Sunday, November 9, 2008

Are You Ready for Peace, Prosperity, and Good Will or Diminished Expectations?

Melinda Pillsbury-Foster

You CAN have it all.

My friend was choked with tears. Obama had won, she told me through tones filled with joy. It would be a new world, one where our hopes would give birth to renewed prosperity, peace, and good will. I just listened. Such outpourings of happiness are all to rare in life. In six months she will be filled with doubt and looking for excuses but at least she can enjoy these weeks.

Call me a cynic but no candidate elected to president, not even Ron Paul, could stem the meltdown that is destroying the world as we knew it.

America has now passed through the old and much misunderstood of ritual of the presidential election. Candidates offered themselves; the media did its best to ensure that the ones anointed by their employers received the nod from the two major parties; the voting machines where lined up; Rove decided that this time the spread was too great for even the last flurry of 'pulling even' announcements to work, even with the attractions of an attractive woman in the second slot, and the agony of the ritual drew record numbers to the polls.

Rituals build cultural cohesion, affirming beliefs be they ever so easily debunked. The world around us continues to melt; in California the governor quietly defunded programs that ensure the survival of the elderly and handicapped. California is bankrupted, asking for aid from a Federal government that is, itself so far underwater the printing presses should be using toilet paper as they clatter through the night.

Slightly more than one year ago, September of 2007, I wrote the following here in an article titled, “Blackstone, China, and the end of the world as we know it: Get Ready” The article began with, “America is now poised for an event that has happened elsewhere in the world but never, for living Americans, here on US soil. That event is a hyperinflation that will destroy our savings, milking Americans dry. Those who planned this event have been in charge of the monetary system, and in charge of every branch of government. While occupying those positions of trust they have profited mightily. Now, many of those who believed their were 'insiders' will face a reality that confronts them with the fact that they, too, have been had. Their employers have used them to immunize themselves as they prepared to move off shore, convert their stolen assets into Swiss Francs, hard money, and commodities, hunkering down to ride it out as they slurp champagne.”

Anyone ready for a pheasant hunting party with some friendly bankers? The article also included the insights from a man who had experienced the hyperinflation that took place in Russia in the 80s. It was bad, worse than Americans can possibly understand. The Great Depression was nothing in comparison and that event, as noted both my myself and Mr. Stan Mikhalsky, could pale beside the full global meltdown that has only begun.

The article ended with advice that included the following:

Pay off your mortgage if possible or find the means for at least lowering your exposure by moving to a fixed interest rate loan.” Now I advise you to take steps to cancel your mortgage; nearly all mortgage documents contain fraudulent terms and can be canceled if you understand the law. Canceling your mortgage keeps money out of the hands of foreign banks and with Americans.

Get ready to look for the investment opportunities that will soon be available to ordinary people for lower cost alternatives in energy, transportation, and other off-grid technologies.” This is still true. Do it.

Can you grow your own food? Look into starting a coop, bringing in locally grown farm food. Join with those around you; this will build a community of cooperation that will bring both security and provide the means for local control.” The resources for doing this on smaller spaces are now greatly increased. Liquid Probiotics is one of several products that can remineralize your soil and so provide food for you and your family that will actually improve your health.

Growing and eating locally will reduce your exposure to reliance on food that is shipped in from off shore, perhaps bringing in with it diseases or toxic substances, and also mean more security for you and those around you in a steady, clean, supply of food.” Truer every day and you need to take action.

Make sure you know what your children are learning. Schools now routinely turn out students who are functionally illiterate, suited only for the kinds of jobs they envision for our posterity. Dumbing down was part of their agenda.” How many children today can build their own radios? Our children need to know practical physics. How many can pass the routines tests on the Constitution given to kids in the early part of the 20th Century?

The best indicator for future success in life is how early you have your first job, not how many degrees you accumulate; education has become about symbols over substance. Tesla had no degrees and never attended college. This generation of children will be finding out what it means to work the hard way. Nothing about the policies that have extended childhood far into the twenties have been about protecting children; those policies are about control.”

