Beyond the Cusp

August 26, 2015

The Soul of the Democrat Party

 

The Democrat Party will be facing a decision this election that may determine the future of the United States and most definitely the future of the Democrat Party. The battle lines are the same as they were in 2008 and the adversaries are also the same. The choice which will be before the Democrats is whether they wish to return to the era of the Clintons and the now old school of the party or if they desire to continue with the change which was begun by President Obama and the new school of the party. So it will be ‘hope and change’ against triangulation. The one thing we have seen in the past is that triangulation formulates results that many Republican and middle of the road Americans can live with which the ‘hope and change’ is now viewed as either hope for change or hopeless if changes are not made. We know the ‘hope and change’ wing of the party as those who are out to transform the world to meet some idealized model where language and debate are molded by the leadership and the people fulfill their lives through the aid from government. Everything is part and parcel at least defined if not demanded by government and government takes the society where it will be best cared for so every person is cared for and nobody is left out, that is until government decides that there are those who are so incorrigible that they cannot be brought within the acceptable limits of the eventual all-corrigible society where those who do not conform to the message and goals of the future must be made to see the folly of their ways and resistance is highly discouraged. This is the future where all is for the greater good and the greater good is this Utopian view which has been presented and accepted as the right and proper goal which everybody has to see as desirable as it is society perfected.

 

The other choice is the views from all sides are considered and compromises are made until the people at both extremes are less than satisfied but the core of the people can live with or actually support any initiative. This society would have no real enforceable all-powerful government which could dictate the desired end because rather than take the people to some defined Utopian goal, this future the majority molds the societal path through pure democracy with everything voted upon by every citizen. Rather than finding the way to bring those disrupting influences, those reactionary conservatives who have some view of the past as a better ideal to be embraced, such members of the society would be removed and retrained before being permitted to return. Those powers which desire to remold society to match some Utopian fantasy taught by college professors have already taken hold in the themes of the entertainment industry to produce themes looked upon as favorable and to denigrate those who might be different. They are also working through the education system to limit the discussion by limiting vocabulary by removing ‘charged words’ and defining the debate through political correctness and ostracizing those who people react by needing ‘safe zones’ where disagreement is not heard and there are coloring books and kittens to calm the poor unfortunate who heard the disturbing words. Those who have a nostalgic view of the past must be turned towards this brave new world where we are informed of what is best for us and the future of humankind. The choice offered by the other side of the Democrat, the ever shrinking side which believes that there are those things from the present or recent past which would be great to hold dear and not to change them unilaterally to form the Utopian society and triangulation allows that person’s and the millions like him to not pay taxes or be put out into some full care facility where they can be educated and hopefully illuminated and retuned to society once it is clear that they have embraced the positive aspects of a modeled and molded society where the desired ones are permitted to take charge and the lesser Neanderthals are eventually rounded-up and removed from the body public in order to protect it from fringe elements which ignores the plan for the future and needs assistance. The other way allows for that other’s view to be considered and sometimes that view is seen as preferable and its inclusion is desirable.

 

The choice for the Democrat Party is to complete the vision of President Obama and those behind his administration or Hillary Clinton who is far less for designing the future societal norms than she would desire to take society down a path which includes every part of the progressive agenda as defined by the current administration. As things are right now it does not appear too favorable for Hillary Clinton and her more centered path of inclusion through compromise than inclusion by education and laws drawn up and enforced by an all-powerful government and enforced by that very same all-powerful government. We will know which side is most prevalent in the Democrat Party in the next three to six months by whether or not Hillary’s campaign has completely lost steam or if Hillary is on trial for treason or if not treason then at least compromising government secrets and allowing for them to be vulnerable to hacking and theft undermining the safety of the nation. She may end up taking the entire blame for the Benghazi murder of the American Ambassador Stevens and three other Americans. The one overriding influence thus far in this primary season is that Hillary Clinton is running more against President Obama and those who have his ear and the older and more central politically, though the Hillary supporters are extremely left wing, and see much about the United States worth saving.

