Peter Schiff: Government To Blame For Crisis, Not Goldman Sachs

 

What If?

By Gary D. Barnett

 

What if it happened here in America? This seems to be a question that begs an answer, so why is it so ignored? Why is it ignored by government? Why is it ignored by the mass media? And why is it seemingly ignored by the American people at large?

 

What if?

 

What if a small group of extremist Americans high-jacked passenger planes in another country and flew them into skyscrapers in a major foreign city killing thousands of innocent people? Would it then be proper and moral for that country, and with the full use of its military, to attack and occupy the entire United States? Would it then be right for that invading army to take over and demand that all U.S. citizens bow to their command? Would it be right for that country’s forces to kill and maim all who refused to comply with their demands? And would it be right for that foreign invading entity to destroy the entire infrastructure of America?

 

What if in this process any so-called American insurgents were incarcerated and held indefinitely? What if their rights were suspended or eliminated and no charges were forthcoming and no trial was allowed? What if they were held and psychologically and physically tortured without end? What if innocent Americans overseas were captured by this invading force and subjected to rendition where this same or even worse brutal torture was prosecuted against them? What if these foreign invaders promised thousands of dollars in bounty to any who would turn in their American neighbor for being a suspected terrorist?

Rattling the doorknob

By Sarge

 

On the website LANEWSLINK.com, C. B. Forgotston (Syndicated Columnist) noted a Louisiana Legislator was having his (Forgotston’s) incoming e-mails deleted. With this we see why the Pew Research Center poll offers its findings as no more than an observation than a surprise. With the not-so-unsuspected revelation of Legislators believing themselves above the people who elected them, we understand why elements like the Tea Party Movement are gaining traction.

 

It’s a sad commentary when pollsters record a mere 22% of the people trust their federal government. That means almost 80% of the American people are disaffected with the treatment they receive by people they employ to conduct their governmental business.

 

It’s because of the distances involved, the actual mileage separating the government from the governed, that we see American’s distinct and growing disaffection with the clowns running the circus. They’re simply not funny anymore. Their face-paint is running from the heat being put on them. The citizens no longer accept the smoke and mirror illusions left behind by the last act to try thrilling us with made-up nonsense masquerading as real magic. It just doesn’t seem as entertaining as it once was.

 

Technology is a boon, or a curse, dependent upon where you stand at the moment. It’s a wonder-tool the average man uses daily to connect with aspects of his world he was rejected from by a lack of contact with the prime movers (politicians). Now we have Internet, e-mail, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and myriad other examples of instantaneous cyber-communications capable of showing, in real-time (that means as it happens) exactly what a politician said, or did. It’s all time stamped and recordable. It’s Instant History. It can become the club used to beat the tar out of a liar or the wings lifting the innocent above the fray.

Kindred spirits

By Sarge

 

Thomas Paine, the Revolutionary War rabble rouser wrote essays concerning and titled: Common Sense.

 

A rabble rouser and an anarchist, he disliked Britain’s monarchy to the point of making it a personal campaign. He stirred the cauldron, bringing the devilish political fumes to the top of the pot, showing the world the malignancy bubbling right below the surface. He hated the government grown fat and bloated while distancing itself from and keeping the people from being involved in their government and therefore self-determinate.

 

He and I are kindred spirits.

 

We were without representation, having little hope of gaining the attention of Parliament. Their hubris wouldn’t allow their gaze to lower to see our problems. They existed within the social structure entrenched since the Magna Carta was signed. People never seeing America taxed it to fund the King’s wars and explorations. The Parliamentarians believed they WERE the government. They couldn’t be deposed. They felt entitled to direct the way Americans lived.

 

It’s easily understood when people say they want to serve the public. There are selfless individuals seeking to help their neighbors from the goodness of their hearts. They profit in no way other than their surety of having a special place in the afterlife. These are good people. But, I ask if those you now see in office are really as good as they claim to be and as selfless as they’d want you to think.