Normally, I would just link this article in the sideblog, but there were some sleazy ads on the website. Glenn Beck read this article on his show, and I had to share it.
You know that hypothetical question, “If you could have anyone over for dinner, who would it be?” My quick answer is Glenn Beck and Jack Bauer, but I’m sure I could answer that better if I had time to think. Christians are supposed to say, “Jesus.”
Anyway, this article is from the Russian propaganda news tank, Pravda. I know, I know. But listen. The author is basically pointing out that Americans have their collective head in the sand. On the heels of that, during Timothy Geithner’s recent trip to China, the Chinese laughed loudly when he said that the dollar was safe. Is anyone asking why are we the last to know this? Is everyone else wrong or are Americans drinking up the ObamaRamaLama (as my buddy likes to say)?
You can take this article two different ways. The first is that the only way to support the thesis that we’re on the path to inflation is to find obscure Russian journalist with an axe to grind. Or second, that maybe along with the Chinese and the rest of the world, he’s right. You decide.
Here’s the translation without grammar corrections, emphasis mine:
It must be said, that like the breaking of a great dam, the American decent into Marxism is happening with breath taking speed, against the back drop of a passive, hapless sheeple, excuse me dear reader, I meant people.
True, the situation has been well prepared on and off for the past century, especially the past twenty years. The initial testing grounds was conducted upon our Holy Russia and a bloody test it was. But we Russians would not just roll over and give up our freedoms and our souls, no matter how much money Wall Street poured into the fists of the Marxists.
Those lessons were taken and used to properly prepare the American populace for the surrender of their freedoms and souls, to the whims of their elites and betters.
First, the population was dumbed down through a politicized and substandard education system based on pop culture, rather then the classics.
Remember, the author has already seen how this happens. He ought to know. This isn’t a rah-rah point for the homeschooler or private schooler, but rather a point to make sure that we are teaching our children well whatever schooling choices we make. Substandard education happens everywhere.
Americans know more about their favorite TV dramas then the drama in DC that directly affects their lives. They care more for their “right” to choke down a McDonalds burger or a BurgerKing burger than for their constitutional rights. Then they turn around and lecture us about our rights and about our “democracy”. Pride blind the foolish.
Then their faith in God was destroyed, until their churches, all tens of thousands of different “branches and denominations” were for the most part little more then Sunday circuses and their televangelists and top protestant mega preachers were more then happy to sell out their souls and flocks to be on the “winning” side of one pseudo Marxist politician or another. Their flocks may complain, but when explained that they would be on the “winning” side, their flocks were ever so quick to reject Christ in hopes for earthly power. Even our Holy Orthodox churches are scandalously liberalized in America.
The final collapse has come with the election of Barack Obama. His speed in the past three months has been truly impressive. His spending and money printing has been a record setting, not just in America’s short history but in the world. If this keeps up for more then another year, and there is no sign that it will not, America at best will resemble the Wiemar Republic and at worst Zimbabwe.
The economists who predicted the housing bubble pretty much say the same thing. Most, however, give the hope that we are not past the point of no return. We’re close, but a radical course-shift could avoid this situation.
These past two weeks have been the most breath taking of all. First came the announcement of a planned redesign of the American Byzantine tax system, by the very thieves who used it to bankroll their thefts, loses and swindles of hundreds of billions of dollars. These make our Russian oligarchs look little more then ordinary street thugs, in comparison. Yes, the Americans have beat our own thieves in the shear volumes. Should we congratulate them?
Not only does Goldman Sachs get a “Get Out of Jail Free” card, but they are given the keys to run the whole system while we sit back and watch.
These men, of course, are not an elected panel but made up of appointees picked from the very financial oligarchs and their henchmen who are now gorging themselves on trillions of American dollars, in one bailout after another. They are also usurping the rights, duties and powers of the American congress (parliament). Again, congress has put up little more then a whimper to their masters.
Then came Barack Obama’s command that GM’s (General Motor) president step down from leadership of his company. That is correct, dear reader, in the land of “pure” free markets, the American president now has the power, the self given power, to fire CEOs and we can assume other employees of private companies, at will. Come hither, go dither, the centurion commands his minions.
So it should be no surprise, that the American president has followed this up with a “bold” move of declaring that he and another group of unelected, chosen stooges will now redesign the entire automotive industry and will even be the guarantee of automobile policies. I am sure that if given the chance, they would happily try and redesign it for the whole of the world, too. Prime Minister Putin, less then two months ago, warned Obama and UK’s Blair, not to follow the path to Marxism, it only leads to disaster. Apparently, even though we suffered 70 years of this Western sponsored horror show, we know nothing, as foolish, drunken Russians, so let our “wise” Anglo-Saxon fools find out the folly of their own pride.
Again, the American public has taken this with barely a whimper…but a “freeman” whimper.
So, should it be any surprise to discover that the Democratically controlled Congress of America is working on passing a new regulation that would give the American Treasury department the power to set “fair” maximum salaries, evaluate performance and control how private companies give out pay raises and bonuses? Senator Barney Franks, a social pervert basking in his homosexuality (of course, amongst the modern, enlightened American societal norm, as well as that of the general West, homosexuality is not only not a looked down upon life choice, but is often praised as a virtue) and his Marxist enlightenment, has led this effort. He stresses that this only affects companies that receive government monies, but it is retroactive and taken to a logical extreme, this would include any company or industry that has ever received a tax break or incentive.
The Russian owners of American companies and industries should look thoughtfully at this and the option of closing their facilities down and fleeing the land of the Red as fast as possible. In other words, divest while there is still value left.
The proud American will go down into his slavery with out a fight, beating his chest and proclaiming to the world, how free he really is. The world will only snicker.
I often tease my husband for his “it can’t happen to me” attitude. When we came home the other night, we found our door had been blown open. If I was back in Orlando, I’d have immediately thought, “We were robbed! Don’t touch anything. Fingerprints!”
Greg would’ve said, “Guess the door blew open. Hm.” Well, in fact, if we were in Orlando, we would’ve been robbed. Maybe murdered. It’s in the top 10 most dangerous cities. I hate that place. We were robbed in the middle of the day once, and our brother-in-law was mugged not long ago.
Since we live in Nowhere, Kentucky, we both knew that everything was fine. Around here, the mailman just comes in your house if you don’t hear him knock. (Somebody better tell him about me and what I do about noises…)
My point it that people think they live like us in Nowhere, Kentucky. One day they will realize that this Mayberry has turned into Orlando—or worse, Detroit—and all along, they thought that collapse could never happen to us. Every civilization has fallen. Every single one of them. The only question is when and how much you decide to help it along.