|Seriously, is this where we are headed?|
Re: the One World flow chart -- it is a picture of Barack Obama's brain on paper, a gift from all the elitists who have come before him. His legacy to the nation or, have we simply just lost our way?
From Infowars.com, we have one of the best documented lists comparing "then" with "now" that I have seen. Infowars is a hardcore conservative site and, at times, it draws conclusions I would not. Having said that, I would definitely recommend its addition to your bookmark or blogroll. The following list has a total of 25 points, all linked to confirming site-sources.
The comparisons are startling, in and of themselves, but, more than that, the list tells the story of a nation in decline, and "in decline" for a number of years, before Obama. The list evidences the fact that we are adrift as a nation. In the beginning of our national experiment, we were driven by a sense of direction. Today, there is no common national narrative, no overwhelming sense of direction. Our leadership has been reduced to an idealistic collective that admits to no limitations . . . . a form of government that only works in our dreams. We have lost track of that which is our national birthmark, that being the civil and personal liberty of the "individual." Our Founders believed there was no alternative for the rule of the individual but "individual liberty" is a self-limiting form of social behavior that only survives as it works through the concentrates of personal and financial ruin and poorly thought out dreams/plans. Individuals either live or die in those failings. Big Government seeks to lessen the impact that unavoidable disaster [in all its forms] might have on the individuals within the larger population. We need government but not for individual well-being and not as an alternative to individual liberty, certainly not centralized and growing and distant. Think about this: in the local and county scene, voters, the citizenry, has [nearly] full control over those who are elected to serve. That tie is greatly reduced when we get to the state level, especially in the more populace states. And, on the Federal level, we - the individual - have almost no control at all. Try calling a Representative or Senator from outside your region. I have. The response? "We are sorry but the Senator/Representative only accepts comment from her own constituency." To which I say, "If the Senator votes on, proposes, or supports legislation that effects me, I AM HER FREAKING CONSTITUENT." Their response? Well, they promptly hang up the phone. And what is left behind? Lists such as the following, testaments all, to the intrinsic and unavoidable ineptitude of Big Government.
Question: why would a self respecting Republican, Democrat, Libertarian or whatever, think a centralized government that refuses to hear from the people it supposedly serves, is an advancement on freedom or the well-being of the larger population?
The answer, of course, is so obvious as to be revelatory of an agenda that is both national in scope, and something entirely "other" than that of individual freedom's advancement. In short and as relates our traditions as a nation, those who oppose federalism (the opposite of centralized governance) are up to no good. Like I said in the headline, if the following list is not a measure of some grand, one world failing, if it is, rather, the mark of sheer stupidity and lack of direction, we may not be able to survive as a nation.
#1 The percentage of Americans that own homes is dropping rapidly. According to Gallup, the current level of homeownership in the United States is the lowest that Gallup has ever measured.
#2 Home prices in the U.S. continue to fall like a rock as well. They have declined for six months in a row and are now down a total of 35 percent from the peak of the housing bubble. The last time that home prices in the United States were this low was back in 2002.
#3 Last year, an astounding 53 percent of all U.S. college graduates under the age of 25 were either unemployed or underemployed.
#4 Back in 2007, about 10 percent of all unemployed Americans had been out of work for 52 weeks or longer. Today, that number is above 30 percent.
#5 When Barack Obama first became president, the number of “long-term unemployed workers” in the United States was 2.6 million. Today, it is 5.3 million.
#6 The average duration of unemployment in the United States is about three times as long as it was back in the year 2000.
#7 Despite what the mainstream media would have us to believe, the truth is that the percentage of working age Americans that are employed is not increasing. Back in March 2010, 58.5 percent of all working age Americans were employed. In March 2011, 58.5 percent of all working age Americans were employed. In March 2012, 58.5 percent of all working age Americans were employed. So how can Barack Obama and the mainstream media claim that the employment situation in the United States is getting better? The employment rate is still essentially exactly where it was when the last recession supposedly ended.
#8 Back in 1950, more than 80 percent of all men in the United States had jobs. Today, less than 65 percent of all men in the United States have jobs.
#9 In 1962, 28 percent of all jobs in America were manufacturing jobs. In 2011, only 9 percent of all jobs in America were manufacturing jobs.
#10 In some areas of Detroit, Michigan you can buy a three bedroom home for just $500.
#11 According to one recent survey, approximately one-third of all Americans are not paying their bills on time at this point.
#12 Since Barack Obama entered the White House, the price of gasoline has risen by more than 100 percent.
#13 The student loan debt bubble continues to expand at a very frightening pace. Recently it was announced that total student loan debt in the United States has passed the one trillion dollar mark.
#14 Incredibly, one out of every four jobs in the United States pays $10 an hour or less at this point.