July 29th, 2014
On the date of publishing this article, news of a possible worldwide outbreak of Ebola was announced due to an American named Patrick Sawyer who flew on two flights while transiting Liberia.
Sawyer died several days after the flights.
Now, an international race is on to find and quarantine passengers who may have been exposed before the virus can become a worldwide pandemic.
By Barry Secrest
Over the last several years, both the US and the world have experienced a series of disruptions and signs that would seem to bode of an ill wind blowing against humanity as a whole.
On virtually every continent, the harbinger of economic chaos or war has either threatened to encompass or has actually taken hold of entire nations, destabilizing a balance which has forever been tenuous at best. Absent of human device, there are then natural cataclysms filling the vacuum.
In addition, we have seen signs in the heavens from a sequence of ongoing Blood Moons, Supermoons, Comets, and even asteroids and the like, while the earth rumbles and shakes at a historically unprecedented rate. Many believe that our world has entered into a new age marking either a significant ending or perhaps a new and rather dire beginning.
Some even believe that the days of Noah have now returned.
At the heart of this upheaval lies the centerpiece of all Harbingers, an outright war between Israel and the offspring of Ishmael, even while the beast of Islamic extremism seems to increasingly threaten the entirety of Christendom if not the developed world.
Currently in the US, political dissonance along with a porously unattended border have reached a degree of cultural malignance not seen in modern times, even while the Mideast and much of Europe lies threatened by the very multiculturalism that at one time, to some at least, seemed a beacon of benign enlightenment.
With all of this, there is the one other heretofore missing ingredient which may have finally found its dreadful purchase, and it could conceivably be the worst of all.
Ebola: The Pestilence that Stalks in Darkness
As the chaos continually mounts, a vast panoply of both disease and plagues scattered widely across the planet have begun to alarm both national and international health experts.
Nor are these the typical infectious diseases which routinely occur on every continent on an ongoing yearly basis but rather, these are some of the most deadly diseases known to man, historically.
Chief among these deadly contagions is the fear-spawning Ebola hemorrhagic virus which is even now spreading across West Africa. As an infectious disease, Ebola boasts one of the most brutal mortality rates of any other known disease, often killing up to 90% of those who contract it.
This latest outbreak of Ebola, the Zaire Strain (ZEBOV) made its appearance first known on March 23rd, 2014 in Guinea, Africa, thousands of miles away from Ebola's last appearance which occurred in Uganda in November of 2012. However, this time things are different. Virtually every prior Ebola outbreak had been contained more or less within the province of its origins, this time; the virus has reached epidemic proportions as nearly 700 people have been killed.
Indeed, this outbreak of the Ebola virus is the worst in its history, going all the way back to almost 40 years, to 1976 where the first recorded occurrence of the virus killed 280 victims.
The main problem isn't necessarily the number killed, at least at this point, but rather it's the fact that the disease has proven to be nearly impossible to contain, so far. After the initial outbreak in Guinea the virus has spread from country to country, so much so in fact, that the World Health Organization (WHO) is no longer identifying an individual nation, but in fact is using a region to describe the outbreak, that being West Africa.
In essence for the first time ever, WHO is using an entire region rather than one single nation state in identifying this particular Ebola outbreak; so what might this potentially mean?
The disease is typically spread by either blood or bodily fluids from victims both living and dead. Symptoms present as:
- Joint and muscle aches.
- Stomach pain.
- Lack of appetite
- Orificial Bleeding
From Guinea, the disease moved next to Liberia and then into Sierra Leone and even more frighteningly the latest emigration of the disease jumped all the way over to Nigeria as a result of one of the most terrifying scenarios known, that being by passenger jet.
The individual, a consultant with the Liberian Finance Ministry died after making it to Lagos, Nigeria several days ago, however, with an incubation rate of as many as three weeks, health officials are most likely now holding their collective breath, hoping wildly that the airline passengers may have just gotten extraordinarily lucky.
Unfortunately, Lagos has a population of over 21 million people and is one of the largest cities in the world, not to mention the continent of Africa.
Despite all these alarming points there is an even worse factor involved in the fact that the leading Doctors and nurses trying to care for Ebola's victims, are contracting the disease at an alarming rate. In fact, one of the leading doctors, Dr. Sheik Umar Khan, who is also one of the foremost experts on the disease has now contracted the virus in addition to a US doctor, Dr. Kent Brantly, who works for Franklin Graham's Samaritan's Purse , and is also an expert in infectious disease.