 

 

Political Machines Looking in Opposite Directions but both Left of the Republican to be Chosen During the Primaries. The Democrat Primaries Might very well be far More Exciting than Everybody Thought as Hillary Clinton Will Have an Opponent with Big Financial Backing from the Same Sources as President Obama was Financed By. Meanwhile, Should Hillary Falter or Come Under Charges for the e-Mail Scandal or Benghazi, the Democrat Field Opens Wide. The Democrat Party Leadership Will Oppose Bernie Sanders as they Cannot Stomach a Pro Israel Candidate, Especially a Pro Israel Jew, so Unless Bernie Sanders Finds a Presidential Candidate with Jim the Vice President Providing Experience, thus Elizabeth Warren Could Enter as a Potential Candidate and Take the Nomination.

Political Machines Looking in Opposite Directions but both Left of the Republican to be Chosen During the Primaries. The Democrat Primaries Might very well be far More Exciting than Everybody Thought as Hillary Clinton Will Have an Opponent with Big Financial Backing from the Same Sources as President Obama was Financed By. Meanwhile, Should Hillary Falter or Come Under Charges for the e-Mail Scandal or Benghazi, the Democrat Field Opens Wide. The Democrat Party Leadership Will Oppose Bernie Sanders as they Cannot Stomach a Pro Israel Candidate, Especially a Pro Israel Jew, so Unless Bernie Sanders Finds a Presidential Candidate with Jim the Vice President Providing Experience, thus Elizabeth Warren Could Enter as a Potential Candidate and Take the Nomination.

 

 

 

There are definitely forces out there on the left who desire to end any hope for Hillary to become the Democrat candidate and are willing to change whatever it takes to prevent her and her supporters from taking over and bringing the Democrats back from the brink, as Hillary and gang view the state of the nation. So, once again into the breach where one must choose the side they are going to join because, as many conservatives have yet to understand, whomever wins the primaries and gets the selection at the convention becomes every Democrat’s and leftist’s candidate no matter how far apart your views may be because we all know that when the time comes, whomever was chosen will, even if not support, will do little harm to any leftist’s main issues. In the case they might oppose your view, you could depend that they would not do harm and do anything to protect that view from some setbacks. That would be the least a Democrat in the White House would not seek to destroy any leftist’s dreams like would be possible, or even a certainty, under a Republican in the White House. That is the core belief in the Democrat Party, advance whatever leftist dreams you may have and your fellow leftists and Democrats will all vote for you if you are the candidate with the magical ‘D’ after your name trusting that you will first do as little harm as possible and use your veto or vote to your best ability to protect any leftist cause.

 

But the fight with Hillary and the Obama Administration and all of Obama’s minions is personal and all the rules have been thrown aside as, ‘This is War! ’ It is not exactly a well-kept secret that there is bad blood between the Clintons and the Obamas and nothing can remove that from the picture. There animosity for each other has little to do with the 2008 election cycle though Bill probably holds some grudges as he saw 2008 as already promised to Hillary as it was her time and her turn except the fanatical take no prisoners forces behind the Obama campaign did not see her as worthy nor promised anything and so simply took what they could take. These backers who have run President Obama’s two campaigns and all the main international decisions of his administration and a relative few but what they saw as vital parts to his domestic policies. The one thing the Clintons have learned is that the election of a President of the United States has become an international election as far as assistance both financially and in the international media. It was the media which assisted greatly in placing President Obama in office in 2008 and played a defining role in his reelection. The press coverage Obama received spanned across Europe and beyond even reaching into the Middle East beyond the Israeli arm of the leftist American media and into the Arab media. It mattered little if the people were supportive of President Obama, or should we say candidate Obama, as that has been the main theme of his years in office, win at any cost and sell your soul if need be, though it is much easier to destroy your opposition’s soul and everything else even to the point of having false charges levied against them because winning is the only goal, costs and human carnage be damned. If nothing else, that must be remembered as their price of glory and it matters not who pays the prices along the way. One need only look back at Obama’s political history to see how many times good Democrats who got in the way of the Obama machine were sucked up, chewed to pieces and then the remains spit out and left mangled and unseemly by the side of the newly paved Obama highway to the White House, and that highway began in Chicago where most of his skeletons are buried.

