Obamanation: Collapse of American Experiment?
“A lady asked Dr. [Benjamin] Franklin "Well Doctor what have we got a republic or a monarchy?" "A republic" replied the Doctor "if you can keep it."” _BartlebySince then, expansion of full rights to women and former slaves made the country stronger and more just. But the inevitable corruption of the initial well-intentioned government structure has also taken place, as Franklin knew it would. These days, independent citizens do not fear monarchies. They fear the rise of dictatorships and oppressive bureaucratic monoliths that choke off the independence of individuals through an infinite proliferation of taxes, regulations, rules, prohibitions, and mandates.
Such mandates and regulations brought the US to its current financial impasse, and nothing in the current pork-filled bailout legislation has corrected the problem--nor will it. The last bubble will merely merge almost seamlessly into the next, much larger bubble. The current leaders of the legislative and executive branches were either unwilling or unable to tackle the underlying corruption that led to this "crisis." And so it continues on an even larger scale.
It is important for readers to understand that this bailout is only a precedent for future bailouts--which will make the current bailout look small. The much more serious problems for the US economy, just over the horizon, involve mandated spending and built-in acceleration of spending for entitlements. Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, Welfare Programs, Disability Programs, pensions for government workers--and we have not even put BHO's program of socialised medicine in place yet, or his additional $trillion in spending for other promised new programs.
...if Washington really wanted to help Americans (and there is no indication right now that it does) it would, the instant it passes the bail-out bill, get to work not adding more regulations in response to this crisis, but stripping away the destructive ones we created after the last big one.But that is the last thing on Washington's mind. No, Washington is rubbing its hands gleefully in anticipation of building on this fortuitous opportunity for corruption. This is but the beginning. Even if McCain is elected, it is only the beginning. But if BHO is elected along with continued DP dominance of the legislative branches, the speed control comes off the machine completely.
...A new era - with new rules, new winners and new losers — is coming up on us fast, and we need to get ready for it right now. Our national leaders just had their chance to prove they were prepared for this new era - and they have failed miserably. We now have to look elsewhere for leadership… and quickly. _PJM
I am not pointing out these facts with the intent of persuading Americans to vote one way or another, or to persuade anyone of the truth or importance of what I am saying. My only intent is to communicate to those who have been paying attention, and who want to be prepared for the failure of things they never expected to fail. This bailout, and the way it was carried out, is just a warning, a foretaste. It represents the beginning of an unraveling--something many people have been watching for.
The unraveling will now continue--given the lack of leadership in Washington--but the speed of the unraveling will depend upon who is in charge, as of late January 2009. With a McCain/Palin administration, precautions might be taken so that the economic and governmental system could conceivably hold together in roughly its present shape for a number of decades. But under an Obamanation, assuming continuing Pelosi/Reid calibre governance from the legislature, things could easily unravel within a period of a single decade.
Ayn Rand's novel "Atlas Shrugged" was not a literary masterpiece, nor was it a realistic portrayal of how a "shadow society" might grow up to displace monstrously corrupt and out of control government. But it certainly is food for thought, for those who have never actually given it any thought.
When Cuba fell to Castro, the movers and shakers of the country fled to Florida. As Chavez became more dictatorial, competent and affluent Venezuelans progressively moved to freer countries. The same process occurs whenever and wherever productive classes are pressed beyond their tolerances. Have you ever wondered where these people will go, when there is no longer any place left to go? There is an answer.
This is not a prediction of Obamageddon or Obamapocalypse. Think of it instead as a type of "storm warning." If you know the storm is coming, you can take appropriate precaustions. By now, you should know the storm is coming. To know when it will hit, you need to pay close attention from now on.