As the death toll in Africa rises and the virus continues to spread, according to WHO's Assistant Director General, Dr. Keiji Fukuda, it's not just the Ebola outbreak, but it's the fact that infectious diseases are popping up all across the world and he believes the world may not be ready for what's coming.
Even worst, many of the ill-understanding villagers at the epicenter of the epidemic believe that both medical workers and Doctors, who are endangering their own lives to aid the sick, are the ones actively bringing the deadly disease. Often threatening violence, mobs of natives seeking retribution against the medical invaders, will often block roads and attack the medical workers vehicles, if not worse, lending a dimension of violent assaults to an already difficult if not terrifying job.
Despite the seriousness of Ebola, it is but one of a large number of terrifying contagions now infecting and killing thousands of individuals on virtually every continent, while international health organizations increasingly struggle to keep up.
A Plague of Deadly Epidemics
The list is long and frightening and appears to be growing.
The following summary details some of the worst that have been verified.
In the New World, a little known but deadly coronavirus commonly referred to as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), which first originated in Saudi Arabia, and is now showing signs of being in America, in addition to the entire Arabian Peninsula region, Europe and Southeast Asia.
According to the Washington Post, the disease is now spreading at a terrifying rate.
With over 830 recorded cases and almost 300 deaths in 2014, the virus which is initially identified by shortness of breath, fever and cough, is thought to be airborne.
In India, an infectious disease commonly referred to a Brain Fever (Acute Encephalitis Syndrome) has killed more than 570 individuals so far in 2014. The disease is not uncommon during monsoon season in India; however this year the disease, not unlike Ebola, has spread through an entire region which is not at all normal.
One top Indian medical official admits to being "distressed by the runaway conquest" of the disease this year.
Indian officials are taking steps to control the outbreak including the cancellation of all health official vacations while also fogging various areas in an effort to kill the mosquitos which spread the disease in addition to infected individuals' breath, and the eating or drinking of contaminated food. Symptoms include high fever, vomiting, and seizures, paralysis and comas.
The Black Death or Plague
Many thought that The Black Death (Bubonic Plague) , which decimated nearly one fourth of the world's population in the 14th century had been wiped out. Unfortunately, the disease is still around and is even creating havoc in China.
In fact , the disease has made several appearances over recorded human history. In the 6th and 7th century, the black death wiped out almost half of Europe's population. The third major pandemic wiped out much of China and India's populations in 1890. In addition, there were many additional but much smaller outbreaks which occurred over the years that followed, however, in 2014 the disease has made its presence known yet again.
In China, the Communist government was forced to close and quarantine a city of over 30,000 people, in order to control a pandemic style outbreak. Luckily, the disease now has a mortality rate of about 15% if treated, but the mortaility to jumps to almost 100% if left untreated. However, the US suffered a recent death as a result of the pnuemonic plague, which occurred in Colorado, according to ABC news.
In late 2013, Madagascar suffered a bout of the plague which killed about 32 people, taking out not quite half of those infected. The disease still shows up in Africa and Asia, in addition to Zambia, India, Malawi, Algeria, China, and Peru with the Democratic Republic of Congo leading the way. The disease is normally transmitted by rodents ( squirrels, mice and rats) via the bite of a flea. Symptoms include:
Flue-like fever, headache, chills, weakness, and swollen, and tender lymph glands ( buboes—hence the name bubonic).
In 2014, Polio (Poliomyleitus) has effectively resurfaced.
Mostly wiped out in the mid to latter part of the 20th century, the dreaded and highly infectious disease has shown an alarming rate of modern-day recurrences totaling 128 cases, thus far across the globe, in mostly undeveloped areas. Untreated, this disease has no cure once contracted but can be controlled and there are vaccines which can completely prevent infection.
The virus can strike at any age, but mostly affects children under the age of five. The disease attacks the nervous system often leaving its victim paralyzed or worse. The African continent in addition to areas within the Mideast appear to be the most vulnerable, however the disease which is spread by poor hygiene, via the mouth, through person to person contact and contact with feces, has recenlty been discovered in stool samples in more developed areas.
The Chikungunya virus has surged in areas all across the world in 2014; however the US Center for Disease Control reports that the mortality rate has also surged of late to about 11.9%, making this mosquito borne illness a cause for extreme concern.
