Something of Historic Proportion is
By Pam Geller
have never been so afraid for my country and for my
children as I am now. ~ Pam Geller
I am a student of history.
Professionally. I have written 15 books in six languages, and
have studied it all my life. I think there is something
monumentally large afoot, and I do not believe it is just a
banking crisis, or a mortgage crisis, or a credit crisis. Yes,
these exist but they are merely single facets on a very large
gemstone that is only now coming into a sharper focus.
Something of historic proportions is
happening. I can sense it because I know how it feels, smells,
what it looks like, and how people react to it.
Yes, a perfect storm may be brewing, but
there is something happening within our country that has been
evolving for about 10-15 years. The pace has dramatically
quickened in the past two.
We demand and then codify into law the
requirement that our banks make massive loans to people whom we
know can never pay back? Why? We learn just days ago that the
Federal Reserve, which has little or no real oversight by
anyone, has "loaned" two trillion dollars (that is
$2,000,000,000,000) over the past few months, but will not tell
us to whom or why or disclose the terms. That is our money.
Yours and mine. And that is three times the $700B we all argued
about so strenuously just this past September.
Who has this money? Why do they have it?
Why are the terms unavailable to us? Who asked for it? Who
authorized it? I thought this was a government of "We the
People," who lent our powers to our elected leaders. Apparently
We have spent two or more decades
intentionally de-industrializing our economy. Why? We have
intentionally dumbed down our schools, ignored our history, and
no longer teach our founding documents, why we are exceptional,
and why we are worth preserving. Students by and large cannot
write, think critically, read, or articulate. Parents are not
revolting, teachers are not picketing, and school boards
continue to back mediocrity. Why?
[WG editor: See the possible numbing
We have now established the precedent of
protesting every close election (now violently in California
over a proposition that is so controversial that it wants
marriage to remain between one man and one woman. Did you ever
think such a thing possible just a decade ago?). We have
corrupted our sacred political process by allowing unelected
judges to write laws that radically change our way of life, and
then mainstream Marxist groups like ACORN and others to turn our
voting system into a banana republic. To what purpose?
Now our mortgage industry is collapsing,
housing prices are in free fall, major industries are failing,
our banking system is on the verge of collapse, Social Security
is nearly bankrupt, as is Medicare and our entire government.
Our education system is worse than a joke (I teach college and
know precisely what I am talking about.) The list is staggering
in its length, breadth, and depth. It is potentially 1929 x 10.
And we are at war with an enemy we cannot name for fear of
offending people of the same religion who cannot wait to slit
the throats of your children if they have the opportunity to do
And now we have elected a man no one knows
anything about, who has never run so much as a Dairy Queen, let
alone a town as big as Wasilla, Alaska. All of his associations
and alliances are with real radicals in their chosen fields of
employment, and everything we learn about him, drip by drip, is
unsettling if not downright scary (Surely you have heard him
speak about his idea to create and fund a mandatory civilian
defense force stronger than our military for use inside our
borders? No? Oh, of course. The media would never play that for
you over and over and then demand he answer it. Sarah Palin's
pregnant daughter and $150,000 wardrobe is more important.)
Mr. Obama's winning platform can be boiled
down to one word: Change. Why?
I have never been so afraid for my country
and for my children as I am now. This man campaigned on bringing
people together, something he has never, ever done in his
professional life. In my assessment, Obama will divide us along
philosophical lines, push us apart, and then try to realign the
pieces into a new and different power structure. Change is
indeed coming. And when it comes, you will never see the same
And that is only the beginning.
I thought I would never be able to
experience what the ordinary, moral German felt in the
mid-1930's. In those times, the savior was a former
smooth-talking rabble-rouser from the streets, about whom the
average German knew next to nothing. What they did know was that
he was associated with groups that shouted, shoved, and pushed
around people with whom they disagreed; he edged his way onto
the political stage through great oratory and promises. Economic
times were tough, people were losing jobs, and he was a great
speaker. And he smiled and waved a lot. And people, even
newspapers, were afraid to speak out for fear that his "brown
shirts" would bully them into submission.
And then he was duly elected to office,
with a full-throttled economic crisis at hand [the Great
Depression]. Slowly but surely he seized the controls of
government power, department by department, person by person,
bureaucracy by bureaucracy. The kids joined a Youth Movement in
his name, where they were taught what to think.
How did he get the people on his side? He
did it promising jobs to the jobless, money to the moneyless,
and goodies for the military-industrial complex. He did it by
indoctrinating the children, advocating gun control, health care
for all, better wages, better jobs, and promising to re-instil
pride once again in the country, across Europe , and across the
He did it with a compliant media - Did you
know that? And he did this all in the name of justice and...
change. And the people surely got what they voted for. (Look it
up if you think I am exaggerating.) Read your history books.
Many people objected in 1933 and were shouted down, called
names, laughed at, and made fun of. When Winston Churchill
pointed out the obvious in the late 1930's while seated in the
House of Lords in England (he was not yet Prime Minister), he
was booed into his seat and called a crazy troublemaker. He was
Don't forget that Germany was the most
educated, cultured country in Europe. It was full of music, art,
museums, hospitals, laboratories, and universities. And in less
than six years - a shorter time span than just two terms of the
U.S. presidency - it was rounding up its own citizens, killing
others, abrogating its laws, turning children against parents,
and neighbors against neighbors. All with the best of
intentions, of course. The road to Hell is paved with them.
As a practical thinker, one not overly
prone to emotional decisions, I have a choice: I can either
believe what the objective pieces of evidence tell me (even if
they make me cringe with disgust); I can believe what history is
shouting to me from across the chasm of seven decades; or I can
hope I am wrong, close my eyes, have another latte and ignore
what is transpiring around me.
Some people scoff at me; others
laugh or think I am foolish, naive, or both. Perhaps I am.
But I have never been afraid to look people in the eye and
tell them exactly what I believe - and why I believe it. I
pray I am wrong. I do not think I am.
is like two wolves and a lamb deciding what to have for
dinner. Liberty is a well-armed lamb." - Benjamin
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