At the same time you need to come together with others in your community to take back control. Use persuasion; true community is about including and caring for everyone voluntarily.” Coming together in community is essential of those now in danger are to survive. America began as people governing themselves from their own communities. It worked because the principles are true. People are careful with their own hard earned cash. People will do the right thing when they control their own time and wealth and are free to choose.

Look at your local police. You pay their salaries. If they are focused on a militarized agenda, converting you and other citizens into criminalized targets, ignoring your Constitutional rights under the coloration of 'gang control' you need to take action. The Constitution is for all of us.” More obviously true every single day.

We need to take back control of our courts. Understand the bait and switch that took place and study the common law that is America's real heritage for enacting justice and lowering the transaction costs of conflict and crime. A crime has not taken place if there is no victim.” Study the Constitution and the Common Law and teach your children.

The Sheriff in your County is the highest Constitutional law enforcement authority. If you can't trust him, remove him and elect someone who will be willing and able to tell the Feds to stay out. Expect them to move rapidly on their agenda to assert control over regional areas and state governments. Be ready to react accordingly.” Now, you need to be ready.

Lastly, start thinking about the many ways that same Corporate Elite has conned us, manipulated us continue their predatory behavior. Through the stock market, through the mortgage industry grab, through the continued rackets they run in every place they touch our lives.

Count up what they have cost you, when, where and who. Make a record. Gather together all of those accounts that show how they have stolen from you, done all within their power to suck you dry. .

There will be an accounting and you need to be ready.”

Nothing that happens from DC can help you. Visit America Goes Home, consider your options, and get active. America can go home to all of the things that matter.

art by Pauline Adair

Diminished Expectations: Obama Team Curbing Talks of the 100 Day Plan

Posted by willyloman on November 9, 2008

by Scott Creighton

Take heed Obama-trolls, if you want to “give him time” before we start scrutinizing the president-elect’s actions, that is exactly what he is going to take; time. The question is; how much can we afford?

MSNBC, the “All Obama, All the Time” Network, is reporting that the Obama camp is looking for more time before they even start bring us “Change”. Do they expect we can wait? “Yes We Can” (or so they tell us).

“…his team is tamping down expectations of instant action by discouraging talk of a 100-day program. ” MSNBC

Sen. Obama, already on the ropes, like Roy Jones Jr., for his selection of Rahm Emanuel (a hardcore Zionist, early Iraq War supporter, and pro-free trader) as his Chief of Staff, now seems to be backing off slightly from his “hit the ground running” rhetoric delivered just this past Friday at his first press conference. The reason? George Bush.

The poor man has his hands tied by the economic and financial mess we have right now,” said John Tuck, a former aide to President Ronald Reagan. “I don’t know what his options are. They’re very, very limited.” MSNBC

But luckily, Obama set this whole thing up a couple days before the election, when he could have told the nation that he likes eating puppies and his sleep deprived, “Change”-junkies wouldn’t have even noticed.

But then he hedged, foreseeing the unforeseen. “We don’t know yet what’s going to happen in January,” he said. “And none of this can be accomplished if we continue to see a potential meltdown in the banking system or the financial system.” MSNBC

Now, is Sen. Obama be the first president to hedge a bit on his campaign promises? Will he be the last? So it’s fair enough to give the man a bit of time before the doldrums of reality set in again for the 95% of the nation that isn’t super-wealthy and currently laughing all the way to the yacht-club. That’s ok, I’ll buy that (that is, if I can do without the medicine this month).

But let’s be careful to take note of the things that he IS getting accomplished; like all those Clintonista appointments he’s making or the Council on Foreign Relations members he’s thinking about appointing. They want us talking about something other than the “100 day plan”? Fine. I am sure we can fill the void with something, Sen. Obama.


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