The US in 2014 has reported more than 497 cases of the virus, an increase of over 1,700 % from years past, owing mostly to a large influx of immigrants from abroad. In addition, in some cases, victims who've been bitten by an infected mosquito never quite fully recover from the joint pain associated with this disease.
While most outbreaks have occurred in Asia and Africa, infections can be migrated from anywhere. So far, there have been contractions of the disease in Florida, North Carolina, and New York.
The question ultimately becomes one concerning the possibility that the virus has mutated into something much more deadly.
Wiped-out Disease Resurfacing in US from Illegal Aliens
According to Dr. Elizabeth Lee Vlilet, the US may be facing a variety of previously defeated health issues resurfacing as a result of the US Government's semi-erased border with Mexico, which has seen an unprecedented surge of Central American aliens cross its border.
The silent travelers accompanying these aliens are long-ago defeated third world diseases rooted in poverty , which could have a tragic effect on an unsuspecting American population. "These diseases which the U.S. had controlled or virtually eradicated previously," include: Chagas disease, Tuberculosis (TB) dengue fever, malaria, hepatitis, measles, and possibly many more.
Dr. Vlilet indicates that these diseases could cause a health crisis the likes of which the US has never before seen, made complicated by the Department of Homeland Security's viraling of these individuals to points scattered all across the US, in numbers estimated to be close to 100,000.
The question which is now being asked, perhaps more than any other time in the last two generations, is whether or not these deadly plagues in concert with the aforementioned chaos seemingly unfolding across the planet, might prove to be the long predicted harbinger of all harbingers, signaling a significant crux in human history.
Only time will tell, and yet many have spoken of an uneasy feeling which seems to pervade only certain of those who are not so deeply involved with merely their own existence.
I looked and a pale-colored horse appeared.
Its rider's name was Death, and Hades came close behind him; and authority was given to them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with the sword or with famine or pestilence or by means of the wild beasts of the earth.~
Revelation 6: 8
July 20th, 2014
A young Dutchman posted this picture of the soon to be downed Malaysian flight shortly before he boarded , writing:
"If it should disappear, this is what it looks like."
The Dutchman posted the pic as a sarcastic reference to the Malaysian Airlines flight that mysteriously disappeared over the Indian Ocean in March, and remains missing to this day....
By Barry Secrest
With about 100 major airline carriers across the world (those carrying about 10 million passengers per year) how is it that only one comparatively diminutive carrier could actually have two catastrophic losses in the same year, within ony four months apart?
Even worse, both disasters are mired in controversies the likes of which haven't been seen for perhaps a generation or longer.
So, has Malaysian Airlines been cursed or is there something else at work?
Skytrax, an industry monitor which considers itself the global benchmark of airline excellence , rather dubiously awarded Malaysian Airlines the distinction of being ranked as the 14th best airline in the worldin 2013, with Emirates not unsurprisingly being ranked as first. Duly noting the fact that Malayasian Air, since 1977 has now reached "Ace" status, with its number of in- air aircraft kills totaling five as of the MH17 crash, not withstanding a daunting 671 souls lost over the company's history.
All of these facts, when taken together, and when noting that there are over 100,000 world-wide commercial airlines flights per day among at least 250 carriers leaves us with a subset of staggering odds. How is it possible that the last two major air disasters involved only one company? With over 1.2 million passenger jet flights over a 120 day period, what are the probabilities involved with (2) major disasters occurring with the same exact carrier? The odds are well beyond staggering, especially when pointing out that each of these statistics double if we take into account air transport carriers and their number of flights.
According to Lee Daniel, co-host of the CR eXtreme radio show, there are no coincidences.
Daniel, an ex-US government intellligence operative, indicates that he was wondering when the missing flight MH370 would finally show up, he just didn't think that it would be this remarkably soon. Daniel further states that the reports from the Ukrainians on the ground of the bodies "not being fresh" goes hand in hand with the government's problem of finding an easy way to dispose of the MH370 craft, lamenting, "they are that good."
So, could this in some way have been a false-flag operation?
