Archive for December, 2011

It has been a while since my last post- I’ve been watching world events unfold while pondering, “How can we fix this?”  Over the past few weeks and months, we’ve seen things in economics and legislation that are unthinkable.  Over a year ago, I mentioned in my blog that the Euro is doomed, and over the past couple of months it has become evident to the whole world.  It remains on the verge of collapse, completely dependent on Quantitative Easing to bail out their continuously insolvent banks and governments.  The U.S. has contributed to massive European bailouts, they have contributed to additional funding of the IMF, and the Fed was found to have loaned trillions of dollars under the table to these same insolvent banks that said they needed to be bailed out in 2008 and 2009.  The Senate and the House both passed the NDAA bill (National Defense Authorization Act) which authorizes the executive branch to indefinitely detain or assassinate American Citizens that they deem to be terrorists, terrorist associates, or enemies of the state without the right to a fair trial. 

We’ve seen FEMA proactively moving to assign contracts to contractors in every state to set up “internment camps” in case of emergency.  We have gold prices dipping as investors flee the Euro for the Dollar thinking that there is some safety there.  China has come forward that they are preparing for war, and have taken a stance to protect Iran- while Russia is backing Syria in case of a NATO attack there.  On the political front, when looking at the republican candidates, there is clearly only one candidate that brings fresh ideas and true understanding of our problems, and holds a 30 year track record of consistently representing the same views- yet the mainstream media has blacked him out as a “nut” regardless of the fact he is now first place in the polls in Iowa.  The people like what he has to say, our active duty military overwhelmingly supports Ron Paul, yet the media again insinuates that we the people are too “dumb” to know what is good for our country.  The media is no longer a tool of free speech so that the people can keep government in check, but rather a tool in the hands of big business and government to indoctrinate the masses with agenda promoting half truths and flat out lies. 

After seeing all of these things unfold, one must ask themselves- “What planet am I on?”  The state of this country and this world is deteriorating quickly in every way imaginable.  Whenever you see super-states like China, Russia, the U.S. and NATO rise up in opposition to each other, it’s not a good sign.  When you add to that a U.S. population that is vastly uneducated on economics and world affairs regularly eating the crap that is dished out by mainstream news- we are a country that is asking for injustice.  We are begging for it.  When grown men spend more time seeking handouts than they do being productive members willing to serve society, history continues to repeat itself.  In different conversations I’ve had with various contacts recently, everyone seems to be trying to identify who the enemy is.  Some say, China and Russia are the enemy.  Others say Iran is surely our enemy.  Some claim that Obama is our enemy, some say the entire establishment is our enemy, and the list goes on and on. 

In all of this discussion, I think I’m realizing what the real enemy is- mass apathy, mass indifference, and lack of education.  Regardless of the events of today, huge numbers of Americans simply don’t know anything and just don’t care.  They remain in a cloud of pleasure and toys.  As long as they have the I-Pod, that new car, material things, movies and television- hey life is good.  There is little regard in comparison for the liberty and freedom that is actively being pulled from under our feet.  We are on track to become the proof of what Thomas Jefferson warned us of- that is, we are soon going to “wake up homeless on the land that our fathers conquered.”  We have obvious corruption in government at every level as they seek dictatorial rule, accompanied by Corporations that are seeking a more fascist form of government.  The question that I cannot answer is, how can you make people care?

Have we deteriorated so much in our culture that our men no longer care about our communities or our freedom.  Have we lost the passion for this life that is really a gift of God.  Do we have to lose everything before we find true love for our neighbor and our freedom again?  Maybe we as Americans need to lose everything before we can again find wisdom.  It reminds me of a particular doctor that survived the Holocaust- Viktor Frankl.  He was held in several Nazi concentration camps and was known for referring to his time at the camps as, “the best years of my life.”  He’s quoted as saying, “for the first time in my life I saw the truth as it is set into song by so many poets, proclaimed as the final wisdom by so many thinkers.  The truth- that love is the ultimate and the highest goal to which man can aspire……the salvation of man is through love and in love.  I understood how a man who has nothing left in this world still may know bliss, be it only for a brief moment, in the contemplation of his beloved.  In a position of utter desolation, when man cannot express himself in positive action, when his only achievement may consist in enduring his sufferings in the right way- an honorable way- in such a position man can, through loving contemplation of the image he carries of his beloved, achieve fulfillment.”  Is that what it will take for Americans to unite in love for our neighbors once again?  Do we have to lose everything?

The sad thing is, some may read this article, and roll their eyes.  “Oh there he goes again” you might say.  After all- it is easier to laugh and roll your eyes at the passionate, than it is to discover passion yourself.  Men today are afraid of passion because passion means that you actually have to stand for something.  Passion means that you put yourself on the line for something that is far greater than yourself.   Having “passion” only for golf, football, sports in general, cars, boats, the next vacation, and material toys puts you in the category of schoolboy.  Having passion for family, community, goodness, truth, safety, freedom, liberty, peace, and what is right, this is the passion of men.  These are the men that we need to step forward with courage and willingness to make things right.  Enough of the apathy, enough of the indifference, lack of education is no longer an excuse.  Get educated, educate each other, and please- find love for your communities, families, and freedom again.  That’s all I have for today.

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Chinese News Station- speaks of the Energy and Arms relationship between China and Iran, and suggests that an attack on Iran will lead to a third world war as China would protect Iran.