Skip to comments.“Hitting Bottom” – Matt Archbold lays it out (Must Read!)
Posted on 11/08/2012 2:13:21 PM PST by NYer
I can’t help but think that America is now like your brother who can’t keep a job, drinks too much, is constantly asking for money, and oh, has a crazy bad addiction that’s destroying his life.
You tried just lending him money every time he promised to go straight but he just ain’t gonna’ do it. At some point you accept that he’s going to have to hit bottom. You don’t know what bottom looks like but you know that he’s racing towards it. It might be jail, death, brain damage. Nobody knows. But at some point he’ll hear the thud and wake up face first in a pool of his own vomit and he’ll have to make the decision to turn over and get back up or just die.
And that’s where America is heading. This country is going to have to go absolutely bankrupt and hit bottom before it starts getting better. This country is borrowing money from children that they’re killing in the womb in record numbers. That, is not a recipe for success.
And of the children that we do have, many of them are being born into single parent homes where their chances of spending some time in jail are increased while their economic outlook is severely diminished.
For too many years we slept. Maybe we saw it coming, maybe we just suspected that everything was going to hell.
Leftists have taken over our education establishment, giving them firm control over what our children learn (unless you homeschool or have a great Catholic or private school). The left has long controlled the media and therefore control what people hear about current events. So think about it, they have control over the teaching of history and the present.
And why didn’t we think we were going to be routed? And what did we do to prevent this? We talked about school choice but got weak kneed when the fight got bloody. We snarked about the media and congratulated ourselves on how many interesting and funny ways we tweeted that Chris Matthews was stupid. Here’s the thing, pretty much everyone in the media agrees with him. It’s an MSNBC media. Some just hide it a little better.
If you want to understand the true power of the media, this election is a prime example. The media propped up a corrupt and egotistical ideologue throughout this entire campaign. They ignored Solyndra. They ignored Benghazi. They covered up the economic ruin we were inviting on ourselves. Sure, FoxNews and the new media have hurt the media establishment but what the MSM showed in this election is that we can snark it up all we want, they’ve got one hand firmly on the levers of power and the other around our throats.
But here's the thing. I've gotten to the point now where I'm thinking about the fact that I have five kids, a wonderful wife, and a good parish. My life is good and full of love. We try to give to charity and work with a home for unwed mothers. We'll continue with these things. I'm focusing on what I can do in my life. I'll continue to write and work but I know where this country is heading.
I know where the country is going. I'm not going there and neither is my family. The Church will continue to exist whatever happens to this country. The country's barreling downwards and when it hits bottom it's going to explode like shrapnel. My job is to protect my family from the flying pieces. And then we'll start gathering the pieces.
The only good news in all this is that I think that we'll hit bottom awfully quick because we're heading there awfully fast.
Title should read: Hitting Bottom Matt Archbold lays it out
Or a better title: “A Country Divided.”
He is bound to be a prepper. Everyone should be.
Great article.....this is how I see it too.
This election was always about who would be in charge of picking up the pieces, not how to avoid hitting the bottom. We went over the cliff when Barry was elected. I’m amazed that we didn’t hit the bottom sooner but who knows, it may even be another year or two.
The American electorate has finally turned out the last lights in Ronald Reagan’s shining city on the hill. We have abandoned that city to creep down the hill to join the unwashed in the mud. And as the article says, the “education” establishment, the mass media and blatant vote fraud will ensure that the city stays dark. Maybe Joe Farah is right - God has abandoned us and the end is near.
wrong. just because something hits bottom, does not mean it gets better.
a druggie hits up too much, looses everything. what usually happens is death by OD. doesn’t get better, gets dead.
surely, detroit has hit bottom or getting close. anyone see any signs of live there?
Greece? anything getting better in Greece?
most of the time, hitting bottom just means the end, and nothing gets better.
Yeah, it’s a great article ...
Except when the wanters arrive on your door step and ask “... Can we dance whiff yo bank accounts?”
Then the happy bubble surrounding you gets breached...
Long may it last until that point........
This fellow is an optimist.
This fellow is an optimist.
Indeed! He’s a believer. :-)
I’m a believer. In God.
Magical thinking solves nothing. Most druggies hit the wall, and keep going. Many destroy the lives of their children and family in the process.
The myth that after you hit the rock bottom, you can get better ignores the reality that most who hit rock bottom splatter.
Im a believer. In God.
So is Matt Archbold.
There was NO “magical thinking” in the article.
His belief in God doesn't mean that he isn't overly optimistic.
The bottom line is, it's likely to get ugly, and there isn't a lot of hope of recovery. At least not in our lifetimes. Nations rise and they fall. With the re-election of the anti-Christ, it seems that a majority of those who voted cast their lot with Satan. We'll see how that turns out.
I agree with Mr. Archbold about turning toward taking care of one’s family. That's what I'm doing, too.
But I have no delusions - as things fall to pieces, as Mr. Archbold describes it - there is nothing to guarantee that some of us, perhaps many or most of us, might not be hit, and even killed by the shrapnel.
I hope for the best, but the worst is far, far worse than Mr. Archbold describes.
As I said, this fellow is an optimist.
Having read Mr. Archbold’s blog for a few years, I can assure you that he has a good idea of just how ugly things can get. He also knows that God is bigger than the worst of it...and that, ultimately, we spend eternity with that God who loves us with a merciful and greater love than we can even imagine.
Those who know history understand great periods of horror. Many of us, including Mr. Archbold, understand that we are presently heading in the direction of great horror. However, we should not lose our faith in Him who cares for us...nor our sense of humor. For some reason today, I recalled the story of Saint Lawrence, an early Christian martyr who “was tied on top of an iron grill over a slow fire that roasted his flesh little by little, but Lawrence was burning with so much love of God that he almost did not feel the flames. In fact, God gave him so much strength and joy that he even joked. Turn me over, he said to the judge. Im done on this side! And just before he died, he said, Its cooked enough now. Then he prayed that the city of Rome might be converted to Jesus and that the Catholic Faith might spread all over the world.”
We understand that we may be heading to the greatest horror the world has yet to see...but God IS with those who trust in Him.
...and God WILL bring good out of all of it!
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