Most of us now realize that there are enormous changes taking place across America. These shifts in America have gathered momentum and although the mainstreaming media blathers on about a rosy outlook and a ‘recovery,’ those of us who are living with these changes know better, despite what we are being told by the media and the government.
The reality is that America is in a continued decline. Working Americans are living with smaller paychecks, less benefits, and higher prices. We see it all: food inflation has occurred, health insurance has been lost or the health costs have increased, and our earned dollars don’t buy what they used to. Just last week House Republicans, along with a dozen Democrats, adopted a bill that would redefine the full-time work week under Obamacare from 30 hours to 40 hours. — now, these workers would have to work 40 hours a week to be assured of coverage. Backers of the plan include business groups, not advocates for low-income Americans. Who would have guessed? (Did this story even get a mention in the mainstreaming media?)
We are witnessing a slow, steady decline and the decline is wearing on us. And aside from personal experiences, we can examine the decline through information that has been provided from alternate news sources — those not owned or controlled by The Big Six which operate in lockstep with the Federal government and other large powers. One recent article, Empirical Proof Of The Giant Con, gives some examples of just how we have been played by using manipulated economic data. If that article doesn’t stir-it-up for you, just remember this phrase: the collapsing economy. Yeah. Collapsing. Because THAT is what’s occurring. There is no, um, recovery.
We all try to adapt to the many changes that have affected our lives (and livelihoods) but those changes keep coming at us. Some call this the new normal — but there’s nothing normal about any of this. We have been manipulated into believing all is well when we know otherwise. America is in a long downward trend, a long decline. This decline has ended American prosperity, except for the exclusive group, the elite 1%. Ironic that the majority of the elite also control America through the media, government, or politics.
America is in a shifting phase — we have moved into a globalized, post-industrial, yet technical, era where human labor is being challenged by many forces. America’s previous upward growth during the industrial era has shifted into a descent now, while the Nation faces a time of enormous transformation that many people do not yet understand. But make no mistake, these transformations are destined to affect each and every one of us.
Ron Paul wrote, “Authoritarianism has overtaken our economic system as the welfare mentality takes over at every level of government. Once the initiation of force by government is accepted by the people, even minimally, it escalates and involves every aspect of society. The only question that remains is just who gets to wield the power to distribute the largess to their friends and chosen beneficiaries. ”
People know these are extremely difficult times but few understand what we have yet to face. In general, many people have come to realize that they are losing their own financial battles. And while people are preoccupied with their own losses, or with some national sensationalism that masks the real truths going on behind-the-scenes, the Giant Con Game continues. It is very well orchestrated.
Some Americans — including many politicians and non-profit organizations– are fighting for an alternate path for America. With this long decline in America, there is chaos and great upheaval as this alternate path is being blazed. We have become a welfare and warfare state — and we cannot afford either.
Welfare has increased drastically since 2008. The working class has paid for a large segment of American society to do nothing and not work. Welfare is no longer just an inner city problem — it is a mindset of entitlement by The Masses now, with a cradle-to-grave government-approved system to pay for, and control, a growing segment of the American population.
There is an organized and planned movement within our political system. Many forces are at work to reshape and change America. We have all recently watched big eruptions in Ferguson, New York City, Detroit, and other cities. The protests are not local — they are organized, complete with outsiders bussed in to agitate crowds further and further until serious violence erupts. Make no mistake — the protests are not regular American citizens, they are brought about through an isolated event that is overtaken and managed by an organized group who seeks radical, even violent, changes.
Such situations are part of an organized movement to create a vast warfare and welfare state. The goal of this movement is to lay the groundwork for the government to provide more and more police powers to protect citizens. Americans will be “protected” from the bad guys — and there will be a few of those bad guys — like those in Paris who murdered the staff at Charlie Hebdo. Did I say “protected”? I mean to say profiting … profiting from the tragedy.
And of course, the mainstreaming news won’t be mentioning any of that. They will only provide isolated stories for isolated events — and for isolated reasons. They will never admit the true enemy, those who profit from events like these, nor will they decry the War On Freedom and that it comes from within:
“The threat to our liberty, say our leaders and the press, comes from this tiny army of delusional fanatics, not from the very real armies – TSA, NSA, FBI, CIA, FDA, SEC, etc. – that pretend to suppress them.”
