Where in history have we seen this before
In the old testament section of the Bible is a phrase
“What has been will be again, what has been done will be done
again; there is nothing new under the sun.” history is indeed
For anyone wondering the state of morass that this country is headed for one has to look no further then the Bible; We the United States have made Sodom and Gomorrah look good, that took a lot of work. To get a real clear picture read what the prophets wrote, but substitute the word United States for Israel, (when referring to the country) substitute Washington D.C. for Jerusalem.
If one holds the Bible to be the Word of God then the disasters that befell the country of Israel for thumbing their collective noses at God have a distinct probability of being repeated here. There is very little justice in the criminal injustice system, with over 30,000,000 laws he or she with the sleaziest lawyer generally walks. When the people cannot trust the court system counties die.
Congress makes the laws, the President signs off on them. Special interest groups pervert the process (money talks) the working class doesn’t stand a chance.
Usury, the biblical word, or interest, the word more commonly used has become legalized extortion. There are over a million households in this country that have been sold adjustable mortgage rates who could not and can not afford the increase in interest that has happened and will continue to rise as interest rates went from an all time low of 1% to 5%: destroying households along the way so that the banks can post larger profits. Some people see this as a good thing (larger profits) so lets extrapolate this out so you can understand what the train wreck looks like when it finally slams into your federal government.
In fiscal year 2006 the U.S. government paid out over $400 billion in interest on the national debt; in fiscal year 2005 the U.S. government paid out just over $352 billion in interest on the national debt. 3/4’s of a trillion dollars have been paid out in interest (usury) on the national debt in the last 2 years. Interest rates have gone up and so has the amount borrowed by your government, last year the amount of borrowing rose over $500 billion, the year before the amount of borrowing rose by just under $500 billion.
Some people will try to convince you that this is no big deal because a large amount of the national debt is intergovernmental borrowing, like the Dept of Defense, the Dept of Education, and the Dept of Homeland Security borrowing from Social Security. This sounds innocent enough until somebody figures out that the money we the people have paid into Social Security has to be paid back with interest and who do you thing gets to pay that money back…YOU.
If you aren’t upset yet you should be when you find out that Social Security can be eliminated whenever the government wants; meaning you can kiss your Social Security benefits good-by.
Social Security chief actuary Stephen Goss says it would be a mistake to apply accrual accounting to Social Security and Medicare. These programs are not pensions or legally binding federal obligations, although many people view them that way, he says.
administration opposes including Social Security and Medicare in the
audited deficit. Its reason: Congress can cancel or cut the retirement
programs at any time, so they should not be considered a government liability for accounting purposes.
It is difficult to say which is worse; the sleazy lawyers or the slut, bitch, cunt, whore, sex sells attitude embraced by corporations along with the likes of MTV, “… sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like,” along with the other destructive behavior that we export around the world. I was in Europe some years back and translated for my cousins what their children were watching, they were disgusted, they could not believe that Americans would expose their children to this junk much less export it around the world.
Just as the Bible can point out the train wreck headed our way it also offers solutions, Whacking people on the head with a Bible will not work, the words will not miraculously jump from the book to the head. The book must be opened and read for maximum results. The book will show the train wrecks of the past and the solutions that have worked in the past, all we have to remember is that there is nothing new under the son. Fixing these problems will not be easy… not fixing these problems will be a disaster.