By Alan Caruba
We are living in times when the structures involving the global financial system, national security, and self-governance are under attack, decaying, or just self-destructing due to all the ills to which humanity is prone.
Wars in the twentieth century were always an example of either the failure of nations to resolve their differences or of the ancient human inclination to steal whatever they can from their neighbor. Wars organize this into armies for that purpose. The other cause for war is the necessity to rid the neighborhood of the crazy guy who’s hoarding weapons and building bombs.
What is occurring of late, however, goes beyond the usual casus belli to something far greater, a loss of faith in national and international banking systems, aggravated by the failure of nations to act in a prudent fashion to protect the wealth of their citizens and their national sovereignty.
The cause of this is socialism, the polite name for communism. Like Islam, it exists for world domination, the control of the population for the enrichment of those holding the reins of power. It is no accident that the U.S. Congress is filled with millionaires or those who soon will be.
Communism, the creation of a man who never held a job in his life, Karl Marx, and its theoretically gentler version, Socialism, has proved to be a failure wherever it was implemented. It is always introduced as the antechamber to utopia, a better life for everyone and it has always led to the slaughter of millions in the name of achieving it. It is just another form of slavery.
Socialism, as practiced throughout the United States and Europe, dependent as it is on the “redistribution of wealth” in the form of “entitlement” programs is now crashing down around the heads of various elected leaders.
As the former British Prime Minister of Britain, Margaret Thatcher, once famously said, “Sooner or later you run out of other people’s money.”
When you pile on debt beyond the mind’s capacity to imagine and you empower “super committees” or hold desperate meetings as are occurring in Europe, public faith in national currencies begins to disappear and with it a rational world in which goods and services generate income.
We are now 66 years since the end of World War Two, the war that followed “the war to end all wars”, World War One. Peace—the absence of war—lasted a scant twenty-one years in Europe before the latter cataclysm began in 1939.
Times of turmoil are the perfect opportunity for tyrants of every description to emerge, organize the collective anger, and launch new wars. In the past 66 years of “peace” there has been a succession of wars, usually between Communist and Capitalist nations such as the Korean and Vietnam Wars or civil wars. The recent wars and revolutions in the Middle East have been about oil and who gets to pump it out of the ground.
Threatening the entire world is the rise of the Islamic Revolution. Islam is less a religion than a battle plan for global conquest that has the added fillip of enslaving its adherents in a faith system that demands total obedience on pain of death. Unbelievers in general face this threat. Israel in particular always has.
Capitalism isn’t a perfect system, subject to periodic cycles of recession and depression, but it does require a greater measure of individual freedom than any other in order to encourage the kind of innovation and risk-taking that creates vast wealth-producing economies.
The problem the West is facing has been brought on by the profligate and often corrupt waste of the people’s wealth. This has been the result of metastasizing laws whose ultimate purpose is to keep populations from demanding more freedom from rapacious taxing, borrowing, and spending. Even central banks are powerless against this. Ours, the Federal Reserve, has responded by printing dollars out of thin air.
On November 18th a proposed constitutional amendment that would require Congress to balance the budget failed in the House. The U.S. is currently $15 trillion in debt. The worst fears of our Founding Fathers are coming true. Presiding over the nation is a Marxist ideologue and his henchmen.
When the Congress of the United States of America refuses to obey the limits of the Constitution, you have failure.
When that same Congress refuses to reform “entitlement” programs and reduce massive spending, you have failure.
When the Federal Reserve—a central bank that is not a part of the federal government— owns most of the nation’s debt, you have failure.
In my lifetime, the United States of America went from a largely Capitalist system and society to one of near total government control. It is Socialism supported by an insane system of taxation lacking even the appearance of fairness.
The United States has moved too far away from the purpose of the Constitution, established to “form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity…”
We are that posterity,
In the decades since the last Great Depression a succession of Congresses has bankrupted the nation once again. It is happening as well in Europe because nations like Greece, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Ireland and France thought they too could defy common sense and fiscal prudence.
It is system failure on a global scale.
Americans and the citizens of Europe are the unwilling victims of too much government, too much regulation, too much corruption, too much taxation, and the general inclination of those in charge to acquire as much wealth for themselves while keeping the rest of the population complacent with “redistribution of wealth” schemes that always fail.
The Tea Party movement is calling for a restoration of America. We have precious little time to do that and it is the Democratic Party in league with unions who oppose that goal.
© Alan Caruba, 2011
Thanks Alan. Well said!
I've come to the tentative conclusion that all governments are analogous to cancers. They grow, at greater or lesser speeds, until all of their surroundings are consumed....the body eventually dies.
