Skip to comments.Is America on the eve of a civil war?
Posted on 01/08/2013 4:23:24 AM PST by Perseverando
Exclusive: Jerry Robinson says 2013 could be 'devastating'
Is America on the eve of another civil war? That question is being raised by economist, columnist, radio host and international conference speaker Jerry Robinson on his Follow the Money Weekly.
He also talks about eight money tips for achieving financial security in 2013.
But in a commentary on his podcast, he notes the situation facing Americans.
While I expect to have a very profitable year with my investments and businesses, I cant seem to shake this nagging suspicion that 2013 may also be one of the most devastating years in American history. Sadly, our nation has become a shadow of its former self. In times past, Americans were often admired by other nations for their strange blend of self-reliance and self-sacrifice. Today, however, Americans have become victims of their own success, he explained.
In the not-too-distant past, we were a people who made things. We were a nation of producers and relied heavily upon global consumers to purchase our well-made exports. Today, Americas specialty is consumption and our number one export is a worthless piece of paper known as the U.S. dollar.
What happened to America? How did a nation that was so prosperous and so unique in its approach to government end up completely bankrupt and run by tyrants?
He said there are several identifiable issues, including those power-hungry warring political factions.
After all, politicians have always believed that the only thing wrong with the world is that they are not running it, he said.
He also addresses the issue of financial security during 2013.
He shares the eight powerful money tips that he has used successfully in his own life.
Commit yourself to financial education Create a charitable giving plan Begin a systematic savings plan
(Excerpt) Read more at wnd.com ...
Americans are being pushed hard by a pack of Nitwits who go along with the head moron in the White House.
Anybody who cannot see that Pelosi andher troops are just getting started screwing over our paychecks. Food is expensive and getting worse, money is being tossed in the toilet of foreign aid and money to the Muslim Brotherhood.Now they want to confiscate Firearms. We are rapidly reaching the tipping point where more Americans are taking Government chacks than there are people to supply that money. and still they are thinking of new ways to hose us down. When Obamacare gets into full force and Grandma’s start dying, from rationed care that may push even the liberals over the edge.
My only hope is that if there is a CW2 the Media doesn’t get overlooked.They are the fools dividing the country and supporting a Socialist Muslim in the White House.
1.Create a charitable giving plan...
Civil war? Actual violence? Probably not. However there are now civil divisions within America that are wide and probably permanent. The reasonable social consensus that once drove America to its pinnacle no longer exists. Neither side shares values, likes or socializes with the other,and even tend to live in different areas. A de facto separation has already occurred. It is nearly impossible to forge unified domestic or foreign policy.
Not stupid, but completely according to Bo and his gang of thieving takers. This is about jacking America’s wealth and rights and has been from the start.
Agreed. All the civil wars I can think of were started by the equivalent of progressives, not conservatives. Take the US Civil war; Democrats. Take the Spanish Civil War, Franco, Fascist. Conservatives to not start civil wars. Nor is there anybody who would finance it as Conservative causes dont attract money so much as Fascist causes do. We will get incrementally stepped on until, 30 years from now, Conservatism will be illegal.
Were missing a step here, first there is secession of some red states. Civil War will only happens if the USA wants it, I say bring it. We can do the peacefully this time or have a desperate struggle to the bitter end. I am good either way.
zer0bama on one side?
I’m on the other....
Here is a story I received with a request from the author for it to be spread far and wide.
Kitty Werthmann survived Hitler.
What I am about to tell you is something youve probably never heard or read in history books, she likes to tell audiences. I am a witness to history. I cannot tell you that Hitler took Austria by tanks and guns; it would distort history.
We voted him in.
If you remember the plot of the Sound of Music, the Von Trapp family escaped over the Alps rather than submit to the Nazis. Kitty wasnt so lucky. Her family chose to stay in her native Austria. She was 10 years old, but bright and aware. And she was watching.
We elected him by a landslide 98 percent of the vote, she recalls. She wasnt old enough to vote in 1938 approaching her 11th birthday. But she remembers. Everyone thinks that Hitler just rolled in with his tanks and took Austria by force.
Hitler is welcomed to Austria
In 1938, Austria was in deep Depression. Nearly one-third of our workforce was unemployed. We had 25 percent inflation and 25 percent bank loan interest rates.
Farmers and business people were declaring bankruptcy daily. Young people were going from house to house begging for food. Not that they didnt want to work; there simply werent any jobs.
