Thursday, August 27, 2009

Fall of the Republic?

There's so much going on in our country, with our media, with our people (who are trying to be heard & are being fiendishly maligned/laughed at for simply speaking) that I can't seem to wrap words around it today. The only thing I can think to say is
NO.
STOP.
DON'T DESTROY MY COUNTRY.
NO!

(Unfortunately, that's not a profoundly articulate thing to say.)

I would very much like to hear what you all have to say, & I found a terrific piece @ Bungalow Bill's site. Friends, would you please visit Bills' post, watch the video (as much as you can take of it) & join me in mulling this over? You may comment here or @ Bungalow Bill's site, or both.

I fear that which stands before us has the face of calamity, perhaps of Biblical proportion. From my perspective, she ain't pretty...

Let me know what you think. And, thanks.
~~~

13 comments:

Joe said...

I followed the links to the video of an interview by Secretary TG on the role of the federal reserve and was astonished at his ability to alter his responses to answer question he was not asked but obviously wanted to answer. He was professionally evasive.

"...that which stands before us has the face of calamity, perhaps of Biblical proportion."

That seems to be the frightening case.

JT Grachek said...

Tear it down.

Susannah said...

Joe~ "professionally evasive" My friend Sandy would say TG has a silver tongue & a dark heart. Of BO, she says, "He has a silver tongue & a black heart." And she's absolutely right.

JT~ Welcome back. "Tear it down" ? Care to elaborate?

James said...
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JT Grachek said...

Blogger James said...

Sure, I say tear down the republic. It's over rated and the system is falling apart. Our politicians are at the point where they do anything just to stay in power, the welfare of this country be damned. To make it worse, a majority of this population is too apathetic and/or stupid to do anything about it. Your average person doesn't care what government is over him, so long as it doesn't interfere with his daily life too much. Others, like many lower-middle class conservatives, are extremely "patriotic" because that's what they were taught at a young age due to the Cold War. They don't know why America is "so great", they just like it the way is was in their minds.

I wish I could further explain, but I promise we'll have further discussions on my blog.

Jim said...

Joseph McCarthy is smiling in hell. In his wildest dreams he probably never imagined the incredible pants-crapping fear that could be created by the lies of those who so hate America, who so hate democracy that they cannot accept that their opponents have won the latest election and have the RIGHT and RESPONSIBILITY to govern, have so much ignorance and mistrust of America's great traditions and institutions that they believe that President Obama could repress a fair and legal election and transfer of power in 2010 and 2012.

If Cheney and Rove couldn't do it, do you actually think your so-called "idiot" and "incompetent" President could do it?

What really frightens me is the fear and ignorance of people whose party simply lost the last election.

Susannah said...

James~ (Yep JT, I saw the comment on email. Btw, is James you?) At any rate, seeing this comment, I'm thinking generations of the population at the mercy of public school indoctrination: watered down schooling system, revisioinist history, politically correct grading systems, dumbing down to the lowest common denominator, eliminating competitiveness b/c it's not nice. How COULD the public at large be aware of how GREAT our Republic is when MEMBERS of our OWN CONGRESS galavant about extolling the virtues of COMMUNIST CUBA & it's darling Castro.

How could anyone, esp. children understand American Exceptionalism, when those in power (I include the MSM, not just political power, lest anyone 'nya, nya, nya' me w/ "the last Administration...") have been villifying it for the last 2-3 decades???

Uh, & James, I presume you've got better ideas than the Founding Fathers for a system of government? 'Love to hear it.

Jim~ "...that they believe that President Obama could repress a fair and legal election and transfer of power in 2010 and 2012..."
I have no idea what you're talking about.

"...your so-called 'idiot' and 'incompetent' President could do it?" I'll challenge you to find these words used - even once - by me (to describe BHO) on this blog. I know better than to think/say he's an idiot. He's not & people think this to their own detriment. He's every bit as smart as they say he is, & every bit as Communist as Alan Keyes (& I) says he is in my previous post.

My problem with him? Not that he won. That he wants United States of America to become socialist/communist, & has a Congress who is sympathetic to his desires. AND that he was SURELY funded by unknown interests outside our country. THAT's the problem I have with him. Sir.

Thanks for coming by again, Jim. It has been too long!

JT Grachek said...

Susannah - Yes, my name is also James, my gmail accounts just got switched up.

I like your theory about public school dimming the youth's competitive spirit. I'm 24 years old, myself, and luckily for me my high school career was extremely competitive. I am an extremely competitive person, and yes I do believe in my own words, and I do have ideas other than those of the forefathers. Please stay tuned on my blog and we will venture into that further.

I do understand American exceptional-ism. It appears to me that we are the most giving country in the world. America is great... her government is not.

Jim said...

"they believe that President Obama could repress a fair and legal election and transfer of power in 2010 and 2012..."
I have no idea what you're talking about."