 

There will be one contributor to the Hillary campaign that will be a page taken out of the Team Obama handbook and this time used for her in a contest beyond the United States borders. It would behoove every Democrat before deciding that Hillary is the next hope realize that compared to her e-mails, there will be another side to her campaign which takes a page right out of the Obama playbook, foreign campaign monies sent to the campaign in small donations of under one-hundred-dollars made with a credit card account from the United States. For those foreign interests interested in controlling the next President if you think if will be Hillary, then you can hedge your bet with a donation to the Clinton Fund as that will be their slush funds. After watching Obama rake in campaign cash from overseas almost without a care in the world, almost an in your face dare for anyone to claim they had committed any wrongdoing, they just dared people to try and do something about it and that was sufficient warning once his past was examined, foe was not a healthy position with any promise of a future, or so it appeared. Bill and Hillary have been amassing a war chest under the title of the Clinton Foundation. There may be some direct contributions all legal and above board, but how much will be hidden within the bundles with other campaign funds all grouped by location. These contributions will be made with cash cards as they are of varied denominations as those are often used as the greatest, safest, and least trackable of all donations, which is why anybody can make a donation. They just need to take a name, address and phone number from any phone listing and there you have all the information necessary to buy and contribute using cash cards. Expect this primary season to be the most expensive ever and that will be just on the way to the convention. The biggest spending campaigns, you ask? That’s an easy one to answer. The big three will be Hillary Clinton, whomever the Obama machine backed candidate will be, and quite probably the greatest spender and cash candidacy this primary season will be Jeb Bush who is potentially going to spend more on the primaries than the remaining sixteen candidates combined. Well, OK, maybe that is a stretch but we are standing by that one until proven wrong. Keep in mind that Jeb Bush has to buy his way past his last name, butt his way past having James Baker as an advisor for international affairs on his team, and most importantly, he has to butt his way past a field with at least five others more likable, more electable, and actually three of them are more qualified than he and, did we mention getting past his last name? That name thing may be one of his biggest problems.

 

So, where do the next Presidential elections stand? On the Republican side we are still trying to finalize the list but it may come down to a surprise, and a nicer surprise than a Trump putting the Republican possibilities in the dump while on the Democrat side it currently stands with Hillary with a weak but sufficient lead if she can get the media to drop the scandals before Christmas or she herself might become a Christmas gift the Democrats will return for a refund. If the scandals continue beyond Thanksgiving then we know that the Clinton plan of getting it all out and out early so it would be old news before Christmas is in deep trouble and the Democrats need to look elsewhere. The Democrats, or at least some democrats, are already seeking an ‘other’, an alternative to Hillary and the powers and influences in the Democrat Party will refuse to allow Bernie Sanders to be their candidate for two main reasons, he supports Israel and he supports Israel because of his Jewishness. That leaves the Obama candidate which at the moment is Joe Biden. Joe Biden, really? Oh the articles would write themselves simply by listening to him and getting two juicy tidbits each and every week. There was an interesting meeting which might produce an alternative which might just sell to the Democrats and which would be the not Clinton and not Obama candidate, though the Obama machine handlers might believe there was hope there but might find a stronger willed person than they expect. Bernie Sanders met with Senator Elizabeth Warren though there has been little reported about the outcome of their little tête-à-tête. Should Senators Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren decide to run as a team, then we would bet that as long as she is at the top of the ticket and he is her Vice President and they can come across convincingly that he will be a large and steadying figure deeply steeped into her decision making and her number one and indispensable advisor, then they would storm the ramparts and conquer the Democrat Party nomination hands down and very likely continue on to take the Presidency despite the obvious drawbacks. Yes, Elizabeth Warren is an untested with as shallow a record as President Obama had and many would claim even less qualified, but she has the gifts of, like Obama, a natural campaigner, and should Hillary falter she would likely have the Clinton’s support, unless she did not need it and had the backers behind Obama come to influence her. They might find her someone far more independent and free thinking and less likely to just take orders, so the Obama people would likely choose somebody more easily managed and molded, somebody without the necessary brains and backbone to resist having their strings pulled, and we are in no way suggesting that Joe Biden has these characteristics. Where we think a Warren-Sanders ticket would work well with the public, it might not work as well as Sanders-Warren ticket, which was likely their discussion and it is doubtful she would take that deal. So, there is everything we know and up to date analysis from out there beyond the cusp.

