Sep 07

Leaders

I generally try to avoid the subject of politics on this blog, but occasionally I feel compelled to comment on what I witness as the decline of the American way of life, indeed, the destruction of Western civilization. Perhaps it was said best by the “master poet of my generation; “Don’t follow leaders and watch your parking meters.” Bob Dylan

It seems that many of those who purport to be leaders are often nothing more than con-men and hucksters. Witness; all 535 members of the United States Congress, as well as the current choice offered from each of the major political parties. They are aided in their misdeeds by many corporate CEO’s like Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, Michael Bloomberg and others. Often members of the royal elite come from celebrity, frequently of dubious talent. The very articulate Victor Davis Hanson shares some insights on their hypocrisy here.

Some of the perilous issues confronting America and the world today that are not being properly addressed by our so called “leaders”;

Unfunded liabilities of state and local governments. Anyone who isn’t alarmed at the growing debt incurred by the federal government is unconscious or brain-dead! The “Debt Clock” is a ticking time bomb and the men and women elected to provide stewardship of this nation continue to kick the can down the road ignoring the peril posed by this level of debt through mismanagement. The government of the United States has for too long been living beyond its means and at some point the piper will demand payment.

This link lists some of the terrorist attacks visited upon the United States by the “religion of peace“. The elites in leadership positions seems to think that allowing tens of thousands of Muslims into the country is a good thing, despite their calls for enacting Sharia law here. Anyone with a basic understanding of their religion can deduce that this is incompatible with Western culture. Illegal immigration is another threat to the survival of America and the West, but our “leaders” don’t wish to be called racist or bigots so they do nothing to stop the flow of criminals across our porous border to the south. In fact, one could argue that this is a calculated ploy to change the demographic of many western countries for the purpose of the elites maintaining their grip on the reigns of power.

In an article I posted yesterday I address the The Growing American Police State and how it relates to the failure of political leadership to face the problems that are in large part contributing to the suicide of the west.

Here is an alarming, yet informative view from an historical perspective on The Breakdown of Nations. This link shares another historical view of the role of currency in the collapse of the Roman Empire. The parallels to modern day western civilization are striking!

So what does an individual do to prepare for the likely downfall of their nation? A regular poster over at Zero Hedge shares his conscious action to resist and prepare for what he calls the approaching Economic Armageddon. I can assure you he is not alone in his reasoning nor his pro-active approach. Here is another similar perspective.

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The truth of the matter is that American government is devoid of leadership as are much of western power structure. We have only self-serving liars lusting for evermore power. A bunch of sociopathic sophists who are relentless in their pursuit of a socialist utopia. A dream that will never come true, but all the same will cost, has cost dearly. I love my country, but I am sick of these crooks. I am not alone in thinking that working people have grown weary of this and the evidence is clear across the globe a revolt is coming. We have seen it in the U.K. with the recent Brexit. In the U.S. we see the rise of Trump for president as a reaction to the political betrayal felt by many. There are numerous other examples across Europe with the rising popularity of Marie Le Pen and the Nationalist Front Party in France and Geert Wilders in the Netherlands. Agree or disagree with their ideology, but they are a natural response to the abuse and excesses of the elites. They are rooted in nationalism and populism and they will no longer be silent. Naturally, each of these movements has been characterized by the elites who control the mainstream media as dangerous, isolationist, xenophobic and worse. Time will tell if the decline that has been eating away at Western civilization can be turned around.

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As stated nearly 6 decades ago, in the novel Atlas Shrugged;

You may know society is doomed when you see that in order to produce, you need to obtain permission from men who produce nothing; when you see that money is flowing to those who deal, not in goods, but in favors; when you see that men get richer by graft and by pull than by work, and your laws don’t protect you against them, but protect them against you; [and] when you see corruption being rewarded and honesty becoming a self-sacrifice.”

Ayn Rand, “Atlas Shrugged”, 1957

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