My mother was a Christian woman and believed in helping people in need. Every day we cooked a big kettle of soup and baked bread to feed those poor, hungry people about 30 daily.
We looked to our neighbor on the north, Germany, where Hitler had been in power since 1933. she recalls. We had been told that they didnt have unemployment or crime, and they had a high standard of living.
Austrian girls welcome Hitler
Nothing was ever said about persecution of any group Jewish or otherwise. We were led to believe that everyone in Germany was happy. We wanted the same way of life in Austria. We were promised that a vote for Hitler would mean the end of unemployment and help for the family. Hitler also said that businesses would be assisted, and farmers would get their farms back.
Ninety-eight percent of the population voted to annex Austria to Germany and have Hitler for our ruler.
We were overjoyed, remembers Kitty, and for three days we danced in the streets and had candlelight parades. The new government opened up big field kitchens and everyone was fed.
After the election, German officials were appointed, and like a miracle, we suddenly had law and order. Three or four weeks later, everyone was employed. The government made sure that a lot of work was created through the Public Work Service.
Hitler decided we should have equal rights for women. Before this, it was a custom that married Austrian women did not work outside the home. An able-bodied husband would be looked down on if he couldnt support his family. Many women in the teaching profession were elated that they could retain the jobs they previously had been required to give up for marriage.
Then we lost religious education for kids
Poster promoting “Hitler Youth”
Our education was nationalized. I attended a very good public school.. The population was predominantly Catholic, so we had religion in our schools. The day we elected Hitler (March 13, 1938), I walked into my schoolroom to find the crucifix replaced by Hitlers picture hanging next to a Nazi flag. Our teacher, a very devout woman, stood up and told the class we wouldnt pray or have religion anymore. Instead, we sang Deutschland, Deutschland, Uber Alles, and had physical education.
Sunday became National Youth Day with compulsory attendance. Parents were not pleased about the sudden change in curriculum. They were told that if they did not send us, they would receive a stiff letter of warning the first time. The second time they would be fined the equivalent of $300, and the third time they would be subject to jail.
And then things got worse.
The first two hours consisted of political indoctrination. The rest of the day we had sports. As time went along, we loved it. Oh, we had so much fun and got our sports equipment free.
We would go home and gleefully tell our parents about the wonderful time we had.
My mother was very unhappy, remembers Kitty. When the next term started, she took me out of public school and put me in a convent. I told her she couldnt do that and she told me that someday when I grew up, I would be grateful. There was a very good curriculum, but hardly any fun no sports, and no political indoctrination.
I hated it at first but felt I could tolerate it. Every once in a while, on holidays, I went home. I would go back to my old friends and ask what was going on and what they were doing.
A pro-Hitler rally
Their loose lifestyle was very alarming to me. They lived without religion. By that time, unwed mothers were glorified for having a baby for Hitler.
It seemed strange to me that our society changed so suddenly. As time went along, I realized what a great deed my mother did so that I wasnt exposed to that kind of humanistic philosophy.
Then food rationing began
In 1939, the war started and a food bank was established. All food was rationed and could only be purchased using food stamps. At the same time, a full-employment law was passed which meant if you didnt work, you didnt get a ration card, and if you didnt have a card, you starved to death.
Women who stayed home to raise their families didnt have any marketable skills and often had to take jobs more suited for men.
Soon after this, the draft was implemented.
It was compulsory for young people, male and female, to give one year to the labor corps, remembers Kitty. During the day, the girls worked on the farms, and at night they returned to their barracks for military training just like the boys.
They were trained to be anti-aircraft gunners and participated in the signal corps. After the labor corps, they were not discharged but were used in the front lines.
When I go back to Austria to visit my family and friends, most of these women are emotional cripples because they just were not equipped to handle the horrors of combat.
Three months before I turned 18, I was severely injured in an air raid attack. I nearly had a leg amputated, so I was spared having to go into the labor corps and into military service.
When the mothers had to go out into the work force, the government immediately established child care centers.
You could take your children ages four weeks old to school age and leave them there around-the-clock, seven days a week, under the total care of the government.
The state raised a whole generation of children. There were no motherly women to take care of the children, just people highly trained in child psychology. By this time, no one talked about equal rights. We knew we had been had.
Before Hitler, we had very good medical care. Many American doctors trained at the University of Vienna..
After Hitler, health care was socialized, free for everyone. Doctors were salaried by the government. The problem was, since it was free, the people were going to the doctors for everything.
