Roman leaders mollified the masses by providing food handouts and violent games to enjoy. Is this happening again in America?
~ Forewords ~
In direct repetition from the days of deluded Roman leaders, so too the likewise deluded U.S. imperium thinks it can mollify the masses forever.
Our day’s masses seem even more sensitized to the much increased load of mind stupefying propaganda of our day. Unlike the era of Roman rulers, today the availability of truth beckons the people from everywhere, that is, everywhere they look but straight into truth’s face, by choice. Like the Roman hoi polloi, so too their successors today are just as seduced by the blood sports of our age, as well as Hollywood blood and raw sex allowances…the general sense of moral relativism…. “anything goes”, as long as government is left secure. After all, as the writer so well documents in the brief piece below, the mass of today is as indifferent to bankrupting themselves for superficial rewards. Anything for instant gratification for yet another day.
It will go on, until it can’t….but since it’s lasted since the conception of human frailty, it will go on forever, only direly limited in scope by the ultimate debt and dollar collapse–always a clear and present danger. In the meantime, who cares about under-funded pension funds, collapsing infrastructure and standards of living or the mass corruption of kids minds and the terrifying dangers of growing poverty. Give us football at any cost, free sex, deviant sex, 24-hr violence viewing and just about anything else—-and let the chips fall where they may. Government welfare/entitlement programs and soup kitchens will provide subsistence survival as long as counterfeit money is engineered— until it’s no longer possible in any way. You bet government agencies are readying themselves for that fateful time of sudden release of mass anger, when it comes.
Wow, although with brevity so admirable, that’s a loaded writing below. It says it all. (A.C.) Continue reading
“And away we go…”
Matt Drudge, owner and publisher of the “Drudge Report,” recently tweeted a cryptic warning to his readers, “Have an exit plan.” Here is how Susan Duclos reported the story in BeforeItsNews.com:
“The economic indicators are bad, markets, the weakening dollar, banks preventing large withdrawals, news of China banks halting all cash transfers, in fact, economies across the globe are failing, and much more has led to a simple, four word Tweet from American political commentator and the creator and editor of the Drudge Report, Matt Drudge, that chillingly states ‘Have an exit plan.’” Continue reading
During the 1956 presidential campaign, an enthusiastic supporter called out to the Democratic candidate, Adlai Stevenson: “Senator, you have the vote of every thinking person.” Stevenson wistfully called back: “That’s not enough, madam, we need a majority!”
Once known as the “silent majority,” now as the nation’s “low-information voters,” these citizens perform their civic duty on election day. But they have no real clue for whom or what they are voting. Yes, when it comes to their occupational callings, investment, or sport picks, they may be highly rational. It’s just politics and public affairs that hold no interest for them. It has long been hoped that the silent majority would one day wake and grow politically engaged. In 2010, the Tea Party Movement did just that. But it yet speaks as no more than a marginal voice. The majority remains politically asleep. And this silence understandably draws the ire of those who can see the fiscal calamities to come and care deeply about the country’s future. But perhaps the community of the concerned should reconsider its position. The “know-nothings” may yet hold the key to “taking our country back.” Continue reading
An administration goes down the drain.
If you accidentally dropped your most treasured piece of jewelry into the toilet just as you were flushing, you’d scream, you’d cry, and you might tell a sympathetic friend…unless you were just too embarrassed.
Among President Obama’s formerly greatest champions — minorities, unions, so-called journalists and young voters — the swirling-into-oblivion administration has engendered a remarkable sullen silence, given their loss, as they passively give up on recovering their once-loved gem, now sullied by this government’s own political excrement.
Covered with the stench of debacles including Obamacare, the NSA, Syria, Benghazi, the IRS, and the AP, while demonstrating a level of incompetence so great that it must give pause to all but the most committed members of the cult of unlimited government, few liberals will be willing to dig through the muck to reclaim their once-prized possession. Continue reading
As an insurance professional with 40 years in the business, I can tell you precisely how ObamaCare was made possible: It was your very own state Department of Insurance.
