“Everyone who wants to know what will happen ought to examine what has happened: everything in this world in any epoch has their replicas in antiquity.” — Niccolo Machiavelli
So, are you awake yet? Has the gentle coat of slumber slipped from your shoulders? Are you awake to this reality — as it really is and what it really is? Have you done your Christmas shopping yet, a time for celebrating saviors and by god, ours is long overdue? Have you hugged your kids today?
The august and esteemed members of our elected government have created a financial incident, for the purpose of debasing you, as a person, as a mother or as a father, as an individual and as a human being.
“Before I draw nearer to that stone to which you point, answer me one question. Are these the shadows of the things that Will be, or are they shadows of things that May be, only? Men’s courses will foreshadow certain ends, to which, if persevered in, they must lead, but if the courses be departed from, the ends will change. Say it is thus with what you show me!” — Charles Dickens
Screw the numbers they talk about, they mean nothing. Screw the political parties they mean nothing. If you are a member of a major political party quit today, start new ones. If you would belong to a political party which would not only allow but oversee not only your own deconstruction and debasement, but that of your parents while snatching the future from your children all in one fell swoop, excuse me, but I have to ask, what is wrong with you?
John Boehner has begun referencing the numbers in the Simpson-Bowles commission. Here you see the foundation of the Obama Gambit. Obama proposes a commission filled with Republicans. Their recommendations are, to say the least, heinous and the commission’s report was voted down by a Congressional committee. That means it is dead, it was voted on by a Congressional committee and it did not pass. It did not pass; it was given thumbs down while President Obama refers to it as “a good start.” Oblivious to the legislative branch of government saying no to the measure, the President believes it still alive and vital.
December 8, 1993 – The United States Senate with bi-partisan support passed the North American Free Trade Act. The treaty was first proposed during the Republican administration of George H. W. Bush, and was approvingly signed into law by the Democrat, Bill Clinton.
“[If] you don’t care about anything but making money, there will be a giant
sucking sound of jobs leaving this country.” – Ross Perot famously on
Jobs exported by year:
1992 – 600,000
1994 – 900,000
1999 – 1,100,000
2004 – 2,000,000
2008 – 2,400,000
Cumulative number of jobs exported – (1992 to 2011) 28.7 million. *Global economic intersection.
Both of Perot’s Presidential rivals, both the Republican and the Democrat assured us that due to expanded trade opportunities, prosperity would abound and everything would be just lovely. By 2010, the United States trade deficient with Mexico had reached $61.6 billion; 9.5% of our total trade deficit.
Your government did this to you; they did it with malice aforethought. They knew these policies would bring disaster upon us and they did it anyway, both Democrats and Republicans equally.
Did you know that if you combine all of the imports from all of the other countries into Mexico and match them to Mexico’s exports (less oil) into the United States there is almost nothing left? Mexico is a giant sweat shop, run on our border to allow corporations to evade our laws and taxes; a system to pit the American worker against the Mexican worker set up and designed by your government.
Enacted: April 20, 2005, The Bankruptcy Abuse and Consumer Protection Act of 2005 changed the ground work for bankruptcy. But the one change I thought was really, really, interesting was this one:
“Under the new law, the homestead exemption, which allows bankruptcy filers in some states to exempt the value of their homes from creditors, is limited in various ways. If a filer acquired their home less than 1,215 days (40 months) before filing, or if they have been convicted of security law violations or been found guilty of certain crimes, they may only exempt up to $125,000 (adjusted periodically), regardless of a state’s exemption allowance.(§ 522(p)(1))”
Let’s see, forty months or… September of 2008.
Money Zine – “Only time will tell the full story of the stock market crash of 2008, but on Monday October 6, the stock market would start a weeklong decline in which the Dow Jones Industrial Average would fall 1,874 points or 18.1%. While the exact cause of this crash may differ from those of 1929 and 1987, they share one common element – they all began in October.”
Damn! I mean, damn! That has to be the most amazing event of precognition that I’ve ever heard of. The idea to change the bankruptcy laws at the same moment when the government was making it easier to buy homes; at the exact same instant when regulators were all looking the other way, while bankers were all eager to make home loans. Then suddenly, when the net is full, to pull the string and close the net, so that all are included.
2004 – 640,000
2008 – 3,019,482
2010 – 3,843,548
That is such an amazing coincidence, all of those factors coming together like that and all in the last days of a Presidential term, too! John McCain and Barack Obama were sitting in on the Bush cabinet meetings to be informed about the “crisis” and all was done in the spirit of bi-partisanship, wasn’t it? Even more so, when a similar event struck Mexico in 1994, the Mexican Peso collapsed after the Mexican President Carlos Salinas had expanded the money supply by allowing the currency to float. Salinas insisted the crisis was due to poorly regulated banking practices. Ever heard that one before?
The new Mexican President Ernesto Zidillo took office December 1, 1994 and held a private meeting with major Mexican entrepreneurs as the Peso fell. A $50 billion dollar bailout was arranged by Clinton Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin. It sure is a small world, isn’t it?
New York Times, Nov 4, 2008 – “It is testament to the star power of former Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin among many Democrats that as Barack Obama fills out his economic team, a virtual Rubin constellation is taking shape. The president-elect used the announcement Monday that he was appointing two Rubin protégés, Timothy Geithner as Treasury secretary and Lawrence Summers as senior White House economic adviser, to underscore his determination to step aggressively into an economic
leadership vacuum in Washington while also maintaining continuity with the Bush administration before the transition of power Jan. 20.”
I guess Forrest Gump would say it like this, “Then the brother of that nice Mexican President Salinas was convicted of masterminding the murder of his brother-in-law Pepe Ruiz Massieu. And his wife was arrested in 1995, for trying to illegally withdraw millions of dollars out of a Swiss Bank. Oh, he was implicated in all sorts of bad things
like money laundering with something called Citibank, where that nice Mr. Rubin had worked for a long, long time.”
I won’t say much about 9-11, the issue is too contentious because the theories intertwine drawing us up tightly into a knot, so I will simply ask, without the events of 9-11 would there have been a war in Afghanistan? Without the war in Afghanistan, would there have been a war in Iraq?
These events leave their bloody foot prints in the frozen snow and lead us back to the darkest lairs of humanity.
“More striking still, it appeared that, if the process of concentration goes on at the same rate, at the end of another century we shall have all American industry controlled by a dozen corporations and run by perhaps a hundred men. Put plainly, we are steering a steady course toward economic oligarchy, if we are not there already.” – Franklin Delano Roosevelt
The authors of the fiscal cabal are seeking to reset the American lifestyle for the next hundred years. After depleting the economy of jobs and denuding you of your rights, they feel the moment is right to drop the gallows floor from beneath the poor and from those debt slaves who believe themselves middle class. It all takes on a surreal quality walking from where we once were to where we are now, looking back over our shoulders.
“In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way.” – Franklin Delano Roosevelt
David Glenn Cox is a senior staff writer for TLR and an award winning author and musician; he is the author of the novel, “The Servants of Pilate”.