try to realign the pieces into a new and different power structure.  Change is indeed coming.  And when it comes, you will never see the same nation again.

 And that is only the beginning.

 I thought I would never be able to experience what the ordinary, moral German felt in the mid-1930s.  In those times, the savior was a former smooth-talking rabble-rouser from the streets, about whom the average German knew next to nothing.  What they did know was that he was associated with groups that shouted, shoved, and pushed around people with whom they disagreed; he edged his way onto the political stage through great oratory and promises.  Economic times were tough, people were losing jobs, and he was a great speaker.  And he smiled and waved a lot.  And people, even newspapers, were afraid to speak out for fear that his “brown shirts” would bully them into submission.

 And then he was duly elected to office, with a full-throttled economic crisis at hand [the Great Depression].  Slowly but surely he seized the controls of government power, department by department, person by person, bureaucracy by bureaucracy.  The kids joined a Youth Movement in his name, where they were taught what to think.  How did he get the people on his side?  He did it promising jobs to the jobless, money to the moneyless, and goodies for the military-industrial complex.  He did it by indoctrinating the children, advocating gun control, health care for all, better wages, better jobs, and promising to re-instill pride once again in the country, across Europe, and across the world.

 He did it with a compliant media – Did you know that?  And he did this all in the name of justice and…change.  And the people surely got what they voted for.  (Look it up if you think I am exaggerating.)  Read your history books.  Many people objected in 1933 and were shouted down, called names, laughed at, and made fun of.  When Winston Churchill pointed out the obvious in the late 1930s while seated in the House of Lords in England (he was not yet Prime Minister), he was booed into his seat and called a crazy troublemaker.  He was right, though.

 Don’t forget that Germany was the most educated, cultured country in Europe.  It was full of music, art, museums, hospitals, laboratories, and universities.  And in less than six years – a shorter time span than just two terms of the U. S. presidency – it was rounding up its own citizens, killing others, abrogating its laws, turning children against parents, and neighbors against neighbors.  All with the best of intentions, of course.  The road to Hell is paved with them.

 As a practical thinker, one not overly prone to emotional decisions, I have a choice:  I can either believe what the objective pieces of evidence tell me (even if they make me cringe with disgust); I can believe what history is shouting to me from across the chasm of seven decades; or I can hope I am wrong, close my eyes, have another latte and ignore what is transpiring around me.

 Some people scoff at me; others laugh or think I am foolish, naive, or both.  Perhaps I am.  But I have never been afraid to look people in the eye and tell them exactly what I believe – and why I believe it.  I pray I am wrong.  But, I do not think I am.
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Since many of you enjoy senior citizen status or will sometime in the not too distant future, I thought you might be interested in this information.

 IN GOD WE TRUST

 Everybody that is on this mailing list is either a senior citizen, is getting close, or knows somebody that is.

 Most of you know by now that the Senate version (at least) of the “stimulus” bill includes provisions for extensive rationing of health care for senior citizens.  The author of this part of the bill, former senator and tax evader, Tom Daschle, was credited by Bloomberg with the following statement.

 Bloomberg:  “Daschle says health-care reform will not be pain free. Seniors should be more accepting of the conditions that come with age instead of treating them.”

 If this does not sufficiently raise your ire, just remember that Senators and Congressmen have their own healthcare plan that is first dollar or very low co-pay which they are guaranteed the remainder of their lives and are not subject to this new law if it passes.

 Please use the power of the Internet to get this message out.  Talk it up at the grassroots level.  We have an election coming up in one year and nine months.  We have the ability to address and reverse the dangerous direction the Obama administration and its allies have begun and in the interim, we can make our voices heard!  Let’s do it!

 If you disagree, don’t do anything

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6 responses to “Post #2 for May 27th

  1. Interesting thoughts–this certainly is a strange time we live in…

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  2. Hi Norm,

    It goes much much deeper than that. Pamela Geller is absolutely correct. I have been preaching this for better than 25 years (accept for the Obama part). (It has been going on for a LOT longer than 10-15 years, trust me on that one.) For us, it all started with President Wilson.

    People would cross the street to get away from me, even my own family, but here we are. I’d hear things like, “There goes dad again,” or “There goes Warren again.” Yet, here we are.

    Now I don’t profess to be a prophet, far from from it, but as a student of the Bible, the writing has been on the wall for decades. It’s one thing to prophesy or talk about it amongst ourselves, but yet quite another to actually LIVE through it. It’s inspirational to talk about the rapture, but to BE raptured is quite another. (And you know what I mean.)

    Rather than go on and on here, the best thing I could do would be to point you to my MySpace profile and a blog or two I wrote a while back: “The Biggest Scam,” and “Money and War.” If you are interested, I invite you to visit my MySpace blog on these two entries.

    I try not to worry about it anymore and just concentrate on the Lord’s plan, which is to “Go ye into all the world and preach the Gospel to all living creatures.” (Paraphrase.)

    We are fastly becoming a fascist government. A fascist government is where the people own the businesses but the government tells them how to run it. A socialistic government is where the the government owns everything.

    Interesting blog,

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  3. I found your blog whlie Googling for ways to promote my own blog with Social Networks. Great work here – hope that I can get mine going soon – any tips or advice for a relative newb?

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    • Norm

      Not sure I have any “great” advice. However, I’ve learned that when you post, make your “tags” general enough or specific enough that folks can find your material.

      Best of luck.

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  4. MySpace Proxy

    Do you ever wonder where people get all these MySpace and Facebook Friends and Twitter Followers? I found one place to get a TON of MySpace Friends, It’s called SupremeAdds.com but do you know any other ways to get more traffic from social networks to a blog like yours or mine?

    Thanks For keeping it on point!

    Best Regards

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  5. Norm

    I’m not sure anyone realistically would want “tons of MySpace friends.” I have had blogs on Yahoo, Blogger, and WordPress. I have a MySpace and FaceBook place, but the folks I want “following” me are the folks that make a contribution. I have had “tons” of unwanted requests from MySpace and FaceBook and many unwanted and desirable comments on other blogs. They all consume time without contributing anything and always raise my suspicions.

    Write your material. Share it with friends and create good tags, the people will come. For example, my blog on Blogger generated half the readership it does on WordPress. I have a few regular readers and that’s fine with me. Others come and go. As it should be.

    You will find your rhythm and develop your own followers over time…just give it time.

    My 2 cents.

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