Maybe, Daniel believes this could be the first of a series of provocations, consistent with the agenda of Albert Pike as postulated in 1871 where relations between eastern and western nations will trend towards intensification as the New World Order begins to assert itself; Daniel further postulates that WW3 is on the horizon if the Elites can successfully provoke it: from Albert Pike written in 1871:
"The Third World War must be fomented by taking advantage of the differences caused by the "agentur" of the "Illuminati" between the political Zionists and the leaders of Islamic World. The war must be conducted in such a way that Islam (the Moslem Arabic World) and political Zionism (the State of Israel) mutually destroy each other. Meanwhile the other nations, once more divided on this issue will be constrained to fight to the point of complete physical, moral, spiritual and economical exhaustion…
But then, despite the unnerving accuracy of Pike's vision, as per Daniel, the conspiracy theories neither began nor ended there. On July 18th, the Washington Post published an article outlining 17 different conspiracy theories across the web.
The theories ranged from world powers angling towards WWIII and a plot involving the cover-up of AIDs orgination, to Putin being targeted and or the plane's having not been shot down at all.
Other theories among many postulated that the plane never even took off, or the Illuminati did it, and yet the Washington Post was also part of a much earlier conspiracy which sought to convince Americans that Obamacare would cost less, offer more coverage, and would allows us to keep our doctors, so it becomes difficult at least in some circles, to accept the Post as a being thoroughly credible.
But then there was also the unlikely plot twist in which one unfortunate Australian family lost an astonishing 4 family members on the two lost Malaysian flights. According to the Express Tribune the family had been "blown out of the water" :
Irene and George Burrows, from Biloela in central Queensland state, were the parents of Rodney Burrows, who vanished along with his wife Mary and the other 237 passengers and crew of Flight MH370 in March.
The couple’s step-granddaugther, Maree Rizk, and her husband Albert were on board MH17 which crashed in Ukraine on Thursday with the loss of all 298 people on board, Australian media reported.
“It has been a very trying day,” Irene’s son Greg Burrows told The Courier Mail newspaper. “This has just blown everyone clean out of the water.”
As the oddities continue to mount, the Malaysian transportation minister added his two cents worth in pointing out that over 17 flights had utlized the same flight path that day:
"Minister Liow Tiong La said something that struck attentive minds immediately. He said that it is unknown why the commercial airline was shot down, especially when the flight path was adopted by more than 17 flights that very day. Then why this flight?"
In yet another theory, relating to Daniel's earlier assertions, According to New York magazine, a pro-Russian separatist at the location insists that the bodies were already dead at the time of the crash:
Igor Girkin, a.k.a. Strelkov, the rebel commander, says "a significant number of the bodies weren't fresh," so the MH 17 passengers were probably already dead when the plane was shot down. According to the separatist website Russkaya Vesna, the Associated Press reports, Girkin was told — but can't confirm! — that the bodies were drained of blood and decomposing, with blood serum and medication among the wreckage. "Ukrainian authorities are capable of any baseness," he says. As opposed to the rebels, who really like to keep everything above board.
As can be seen in the photo, the passports recovered appear remarkably unscathed for an in-air missile collision, explosion, and crash with ensuing fire.
In addition, even Left-Wing sites were questioning the wild coincidence of (2) Malaysian air 777's being shot down, as in this post from an activist website:
The fact that the flight shot down over Ukraine is the same type of flight that went missing over the Indian ocean only months before is a highly questionable coincidence. Such a coincidence is almost too big to be believed.
Given the track record of the United States, NATO, and governments in general throughout history, one must at least wonder whether or not the recent shootdown of the Malaysian flight over Ukraine was not simply a false flag designed to drum up national fervor and a new Cold War ultimately leading to a confrontation with Russia.
But, wouldn't Obama have to be culpable if indeed this were true? Perhaps the wheels are coming off.
The Odds are One in 11.1 Million
Indeed, another source worked out the data using a basic subset of the numbers delivered earlier on this article. According to the data source used, one mathematician deduced the following:
"The two most recent major air tragedies being from this tiny subset (12) of the world's passenger fleet? (40,000) That means for this to happen twice it requires a selection of the same random pool twice. The size of this random pool is 12/40,000."
"Therefore the odds of a disaster happening twice to the same type of aircraft from the same airline is (12/40,000) x (12/40,000) = (144/1,600,000,000) or 1 in 11,111,111.11 Roughly one in 11 million. The odds become even more extreme if you factor in the two disasters have occurred within a few months of each other."
According to National Geographic, " it is estimated that Earth as a whole is struck by an average of more than a hundred lightning bolts every second. The odds of becoming a lightning victim in the U.S. in any one year is 1 in 700,000.
Therefore, out of all humanity, the odds of your being struck by lightning is far, far, greater than the possibility that the two Malaysian flight disasters occurred as put forth.
