The total so far? 16 banks failed in December 2009 and we have a week to go.
With a few days remaining in 2009, the tally stands at 140 banks that were not big enough to save. The line, ‘They are too big to fail’ was used to bail out banks who had connections with those in power. See our Connecting the Dots of the Bank Failures Here.
Consider- 25 banks have failed in two months – FDIC is broke. It appears people are wiser to deal with smaller local banks. Happy New Year.
Bank issues are one of many it appears. There is an article and many others explaining the orchestrated effort to bring America down. If there is truth to the concerted effort- that is up to our readers to determine. I will post a few links for you to read the concerns of many. According to the new European Union leader, 2009 started the one world government and you can watch the video here and read the transcript.
EU Times Article here. Remember the Congressman who said the US Congress was threatened with Martial Law if they did not support the first bank bailout? The EU Times article shows Martial Law is a real possibility. The American Thinker reported a civil national police force here.
The Posse Comitatus Act is a United States federal law (18 U.S.C. § 1385) passed on June 18, 1878, prohibiting military personnel from acting in a police force capacity on US soil against Americans. October 2008, under President George W. Bush that changed.
On October 1, 2008, the US Army announced that the 3rd Infantry Division’s 1st Brigade Combat Team (BCT) will be under the day-to-day control of U.S. Army North, the Army service component of Northern Command (NORTHCOM), as an on-call federal response force for natural or man-made emergencies and disasters, plus civil unrest. Was the President and Congress preparing for civil unrest and why would they expect civil unrest unless something was being planned they knew the American people would reject?
Then President Obama comes into office and a federal deficit is quadrupled with what appears to be a plan by Democrats and President Obama, to bankrupt and destroy America financially with irresponsible spending. This plan fits into President Obama’s plan to remake America, see here. Now the American government is no longer a government of, by and for the people see more on this effort to control Americans here. Even President Obama’s plan to remake America in pdf. file is here. As President Obama said, ‘Change we can believe in.’ That change President Obama is talking about is changing our country from a free Republic to a dictatorship – just read his remaking America plan and watch Congress and his actions.
But let me post a comment regarding the lack of desire for freedom from many Americans. The comment was made by a fellow named Dale Caruso. In my opinion, Dale hit the answer right on. Here’s what Dale said, in part:
“What is happening today (well beyond the scope of this notion of reading U.S. military forces to control the population – as plans, provisions, and scenarios for that prospect have been around since before long I was born – I’m 64. The thought – both here in this country and in others as well, of “Will this happen?” or “When will this happen?” is equally as old. The short answer, is nobody really knows until it does – sometimes it does happen, more often than not it doesn’t.
In your comment, you “named names” – the “villains” as it were. Yet, to be blunt, the quality of their character is actually only a reflection of each and every one of ours – only expanded.
We tend to do that, as a species – look for that person to hold responsible for all of this – the plight and peril that we presently find ourselves in.
I often tell audiences that I lecture too (well, the one’s that haven’t fallen asleep) that the most deadly and heinous weapon ever developed by our species is a weapon that each of us possess ..a weapon responsible for more death and destruction that anything yet imagined. Yet one that is nearly impossible to use on yourself – It is your index finger. “It was HIS fault!”, “It was HER fault!”, It was THEIR fault!, yet when was the last time you saw someone turn that finger in to their own chest and say, “It was MY fault!”
I am reminded of a young law student at the University of Orleans who wonder the same thing – “How could all this be happening?” – “Who’s to blame?” He then developed this fundamental
insight that every tyranny must necessarily be grounded upon general popular acceptance. In short, the bulk of the people themselves, for whatever reason, acquiesce in their own subjection. If this were not the case, no tyranny, indeed no governmental rule, could long endure.
The young man was Étienne de La Boétie, and the year was 1552.
200 years later, Scottish philosopher, economist, and historian, David Hume independently discovered this principle and wrote;
“Nothing appears more surprising to those, who consider human affairs with a philosophical eye, than the easiness with which the many are governed by the few; and the implicit submission, with which men resign their own sentiments and passions to those of their rulers.”
It has been said that a democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largesse from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates promising the most benefits from the public treasury with the result that a democracy always collapses over loose fiscal policy, always followed by a dictatorship.
Someone once wrote; “Great nations rise and fall. The people go from bondage to spiritual truth, to great courage, from courage to liberty, from liberty to abundance, from abundance to selfishness, from selfishness to complacency, from complacency to apathy, from apathy to dependence, from dependence back again to bondage.” Exactly where we are on this cycle of decline, I’ll leave that decision to your own designs, for me, I would place my money on the last one.
Roman poet Horace once said: “Our parents, worse than our grandparents, gave birth to us who are worse than they, and we shall in our turn bear offspring still more evil.”
I share your concern for your grown children – I also have grown children – 10 of them, ALL daughters – They will, as will yours all be as the are suppose to be. I understand your concern to “protect them” – but understand, your children were your children ONLY until the moment of their birth – then the are their own person, with your role being that of mentor – assigned with the daunting task of loving and mentoring your child to the best of your ability. Therein lies the key phrase “to the best of your ability.” My oldest step-daughter would tell you that she is who she is today because of me. I must admit this surprises me, never knowing that while growing up rolling her while saying “…OH, Daddy!” she was actually absorbing anything.
Perhaps it is necessary to loose something to truly appreciate it. History seems to prove that axiom true. Perhaps it is just our turn to learn that lesson once again – and perhaps too, we will learn something from it this time – that Freedom and Liberty do not come with, nor ever have had an automatic pilot. Maybe that is the most important lesson we can pass on to our children.
I do apologize to you and to everyone who reads these comments for the length of all this – but I am old and I do ramble.