Might the Tea Parties then be comparable to radiation treatments? At lower doses, they perhaps can slow the cancerous growth. Higher doses can perhaps shrink the tumor! Unfortunately little time remains for treatment...we must try to maximize the radiation intensity for a while.
I am firmly convinced that we are only waiting for the final trump to
sound as in Revelation, Ch. 8. All others have been sounded already.
But that's just me!
If anyone cares to discuss this with me, I would be happy to, but I think
it should be in a more private setting, since the purpose of TPN is not
really that of a religious discussion group beyond those tenants that
define political conservancy and social morality.
Well said. And the liberals/progressives/democrats/socialists don't get it!
They get it! And they are doing a good job of it as well. Give the devil his due and to almighty God His and let us who do not -GET IT! There is precious little time to stop this and they are not going to give us any other option other than all out revolt. We are being set up and the congress in general is in cahoots with the enemies of America starting with OBAMA the stealth Muslim, amen. There is no other option people, can you not see it. To all vets and militias: I say put on your gear, gen-up and be acutely aware of their next move to take us down –stand your ground, you are not alone in this battle for our Liberty. OWS is a ruse to start something so they can bring on ML before the next election, which will give O his desired dictatorship so he can murder all who gets in his (their) way. Remember history my brothers, remember what we fought for and gave our lives to, and remember the Alamo and Pearl Harbor and all those good souls that are lying in our national cemeteries across this land we call the home of Free Men. It is time for all good men/women to come to the aid of our country we say we love, amen . . .almighty God please hear our plea for Thy blessing on our country and the protection for our families, etal.
We need to cut ties with the Federal Reserve System ASAP.
Charles...those you mentioned.. they do get it. they know exactly what they are doing. As Allen said it is all by design, the culmination of many years work by our "respected" leaders.
Debbie...yes we do, I believe we all agree, the problem is we cant. we do not have ppl in congress that will do that. If we cant get a vote in the HOUSE for a balanced budget, EVERYTHING else we hope for really is at a dead end. Not that I WANT to be a downer but reality points that direction, unfortunately.
The great socialism of FDR finally had to provoke a war to get the US out of the economic doldrums. In that case... he did not enrich some people on the backs of others... but on the graves of others. History has hidden that behind the swelling pride for the last war politicians ever won...
Is it gonna hurt? well, hell yes... DOH..... is it necessary? Damn right. Just as the financial meltdown showed " how many people were swimming naked", the detoxification from government largesse at the public trough is necessary to show how numerous and deep the cancerous tentacles have gone. Government grows to the largest mass of the resources available to it. We have been raped as the "Full Faith and Credit of the United States". We have to take over and try to undo the masquerade, if we still can.
Great Read Alan. Always logical in themes, and data, history backing it up. Problem is as I see it, the 90% of the Republicans running for Prez are part of the Beast and will do very little to make it smaller. Perry has said some of the right things, Ron Paul has history and proclaims constitutional restraints. The Newt is a big government Guy along with Rommney. Its going to take a congress that is also on the same page. Change has to happen in our lifetime or the next generations will be lost.
check out www.goooh.com for a great way to reform the House.
Good analogy! Its a pity that mankind has really not come very far in the last 3000 years. Our spiritual growth as a species has been stifled by the greedy, unprincipled, spiritual infants in control. We can travel on jets at 500 miles an hour, we can cure numerous diseases, we have TV and excellent communication via WWW, yet we still have to kill and hold a gun to someone's head to make a point. The world today reminds me of the Wild West. Our leaders are the cattle barrons and we're the sod busters. They are running rough shod over us right now! Case in point, the so called "super committee". It will accomplish nothing but it brought our enemies more time to tighten the screw. If Obama's health care is declared unconstitutional, and I pray it is, then the last four years and four trillion dollars have been thrown into the wind and don't forget insider trading etc..... I don't need to reiterate further. The point is, realize that we are in the wild west, and prepare to defend yourself.
On a brighter note. We as a country can recover. We are a money machine when our economy is well. All we have to do is cut the waste and work hard and we can repay 15 trillion and fairly quickly. Even with the unprecedented rampant waste we have literally supported the rest of the world for the last 50 years! Their fear is that, we will succeed, with our beloved Constitution and by cutting off the funds that have been stolen from us by our politicians and all the foreign aid they've squandered in the rest of the world. They are truely Mad! If they think their strategy can win.
I pray that we will all speak with one voice in the next election.
God bless the Tea Party,
God bless America...