Insurance regulation and oversight is a state’s right. There is nothing in the Constitution which gives the federal government authority to regulate insurance matters, and because no such authority exists, the Tenth Amendment in the Constitution’s Bill of Rights firmly forbids federal incursion into matters related to insurance of any kind.
Having written that, ObamaCare was made, “necessary”, because your state Department of Insurance failed to do their job to protect you from unethical insurers. Continue reading
There have been bad presidents — see Jimmy Carter. Yet has there ever been a president as staggeringly incompetent as Barack Obama? Really, can there be any other explanation for his performance as president than the man is, well…a moron?
Let’s face it, we all know them. They are the people who either started out with money, or have spent a lifetime failing up. Despite a distinct lack of accomplishment, personal or professionally, they believe they are the smartest person in every room. They cannot utter a sentence that does not include “I,” “me,” and “my,” and they never stop speaking. To quote Alice Roosevelt, they are “the corpse at every funeral, the bride at every wedding and the baby at every christening.”
They seem to Forrest Gump their way through life, with one undeserved success after another.
Does this remind you of anyone? Continue reading
If so when he took the health insurance from the US citizens and they have to get another insurance company they will have to take a physical. Not only that but insurance companies go by people’s credit scores as to whether they give them insurance or not. So Obama just ripped people’s health insurance from them and they won’t be able to get a new insurance company. That means without insurance when they have big medical bills they will be in bankruptcy or on the street. Obama and Soros really changed this country and it’s people from a great nation to a third world country and from having a home to living on the street. Since these people have children he IS putting children on the street too. Wow what a great president he is – NOT! Continue reading
How weird beliefs can land you in jail
When I was in college, my friend and I attended a tax seminar in which we were told that paying taxes was unnecessary because the Sixteenth Amendment—empowering Congress to levy an income tax—was never legally ratified. After a long and detailed history of the irs, we were advised not to file a tax return and given instructions on what to do and say when the feds come a-knockin’. The slick presentation seemed internally coherent and logically plausible in the room, but later, after some reflection, I figured it couldn’t possibly be true because no one would pay taxes if it were. In contrast, my friend went for it and got away tax-free for years, until the IRS caught up with him and he got his comeuppance. Continue reading
If we could somehow tap into Barack Obama’s vast reservoir of cynicism, this country might possibly achieve some of his green energy blather. Just from the thermal part of his rhetoric.
The Phony Uniter has spent the last several weeks implying Republicans are extremists like — hmm, what other global group do Americans commonly associate with extremists?
The GOP, he suggests, is a party captive to a bunch of ideological crazies determined to send the global economy into a fatal tailspin sucking prosperity from the lives and dreams of billions just to thwart Obama’s not-so-grand health care scheme. Continue reading
Now before y’all get pissed off – remember – if the folks in D.C. have anything to say about it – we’ll all be getting pissed ON – real soon now. Everyone is entitled to his or her opinion – and the following is presented here – just to get your juices flowing. Maybe Frank is half-wrong – but that means he is also half-right – and let’s face it – the whole thing is screwed up anyway. Somewhere – someday – we’ll all get to sit down together after all of the hangin’ is done – after all of the tar-n-featherin’ is done – and have a nice, tall cool one together. (J.B.)
This morning, sitting at my computer, I suddenly realized what has been bothering me for the past several weeks. While we are being inundated by a huge barrage of rhetoric and pontification from the American Press, a determined man with a small cadre of rabid followers has been sitting himself up to become a dictator. John Boehner is an ambitious and determined man. He loves power and control and only wishes for more and more. The further he goes and the more he exposes his ambitions, the closer he comes to emulating the actions of Adolph Hitler in 1932 and 1933 as he rose to power and ultimately to Dictator of Germany. The Press is being hoodwinked and confused by the devious manipulation of a clever man and his minions, as they set the stage to take control of our government and under our present laws, it seems that no one is able to stop this juggernaut. Who would have believed a short six months ago that one man and 30 stooges could create so much havoc and bring the mightiest nation on earth to its knees? Continue reading
Anybody with half a brain these days knows America is no longer the country of her Founders’ intent. But the question plaguing us all is: How do we stop the destruction taking place? What can we do to regain the limited government propriety we once enjoyed? Is there a means to regain our sanity, or is it all hopeless?
