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 READ THIS  CAREFULLY AND SLOWLY
  

 by Pam Geller

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, and 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, and 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.  
 
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.  

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 today 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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