Why We’re Screwed—revisited

A couple of years ago I wrote this about why I thought we had seen our best days. It was even before the Tea Party rise. I admit this is perhaps the most negative post I have ever written, but it contains far more truth than hyperbole.
It still contains alot of hurtful insight into where we stand as Americans. Today’s plight of the Republic’s citizens is harrowing indeed. But there is always hope. God Bless the USA.
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Why We’re Screwed
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This is the perfect “forum” for what I’m about to write about. We see the complaints, the attacks, the invasions, the limits all over this forum. But not in one space, or in one post.

I got to thinking this morning after watching the “Sharia in America” video.
I mean I knew it for the past couple of years really. But it just coalesced into a clear stream of thought, a sudden clarity, if you will, of insight into what is definitely uncomfortable to talk about.
Our doom.
Oh, yeah…you know it as well as I, we’re toast.
On so many levels, now, in the near term and definitely in the long term, Christian, Constitutional, Freedom loving Americans are the newest form of dinosaur.
Now before you get all pompous and indignant with me, hear me out. And keep that reticule off my head.
Let me list, comprehensively as I can, the array of attacks we “normal” Americans are up against….

Invaders from the South
Industries that either ship jobs overseas or employ the invaders from the South specifically to cut costs.
Wall Street tycoons ramping up numbers and poor lending habits and ignoring established good banking habits.
A government that has ignored input from constituents.
A government where calls and demands can be ignored even at a 80-20 ratio against the legislation.
A government so involved with itself that it can’t go without a midnight pay raise even during a depression.
A government that can’t say “NO” to increased spending.
A government that CAN say “NO” to a fair tax.
A government that has passed numerous bills without reading said legislation.
A government that politicizes and destroys good honest folk that might actually help the country.
A government so broke that the PRESIDENT makes a joke out of it during an ALLSTAR baseball game.
And a state so broke that its issuing IOU’s and people TAKE them???
A government that is dedicated to the very destruction of the tools of its existence.
A government in love with power that it has introduced at least 2 bills capping Free Speech rights.
Jesus has been pulled out of the schools and the debasement of society has gained full steam since, either directly or indirectly a part of the overall scheme.
The acceptance and tolerance of a religion that is based in death and destruction.
A police force that looks to arrest people instead of protecting the innocent.
A police force used as a revenue maker instead of a public safety service.
A police force dedicated to pummeling the perps that takes them on a 2 hour car chase, yet can’t get to a breakin in a timely manner.
A police force with such a one track mind that it always presumes the guilt of a close relative despite the evidence to the contrary.
A police force that is bent on taking guns, even from law-abiding citizens.
A media that is vested in the success of the destruction of the only country that guarantees its freedom.
A media so untrustworthy that people in a poll thought Congress was as trustworthy and that GWBush was almost twice as trustworthy as either.
A media so perverse that it celebrates the vanity of ‘bling” and the decay of what is good.
A media so determined to have its president that it consciously and unapologetically “gets a rush up its leg” and tangibly alters an election by slant of coverage.
A school system that demands tolerance, but demands God stay out of the classroom.
A school system that has a powerful Union so engrossed in a liberal agenda that it promotes inclusion of unhealthy lifestyles into the classroom.
A school system that promotes literacy, yet finds that its textbooks are rife with factual and typographical errors, not to mention what it downright skips or alters.
A school system with employees that routinely are as debased and as unethical as any other known industry, but it happens to be dealing with the NEXT generation and should be held to a much higher standard of conduct than the iron worker or landscaper or plumber or lawyer.
A populace that is so apathetic that it is considered a massive turnout when 55% of registered voters turnout to vote.
A populace so selfish that they consider standing in line an hour to vote an inconvenience and a “hardship”.
A populace that voted for an anti-gun president and then goes out by the millions to buy guns.
A populace so ignorant of the daily news that they think comedians are a way to get real information about current events.
A populace so wrapped up in themselves that they have no idea what Freedoms they have already lost.
A populace so ignorant that they can’t answer common governmental questions.
A populace with minds so dumbed down that they think Communism might be preferable to Capitalism.
A populace so in love with fairness that it can’t see that “more fairness” would actually hurt the working poor.
A populace so ignorant that it elects politicians on looks and not ideals.
A populace who love this country so much that they are too busy rolling in the dough, hunting, taking in a movie, going to puttputt, drinking a beer or 10, smoking weed, watching NSFW vids, to take time out to educate themselves about the very country and original documents that allowed them to live in such a manner.