Our perspective at AFR has been clear from the beginning. America’s troubles stem from disastrous ideology being taught in the schools and implemented in Washington. Such ideology has created a one-party state to govern us, a Demopublican monopoly that has grown into a Godzilla to dominate our lives more dreadfully with each passing decade. Continue reading
To-morrow, and to-morrow, and to-morrow,
Creeps in this petty pace from day to day
To the last syllable of recorded time,
And all our yesterdays have lighted fools
The way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle!
Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor player
That struts and frets his hour upon the stage
And then is heard no more: it is a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
Signifying nothing. – Wm Shakespeare, “Macbeth”
The bard must have been clairvoyant as he wrote those cryptic lines. Almost daily from the mouths of the fervent Christian right we hear the sounds of fury and they truly signify nothing. Religion is in its full glory today as it is literally holding the world in thrall, through its disciples called the “Tea Party.” The amazing part is that this small portion of our complex and multi faceted nation can be controlled by only about 30 individuals. Most amazing to me is that I have mostly, deeply religious folks who I call my friends. They are honest, intelligent and very quiet when it comes to raising their voice in protest against injustice. If I were a Christian today I would be embarrassed to show my face in public. What is being done to millions of poor people, through religious intolerance and ignorance is unbelievable. Continue reading
Shortly before President Barack Obama was re-elected, he confided to John Podesta, an informal adviser, a vow he was making for his second term: He would never again bargain with Republicans to extend the U.S. debt limit.
The precedent, set in the agreement that ended a 2011 budget standoff, “sent a signal that this was fair game to blackmail over whether the country would default,” Podesta, a onetime chief of staff to President Bill Clinton and co-chairman of Obama’s 2008 presidential transition, said in an interview. “He feels like he has to end it and end it forever.”
The stand Obama has taken on the latest fight over the government shutdown and borrowing limit — refusing to tie policy conditions to raising the debt ceiling — is an attempt to repair some of the damage that he and his aides believe he sustained by making concessions to Republicans to avert a default two years ago, according to former top administration officials and advisers.
The resolution of the showdown with House Republicans will be critical to maintaining Obama’s capacity to wield his clout in Washington during the three years left in his presidency and protect the political initiatives of his first term, they say. Continue reading
The Tea Partiers should hang tough with this encounter over the partial shutdown.
As the reports pour in from across the country, as more and more voters experience the financial disaster that it is, with its likelihood of getting worse, the Democrats will be reduced to third party status.
Premium hikes of 25% are the norm and they go up from there. Let the Democommies stew in it.
Dr. Roderick T. Beaman
October 3, 2013 Continue reading
I spent an afternoon the other day strolling through the Valley View Shopping Center in Dallas. Its once fine stores are slowly closing one by one. In their place, quaint Mexican vendors with amateurishly painted signs and sparse stores now hawk their wares as they would in a seedy swap meet.
Valley View was never upscale like ritzy Highland Park, but 18 years ago when I arrived in town, Valley View was a place where one could wander among big name stores and professional marketers. Clothes were always top fashion. The restaurants were havens of delectable eating. One could spend a day there and feel like he was immersed in value. It was an uplifting experience. Today it is Death Valley. Today it is tamales and rap music, velvet paintings of Christ and obese Latina women chattering like magpies. South of the border culture is slowly snaking its way into Dallas. How long will it be before it is encroaching on Yankee environs? Continue reading
Christopher Lane was gunned down in cold blood – shot in the back as he jogged alongside a road in Duncan, Okla. His alleged attackers were teenagers who told police they were bored and killed the college athlete for “the fun of it.”