 

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July 7, 2015

The World After President Obama

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There are those amongst my friends and acquaintances who fear that President Obama will declare Martial Law after instigating some false national emergency whose borderline irrational fear mirrors that of those who feared the same from President George W. Bush. There is too much precedent for such to occur and President Obama will step down and give way to the duly elected President in mid-January of 2017 after the 2016 November elections. The question remains what shape will the world present to the next President and what shape will they find the United States presenting them, allowing for actions to steer the United States after their inauguration. The one point that needs to be made is this assessment is made with absolutely no regards from which party or who will be the next President as we can cross that bridge when we reach it. The first thing is the President will face his power on foreign policy will start from a position of actual weakness not felt by the United States since the start of World War II and actually in worse condition than at the end of President Carter or any other. They will be facing a situation where every branch of the military will have had bordering neglect of weapons systems and other vital maintenance with potentially the nuclear deterrent and missile systems in potentially the worst shape with some munitions in such disrepair as to require their destruction and the necessary systems for producing and upgrading these vital assets also teetering on exhausted supplies and neglected condition as to make their management a simple case of dereliction of duty caused by strangled funding and intentional degradation ordered from the highest places. They will find the senior officers to be largely made up of a weakened corps of merely ‘yes men’ and actual pacifists who believe the United States military would best serve the world in the capacity to deliver aid but not necessarily deliver force of arms beyond the shoreline with the exception of utilizing drones and other stand-off weapons partially due to depleted manpower caused by decreased funding and the paring down of the military leadership through neglect to make efforts to retain the officer’s corps.

 

The rebuilding of the military power will take a concerted effort and require massive funding increases which will make any promise of reduction of the tax burden near to impossible to deliver on in the first two years without simply patching some of the most serious areas of military weakness due to nearly eight years of intentional neglect and lack of concerns for the consequences. There will be the need for some of the cancelled military productions and for consideration of developing modern replacement for some of the oldest of the vital systems. The B-52 heavy bombing corps is utilizing airframes mostly built before 1990 and using systems designed originally in the early and mid-1950s and receiving upgrades restricted to that airframe and other limitations due to restrictions resulting from the designs being of antiquated designs and technologies which would require extensive restructuring of the basic airframe which would more likely be better served by replacement of the B-52 fleet with a new long-range bomber designed with forward looking technology. Even the B-1 and B-2 bombers are utilizing old technology and would require a complete overhaul of systems and even design. The Air Force may be better served with considering a completely new strategy where the pilots of fighter squadrons no longer were seated directly in the aircraft but instead flying the fighters from remoted position of a dedicated stealth aircraft where multiple fighters are controlled from relative safe stand-off positions. Such remotely controlled aircraft could retain much of the size of the current airframes which now being remotely controlled the airframes could be designed with intent of making high-G maneuvers previously impossible to execute due to having a pilot onboard the aircraft. Such a fleet utilizing such design parameters would revolutionize air combat for the future in ways thought unimaginable just ten years ago. The same considerations could be utilized in many modern systems when their next redesign is due especially armored combat vehicles using similar control systems allowing for the replacement of crews with automated systems which would permit decreased size and vulnerability of profile while retaining the accuracy and armaments of modern warfare armored systems. Replacing the infantryman with a robotic system is not yet feasible but should be a priority task presented to DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) with an expected rollout of several prototypes each providing the same abilities with additional features possible only in a robotic system. These systems would still require human operators who would make final decisions of when to shoot and when to stand down. It is doubtful that the American population is ready for terminator styled soldiers operating independently reliant solely on advanced AI (artificial intelligence) units quite yet, but even that would be a presentable concept when considering the demands that any military action place risk on the troops minimizing any possibility of human casualties.

 