Yeah, we’re fragged.
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Issues

I’ve written in the past posing the question “Where do we go from here?”

This question, in it’s simplicity, asks the reader to contemplate life after the USA as we know it.

I try to be objective and even maintain a positive outlook on the country. . I really do. Try, I mean. I have 2 growing kids for Christ’s sake.

I’ve never been a negative person. Growing up, I was always taught that the sun always rises, the early bird gets the worm, Early to bed early to rise…. Etc. All positive quotations and clichés.

But, I’ve never seen my country in this condition. 50 years into the Great Society and we’re broke. I mean, yes, we heard ‘broke’ back in the 70’s, 80’s, ‘90’s and ‘00’s. But we’re seriously broke this time.

Here are some things to ponder:

When your Fed chairman, as a legitimate strategy to fix debt says, “We can always print more money, we’ll never be broke”, you know you are either living in Bizzaro world or you really don’t understand world economics like you thought.What he expects is that other bankrupt countries will continue to buy our debt.

When your children have to take remedial courses in college because they REALLY aren’t smarter than a fifth grader, you know you’re school systems are places where there is more baby sitting going on than learning.

When jobs are going overseas at a whirlwind pace, you know that 1) Unions suck, 2) its cheaper to produce goods elsewhere, 3) regulations are stifling for business here.

When you’re engaged in at least 2 real wars, 2 or 3 proxy wars, and maybe 2 more ‘engagements’, all the while cutting the defense sector and veteran care, you know there is a blatant strategy to weaken the Armed Forces for some reason via attrition of both equipment and troops.

When you allow millions of people (refugees) to pour into the country while not demanding the other country to get it’s act together so that these people will find THEIR country more suitable to live in, you know the long term strategy is actually to overtake that country in a way that sees the USA grow almost twice in size.

When you learn that the overall high school dropout rate is 35% EVERY year… and that in large Democrat controlled cities it’s as much as 75%, you know there is a massive effort to dumb-OUT the people of those areas so that they are dependant and easily swayed (manipulated) to whatever the machine tilts them towards.

When you understand these things and many other issues, you see that the country has deteriorated at a rapid rate. This decline, often written and postulated about in other articles elsewhere for years, has been precipitous and at an almost freefall rate.

With all these issues, at their current level of decline, is there a real chance of arresting the fall and reclaiming the higher moral standards of our fore fathers?

The answer is a simple, “No.”

Established societies always go in one direction, down. As a society grows it is living with the ideals that founded it. As the society ages, these ideals get pushed back further from the point of implementation and each and every year those values retreat further in the group consciousness and other items start to blossom and get louder and suddenly the original mores are either ignored or forgotten. The more people you have, the more pressures on the former standards. The more tolerance, the more abuse. There’s a reason why hard ass generals, coaches, and Presidents get results.

America is no different. We are the sum of her people. This country was founded on principles of Freedom that people had fought over and won since the Magna Carta was signed almost 800 years ago (1210ad). Her train may be ready to pull out and leave the station. There have been other dire times, but I can’t recall where all these things have lined up so perfectly and in such a weakened state… at the same time. We are now a nation of limp lilly men and touchy feely policies.

“Where do we go from here?”, noone knows. But with all these issues, the continued over taxation, the approaching BOOMER bust, the approaching ‘austerity’, the approaching European depression, the looming Iranian War, dueling Anarchist/Communist/Islamist hostile takeovers, America will be hard pressed to maintain her stature as the world’s strongest, wealthiest, mightiest nation on any list.