Welcome to the Titanic – Would you like some ice with that Kool Aid?
David A. Lombardo July 3, 2016
I don’t know about you but I’m pretty much fed up with the way things are going in the world. While it’s little comfort, it’s interesting to note that Americans aren’t the only ones who’ve had it with their government as Great Britain just proved. And if George Soros and Donald Trump are to be believed, a nexus that in itself is a bit mind boggling, Great Britain isn’t alone with respect to countries pulling out of the European Union. Apparently France, Denmark, Italy, the Netherlands, Hungary, Poland and Austria are taking a hard look at the same option.
Americans have been doing a lot of finger wagging and grousing over the current administration and rightfully so. Perhaps so much that we’ve not taken a close look at what’s happening in Europe, how very similar it is to our own plight and how it is a harbinger of what is to come in the U.S.
John Q. Public, all over the world, is fed up with big government. The European Union, which began as a way to foster economic trade among European nations, has morphed into a wanna-be political leader eliminating national sovereignty and reducing its country members into essentially states under the EU’s iron-fisted control.
If nothing else, the EU smacks of 1960’s Soviet Union tactics. Their open border policy has proven to not simply be a disaster but a deadly disaster where Muslim extremists pour from one country into another raping, killing, rioting and diluting the indigenous population with the specific intent to accomplish what the EU hasn’t – total domination of every country.
And what is the EU’s response to this fast spreading cancer? Well, when they’re not passing laws against bottled water with labels that suggests drinking water fights dehydration or banning bananas with “unsightly curvature,” they crafting legislation to ban all semi-automatic firearms. Great policy, lets remove any possible hope for Europeans to defend themselves against what will be the almost assured take-over by ISIS.
Just yesterday massive rioting broke out in France — literally thousands of citizens tired of a ruling elite that self-servingly passes laws making the rich, richer and the middle class poorer. There is a blazing hot, raging fire beginning to sweep across Europe fueled by economics and nationalism and its spewing sparks that are certainly destined to spread to the United States.
What we’re seeing in Europe and the United States is the devolution of the entire system. Here in the U.S. individual states have begun to line up against the federal government on such lightening rod issues as gun control, border control, refugee immigration and an ever increasing list of social issues being imposed upon an increasing number of citizens who object to them.
For years I have cynically said I know the Washington pols are juking the system to enrich their personal coffers but always modified that by asking, “Okay, but what are you doing for us?” You know what? The fact is they’re not doing jack for John Q. Nothing, Nada, they don’t give a damn about the common man. Instead they implement trade deals like NAFTA and the Trans-Pacific Partnership which Trump’s comment nailed it when he said it is “a continuing rape of our country.” Yet there isn’t even a pretext of appearing to care.
Bill Clinton just happens to be at the Phoenix airport last week in a private jet when Attorney General Loretta Lynch shows up in her jet. Bill Clinton, as in the husband of Hillary Rodham Clinton under investigation by Lynch’s Justice Department, walks over to Lynch’s jet, goes in and we’re told they talked casually about their grandchildren and golf.
Are you freaking kidding me? This is the basest kind of political business as usual and John Q is finally getting fed up with it but the ruling elite isn’t limited to corrupt politicians by a long shot. There is a long list of the captains of industry who constitute the ruling elite for personal gain such as George Soros, Warren Buffet and Bill Gates.
James Traub, from the uber-wealthy family that owns the Bloomingdale’s department store chain, put forth in a recent issue of Foreign Policy Magazine that the elite need to “rise up” against the “mindlessly angry” ignorant masses in order to prevent globalization from being derailed by the populist revolt that led to Brexit and the rise of Donald Trump.
This effete snob oozes the stench of elitism that is rapidly becoming John Q’s burial shroud. If all this isn’t bad enough there are legions of mindless liberal robots who actually believe the ruling elite are the solution to their problems. A sobbing woman on You Tube excoriates John Q for picking on Hillary Clinton, listing all of the Hildabeast’s problems from government investigations to a philandering husband then tells the viewer to leave Hillary alone and, “all you people care about is honesty and integrity.”
The difference between the United States and Europe is in the U.S. we still have the Second Amendment and a very, very large number of citizens who are about to draw a line in the sand. For my part, I’m clutching my guns and bible but dear God, please help me find my life jacket because it certainly appears I’m on the deck of the Titanic.