All in all, despite the staggering statistical significance of such an event, and despite the oddities involved which are only now surfacing, it is possible that the Shootdown of MH 17 and the unsolved mystery of MH370, with its inarguable oddities, really were simple abnormalities in a world where mathematical improbabilities occur on a daily if not minute by minute basis.
And if you believe that, then you'll also believe this.....
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July 13th, 2014
Special from Conservative Refocus
By Barry Secrest
Can anyone please explain why it is that, while the Obama Administration has spent untold billions on the NSA's spying on every single American in order to jealously "protect our security," the Regime is practically enabling a surge of hundreds of thousands of unscreened foreign nationals over the southern border?
So, ostensibly, it would seem that most everyday Americans pose more of a security risk, at least to the Obama Regime, than hundreds of thousands of untraceable foreign nationals actively overrunning the nation.
Not only that, while monitoring Americans is clearly against US law, the Obama Regime basically-- if not completely-- ignores those laws to keep tabs on internal security risks (US citizens), and yet, when the aliens come crowding over the border --rather than apprehending them and immediately sending them back over the border--the DHS actually hires thousands of contractors to virally transport these formerly external security risks wherever they wish to go, and at extreme cost.
Who wrote that law?
The excuse for the Obama Regime's breaking the law with regard to aiding and abetting the criminal act of invading the border, according to Federal Law? Ironically, yet another Federal law put in place in 2008 which was designed to protect non-Mexican aliens who 'may' have been subjected to human sex trafficking.
Even worse? The deportation process takes years, nor is the US government capable of keeping track of these aliens while they await processing through a system which has been overwhelmed due to the Regime's not always stealthily contrived previous attempts at disengaging America's border protections.
While a host of experts, including Governors, have stated that Obama needs to authorize the use of the US National Guard in order to stop this unprecedented Border surge, Obama claims that he is in "philosophical agreement but that the National Guard solution would only be temporary." Duly noting that when someone states "I agree with you philosophically" there's always a "but" which follows, meaning that they really don't agree with the argument, at all.
So, if Obama doesn't agree with effectively guarding the border, then what does he really seek? Maybe it's more about being sportsman-like, a simple catch and release sort of game in which the Border Patrol agents are set back from the border at least 45 miles, in order to give the aliens a fair and equitable head-start.
Meanwhile, the DHS has transformed itself into becoming "The Department of Homeland Surrender," as these same illegal aliens are being given free tickets, via a slip of printed paper with no security checks, so that they can be flown anywhere throughout the nation.
Neither the DHS, nor the Obama Regime, will proffer an answer when challenged on the possibility of our borders being invaded by possible Islamic Terrorists with ties to the Mexican drug cartels.
Nor does the Obama Regime offer any answers to the Mexico- Guatemala arrangement which allows for "international immigrant crossings" from Central America through Mexico and into the US. These illegals are granted a temporary 72-hour card through Mexico so that they can safely make their way over the US border unimpeded.
So, while both Central America and Mexico, are generously aiding US border insecurity, there is another problem with regard to the origins of these Illegals:
"Honduras has the world's highest homicide rates, averaging 91 per 100,000 citizens. El Salvador is fourth in the world with an average of 41 per 100,000, and Guatemala is fifth at 40 per 100,000. (In comparison, the U.S. average is five per 100,000.) Located along a critical trafficking route, the isthmus is particularly vulnerable to illicit smuggling. Honduras alone is a layover spot for upwards of 79 percent of northward-bound drug flights."~ Heritage Foundation
Isn't it fascinating, that the only thing the Regime seems truly concerned about--that being Americans with guns-- might be the only thing that will eventually save Americans as to the eventual implications of the Illegal's border surge? Or, maybe Obama learned a valuable lesson with regard to the Bush Administration's successful force surge in Iraq, despite his initial protestations.
However, there is another aspect of the Regime's premise regarding who, exactly, these illegal aliens actually are.
While both the mainstream & non-traditional media seems to have accepted the humanitarian-rooted nature of the problem that these aliens are primarily children who need extra care, support, and love, there seems to be a gigantic void with regard to the proof of whether or not these illegals are indeed children. The photos we have been allowed to see show pictures of mostly adults and teens, with a few small children thrown in for good measure.
Notwithstanding, each of the facilities housing these illegals have a gag order, in addition to a no picture policy. So, if these people are who the Regime says they are, then why are the American people being kept in the dark concerning media coverage on these individuals? But, why would they lie?
