Skip to comments.Deconstruction or Renewal - The Time is Now (Vanity)
Posted on 02/02/2011 2:33:01 PM PST by shibumi
We humans see patterns, plans and plots everywhere.
Whether its our observation of nature, the cosmos, our history or our personal lives, we seek to ascribe shape and purpose to all we encounter.
Even to the seasoned observer, the events of the last several years have been the stuff of puzzlement and consternation. We have seen the near collapse of our banking system and auto industry. We have also watched the greatest departure ever from our original laissez faire capitalism into full blown fascist partnership between government and industry, with the government calling the shots while overtly robbing the equity owners of the companies they saved.
Government regulation run amok has reached historic proportions, with the intentional bankrupting of vital sectors in the energy industry and the hamstringing of others. Coal is being regulated out of business as domestic oil production is blocked or halted by fiat.
Management by crisis is the order of the day. As if by design the crises erupt in one industry, then another. Mines collapse and oil rigs explode as if scripted by Lucas and Spielberg. Leaving no segment of society untouched by the crisis meme, systems such as healthcare that are the envy of the world are suddenly declared dangerously defective and unfair, the governments appetite for control knowing no bounds, restraint or sound judgment.
Not content to dismantle the structure of Domestic America, the current administration has, one can only assume with purpose, sought to mangle every long standing alliance and traditional friendship which the United States enjoyed. Accommodation, appeasement and concession have been the order of the day toward implacable foes who view the US with nothing but contempt on the best of days.
As if on cue from some unseen puppeteer the Middle East has erupted jeopardizing not only our own military objectives and security, but the very existence of our greatest ally in the region, Israel. Here is the one place in the world where we have the dangerous mixture of the least diplomatic sway and the greatest economic dependence. True leadership calls for nothing if not that the leader be proactive, but our Amateur Usurper in The White House has been, at best, reactive, late, weak and wrong.
We are about to see our struggling economy, gasping for air after being water boarded by our leaders, get a full-body dunking (in $200 a barrel oil) by our enemies.
It doesnt take any kind of second sight to know that this could be a very different scenario right now. Unabashed self-interest, including full-blown domestic energy production, elimination of taxes for corporations that produce here and reflective tariffs for foreign goods from protected economies, coupled with action on clear and purposeful military objectives would set the world to howling in outrage, just like the Soviets howled before capitulating the Cold War.
Foreign eruptions and upheavals may possibly be coincidental or completely unconnected to our domestic turmoil and international ineptitude. But personally, I dont believe in coincidence.
Hedging against the fact that our current societal makeup is far too stable to countenance such disruptions as we see in the Middle East, our erstwhile leaders are champing at the bit to open the floodgates at our border and enfranchise an underclass inculcated in Marxist rhetoric and street thuggery. Clear, principled and resolute actions on our part are the only weapons which could render their efforts moot, both at home and abroad.
A pattern of our own is in order, and we have a good one at hand. Its a bit dusty from underuse and lack of reference, scorned, misread and abused, but in 224 years, no one has yet come up with a better one. It starts out We the People
Simple, brilliant, concise, and perfect analysis of the current situation, Sensei.
Well put and stated.
Taking a step-and-a-half back is a good way to gain a view one should be aware of.
Thank You! - very much.
Well done, Shibumi!
“This is what you get when you mix a pot of coffee, a computer and three feet of snow. “
I have rats.
/A salamander of simpler hobbies
And I have an ice glaze on everything outside as far as I can see.
It kind of makes one wonder doesn't it.
I've read nutcase theories on this.. but some plausible ones as well.
Nice sum-up Shibumi! :-)
For later reading.
Well written! It’ll be “renewal,” because a government that repudiates its debts will be a much smaller government.
Knowing that Kansas Moms with three beautiful children have to have (de facto) good sense and taste, I take that as a supreme compliment.
Remember Orwell’s “1984”?
The Ministry of Truth and the Ministry of Plenty exist in this administration.
Now all they need to do is begin the Ministry of Love.
Ministry of Love?
Larry Sinclair holding out for a cabinet appointment?
Well, remember that the various ministries in that book do the polar opposite of their names.
The ministry of plenty creates shortages to keep the people in line.
The ministry of truth spouts lies to keep the people uninformed.
The ministry of love promotes hate and division among the people.
It also promotes love for the government only.
That fits very well with one of the points I was getting to, if a bit indirectly.
All of the “energy policy” statements and initiatives (to include drilling bans, EPA edicts and punitive taxes) have been cloaked in rhetoric suggesting that somehow they will create less dependence on foreign sources. In fact, they have made us more dependent.
Then the perverse mismanagement of our foreign policy has green lighted gangs of “Thugs Without Borders” with whom The Usurper is obviously complicit.
The goal is to make Americans dependant upon government as the sole source of everything.
Unfortunately, I can say that I regularly come in contact with people for whom that is very nearly true.
I live in New York.
Plenty of people here actually believed that Obama was going to pay their rent and magically make everything a utopia upon being elected.
Had a [former] coworker who would have felt right at home in The Young Pioneers in Soviet Russia or the Baathist Youth where they are encouraged to spout slogans with as much spittle as they can wide eyed fling.
She spouted the party propaganda line quite often.
Yes, she often said that government was there to save us.
That mentality is well represented here in New York.
When I first came to FR, I made some mistakes and bascially, shot myself in the foot more than once. I didn’t understand the rules and quite frankly, used bad manners. You took the time not only to chastise me (much deserved), but to show me the way. Thinking back on that, I am glad that I could overcome my sometimes stubborn nature and see the value in your words. It has lead me to the ability to read what you write and ejoy every word, anticipating the next. It’s always nice when an American with values and honor will take the time to share his thoughts with me, helping me to better understand my country and the people in it.
This is nice work. Coming from a Florida boy, I don’t really understand the whole concept of being snowed in, but I liken it to being hunkered down when those darn hurricanes come by...only I’m drinking iced tea and not hot coffee.
Keep writing..I really enjoy it.
Now that’s really a nice thing to wake up to in the afternoon.
My sincere thanks! I’m glad to know you as a FReeper and a FRiend.
Big ole BUMP for later read! :)
OK, it’s later. ;) I read it...
shibumi, that was MOST excellent. As far as my line of thinking goes...this has been planned WAY before this planet even came to be....causing me to change my tagline a few days back.
Cuz THAT is REALLY what I believe and where I believe we’re RAPIDLY going...
It’s gonna get REAL ugly before it gets REAL good...
Excellent work! Thanks for sharing this!!!
Seems to be mighty inspirational if you ask me.
You really hit it out of the park with this one, sir- this is very likely the largest threat to American liberty any of us will live to see.
But the Obammunist era still seems to me like a bizarre dream, would have been hard to imagine such a predicament just five years ago
My sincere thanks for the compliment. I just wish I had a happier topic at hand.
Excellant article...thoughtful and correct! Thank God for three feet of snow or we wouldn’t have had the pleasure of reading this....good work!...send it to your local paper, Beck, Hannity and others...it’s that good!
Thank You so much!
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