The 22-year-old was attending school at East Central University – an Australian native who played baseball.
Good Samaritans saw the shooting and immediately rushed to offer aid. One person called 911. Another tried to administer CPR. But it was too late. The young athlete with a promising future lingered for several minutes – gasping for air. And then he died – on a lonely stretch of an Oklahoma roadway.
Police Chief Dan Ford said they found a chilling message on one of the alleged killer’s Facebook pages: “Bang. Two drops in two hours.” Continue reading
The Environmental Protection Agency recently announced the biofuels “required volume obligations” for 2013. This annual announcement establishes the amount of biofuels which must be blended into the nation’s fuel supply for the year. This year’s announcement came on August 6, though: exactly 249 days after EPA was required by law to take this action.
This delay is symptomatic of federal biofuels policy; it is unwieldy, unpredictable, and unsustainable.
Indeed, under the statute, the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007, the volume obligations are to be issued by November 30 of the prior year in order to give oil refiners and gasoline blenders time to adjust to the mandate. But this year’s announcement was eight months late – and six months into the year that they were to be in effect. Continue reading
In The Liberty Amendments Mark Levin has delivered more than advertised. He promises a credible agenda for reinvigorating constitutional government based on an approach to the amendment process which avoids the liabilities of better known options. What he delivers, though, is a vast, potentially game-changing political arsenal that can be drawn upon by everyone from had-it-up-to-here Tea Partiers to Republican candidates at least sentient enough to know they need something more than budget and deficit talk. Want to tell Karl Rove that he and his white board have had their day? Want alternative arguments for attempting to convince wooden-headed Republican campaign contributors that they need to improve their selection standards? Want to find a framework to create a working political alliance between Conservatives and Libertarians for 2014 and 2016? Want a positive agenda to undergird a primary purge of inert Republican officeholders? Hell, want a platform for a broad-based third party of the Right, or just a useful new PAC to divert yet more conservative dollars from the lame RNC? Continue reading
Whenever Barack Obama “expands on [his] thoughts a little bit,” America is in for an eye-opener, which is exactly what happened when he recently crashed a press briefing to comment on the George Zimmerman trial.
Exposing his true colors, the president extended condolences to the Martin family and completely ignored the Zimmerman family, which has also endured considerable pain during what Obama admitted was a “tragic situation.”
Much like Michelle personalizing the fatal shooting of Hadiya Pendleton in Chicago, Barack Obama took the opportunity to make Trayvon Martin’s death about – you guessed it – Barack Obama. Exhibiting the height of narcissistic self-absorption, the president, having previously suggested that he could be Trayvon’s father, on this occasion declared that he could be Trayvon Martin himself. Continue reading
Justice 1, Race Hustlers 0 – More Demo-Goguery to Follow!
“The best and only safe road to honor, glory, and true dignity is justice.” – George Washington (1779)
Barack Hussein Obama asked a couple of questions about the Zimmerman/Martin case this week. I have a couple of answers.
As you know, “White Hispanic” George Zimmerman was found not guilty last weekend of second-degree murder and manslaughter charges in the self-defense shooting of a 17-year-old “child” named Trayvon Martin. The state of Florida pumped all its resources into the high-profile case, including the appointment of special prosecutors by Gov. Rick Scott, and a judge who accepted the prosecution’s desperate 11th-hour request to add the lesser manslaughter charge when it became readily apparent prosecutors were not going to win a murder conviction.
Justice prevailed, however, and, consequently, legions of Democrat race-bait hustlers and their Leftmedia talkingheads were struck with acute apoplexy. The Left’s pretentious political agenda aside, it was evident to the jury in this case — and every unbiased viewer of the wall-to-wall media coverage of the trial — that not only should Zimmerman have been acquitted, but this case never should have come to trial. Continue reading