The things that cripple us the most as a nation are our complacencies combined with the inability to accept the ever changing, shifting paradigm that governs American society. We are in a transitory state as we “morph” from a soft, socialist dictatorship into a full-blown totalitarian state. All of the trimmings are not “garnishing” the platter, as the proverbial goose is not completely cooked. We are heading in that direction daily, make no mistake about it. Simply put, we simply will not believe what is happening to us before our eyes.
Sometime next year the TSA and the airlines are going to require Real ID for all flights (domestic and abroad); the new proposal before the weekend was (as an action to be taken in response to the Brussels, Belgium terrorist attack) in the United States for Viper teams to be in every airport, railway station, and bus terminal. These Viper teams (basically paramilitary police teams) are already in many of the major metropolitan areas. The plan is for them to be not only in the New York’s and Chicago’s but also in the small towns.
The federalization process of the local police forces is almost complete in the U.S., with only the sheriffs departments remaining to reign in under control. Akin to the proverbial “frog in the kettle,” the feds are moving with incremental (almost glacial) slowness that seems to be not in the field of vision of most Americans. Daily we hear rhetoric from these politicians, Obama for example, trying to draw similarities between Capitalism and Communism.
There has been a tremendous push in the schools in the last two decades and more, to develop the “socially-conscious” mindset that in any other time would be labeled as “groupthink.” Curriculum in the schools isn’t: it is indoctrination, plain and simple, as they bombard the post-school generations with a never-ending steady stream of canned media replete with politically correct groupthink.
With their endless “smoke and mirrors” sideshows, they will dupe the public into thinking there are actually candidates for the election…the election…. the election…. the focal point to hypnotize the masses while they continue to pass piece after piece of nefarious legislation. Incrementally our freedoms continue to be nibbled away at, akin to Ritz crackers floating in a pool of carp, the congressmen that are our misrepresentatives.
But the pulse of the nation overall is weak and thready, not strong and vital. Our manufacturing base is a shadow of its former self, and there is no end in sight to the almost limitless outsourcing as the companies try to move even more of their assets out of the country. The United States pays the highest amount in taxes in the entire world. The erosion of the middle class (the onslaught against it) is unrelenting.
The oligarchs, working in conjunction with their paid-for lackeys in the government are keeping the system propped up, but it’s running on life support. It is only a matter of time that collapse comes to a nation with no true manufacturing base that bases its entire GDP on consumer spending and “Potemkin” programs designed to bilk the consumer out of more taxes. We are in the twilight of the day, ladies and gentlemen, with nightfall just around the corner.
Just a matter of time before internal passports and domestic travel checkpoints. Just a matter of time before we become another country such as Great Britain with a camera on every corner. Just a matter of time before we pick up the reigns of the Soviet Union that Russia set aside. In a nation of roughly 320 million people, are these “Morlocks and Eloi” the best candidates that we can field? For the office of the President of the United States? We don’t have a true choice, as our freedoms are eroded by the day. The election will only determine who will continue the erosion as the United States heads down the path of collapsed and fallen empires of the past.
Jeremiah Johnson is the Nom de plume of a retired Green Beret of the United States Army Special Forces (Airborne). Mr. Johnson is also a Gunsmith, a Certified Master Herbalist, a Montana Master Food Preserver, and a graduate of the U.S. Army’s SERE school (Survival Evasion Resistance Escape). He lives in a cabin in the mountains of Western Montana with his wife and three cats. You can follow Jeremiah’s regular writings at SHTFplan.com or contact him here.
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