Good question, just think of it as optics; if the media shows a large number of teens and adults with tattoos covering many of the individuals, whatever compassion that currently exists would most likely evaporate both completely and quickly.
But it gets even worse, because now we're given to understand that the US government is now even offering over $ 6,000 per month for certain US citizens to board some of these aliens in their homes.
Not only that, the US government has also enlisted the aid of the Catholic Church in coercing parishioners into allowing these aliens to be housed in their homes.
While the Obama Regime has given an exorbitant amount of lip service including a request to Congress for billions to help with the illegals, many Americans now understand that the money will not be used as intended, but rather as yet another slush-fund available for the Regime to do with as they please.
While the most obvious goal of the regime, in what has become an outrageous article exemplifying the fact that the Obama Administration has not been serious at all regarding border security, quite the contrary, what we may be seeing is an extortion attempt by the President into coercing Congress to act on amnesty, which invariably will only worsen the effect of what we have already seen, rather than improving the surge.
In addition, Obama does seem to be threatening a Cloward-Piven type of scenario in which the system has already become overwhelmed, but promises to only become worse, so that the US immigration control effort will simply fold in upon itself, allowing the President to eventually act by decree.
The Obama Regime is now effectively cherry-picking US Laws, to a degree previously unseen, and even making many laws up along the way while changing others.
This, in order to enable what has become a "Clear and Present Danger" to the security of the US, and most especially with regard to the Border Surge underway & obviously enabled by the US Executive Branch......
As a side-note, and not coincidentally, it was only several weeks ago that former General & CIA Chief David Petraeus attended a meeting at a Margaret Thatcher Conference in Great Britain titled "After America: The North American Union." The meeting laid out the groundwork for plans of what would eventually become a new state comprised of Canada, the United States and Mexico, in which new laws and regulations prefaced by NAFTA would be instituted.
Patreaus, a member of both Bilderberg and the Council on Foreign Relations, was essentially celebrating the end of the US Constitution which he once swore to defend.
From New American: "The ex-commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan and Iraq essentially celebrated the end of U.S. independence - and by extension, the demise of the Constitution."
In conclusion, it would seem that the Obama Regime's efforts are definitively seeking an eventual end to the Southern border between Mexico; however, the problem doesn't even begin to end there. According to the plans associated with the New World Order, all of the world's nation states will eventually be split up into ten essential kingdoms, subject to one centralized global governing entity.
Welcome to the birthing pains of a "One World Government," America and much-ado-about-nothing for what has previously been referred to as just one of those "silly conspiracy theories".....
Read more about One World Government at Conservative Refocus:
July 4th, 2014
While this article was originally written in 2012, it seems to hold more meaning now than ever, as the sleeping giant has finally stirred from its slumber.....
Conservative Refocus Special for July the 4th
By Barry Secrest
Isn't it ironic that our most patriotic holiday, aptly called Independence Day, now comes to us at a time when the very fabric of society is trying to determine whether or not they truly wish to be free and independent? The choice unmistakably exists at present, and yet a large number of confused individuals, it seems, actually lack the forward thinking capability to see the ramifications of their choices.
The core idea from the Liberal Utopians, i.e. Progressives, suggests the desire for a world completely without natural risk, a thing which is totally at odds with Natural Law. The rueful truth to the Progressives' aims, however, is the greater truth that speaks to the usurpation of a mass grouping of useful idiots and the insidious machinations of a multi-generational Globalist movement which touts a new age, while actually hearkening back to the Dark Ages.
The Leftward would have the Civil Society embark on a journey that will ultimately allow a centralized power the ability to dictate both fairness and outcomes. Further, this centralized power seeks to supposedly redistribute equalities, as well as to facilitate the supposed smoothing out of wrinkles in both our financial economy as well as our family economies.
In essence, Authoritarianism, often defined as Statism, which is a contrived state of dependence administered by a powerfully centralized Government, would be the natural offshoot of this simplistic but oft-repeated and yet fatally flawed historical design. The problem with this line of humanistic thinking flows from a history that is filled to this day with poverty which feeds into hunger, illiteracy which feeds into slavery in all of its myriad forms, and tyranny, being the jealous parent of each.
