Thursday, June 26, 2014

We Just Don’t Get It « The Burning Platform

If it was enough to win the day with sound reasoning, perhaps we wouldn't be in the pickle we're in.

There are sinister and nefarious conflagrations under foot which threaten to undo the liberty upon which this country is founded. The same entrenched special interests will do everything within their power to maintain status quo, even to the point of imposing martial law. They will try to ride out this depression the same way they've done so since the Federal Reserve Act was enacted in 1913, by inflating away the problem.

The problem isn't with our country, our economy, our society, or any aspect of it. The problem is the bankers are running it, and money is their god.

Now, to eat my own dog food, how do we resolve it? Electing Ron Paul would have been a good start, but the American people don't won't change, they want status quo. Status quo, however, is unsustainable by any means, short of dominating the world and enforce the status of the dollar as the world's reserve currency at the point of a sword, which is what the feds have been doing. Since it isn't possible to establish an authoritarian world government, one which the US dominates, even though this is their desire, the crash will be swift and severe. And why? Because it's all in the name of the almighty dollar.

Supposedly, the world is about to dump the dollar, at least as much as possible, and for the same reason, so should, too, the American people, and renegotiate the social contract, meaning gold plated retirement public pensions and underfunded government guaranteed private pensions will need to be reformed, and perhaps replace them with a generous social security plan. Anything to cut the long term unfunded obligations of the US federal govt. It's a start.

Bowles and Simpson had a plan, but no one liked it. Ron Paul had a plan, but not enough people recognized it. The American people cannot claim ignorance, and that no one warned them. They just haven't listened. I don't hold out hope that they every will, and we can't count on our elected officials, so were does that leave us? Right where we are.

Perhaps it's enough to fight for what is right, since that is the only course available to us. And to fight against what is wrong. The internet provides a means which hasn't been available to previous generations. We see how the NSA will use that power against us. We need to burn up our elected representatives phone lines and inboxes to hold them accountable to fiscal responsibility.

It's too late for the boomers, but it may not be too late to preserve liberty for future generations, by dismantling the nanny state and decentralizing the bureaucracy. It's not going to be easy, but the alternative is a totalitarian police state, in place of the individual freedom upon which this country was founded.

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