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Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Quo Vadis America?

I’ve been thinking. A dangerous thing, I know.

I’ve been at this blogging thing for a few years now; many other have been at it much longer. I started out like all of us, I guess, with the idea that by educating others to the threat from Islam we could gain their support. After all, it was Einstein who said history was a race between education and catastrophe.

In my opinion, this race will be won by catastrophe.

Looking at what we have elected to lead us and the MSM becoming the propaganda arm of that leadership, I have come to the conclusion that there is little we can do now to ‘educate’ what’s left of the masses.

So, we wait for the catastrophe.

The issue then is Quo Vadis – which way does this country go after that.

Let me segue for a moment and compare today with the decade before WWII. That decade began with the American public having little interest in the current political problem in Europe and Asia. Who cared if some nutcase by the name of Hitler and another nutcase by the name of Tojo were making insane remarks about the Third Reich and the Greater Asian Co-Prosperity Sphere. Most Americans didn’t care what happened in Austria, Czechoslovakia or some place called Mongolia.

They weren’t our concern in the early days of the 1930s. We had our own problems namely the Great Depression.

But over the years, as Americans were polled and they began to be educated by the events in Europe and in China, public opinion slowly changed. But an Administration that knew the nature of the enemy – fascism – and knew it would have to be confronted someday did not have the popular support to enter the war against the German and Japanese regimes.

That all changed on December 7th, 1941. After that date our country found its voice and as one, went to war to defeat the global threat to freedom.

Now fast forward 70 years.

Today, instead of a growing understanding of the threat facing us, the general public is growing less knowledgeable to the threat to their freedoms. And instead of an Administration that sees the threat, we have one that ignores it.

Over the 10 years from 1930 to 1940, America moved towards recognizing the threat. Over the last 10 years, America has gone in the opposite direction and has learned to ignore the threat – even after 9/11.

So what happens when the inevitable catastrophe occurs?

America can go in one of two ways.

In the 1930s, we learned that our freedoms were at risk from tyrants and we had a government that saw that risk and acted on the cry from the public “Remember Pearl Harbor!” The general public demanded action. Demanded retaliation. Demanded that their freedoms be protected.

And the government complied.

I fear that this will not be the response when our catastrophe occurs - one that kills tens of thousands, maybe hundreds of thousands of Americans. I fear the response to public demand for action, retaliation and protection will go unheeded by the current leadership with their own idea of who the real enemy is. And when the public see that their leadership will not take the proper action, many will take that action upon themselves.

The response from such leadership we have today would be to turn on those carrying through on the necessary action to protect our freedoms. It will use the constitutional ‘crisis’ to impose draconian restrictions on our freedoms to protect the ‘victims’ who perpetrated the biggest bloodbath in American history.

There will be a choice and a choice will have to be made.

Will the current Administration respond as its predecessor did 70 years ago? Or will it turn on its citizens because deep down inside they refuse to recognize the enemy and fail to protect us from it.

Quo Vadis America?

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Blogger midnight rider said...

WC -- I contend there is another option here. Will the citizens then turn on the Administration that failed to recognize the threat and protect us from it?

Obuma may try draconian measures. But they may not work. Especially if Americans keep their guns (whether legally or not).

Certainly these and other blogs are evidence that not everyone is blind to it. Hopefully a voice will rise even if it isn't until a catastrophe and wake the sleeping ninnies.

Then what? It brings us back to how will O enforce things then? Order the military to occupy and subdue in the Homeland? Would they even follow those orders?

And if they do, then what? Will a catastrophic attack lead to a revolution or even a civil war?

Quo Vadis indeed.

Thursday, May 14, 2009 12:07:00 am  
Blogger WC said...

MR - Yes. The question is will the authorities - police, national guard - even the military - fires on their family, friends and neighbors.

Don't know.

Thursday, May 14, 2009 12:42:00 am  
Anonymous revereridesagain said...

We can continue to education those willing to listen and to think. We can prepare ourselves. But even in 1941 it took Pearl Harbor for a largely reluctant public to realize that they were staring, outnumbered and out-armed, into an abyss. Today it may well take the sort of crisis that will confront Americans with being ordered to fire on other Americans before enough of the sheeple wake up to what has been happening.

Some signs have been encouraging, such as the tripling of sales of "Atlas Shrugged". But a complex philosophy cannot be learned and applied overnight. The Tea Parties showed there is a core of us who are still willing to demand our rights, but the turnout needs to be in the millions to gain the momentum it needs. The threat of Islamism has been exposed, but many Christian and Jewish organizations remain reluctant to confront their deadly enemy.

The Wake Up call was ignored and the snooze button has been set for nearly 8 years and counting.

I've read a lot of disaster accounts and am constantly amazed at how people can deny the reality of approaching catastrophe until the very moment the volcano erupts, the wildfire engulfs their town, or the tsunami knocks them off their feet.

On April 19, 1775, it was not until that moment on North Bridge in Concord when the British fired on the Minutemen and somebody in the front of their line screamed at the rest to defend themselves that the "shot heard round the world" was fired.

At some point in the coming years there will be another such moment.

(Btw, back on 4/19/1775, Minutemen had been arriving from outlying areas of Boston all along the British route of retreat. By the time they got back to Cambridge the contingent from the Salem-Marblehead area had arrived and some idiot named Pickering from Salem thought it would be a good idea to let the remaining Redcoats escape into Boston because maybe there was still a chance for "reconciliation". Some things never change.)

Thursday, May 14, 2009 3:04:00 pm  

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