Spock my friend, for a long time, I have had my ear to the railroad track when it comes to this issue. People think that voting one way or the other will fix things, and others think that camping out with an ipad and not showering for weeks on end will "make a difference
It won't, and there is not a damn thing anyone can do about this, any more than jumping in front of a runaway train in order to stop it.
The scenario has played out before in history, but in each and every case people thought that in the here and the now of their time that they were in some way different, immune, smarter, and above it all. My, how far they fell.
For instance, when people think about the Romans, they think of it in a detached historical context, as if the air was different in those days. Good or bad, it was society, and works of science, medicine, architecture, art.....all on the rise, and then....the end. As I said, to people today it is just a footnote in history. But think about it, and put it in context.
At the demise of the Roman empire, it stretched from Hadrian's wall to southern Africa. One government, one power, one society, albeit fragmented and not even close to perfect, but one force all the same.
Again, good or bad is not the question or issue. What is, is the fact that it existed for as long as it did.
And then it fell apart.
Now put this in context....That empire ruled the mid-east of the day. Looking at context only, and brushing aside religious or whatever reasons, it took over one thousand years for the remnants of that empire to again try to exert power in the region....... a thousand
I'm not saying the crusades were good or even justified. What I am trying to do is give some meaning and scope as to how far that empire went, and how long it took to re-assert any kind of power after the fall. And even then, it was pitiful compared to previous Roman might.
That was the empire that ruled the world as they knew it. Today, it is the US and, like Rome, it is about to fall. No one can stop it, no government program, no quantitative easing, and definitely not hope and change even if you bring buckets of it.
There is no solution other than to be cognizant of what is happening and doing your best to get out of the way of the train. I'd like to tell myself that I am wrong, but I know that I am not. I don't consider myself any better or smarter than the average Roman slob, and at this point in history, good or bad, I am here living in this time. Even though I could never truly be ready for it, I have to try, if for nothing else than to make sure my grand-kids live, because when it falls down, their great grand-kids will still be trying to climb out of it long after I am gone. That is the reality of the situation.
Of course the arm-chair generals will wave flags with shouts of 'Murica!' but that is for those that buy into the garbage of state and community when what is really important above all is family. At a time when they need you most, is that the time to run off and fight a war you can't win in the hopes of others keeping their yachts? Hardly. Take your stuff and hide in a hole for as long as you can and keep your gene pool safe. The more stuff you have, the longer you can wait to come out of hiding, and hopefully it is a long enough time for the walking dead, and the politicians, to have devoured each other.
As to the powers that be..... Why militarize the postal service? What does the Social Security admin or department of education, park service, or the IRS, and every other alpha-looney outfit in the government need shotguns, automatic weapons, and mountains of ammunition for? Or a kajillion caskets, or MREs?
Then they say, nothing to see here, move along, go back to chewing your cud and.....Oh look, dancing with the stars is on...nom, nom, nom.
They know what's coming, and on the other side of it when there are no laws stopping them, their plan is to have us and our families clawing at the dirt as slaves to keep them fed while we all starve to death. At that point, if you decide to finally stand up your head will roll in an instant. At that point you may as well be dead anyway, because it will be too late to do anything about it other than hoping they choke on your bones.
I will not let that happen to me and mine if I can help it, and if someone needs to stand upon my corpse to get a better shot at the bastards then so be it. I have figured out why we are here, and it's not to watch TV, or keep politicians fat. Remove all, and what is left is family. I can't stress that enough.
For what it's worth though, after the balloon goes up, the best thing we could do would be to find the bunkers that the parasite class is hiding in and then completely surprise them by not trying to get in. Oh no, they have can have their stuff and their bunkers. I want to concrete the feckers in so that they never ever get out.
Maybe then we'll get some lasting peace.