When the good doctor arrived at his office at 8 a.m., 40 people were already waiting and, at the same time, the hospitals were full.
If you needed elective surgery, you had to wait a year or two for your turn. There was no money for research as it was poured into socialized medicine. Research at the medical schools literally stopped, so the best doctors left Austria and emigrated to other countries.
As for healthcare, our tax rates went up to 80 percent of our income. Newlyweds immediately received a $1,000 loan from the government to establish a household. We had big programs for families.
All day care and education were free. High schools were taken over by the government and college tuition was subsidized. Everyone was entitled to free handouts, such as food stamps, clothing, and housing.
We had another agency designed to monitor business. My brother-in-law owned a restaurant that had square tables.
Government officials told him he had to replace them with round tables because people might bump themselves on the corners. Then they said he had to have additional bathroom facilities. It was just a small dairy business with a snack bar. He couldnt meet all the demands.
Soon, he went out of business. If the government owned the large businesses and not many small ones existed, it could be in control.
We had consumer protection, too
Austrian kids loyal to Hitler
We were told how to shop and what to buy. Free enterprise was essentially abolished. We had a planning agency specially designed for farmers. The agents would go to the farms, count the live-stock, and then tell the farmers what to produce, and how to produce it.
In 1944, I was a student teacher in a small village in the Alps. The villagers were surrounded by mountain passes which, in the winter, were closed off with snow, causing people to be isolated.
So people intermarried and offspring were sometimes retarded. When I arrived, I was told there were 15 mentally retarded adults, but they were all useful and did good manual work.
I knew one, named Vincent, very well. He was a janitor of the school. One day I looked out the window and saw Vincent and others getting into a van.
I asked my superior where they were going. She said to an institution where the State Health Department would teach them a trade, and to read and write. The families were required to sign papers with a little clause that they could not visit for 6 months.
They were told visits would interfere with the program and might cause homesickness.
As time passed, letters started to dribble back saying these people died a natural, merciful death. The villagers were not fooled. We suspected what was happening. Those people left in excellent physical health and all died within 6 months. We called this euthanasia.
Then they took our guns
Next came gun registration. People were getting injured by guns. Hitler said that the real way to catch criminals (we still had a few) was by matching serial numbers on guns. Most citizens were law abiding and dutifully marched to the police station to register their firearms. Not long afterwards, the police said that it was best for everyone to turn in their guns. The authorities already knew who had them, so it was futile not to comply voluntarily.
No more freedom of speech. Anyone who said something against the government was taken away. We knew many people who were arrested, not only Jews, but also priests and ministers who spoke up.
Totalitarianism didnt come quickly, it took 5 years from 1938 until 1943, to realize full dictatorship in Austria. Had it happened overnight, my countrymen would have fought to the last breath. Instead, we had creeping gradualism. Now, our only weapons were broom handles. The whole idea sounds almost unbelievable that the state, little by little eroded our freedom.
This is my eye-witness account.
Its true. Those of us who sailed past the Statue of Liberty came to a country of unbelievable freedom and opportunity.
America is truly is the greatest country in the world.
Dont let freedom slip away.
After America, there is no place to go.
Read more: http://blog.beliefne...l#ixzz2HLwfvKi1
Not a civil war, a revolution. And for all of the same reasons as the first one.
I won’t accept it as a civil war, closer to a Revolutionary War, but more importantly its the Call of Duty to the law of the Constitution to correct a government gone bad.
Too many people are harping on “Civil War” to instill images of brothers and families split along things like the Mason-Dixon line, though now its more of takers and makers, but all of this taker society was started by a corrupt, illegal Presidency.
Thanks for the post. Will read it all later. Can you repost the link to the source? It’s not working for me.
I see some interesting parallels between 2 unnamed infamous world mis-leaders.
They are the first that need to go.
They are the first that need to go.
Can I get an AMEN.
I visited Texas. I read of the events and the struggle there to remove the yoke of Mexican oppression imposed by the dictator Santa Anna. I went to the various sites where important events occurred. I saw the places where ad hoc groups assembled to provide a semblance of new government.
Sam Houston came along and became the force around which all the disparate groups and individuals could and did unite. They prevailed by force of arms at San Jacinto but mostly by force of pure old will. The desire to prevail, to win, to make change was the motivator for success.
I would offer the Texas war of separation as the example to follow. Sam Houston must be found. San Jacinto must be fought.
We must all become Texans
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