The stress on military upgrading and rebuilding is simply due to the requirement of a force to back up policy is required if one intends to have a positive position in dealings with other nations or a defensive position which by requirement is overtly careful so as not to provoke anger or rejection knowing that the military is unable to back up and enforce policies and other demands including protection of the homeland and its interests overseas. This is crucial because the next President will be facing difficulties of the United States’ own making across the globe. Europe will be facing economic challenges which will render their policies being ever more defensive and cautious with numerous European nations facing unrest within their borders. The potential for an explosion of bloodshed within the European continent is becoming not only a future threat but approaching transforming into an imminent threat uncontrolled illegal immigration will be approaching the tipping point where the European culture will become challenged which will push the European indigenous population to the point where the decision will be the same as it has been throughout human history when two disparate and opposing cultures reach the point where the minority population decides to attempt, through intimidation and other threats, to impose their norms on the ever shrinking and aging majority replacing their culture and supplanting them as those wielding power going into the future. Should Europe when so challenged react in the fashion which has served them in the past, with such response as often typified be referencing the Inquisitions, the result will be just as or even more horrific. Europe as a whole has a very disturbing history of open warfare between competing positions which were demanding for far lesser changes in the culture causing horrific wars even including civil conflicts within one’s borders. The possibility of similar response today is all too real. One need not look that far afield to bear witness to such results where internal forces rise up and before all is decided, outside forces enter the war hijacking it to forcefully take over the nation wracked already in violence in an attempt to install a new set of leadership just as dictatorial, just as oppressive, just as cruel and potentially even more barbarous than the one being overturned. Such disasters even threaten to redraw the maps casting the formation for the sham and relativity designed solely to enrich foreign investments. Such is what is being fought over and is the main reasoning given by ISIS who is intent on supplanting both the former dictator and those who sought to replace their dictator with a modern system most likely with elected representation resulting in what is oft referred to as a democracy. Should ISIS prove victorious, there will be a new leadership in the form of a Caliph, an old title being restored so as to impose an old dictatorial leadership who takes their claim to the throne based on historic familial relationship to former Caliphs all the way to Muhammad thus adding a religious basis for their power. Such a religious tyranny would be very similar though diametrically opposed to the theocratic dictatorship of Iran, the other eight-hundred-pound gorilla in this struggle. The third leg of this societal struggle would be represented by Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Saeed Hussein Khalil el-Sisi who has yet to be fully defined and is the sole representative desiring to inspire his nation to become the towering example of how an Arab and Muslim state is capable of using elections as the tool for actually choosing the national governance but also guaranteed to be free and open elections even should he be defeated, and then comes the real test as to whether or not the newly elected leader after President Sisi also chooses to continue the liberal march into modernity or chooses to install themselves as the unchallengeable leader of Egypt. Meanwhile, there are three distinct powers currently vying to lead by two of these and the third simply has desires of surviving the current assaults on its existence which has been an active fight since its inception in May of 1948 and has been pressed to remain on the cusp between militaristic power and start-up nation with a thriving economy wishing only to be unleashed by the restraints necessitated by a constant threat of war.

 

The largest challenge looming on the horizon and very possibly to explode before the end of President Obama’s remaining time in office is of his own doing. The potential for the start of a struggle that would forever change the world may have started once President Obama completes his own set goal of bringing Iran back into the world of nations. The manner in which President Obama set out to perform this miracle would have entailed defanging Iran and then inviting them to join the nations of the world with peaceful intentions by Iran. Instead we have a United States President blindly charging forth demanding this will be his legacy, the making of Iran a coequal partner of the Middle East. The one unavoidable fact is that just as Obamacare (Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act) will be his domestic policy legacy; just as, if not more, dreadful will be his foreign policy legacy as Iran becomes a nuclear power which will have established a basic arsenal of deliverable nuclear warheads consisting of minimally a dozen and more likely three to four dozen with at least one third being thermonuclear warheads (hydrogen fusion warheads). This will place Iran well ahead of whatever plans Saudi Arabia may have in place. This announcement may come at any moment all dependent upon the extent and advancement of the Iranian nuclear weapons program. The truth is the world has absolutely no clue as to whether or not Iran already possesses a number of nuclear warheads hidden away from the prying eyes wandering across the skies both orbital and others ground based aircraft. The one truth we do know is that once it becomes obvious that Iran has become a nuclear power, then it will not take numerous other Middle East nations to develop and start building their nuclear weapons arsenals. This new weapons conflict may be solely restrained by the availability of Uranium in any form to be enriched to weapons level of over ninety-percent and then its merging with the rest of the warhead. Below is the list of known nuclear weapons states and an estimate on their numbers of warheads. Once Iran has announced or been determined beyond a reasonable doubt to be armed with nuclear weapons, then the list below will become somewhat obsolete as it is rumored that Saudi Arabia has a standing agreement with Pakistan to purchase approximately one dozen nuclear warheads just so Saudi Arabia will be covered while they acquire and build their own weapons thereafter. One can also expect that Egypt and Turkey would follow suit and develop their own nuclear weapons systems. The breakdown of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, also referred to as the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), will tempt certain other members to choose to opt out and develop their own nuclear weapons. Some nations may decide to develop and build their own nuclear weapons while retaining their place on the NPT committees. Some of the other nations which might decide the time has come to join the nuclear club include Brazil, Venezuela, Argentina, Taiwan and Japan to name a few that came to mind. The nuclear club is perched to become a far larger club of nations where its membership will no longer be the reserved of the very elite but start to resemble another useless body, the United Nations General Assembly which has become a place where the barbarians sit in judgement making decisions that carry no weight behind them beyond the media attention they generate.

