29 June 2010

Alert, please read this article

Hello all, I read this article and think it is one of the most important things I have read recently. I am including the link to it as I think every American needs to read it.
Thanks for your time.
www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/06/25/AR2010062502160_pf.html

6 comments:

RealityZone said...

Thanks brother I have it up already. You are correct, this needs to get out.

gesneri said...

Very glad you posted a link to this. I have been generally ignoring the Washington Post recently, and I would have missed this very insightful article if not for your link.

john francis lee said...

I'd have missed it too, Charlie. The military has despised the civilian "leadership" since Bill Clinton... at least. In line with other Americans, one might say.

The question in my mind as America crashes and burns is... what next?

The traditional answer to a general collapse... think the Wiemar Republic... is fascism.

A decade ago I'd have said "It can't happen here." Not now. Don't vote for anyone who's held officer rank, I'd say. Too dangerous in times like these.

And don't discount a coup...

RealityZone said...

JFL: This is and has been a creative destruction process of America. A form of Fascism will come soon enough. Globalization was the start of their agenda. [TPTB] have turned us into Globo Cops R Us. The international bamkster cartels have controlled us for decades. They will now be putting the pedal to the metal.

john francis lee said...

Here's another article folks might find interesting, Cut Social Security to Fund the War?

"Ensuring there's enough money to pay for the war will require reforming the country's entitlement system, Boehner said. He said he'd favor increasing the Social Security retirement age to 70 for people who have at least 20 years until retirement, tying cost-of-living increases to the consumer price index rather than wage inflation and limiting payments to those who need them."

Nan said...

I had missed this article. Glad you posted it.

One thing that worries me is the growing disconnect between the military and the public as a whole. Getting rid of the draft was one of the worst things we ever did as a nation -- not only did the military used to be a cross section of the populace a whole, which meant no matter where you came from, you wound up being exposed to people who didn't think the same way you did, the draft also ensured that the economically secure classes (upper middle class and the wealthy) would oppose endless, needless wars. Now when it's an economic draft -- the poor enlist, the rich don't -- people with political power really don't give a rat's patoot how long or how useless a war is because it's never going to effect them personally. With a few very rare exceptions, Wall Street bankers aren't seeing their sons and daughters coming home in coffins.