You cite fringe radical Keyes claiming that Obama is a communist and agreeing that he will somehow bring down the republic, but don't explain how the President will do away with elections in 2010 and 2012.

You may not have called Obama an "idiot", but many similar blogs have. Sorry to accuse you.

"My problem with him? Not that he won. That he wants United States of America to become socialist/communist, & has a Congress who is sympathetic to his desires."

Alan Keyes claiming Obama is a socialist/communist does not make it so. You have no evidence that "he wants United States of America to become socialist/communist". Only the rantings of people who hate him.

Sympathetic Congress? Why hasn't he already passed health care reform? He's had over 200 days.

"AND that he was SURELY funded by unknown interests outside our country."

Interesting assertion, seeing as how you use the word "surely" as in "proven" regarding "unknown interests". That's an oxymoron, really. And what evidence is there for this assertion. Another claim for Keyes?

Susannah said...

JT/James~ Thanks for hanging w/ me. You'll see that I went to your blog & found it to be very interesting. Thanks for coming back here.

Jim said ~ "Alan Keyes claiming Obama is a socialist/communist does not make it so. You have no evidence that 'he wants United States of America to become socialist/communist'. Only the rantings of people who hate him."

Obama is a socialist (political theory) who wants our government to become Communist. He is thus, not because Alan Keyes said so, but because he said so himself, & b/c of the things he has promoted, orchestrated & 'accomplished' in less than 9 months.

I, in fact, believe that Dr. Keyes was too magnanimous in stating simply that Obama is only communist. From what I see, Mr. Obama appears to have fascist desires & drives.

Susannah said...

From Oxford Amer. Dictionary--

Communism: 1) a social system in which property is owned by the community & each member works for the common benefit. 2) a political doctrine seeking to overthrow capitalism...

* "I think when you spread the wealth around, everybody's better off..." BHO fall, '08
* Political history riddled w/ connections to known, unrepentant communists, including winning endorsements by the Democratic Socialists of Amer. - Chicago branch (1996), etc.
* Bank take-over by Fed. gov't 2009
* auto-industry take-over 2009
* the Pres. of the US assuming & USING the power to FIRE a titan of PRIVATE INDUSTRY (hey, I thought only dictators did such) 2009
* Massive push to create a nationalized, socialist, government-run health care system, including the use of Main Stream Media (there's that fascist twinge for ya!) to demonize/villify/humiliate anyone who dares to challenge (founder Whole Foods), speak out (Tea Parties, Town Hall mtgs) or question the Commarade's plans.
*...need I go on, Jim? Really?

Buck Ofama said...

Jim, You are right that some of us fear what Obama and the Democratic party are doing to America. But you are dead wrong in your assertions that (1) we are ignorant of and mistrust America's great traditions and institutions and (2) that there is no evidence that Obama wants the country to be socialist/communist.

It is exactly our understanding of the great history of America that allows us to realize that when the President of the United States (one whose mentor in his youth was a hard line Communist, has been drawn to and closely associated with radical, even terroristic individuals his entire life, who openly supports Socialist policies such as a single payer health care system and a civilian defense force stronger than the military, and who doesn't object to outlandish things like slavery reparations and massive income redistribution), when this man then appoints cabinet members, czars, and policy consultants who are also avowed communists/radicals (Van Jones, Mark Loyd, Susstein, E. Emmanuel, Holdren, etc.) who openly espouse views such as fundamental opposition of a privately owned media, forced sterilization, admiration of dictators such as Chavez, and numerous other anti-Capitalist and revolutionary Marxist policies - that is what we are righteously afraid of. These people actually call themselves "community organizers within the federal context". Jim, that is not what America is all about. Read the Constitution. Our government should merely be representative of what the people want and believe. It should not be a conduit for one man, even if he's the President, to appoint radicals who use their power and position to agitate and organize people for the furtherance of their own personal beliefs (and get paid my tax dollars to do so).

But it appears to me that you are more angry at our opposition than we are afraid of your man in the White House. Perhaps it is because you subconsciously realize that you and most of the Democratic party have been duped by the
Communists. You finally win an election (how could you lose when the outgoing guy was a disaster, the economy is in shambles, and you have the uber-candidate: a well-spoken, charismatic, half black man that 30% of the electorate has been waiting their whole lives just to cast their vote for along racial lines?) Too bad he just happens to be a Communist. If he's not, he needs to prove it by reeling in the other Commies in the party that are trying to use this alignment of the stars (control of both chambers and the white house) to push their anti-American agenda. And if he is, well we'll keep trying to stop him until he proves that he's not - because the evidence says that he is.

Susannah said...

Buck~ Wow. Nicely done; much more comprehensive than I'd even thought of. Would you mind if I quote some of this for a post in the future?

Also, I can't tell by your profile if you've got a blog or not. If you don't, you really should consider it, as you clearly know your stuff & have a lot to add to the conversation. Thanks for adding it here.