1) Russia 7,500
2) United States 7,100
3) France 300
4) China 250
5) United Kingdom 225
6) Pakistan120 (estimated)
7) India 110 (estimated)
8) Israel 80 (estimated)
9) North Korea < 10 (estimated)
10) Iran ??

 

The final stage is China and her continuous efforts to claim the South China Sea and all the islands found within that general area. The problem is there are other nations who claim these islands and who hold claims just as valid. There is a chance of a conflict here though one has to imagine that China is the eight-hundred-pound gorilla of Asia as her size and modernized army with weapons to match and including nuclear weapons. This is the main reason that Japan, Taiwan and even the Philippines might all be slowly reaching the conclusion that if they are to prevent China taking over the islands one after the other inexorably slinking towards their main Isles thus posing an ever growing threat to these Island nations, they are considering that which would have a decade ago been unthinkable, joining the nuclear armed nations so as to have equal threat potential against China. More as an aside than a warning, one must also remember that the most recent Russian madman, Putin, has delusions of reestablishing Greater Russia and now that China and Russia are back on speaking terms, they have been talking of an alliance for sharing technological advances, nuclear technology, weapons research and development. This has an ominous side in that most terrorist groups have either Russia or China at the head of their supply chain. All taken in, we find the nation of the United States with a military that many have pointed to as merely having the strength the United States could project at the very start of World War II, Russia and China ascending, Iran, supported by Russia and China, being handed nuclear weapons and a very large industrial scale systems to construct said weapons from where they will begin to exercise power over the Middle East and perhaps beyond to Central and South America through Venezuela and Cuba being aided by Russia who appears poised to reacquire the lands of Eastern Europe and Central Eurasia, reestablishing the concept of a Greater Russia. Additionally there is China with an ever more capable navy claiming and taking one island after another while claiming all of the South China Sea and threatening to replace America as the preeminent power in the Pacific including the coastal areas in South America and made all the worse as the United States had gifted China with owning the ports at both ends of the Panama Canal even before the turn of the calendar to the twenty-first century.Then Iran has as luck would have it control over the Straits of Hormuz through which almost all of the Middle Eastern oil is transported to the world and is taking control the straits of Bab el Mandeb through their proxy in Yemen, the Houthis, which grants them control over the Suez Canal as this is where the Red Sea enters the Gulf of Aden leading to the Arabian Sea, Indian Ocean and the world thus granting Iran control over one third of the world’s trade and oil while China controls the busiest sea in the South China Sea as well as the second busiest canal in the Panama Canal. How much more change can the world hope to endure?

 

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January 30, 2015

Too Many Americans Have Realized to Vote for Treasures

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A great friend of America who was completely smitten with the people and the goodness of America was, of course, Alexis de Tocqueville. Tocqueville wrote “Democracy in America” which observed that America was capable of greatness because her people individually were of strong spiritual and religious convictions and were strongly self-reliant. He also foresaw the collapse of the concept of the wonder which was America and wrote of the arrow which would pierce America’s heart and end her greatness and eat itself until it became a hollow shell. His famous quote which described the nation he witnessed on his travels in the United States in the first half of the nineteenth century summed America as, “America is great because she is good. If America ceases to be good, America will cease to be great.” He also predicted her fall with an equally well recognized quote stating, “The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public’s money.” The horror derived from the recent State of the Union Address by President Barack Hussein Obama is that the government has a new direction and that this direction will now be the sole driving impetus for the future, or at least for the two remaining years of President Obama’s final term, is to bribe the people in as broad coverage as possible with government treasures even if it becomes necessary to place the government and the nation even deeper in debt. The government is now solely in the vote buying business and unless there is a change of direction then the greatness of America is mortally wounded and will simply limp ahead eventually stumbling repeatedly until she falls flat on her face drowning in her own largess of promises to the people of treasures which she no longer can gather.

