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Since 1962 - Itís Been Exponential!
The Ignorant Fishermen Blog ^ | 12/31/09 | DJP I.F.

Posted on 12/31/2009 4:48:19 AM PST by The Ignorant Fisherman

Many Americans today look out the windows of their self-centered, narcissistic lives and say, “How did we get to this point in our country?” To ask the question is to answer it. Because of our day’s stormy and dreary moral and social climate, people begin to look for scapegoats for all their ills. They rarely start by looking in the mirror.

Americans today - more so than at any other time - are mostly oblivious and ignorant of history and the changing philosophies of what brought us to this point. They are stuck in the mire of today’s social climate and cannot see past it. It is difficult to see when immersed in a rapidly decaying cultural environment.

Many events have set the stage for the decadent social conditions that now confront us. A step backward is needed to “put all the pieces” on the table for objectively analyzing and observing such trends and influences on American culture and society.

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TOPICS: Current Events; General Discusssion; Religion & Culture; Religion & Politics
KEYWORDS: 1962
We are in the vortex...
1 posted on 12/31/2009 4:48:19 AM PST by The Ignorant Fisherman
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To: The Ignorant Fisherman

JFK, the assassination, the entree to the Great Society, school prayer.

It was a very different time. You could leave your doors unlocked in many cities.

People were civil. They understood that making a living was not guaranteed. Every once in a great while, you could meet WWI veterans or SP Am War veterans. Once I even met a CW vet who’d been a child in the army. He was going on 110, and I couldn’t really speak to him, as he was old, as in not just being polite old, but so old that a small child would be hard pressed to count that high.

Little did I know that I would have to start counting to gazillions.


2 posted on 12/31/2009 4:58:21 AM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah."Our middle regiment, Gloria Patri, Filio et Spirito Sancto.)
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To: combat_boots

You are dead on with the JFK assasination being the pivot point. The day of the coup. Starts under Wilson..Fed reserve, IRS...then the National security act...from Republic to Empire....Obama aint Caligula but don’t think a Nero aint waitin in the wings.


3 posted on 12/31/2009 5:07:43 AM PST by usshadley (Orwell was an Optimist)
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To: The Ignorant Fisherman

Everybody I know is having credit card fraud perpetrated upon them in the last month. Bank branches are saying they are coming in 3-15 times daily. They foresee it getting worse before it gets better.


4 posted on 12/31/2009 5:11:39 AM PST by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: The Ignorant Fisherman

Outstanding work.

Of course Scripture stands on its own merit, but the context you install to develop the central theme (2 Tim. 3:1-7) is sobering and quite compelling.

Thanks.


5 posted on 12/31/2009 5:13:30 AM PST by Nervous Tick (Stop dissing drunken sailors! At least they spend their OWN money.)
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To: usshadley

I remember saying the Lord’s Prayer in schools, Sputnik, U2, bomb drills, the Cuban missile crisis.

All of it.

You’d meet salespeople who were single up into their 40s because they were uncertain they could provide well for a family.

Sex was taboo for teens. Sex ed had something to do with convertibles. Families ate dinner together, unless the father had his own business and didn’t get home ‘til 11, in which case food was often, well, ‘dry.’ TVs were small. You didn’t just run out and buy what you wanted; you had certain times of the year, e.g., birthday when you recevied presents. You were glad to have what you needed and a little of what you wanted. Hand me downs, rag bags and button boxes were normal. Even men cooked. And doctors made house calls, even on Christmas Eve.


6 posted on 12/31/2009 5:30:03 AM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah."Our middle regiment, Gloria Patri, Filio et Spirito Sancto.)
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To: combat_boots

I have hypothesized that LBJ really did not JFK. JFK said, “Ask not what your country can do for you...ask what you can do for your country.” LBJ turned that to, “Ask not what you can do for your country, ask what your country can do for you.”

We have a long ways to go before we get our country back, but here is a start: http://pushbackuntil.com. Go to town hall meetings for candidates, take a printout of the mandates with you, and ask which ones the candidate will support. Whichever candidate says he will support the most of them will be getting my vote. Then hold their feet to the fire. We can no longer vote for people and then ignore them for the next few years, trusting them to keep their word. No, we have to continually apply pressure on them to restore our country to a non-entitlement, no-big-government mentality. If we do not do that, we are toast.


7 posted on 12/31/2009 5:40:23 AM PST by DennisR (Look around - God gives countless, indisputable, unambiguous clues that He does, indeed, exist.)
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To: combat_boots

I have hypothesized that LBJ really did not JFK. JFK said, “Ask not what your country can do for you...ask what you can do for your country.” LBJ turned that to, “Ask not what you can do for your country, ask what your country can do for you.”

We have a long ways to go before we get our country back, but here is a start: http://pushbackuntil.com. Go to town hall meetings for candidates, take a printout of the mandates with you, and ask which ones the candidate will support. Whichever candidate says he will support the most of them will be getting my vote. Then hold their feet to the fire. We can no longer vote for people and then ignore them for the next few years, trusting them to keep their word. No, we have to continually apply pressure on them to restore our country to a non-entitlement, no-big-government mentality. If we do not do that, we are toast.


8 posted on 12/31/2009 5:40:23 AM PST by DennisR (Look around - God gives countless, indisputable, unambiguous clues that He does, indeed, exist.)
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To: combat_boots

“I remember saying the Lord’s Prayer in schools, Sputnik, U2, bomb drills, the Cuban missile crisis.”

I can remember, early 50s, attending school adjacent to a church and being marched over for an afternoon revival service.... the ACLU would do a Redd Foxx


9 posted on 12/31/2009 5:46:57 AM PST by Peter Horry (Those who aren't responsible always know best.)
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To: combat_boots
I was born in 68.. lol.. the year it all went to pot! but i myself even remember as a young kid that things some what common sense oriented... It's a whole other animal today.
10 posted on 12/31/2009 12:48:41 PM PST by The Ignorant Fisherman (The TRUTH will set you Free..... Republic)
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To: Cvengr

scary! I’m glad I’m broke! lol... and use no credit cards..


11 posted on 12/31/2009 12:49:41 PM PST by The Ignorant Fisherman (The TRUTH will set you Free..... Republic)
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To: Nervous Tick

Thanks and God be the glory!


12 posted on 12/31/2009 12:50:20 PM PST by The Ignorant Fisherman (The TRUTH will set you Free..... Republic)
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