The US Constitution Versus Globalism
The one foundational precept which an outrageously successful America has based the largest part of Her success upon is a document that sets down as inalienable the rights of the individual in pursuit of his or her free will against a centralized Government's designs. These rights flow directly from the edicts of none other than man's Creator. As a universally revered document, the US Constitution, as many have surmised, has been under all forms of assault of late, and these assaults both should and have sounded an alarm to a large number of Americans, while a lesser but very vocal number, many in leadership positions, have sought to intensify these often ad hominem attacks on individual rights.
In fact, the US Constitution, in this modern day of New World Order Globalism, has rarely seen such an unqualified disregard of the sovereignty of the individual and God's greatest gift to mankind--that being free will.
As Ronald Reagan so eloquently once stated, the nine most terrifying words in the English language are: "I'm from the Government and I'm here to help." As most of us can plainly see, Reagan was correct in so many ways that even many Liberals will seek to outrageously compare him to the most radical of Leftists in an effort to deflect from the sobering truth of converse.
This singular truth speaks to the fact that America currently finds Her weakened standing in the world economy as a direct result of Government meddling and excess. Social justice aims that would take property from one and give it to another, and an overall design that appears to be patently derived from the Cloward-Piven strategy, which seeks to overwhelm the system in demands, is now clearly in play. Entitlements and all manner of mysterious expenditures are deluged increasingly on the system in order to bring the current form of our economy and Government crashing in on itself, which is precisely what we are seeing right now, be it unwitting or otherwise.
Free And Independent
So, has our Independence Day been supplanted by what we should now be calling our "Dependence Day," or have we already averted that potential outcome with the 2010 electoral refutation? To answer that question, first we should take a look at what Independent, or the State of Independence, actually means.
According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, Independence is defined as the following:
a(1): Not subject to control by others: self governing, (2):Not affiliated with a larger controlling unit; b(1): Not requiring or relying on something else: not contingent, (2): Not looking to others for one's opinion or guidance on conduct.
Simply fascinating. These definitions never cease to amaze as to how powerful the actual meanings are when set against our own modest expectations. It has been my personal observation that when most Americans celebrate their Independence Day, they are not so much celebrating America's breakaway from King George's Britain, which happened nearly a quarter millenia ago, for Heaven's sake, but rather they are celebrating an ability to live in a Nation so great that each individual largely considers themselves to be a free and independent entity. But has our Civil Society's powerful appreciation of being free and relatively wealthy been recently abated, and if so, why?
In partial answer, it was none other than President Barack Obama who, in October 2010, stated:
"Belief in Capitalism is blind faith; this philosophy of letting people fend for themselves has failed."
Of all of the many and varied utterances from Obama over these many years, this one quote in particular speaks unlimited volumes on both where the President and his colleague's ambitions lie and why America's mighty economy has remained stalled, and in decline, throughout the Obama Regime's entire tenure. You see, each one of America's Freedom Charters had one particular idea embedded so deeply within its foundational core, that the actual word itself was never considered necessary to either include or define, and that word is capitalism.
Government As God
Capitalism, which is the free flow of commerce and trade between individuals, unimpeded, along with the integralized values and rights of property ownership and Liberty, was the one all-encompassing principle that the US Constitutional precept of Freedom was based upon. Further, with this one hair-raising utterance of the President as stated above, We The People, no matter our politics, should therefore always stop and carefully consider each imposition that the President would ill-thoughtfully deploy to this nation's industriousness and well-being, in that regard.
In essence, the Statists, such as Obama, would seemingly construct a Centralized Bureau of Man in order to take up the functions of a province formerly belonging to God. What was before an act of God would now become an act of the Central Bureau with all of the nefarious mishaps in between consigned to mere bureaucratic oversight.
But, as the disastrously contrived safety net manufactured by our government over the last several years already threatens to bring down the largest economy in the world, the argument has as of late been deflected by none other than the almost comically abused debt ceiling.
To wit, in order for a Statist establishment of Government to achieve its fully desired redistributionist powers, it must have the ability to procure property and to do so lavishly and without impunity, and therein lies the rub for our self-styled American Statists. The American people have had enough of an outrageous debt and will have nothing further to do with out of control spending and borrowing by the self-adulating elites and their power-cliques.
The Tea Party To The Rescue
The Progressive regime that came into full power on January 1, 2009 embarked with what seemed, at the time, to be a tremendous mandate for a nation transformed. But, while the Regime moved forward and began centralizing its power and increasingly usurping individual liberties, the Civil Society's initial reaction of fear and confusion elicited a transformation that no one saw coming. Out of that transformation, the Tea Party movement came into existence and the people stood up in multitude and stated powerfully and with one voice "No." The true numbers of those either identifying with the Tea Party or counting themselves as members of the Tea Party have never been accurately tabulated, and there is a reason for that.