 

This is not a new situation but simply the result of a predetermined endgame once the federal government realized that through their providing a safety net for senior citizens with Social Security and how it melded the elderly into a group able to demanded increases in the payout from Social Security and thus formed the first untouchable funding program and the first bribery of a group of citizens and their unifying as a voting block to forever protect their access and the amount they received from the government. Can anybody remember a politician winning an election running on a platform to cut Social Security payments or adding means testing to qualify to receive Social Security with lower amounts paid to the more wealthy? I know I cannot name one. Even the most conservative of politicians guarantee that any changes they plan on introducing to reform entitlement programs will promise that those currently receiving government payments need not fear their checks being slashed or even the promised increases figured by changes in economic situations tying their increases as cost of living allowances (COLA) will continue to be determined as in the past. With Social Security they usually guarantee that even those who will be retiring in the next decade or even two decades will still receive exactly the rates they have been promised. The impossibility of changing Social Security payments is simply the best known examples of the impossibility of altering, cutting or even ending any entitlement program due to the opposition of those receiving such payments and often many of the rest of the public for two main reasons, first the American people are a generous people and have deep heartfelt feelings which drives them to support the less wealthy or people having monetary difficulties or whatever reason exists that they receive their subsidies and because once the government is capable of lessening or terminating any subsidy then it becomes that much easier to reduce or terminate other subsidies which may include the subsidy you receive. The truth is that well over half of Americans receive some form of subsidy from the government, many without actually realizing they are receiving a subsidy.

 

I know, you demand to know how it could be that people are receiving a government subsidy without realizing they are receiving government payments. Many people receive a subsidy known as the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) which results in many receiving a larger tax return than the amount of income tax they had withheld. Anyone receiving unemployment insurance is receiving a subsidy. Technically any deductions one takes on their income taxes is technically a form of subsidy. Many corporations receive subsidies from the government which benefits their employees indirectly which is an indirect form of subsidy for the employees of many governments. People with children in the public schools will benefit from subsidies, which cover part of the costs for the school lunch and other meal programs. Social Security is another subsidy which we benefit beyond the amount paid into the system even if they had been invested in the most profitable stocks and bonds provided we manage to live sufficiently long which many will according to the life expectancy. Across the United States the Federal Government pays farmers a milk subsidy for producing milk in areas which are not conducive for raising dairy cows in order to guarantee they will make a decent profit as otherwise milk would be scarce in many locations as shipping milk had been impossible thus making it worthwhile a hundred years ago for paying farmers to raise dairy cows. With modern refrigerated tankers both for railroads and trucks would allow the shipping of milk and dairy products to any location within the United States yet the subsidy had been maintained. Why? Because those farmers across the nation became dependent on that subsidy thus they voted politicians into office who guaranteed their continued dairy subsidies and with the Congressional agreement for mutual backscratching where I will vote for your subsidy and you will vote for my subsidy produces a system which extends every subsidy and for the predictable longevity for any new subsidy which is voted into existence. That alone should produce sufficient fright that the average politician would believe that it would be best to promise not to invent any new subsidies and their constituents would vote for such as it would be prudent and beneficial for the public and governance at large. But people will vote their own pockets and be quite selfish about such thus the politician who can promise the largest numbers of his constituents that he will provide them with treasures from the government endless monetary supply thus buying their votes. Thus, as Alexis de Tocqueville predicted and stated, “Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public’s money.” His prediction will prove true as the rising national debt is both the proof of de Tocqueville’s prediction and something that unless the people as a whole do not suddenly decide to end their selfish voting habits and start voting for candidates in droves who promise to end the candy train of subsidy after subsidy and elect such politicians universally. Thus far such a trend has shown little if any support from the general public thus we may be witnessing the American greatness teetering on the precipice to ruin and it is simply just a matter of time until America falls beyond the cusp and into the dark void of insolvency. Those few economists and others predicting the coming of difficult times for America are dead on right and predicting when America will fall beyond the cusp will not be difficult, it will come to be within a decade of the financial collapse of the European Union which has been leading the way into that financial void. Americans can watch and do nothing to alter their path or they can see the coming apocalypse and make the needed changes choosing a temporary period of strong austerity and then once the economic health has been reacquired then hopefully we will teach the coming generations of the pitfalls which almost brought America to ruin, but first it will be necessary to teach austerity and the urgent need to the body both politic and public before it becomes irreversible and America will be destined to fail. It is up to the Americans to choose to heal herself.

 

Beyond the Cusp

 

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