That is how America’s intentionally-designed militarized police force will be explained. The truth, though, is that this militarization is to protect the government from within as the system and the police-state reaches further and further into America, destroying our rights and our freedoms along the way.
Don’t believe the Federal government would do this? We need to only look at the hundreds of Federal agencies, many of them being duplicitous, to know what we, as a Nation, have become. America has become a war machine — and it is not only a machine operating overseas. We have been lied to, bilked, and manipulated while they have increased our debt with astonishing velocity while they grow larger and more powerful.
America is in a national transition — a clear decline — and it is more and more apparent. But our politicians, our mainstreaming news, and the government will not cover the true issues. They feed us what they want us to hear. They certainly will not admit these problems, much less repair the problems we face. Charles Hugh Smith recently said, “The problem is the political machinery and the corporate media are trying to manage perceptions rather than tackle the dysfunctional reality.”
America is being reshaped and whether we accept these drastically changing times or not, they are here and they are affecting most of us. The working class is being squeezed financially and the majority of Americans are being lied to over and over again to create a confusing and chaotic state where people fear and ask for more ‘help.’ This reaction by Americans has been strategically plotted and orchestrated. Since 9/11, Americans have asked for more protection and we are now at the precipice of a police state.
The truth is, we have been lied to. We are being manipulated. And we must stop playing into the game of devious manipulations. These intentional actions are negative and divisive. Yet those who are in control of our mainstream media and our political machine continue to organize the streaming of events that can cause a society to behave in certain ways and believe specifics that may not even be truthful. Manipulating society, as has been witnessed throughout history, pits person against person, group against group, and the government becomes stronger because society becomes more violent. Americans have been used to help create a police state while selling their freedom.
“If Americans were honest with themselves they would acknowledge that the Republic is no more. We now live in a police state. If we do not recognize and resist this development, freedom and prosperity for all Americans will continue to deteriorate. All liberties in America today are under siege.” Ron Paul
With Obama’s invitation for illegals to come across our unprotected southern border, how long will it be before America suffers the same attacks as France has? How will terrorist attacks affect our First Amendment rights? Will we still have the ability to speak or write freely, or will we be controlled more? All crises create new legislation to regulate people into a police state even further.
Of course, many uninvolved Americans dismiss such things. Most of us have heard it before: “This is AMERICA. That would never happen here.”
In an area not far from our homestead, there are 4 military vehicles within the local police department now. One of those vehicles is a “mine-resistant ambush protected” armoured vehicle — an MRAP.
Now, the last time I checked that County’s crime rate, there had been 0 murders and very low incidents of assault or rape. So why an MRAP? This military equipment is destined for drug crimes, terrorism, or any activity where society’s perception of a militarized police force is required. That’s what the Sheriff said: “In an era of terrorist attacks on U.S. soil and mass killings in schools, police agencies need to be ready for whatever comes their way, the sheriff said.
Somehow the responsibilities of all of those DHS agencies have been apparently transferred to local County Sheriffs now. Or is that just the reason provided to the public as they nod their collective heads in approval?
Many of us are dealing with or facing household changes or radical income adjustments. Jobs have vanished, corporations have gained more control over our Nation, and our lives are forced to adapt to these losses, then adapt again. The American working class struggles to maintain their lifestyles but the efforts seem futile. We are being squeezed tighter.
We are all being challenged and rather than being discouraged or ready to quit, we can incorporate a few more changes, perhaps simplify our lifestyles a bit more and practice more frugality. But we are facing this new normal with thousands of new regulations, Executive Orders, and the mandated Obamacare. We can only ignore a totalitarian state for so long. We can only keep our heads down for so long. If we sit idly by and we do not actively engage our political representatives to voice our concerns — or vote them out when they do not follow through with their promises — we will continue to be part of the problem, part of the decline.
While we adapt to our new normal, we may need to examine our lifestyle choices. We can practice vigilance along with resilience. How complicated freedom has become.
Many of us know to rely on ourselves as much as possible. Many of us seek a simple, ordinary life, but in the face of this new normal, we realize that we must be aware of the situations around us because these situations have changed our lives.
We really do need to hope for the best, while planning for this new normal. But how do we tolerate corrupt, even criminal, behaviors from our own government? How do we live without our unalienable rights and the rights guaranteed to us by the Constitution and our Bill of Rights? How do we continue to be self-reliant and upstanding American citizens when our liberty to do so has been regulated against us?
I used to believe America was the Land Of The Free.