The actual number would most likely total well over 130 million Americans.
The subsequent election of 2010 saw the snowballing power of the Statists hit a wall of impenetrable zeal and Tea Party outrage. From that moment onward, the nation began to take full interest and view of what exactly Obama, the Leftist legislators and the Axis Press were trying to accomplish. The American people, in short order, witnessed the supposed fruits of the Progressives' labor in Government whither on the vine of failure as America's debt and the insult of Statism's angst entangled trade, defeated consumer confidence and slowed economic activity to a literal crawl.
A Bit Of History
In 1776, the Second Continental Congress commissioned Thomas Jefferson to author a Declaration of Independence from Great Britain and approved the declaration on July 4th,1776. The United States then fought a Revolutionary war against Great Britain under daunting odds. During that same period, the Articles of Confederation were drawn up in what could be called a precursor to the US Constitution. The articles essentially conferred a tremendous weight of rights onto the States of the time in an effort to avoid a behemoth centralized Government, which might transform itself into an assemblage of tyranny against these same states. But problems between the States grew and after the victory over England, in 1783 the Founders knew that something must be done to strengthen the US economy and spark activity. The meager central Government of the States was actually hampering trade and did not even have the capability of funding itself.
In 1787 the Philadelphia Convention was held, and it was during this meeting that the US Constitution was drawn up and ratified. The main impetus of this effort was to create a foundation of principles which would confer a strong elected Government for the People, which was superlatively responsive to the will of the People. While there were many points of contention to iron out, the one prevailing principle that all could agree upon came down to the preamble, which read:
We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.
The overriding principle that was ever-present spoke to the sovereignty of the people. The principles of John Locke's Two Treatises of Government, which espoused three branches of government with the appropriate checks and balances, would be the largely agreed upon model after hundreds of forms of Government had been both studied and argued. It was also during this time that the Federalist Papers were written in which three leaders of the day essentially argued via public consumption both the pros and the cons of Federalism and how it could be properly undertaken. Later, one of the most important of all the additions to the Constitution was the Bill of Rights, which was authored in large part by James Madison and added to the Constitution by ratification in 1791.
This is what we celebrate when we celebrate Independence Day.
The Power Of One
In all of this wonderful history, the thing that stands out are the names of just a few individuals in a sea of millions, who, by the power of their ideas, forged a Nation of unprecedented impact on world history. The principles of the nation as founded fueled an impetus in defense of a global population of individuals who had previously known nothing but tyranny, poverty and illiteracy. Even so, it would be another one hundred years before the State would fully recognize the equality of women and Blacks, which would then transform the Nation and the world as nothing ever had.
This is why we as a people can never accept a weakening of the Constitution and its principles.
Many of us seem to identify ourselves as one tiny individual among several hundred million, with little if any power, in a huge sea of our nation's historical years. We seem so inconsequential to ourselves. Yet, it has only taken one individual, just as comparably diminutive and with no less of a presence within that sea of years, to project his idea of this nation onto those several hundred million and effect a change that few, in relative actuality, could agree with, even in part, and in a mere three years.
In that vein, we would do well to remember, that in that sea of years ,which seems daunting, certain facts stand out that are not so terribly obvious to many. A Great, Great Grandmother, who I knew well and who lived to be 98 years old, could recall the days shortly after the Civil War to me from her youth and the war itself from her parent's recollections. In turn, her Great, Great Grandfather, who was born in the late 1700's, could remember the early days of this nation and recount them to her just as my Grandmother had to me. In other words, when I was but a child, I was only once removed from the memories of my forebears who could recount in person the dawning events of this Nation's founding, and I was only born in the early sixties.
So we are not so terribly removed within the sea of years of this nation's history as we might indeed think.
And just as in that endless sea of years, which can be quickly winnowed down by our collective familial memories, so it is with the sea of ideas that can change or even reboot a nation's greatness.
It only took one man's ideas a scant three years to alter the nation's course down the path of hegemony, and it will only take one other individual's ideas, of an even lesser duration, to bring the Nation back onto its proper course of liberty, and with the full mandate of the People.
There will be many more Independence Days if we but continue to stand and deliver, and after all of this... they might be the greatest of all.